Cambourne Town Council aims to be a Best Value Organisation by balancing the precept, supporting the local economy and providing quality amenities and services for the benefit of the residents.
Cambourne is a new and thriving community that was formed under the Parish Council of Cambourne Order, 2004. The first elections took place on the 10th June 2004 with the newly formed Councils first meeting taking place on the 14th June 2004. When the Parish Council was formed it had no assets to look after, but was consulted on what was to be transferred over the period of the development of Cambourne.
The Parish Council took over from the MLCC which had been formed to fill the void until the Parish Council was established. The Parish Council became a Town Council in 2019.
A short history of Cambourne can be read on pages 6/7 of the Parish Plan document. Read more about Cambourne here.
The Town Council has 19 councillors and meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month except for August. All Council meetings start at 7pm and are located in the Hub meeting room at the Hub Community Centre on the High Street in Cambourne.
Note that Cambourne Town Councillors are volunteers and receive no payment.
The Town Council delegates some duties to three Committees (see Membership of Committees 2022-2023 for current membership):
Meets twice a month and is responsible for making representations on the following:
- Planning applications
- Footpaths and highways
- Street lighting
- Local and structure plans
- Bus routes and timetables
- Street naming
Note that the District Council is the planning authority.
Learn more about the planning process via this document and the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning website.
Further information about section 106 agreements, or developer contributions, can be found at Developer contributions.
Leisure & Amenities Committee
Meets 5 times a year and is responsible for the following:
- Areas of public open space owned by the Town Council (not areas owned by the Wildlife Trust)
- Children’s play areas
- Burial grounds
- Sports pitches (including 3G pitches)
- Sports Centre
- Trailer Park
- Sports clubs
- Junior parkrun
- Skate park
Finance & Policy Committee
Meets 4 times a year and is responsible for the following:
- Estimates and budgets of expenditure
- Audit matters (inc Internal Audit)
- Staff (inc pay and conditions and establishment
- Lettings and charges
- Land matters (inc lease and tenancy matters)
- Office and council accommodation
- Payment of invoices
- Council Policy