An Historic Parish In Cambridgeshire

News And Events


Cream Teas at Wisteria Cottage hosted by Tony and Lynda Raymond for Friends of St James, July 2001        Photo: Ian Jack

village news...


Travelling Library Service

The travelling library visits Waresley every first Friday in the month. 10.40 am outside the Duncombe Arms.
This is part of the Cambridgeshire library service, so books from the travelling library can be returned to any other Cambridgeshire library and vice versa. Books can be renewed on-line. You can also request books on-line - to be collected from the travelling library. There is a wide selection of books including large print and there is a large childrens section.
The next visit is scheduled for Friday October 6th.


A428 Consultation

An upgrade to the A428 between the Black Cat Roundabout to the Caxton Gibbet has been proposed and there has been a consultation on three options, Of these, only the northern route has an access point east of St Neots. For the 2 southerly routes traffic from St Neots to Camborne and Cambridge (and vice versa) would still have to use the old single carriage road. Furthermore, the most southerly (pink) route would have a serious effect on Waresley, cutting through some of the Tetworth estate and crossing the back road to St Neots in the dip beyond the junction with Green Lane.
The pink route comes very close to the village

For more details go to http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a428-black-cat-to-caxton-gibbet/
The consultation is now closed with the preferred route to be announced in the summer of 2017. The decision has now been delayed until autumn.


Forthcoming parish council meeting

The next meeting of the parish council is provisionally arranged for Thursday September 28th at 8pm in Waresley Village Hall.

Parish Council Vacancy

There is a vacancy on the parish council, due to the resignation of Chris Thorne, who recently moved out of the village . Chris was our longest serving parish councillor and was also Village Hall Chairman for many years. He will be greatly missed.

The statutory notice advertising the vacancy was put up on the notice board on 24th August. This gives the opportunity for 10 electors to force an election, so long as they contact the Returning Officer within the statutory period (14 working days from the date of the notice) ie before 15th September. This is a legal right, though fairly pointless in this particular case, since the next parish council elections are due in May 2018 anyway. A parish council election has to be funded by the parish council. Once the 14 day period has elapsed, the parish council is entitled to co-opt a new member. Anyone interested should contact our clerk Sylvia Sullivan at clerk.waresleypc@gmail.com by September 21st.