Welcome to the Longstanton Ward page, covering the parishes of Longstanton and Oakington & Westwick.
Sarah Cheung Johnson (District Councillor)
Alex Malyon (District Councillor)
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Longstanton Big Weekend, Pathfinder School Fete, Oakington Village Day
We would like to say how much we enjoyed Longstanton Big Weekend, Pathfinder School Fete and Oakington Village Day, and add our congratulations to the organisers for putting on such great events. Thank you to those who came to speak to us with their questions, concerns, feedback and thanks - it’s always great to hear directly from residents.
We were the organisers of our first Craft and Produce Fair, and we are very grateful to those who participated and came to see the exhibits. In order to run these events we need more people to get involved.
Community Wing now open!
The Community Wing is open and available for room bookings:
09:30 - 16:30 Monday and Tuesday
15:00 - 16:30 Wednesday
and available for room bookings only (subject to key holder availability)
16:30 - 21:30 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
09:30 - 21:30 Sunday
For more details or to book a room please visit the website
Northstowe secondary school
We received the following from Kier regarding the delay to the opening of Northstowe Secondary School:
"We have been informed that, primarily due to the weather, but also the delays in delivery and commissioning of key mechanical and electrical components due to manufacturing, the handover date for Phase 1A has been delayed.
This delay means that we will not be able to move into the building until Monday 30th September, with a current official completion date of Thursday 26th September.
This news is obviously disappointing for all involved with the opening of Northstowe Secondary College, but we are committed to ensuring that, from the first day of school on 4th September, we will be in a position to deliver the curriculum and extended-curricular opportunities as planned.
We have considered a number of options for ensuring we can start on the 4th and the one that provides the highest quality of education for students, in the safest environment, is to use dedicated space at Pathfinder Primary School. This space was always designed to accommodate the secondary school students for an interim period, and whilst not what we would have wanted, it still allows us to open with our first cohort as scheduled.
We are currently in discussions with CMAT, South Cambridgeshire District Council, the leadership team at Pathfinder and the diocese to make the necessary arrangements and ensure that the curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities can be delivered for the first three and half weeks of term.
Whilst the completion of Phase 1A is behind schedule, the full completion of the site is ahead of schedule. We expect to have full occupation with building work completed by May half-term 2020, so students will have the benefit of the full site in Year 7."
We are aware that concerns have been raised about access to the secondary school:
Parents will be notified of access routes, and children will be encouraged to walk and cycle to school.
Car access will be via Northstowe Phase 1. There will be a footpath from Rampton Drift for children from Longstanton. We have asked whether this route will be lit.
Cycle routes are to be worked out, ensuring they are safe with help from the Highways Agency.
It is not anticipated that parents will use Rampton Road as a route to drop off children, but this will be monitored.
Northstowe construction noise
We have continued to receive reports, yet again, of breaches to planning conditions at Northstowe, for both Phase 1 and Phase 2. Enforcement are now investigating all these reports and carrying out spot-checks. Again, we strongly encourage you to report ALL incidents, including as much detail and evidence as possible to enable legal action.
Wherever possible reports should include the date, time, location, the nature of the work and a photo or video that shows the time and date it was taken. In the absence of photographic evidence corroboration from another resident is very useful. We appreciate this is a lot of information, but it is necessary if any developer is to be taken to court.
The reports are now also being collated by Andrew Thompson, one of the lead planners, and the issues have been escalated to the Major New Sites Board. It is hoped that this approach will ensure the problems are dealt with in a systematic way, receiving the prioritisation they deserve.
Community Chest Grants
Community and voluntary groups can currently bid for a share of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Community Chest fund, which helps fund local projects. More details
Community Governance Review
South Cambs District Council will be undertaking a Community Governance Review for Longstanton Parish, due to begin in the autumn. See the overview of the process
Please do not hesitate to email us if you would like to discuss the above matters or anything else:
Sarah Cheung Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Malyon email@example.com
District Councillors for Longstanton, Oakington and Northstowe
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