Parish Council

The Parish Council

Parish councils are statutory bodies of elected volunteers serving four-year terms. Funded mainly through an annual precept added to council tax and distributed biannually by the principal authority, they can also seek grants but do not receive direct central government funds.

Hauxton Parish Council focuses on enhancing community well-being and services. It represents the community, delivers local services, and improves residents’ quality of life, managing various local services like allotments, bridleways, and burial grounds.

The Parish Council (PC) meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Hauxton Centre, advising South Cambs District Council on planning, managing the parish budget, and overseeing the recreation ground, amenity areas, and footpaths.

Parish Councillors

Chair: Jane Palmer  email:

Vice Chair: Shelley Pearson

Parish Clerk: Gill Elwood email:

Christian De Prisco; Graham Dring; Pondori Kurade; Pierpaolo Maisano-Desler; Janet Lockwood; Michele Noble; Stephanie Pinsent.

The Parish Council are currently dealing with the following issues:

  • Development of the Waste Water Site into Science Park
  • Building development on the High Street
  • Potential development of Church Meadow
  • Improvement of bus service for the village 
  • Re-surfacing the Hauxton Centre car park
  • Improving the village green areas, recreation grounds and verges
  • Making the footpaths passable for all users
  • Getting potholes repaired

District & County Councillors

Harston and Hauxton District Councillors

Cllr. Ariel Cahn, Cllr.Lisa Redrupp, Cllr. Michel Atkins

County Councillors

Maria King, Brian Milnes

MP for South Cambridgeshire
Pippa Heylings

Hauxton Parish Council & Local Government

Who is responsible for what...?

Planning areas

planning area
Map showing the Hauxton Parish Boundary. NB The Hauxton parish boundary was extended up to the M11 in 2016. A new map will replace this one when available.
Map showing the Hauxton Conservation area, marked with pink line.

Current Reports

Reports from the Parish, District & County Councils

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Parish Council Annual Return

Every year all Parish Councils submit an Annual Governance and Accountability Return for consideration by external auditors appointed by the Audit Commission on behalf of the Government.

Public land and building assets

Hauxton Parish Council manages various public land and building assets as per the “Transparency code for smaller authorities” under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. This includes open green spaces, with details available on the provided map. The Hauxton Sports Ground, (formerly owned by the Bayer Sports and Social Club), is owned and managed by the Parish Council.

Hauxton Centre

Hauxton Centre
Church Road
Hauxton CB22 5HS

Hauxton Centre replaced the old village hall on 9 October 2020. Hauxton Centre is leased from the parish council by Hauxton Village Hall Charity.

Hauxton Sports Ground

Cambridge Road
Hauxton CB22 5HT

This green space occupies 1.87 Ha on the western side of the A10 opposite Hauxton Meadows. In the season 2017/18 it had three football pitches of differing sizes, as follows:
11v11 – 90m x 53m, with 24’ x 8’ and 21’ x 7’ goals
9v9 – 66m x 41m, with 16’ x 7’ goals
7v7 – 56m x 37m, with 12’ x 6’ goals

It has an eight pitch cricket square constructed in 2018.
It has two hard-surface tennis courts constructed in 2019.

It has a 24ft x 8ft steel jackleg cabin, and two steel containers used for storage of sports equipment.

Phase 1 of the pavilion comprising changing rooms for two teams and match officials, plus toilets was completed in September 2020.

Recreation Ground

Church Road
Hauxton CB22 5HS

This large open green space with football pitch and children’s play area occupies 1.32 Ha in the middle of the village.

Willow Way Amenity Area

East of Willow Way

This green space occupies 0.66 Ha. The Parish Council endeavours to keep clear the undergrowth in the wooded area of Willow Way to provide better access for families and children. This area quite quickly becomes impenetrable due to brambles, elder and nettles.

Also to encourage use by youngsters in Jopling Way, Willow Way and the Lane area, goals have been installed, complete with nets.

Land north of Jopling Way, Hauxton.

This green space occupies 0.11 Ha.

Hauxton Village Green

Church Road
Hauxton CB22 5HS

This green space is owned by the Hauxton Town Lands Trust (Charity Reg. No. 202961). The Parish Council manages the land on their behalf, eg grass cutting, tree management, etc.

Annual Parish Assembly

The Parish Council holds two distinct meetings in the spring:

1. **Annual Meeting of the Parish Council:**
– Elects Chairman and Vice-Chairman
– Appoints committees and representatives
– Decides on subscriptions to various bodies
– Reviews policy documents like risk assessment, Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, etc.

2. **Annual Parish Assembly (or Meeting):**
– Separate from the Council but organized by it
– Chaired by the Parish Council Chair (or Vice-Chair if Chair is absent)
– Decisions aren’t binding but considered at the Council meeting
– Open to all electors to speak and vote on local matters
– Typically held in April or May, allowing residents to learn about past year’s activities and ask questions
– Minutes include reports from village organizations.

Financial information & Local Government Transparency Code Compliance

This information is provided under the “Local Government Transparency Code 2015”. Expenditure Financial expenditure is contained within the minutes of individual parish council meetings.

District and County Council Functions

South Cambs District Council
  1. Planning – Local planning applications, enforcement and trees. Building regulations.

  2. Rubbish collections – Supply and collect wheelie bins, supply and empty dog bins, clear fly tipping.

  3. Environmental Health – Food hygiene, Health and Safety regulation, animal establishments, contaminated land, road sweeping.

  4. Licensing – Control of events, and control of premises supplying alcohol, licensing private hire vehicles (vehicles and drivers.)

  5. Housing – social housing (supply and maintenance) and prevention of homelessness.

  6. Benefits – housing and council tax support, also Universal Credit.

  7. Administration of elections and boundaries.

  8. Administration of Council Tax.

  1. Highways:
  2. potholes, drainage, weed clearance, gritting, lighting, grass cutting,
  3. strategic planning and transport infrastructure.
  4. important consultees on any planning application.
  5. public footpaths and bridleways.
  6. buses, school transport, car parking (tickets &
    residents parking)
  7. Young and old – schools, social care.
  8. Recycling services (responsibility for waste disposal.)
  9. Planning involving mineral extraction.
  10. Libraries
  11. Registration births, marriages and deaths.

Hauxton Parish Council Privacy Notice

When you contact Hauxton Parish Council
The information you provide (personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number) will be processed and stored so that it is possible to contact you and respond to your correspondence, advise, provide information, send invoices and receipts relating to service provision.
Your personal information will not be shared with any third party without your prior consent.

Hauxton Parish Council Right to Process Information
GDPR Article 6 (1) (a) (b) and (c)
Processing is with consent of the data subject
Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract

Information Security
Hauxton Parish Council cares to ensure the security of personal data. We make sure that your information is protected from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorised disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical measures and relevant policies.
We will only keep your data for the purpose it was collected and for only as long as is necessary, after which it will be deleted or shredded.

Your Rights

Access to Information
You have the right to request access to the information we have on you. You can do this by contacting us by email ( or post. You will be required to provide proof of identity.

Information Correction
If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, you may contact us so that we can update it and keep your data accurate. (

Information Deletion
If you wish Hauxton Parish Council to delete the information about you, please contact us ( .

Right to Object
If you believe that your data is not being processed for the purpose it has been collected for, you may object, please contact us (

Rights Related to Automated Decision Making and Profiling
Hauxton Parish Council does not use automated decision making or profiling of personal data.

To Sum Up
In accordance with the law, we only collect a limited amount of information about you that is necessary for correspondence, information and service provision.  We do not use profiling, we do not sell or pass your data to third parties. We do not use your data for purposes other than those specified. We make sure your data is stored securely. We delete all information deemed to be no longer necessary. We constantly review our Privacy Policies to keep it up to date in protecting your data.

If you have a complaint regarding the way your personal data has been processed you may make a complaint to our Data Protection Officer ( or the Information Commissioners Office: Tel: 0303 123 1113

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