Welcome to the Burwell Parish Council Website

Burwell is one of the larger and older villages in Cambridgeshire, situated on the edge of the Fens. The population today is over 8000: large enough to be interesting but small enough for people to interact. It’s a great community to live in and make friends. For more information about Burwell click Burwell Community website.

This is a website for the Parish Council and we have tried to include as much information as possible. If you feel the site is missing information which could be of benefit to the community please contact the Parish Clerk. 

Latest News

Burwell 20 mph Speed Restriction

Published: 12 Apr 24

Following further discussions with Cambridgeshire County Council Highways the Parish Council has requested certain clarifications of the original proposal and is considering possible alternatives. It is not expected that these clarifications will be available until the end of April, in time for our Annual Parish Meeting on May 21st, 7pm at the Gardiner Memorial Hall, where full plans/proposals would be available to view and discuss with Councillors and Highways. This, in addition to any Statutory Consultation, demonstrates the Parish Council's intention to continue to engage fully with the community on this issue before moving forward. As soon as the revised plans and proposals are received, it is our intention to make these available to the community as per above. In addition we intend to hold a number of information sessions, and to publish this information at the Jubilee Reading Room and other venues. In order to make this information fully accessible it is our intention to have the Jubilee Reading Room open during specified evening times during which Parish Councillors will be available to discuss any views and concerns on the proposal. In order that we can continue to jointly establish the community's wishes, we will continue to liaise and work with our local community and Highways Department to establish a consensus of opinion for Safety in Burwell. Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting for Burwell

Published: 12 Apr 24

Annual Meeting for the residents of Burwell will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2024, 7 pm at the Gardiner Memorial Hall. More details to follow, Read More...

Notice from Swaffham Prior Parish Council

Published: 20 Feb 24

Cemetery Inspection due on 29th April 2024 Click for gravestones involved Read More...

Next Parish Council Meetings

Full Council Meeting Dates

14 May 24

Annual Meeting of the Council

Full Council Meeting Dates

21 May 24

Annual Parish Meeting

Burwell Parish Council July 2023


 At the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council held on 17th October 2023 Burwell Parish Council resolved to accept the offer, under the Section 106 Agreement for the Newmarket Road Development, to take over the area of land designated for the Sports Hub. 

 A Community Meeting was held on the 1st November 2023 to give resident the opportunity to ask question about the proposal.

Notes from the meeting  

Notes from the Taskforce Meeting held on 6th December 2023 






Climate Change Action Plan


Burwell Parish Council recognises that the world is in a state of climate emergency, and acknowledges that we must act now to reduce our carbon footprint. Many have noticed the disturbing change in recent weather patterns, causing destruction globally in the form of fires and floods, crop failure and displacement. Millions of species are under threat of extinction, and the lives and welfare of our children and grandchildren is severely compromised.

For more information go to our Climate Change Website Page