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

Notice from Swaffham Prior Parish Council

Published: 20 Feb 24

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

Community Youth Meeting

Published: 20 Feb 24

The following meeting has been postponed. Wednesday 28th February 7 pm - 8pm Gardiner Memorial Hall All Welcome Read More...

Parish Council Vacancy

Published: 8 Feb 24

ONE CASUAL VACANCY EXISTS FOR CO-OPTION TO THE PARISH COUNCIL To qualify for co-option to a Parish Council, a person must on the day of co-option be a British Subject or citizen of the European Union or Ireland and attained the age of 18 years and (a) on that day is and thereafter continues to be a local government elector for the area of the Authority; or (b) has during the whole twelve months preceding that day occupied as owners or tenant any land or other premises in the area; or (c) his or her only place of work during that twelve months has been in the area; or (d) has during the twelve months resided in that area: or (e) during the whole twelve months has resided in the Parish or within 4.8 Kilometres (three miles) of it. Disqualification from being elected a member is set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972. Any interested parties are asked to contact the Parish Clerk at The Jubilee Reading Room, 99 The Causeway, telephone 01638 743142 during normal office hours (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 12 noon) or email burwellpc@burwellparishcouncil.gov.uk for an application form. Closing date for applications 11th March 2024. Yvonne Rix Parish Clerk Read More...

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