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Welcome to the Sutton Parish Council website!

Your online resource for the village of Sutton

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The parish of Sutton is situated 6 miles west of the Cathedral City of Ely, in the Cambridgeshire fens. The Parish Council has been in existence since 1895 and has 15 members serving the parish.


Christmas 2017


Cambridgeshire County Roadworks & Events Bulletin 16th- 30th Nov

Just a reminder that these works only include works that are due to start between (16th – 30th November) and longer term works that are still in progress will have been included on previous reports. Alternatively please refer to  which will include details on emergency road works.

Notice from Cambridgeshire County Council - (Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic)

The County of Cambridgeshire

Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 - Section 14(2) (as amended)

Order 2017/789

The County of Cambridgeshire hereby gives notice that from 09:30hrs on 15 November 2017 no vehicle shall proceed along The America (B1381), Sutton as lies between Chain Causeway (B1381) and Bury Lane.

Access will be maintained to properties affected by this Order.

The alternative route for vehicles is via B1381 - A1123 - A1421 - A142 - B1381 and vice versa.

This Order is made in the interest of safety because of emergency carriageway repair works and will remain effective whilst there is a risk of public danger but not for more than 21 days.

It is anticipated that these works will take place between 09:30hrs and 15:30hrs 15 November 2017.

The Order shall not apply to any persons lawfully engaged in connection with any works for which it is made, any member of the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, a vehicle being used by Special Forces during the execution of their duties or to any person acting with the permission or upon the direction of a Police Officer in uniform.

Graham Hughes, Executive Director, Economy, Transport and Environment, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP

14 November 2017



The Council is currently advertising for a Cleaner for its facilities.  Further details available at:  /Parish-Council-Job-Vacancies.aspx 
(30th October 2017).

Stirling Way Play Park

Please note that the Basket swing area of the park will be out of action due to vandalism of the surfacing. We apologise for any inconvienience whilst we undertake the repairs.

Ouse Washes Newsletter - October 2017

Please click here to view the newsletter

Connect Newsletter from the Police and Crime Commissioner

Please click here for the Newsletter

Roadworks & Events Bulletin 1-15th October 2017

Burial Ground Memorial Bench

The Parish Council has removed a memorial bench from the burial ground due to it suffering some damage.  The Council has discussed replacing the bench, but before it does do, would like to ask any residents with relatives in the burial ground, if they would like to purchase a new one.  A plaque can then be placed on the new bench, along with the original memorial plaque.  If you are interested please contact the parish council office.

Planning application 16/01772/FUM - Erection of 77 no dwellings for residential use - Land adjacent 43 Mepal Road, Sutton

Please click here to view a letter from East Cambs District Council regarding the above planning application

Land adjacent to Garden Close - Endurance Estates Strategic Land, proposed development

At the Parish Council meeting on the 23rd May, Endurance Estates came to the meeting and gave a short presentation with updates on their proposed development. They also showed a video, please click here to watch this.

If you have any questions, please contact Endurance Estates, the details can be found on their website.

Notice of a Casual Vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor

Please click here to for the Notice of Casual Vacancy.

To apply please cick here for an Application form and please check the disqualifications document here to check eligibility.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01353 777189 or email

The Glebe Driveway, Church Wall and Car Park

We are pleased to announce that the work to repair and rebuild the church wall and improve the Glebe driveway and car park has now been completed.

The Parish Council would like to thank local residents, hirers and visitors to the building for their patience whilst we have undertaken these works.

Here are a couple of pictures.

Notice of a Vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor

Please click here for the notice of a Vacancy in office of Parish Councillor following the resignation of Cllr Graham Redman

Notice of Casual Vacancies for Sutton Parish Council

Sutton Parish Council wishes to fill 3 vacancies of Councillor by co-option.  Please click here for the notice and if you wish to have more information of becoming a Parish Councillor please click here.

Environment Agency Ouse Washes S10 works - Briefing March 2017

Please click here to view the March Briefing

Connect News from the Police and Crime Commissioner

Please click here to view the latest newsletter from Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite.

In this edition, you can read about Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove’s visit to Cambridgeshire and find out what you can do to help fight cybercrime.

Land East of Sutton - Garden Close - Endurance Estates Strategic Land Consultation Documents

Please click here to view the Consultation Documents for Land East of Sutton - Garden Close

If you have any questions relating to these documents please contact Endurance Estates.

Land East of Sutton - Garden Close - Endurance Estates Strategic Land Consultation Event

Endurance Estates Strategic Land is holding a drop in consultation event on proposals for building up to 60 homes on Land East of Garden Close, Sutton.

Please click here to view the flyer for more information.

The consultation event will be held on Thursday 23rd February 2017 4pm - 8pm at The Pavilion, The Brook, Sutton, CB6 2QQ (Not at the Pavilion, Station Road, Sutton, this was an error on the flyers sent out to residents)

Please click here to visit their website and if you have any questions or concerns please email them at alternatively call 0800 148 8911

Endurance Estates Strategic Land representatives will be coming to Sutton Parish Councils next Full Council Meeting on the 28th February, which is held at 7:30pm at the Pavilion, The Brook, Sutton CB6 2QQ. They will be making a presentation about their proposals and initial consultation responses. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Parish Council meeting and speak within the Public Participation section of the Agenda if you wish to.

Planning Application  - 16/01645/FUL Land at junction of A142 Ely Road.  Construction of a new convenience with 3 no retail and associated car park.

Please click here for the presentation document recieved from The Co-operative regarding their above application.

To view the planning application please click here.

Linden Homes Planning application - 16/01772/OUM

Address Land Adjacent 43 Mepal Road Sutton Cambridgeshire
Proposal Hybrid Planning Application consisting of a full scheme for a detailed scheme for the construction of 77no. dwellings, with associated landscaping, parking and infrastructure (phase 1) and an outline scheme for up to 350 dwellings with access (phase 2)

Please click here to view the planning application submitted by Linden Homes to East Cambs District Council planning authority. If you have any views or comments to make on the application, we would advise you to send these to ECDC. Please click here for more information on the issues that ECDC will consider when looking at applications.

Connections Youth Bus - Starting back Tuesday 21st February 2017

Heavy Vehicles on the Road - Useful information from Cambridgeshire County Council

Please click here for more information.

East Cambridgeshire Draft Local Plan

Click here to have a look at the Draft Local Plan from ECDC, we will add more information when we recieve this.

Consolidated Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way in Cambridgeshire

The County Council has produced a new Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way for Cambridgeshire. Hard copies of the documents will be held on deposit for public viewing at all District Council Offices in the county as well as in the County Council Offices at Shire Hall, Cambridge.

The publication of the new Definitive Map and Statement, which shows all changes made to Public Rights of Way up to 11th May 2016 will be advertised via a public notice in all local newspapers as well as through a press release. Click here to view the Public Notice.

The new, free, three digit 105 telephone number to call in a power cut has now gone live!

Click here for more information

Sutton Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan for Sutton is our chance as residents to influence development in the village.

The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group has been looking at what matters to the Sutton Community.

The group has listed the issues that matter, within six different topic areas:-

  • Housing
  • Biodiversity
  • Traffic and Transport
  • Local Services
  • Business
  • Sport and Recreation

The next major task is to agree some draft policies that we can use in the plan. These will guide development in line with the new Local Plan produced by the District Council. At the same time they will reflect what matters to Sutton residents.

The first draft of these policies has also been produced. You can read these by clicking here.

To complete the survey, you can print this out out and return it to us at The Glebe, 4 High Street, Sutton, Ely CB6 2RB, send it into us by email to or alternatively you can complete the online survey. (Please click here for survey)

Please let us know whether you support or do not support each policy. Please also add any comments at the end to help guide the working group. 

Thank you   

Sutton Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Website

Click here for Sutton Neighbourhood Plan Website


Extended Public Footpath 4 - 5

Please click here to view the official notice and click here for the order for the modification to Public footpath by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Sutton Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan - Your village, Your Vision

The Neighbourhood Plan is ready to enter its second consultation phase and we need your input into the future of your Village.

After our last consultations phase a Vision and Objectives report was compiled with the outcome from the Questionnaires that went out to every house in the village. We also took the feedback received from the Neighbourhood Plan Open Day on the 3rd October into account.

Please click here to read the Vision and Objectives Report - January 2016

The Glebe Re Roofing programme

We are pleased to confirm the Re Roofing programme at The Glebe has now been completed.

Sutton Parish Council was successful in obtaining a Grant from WREN in September 2015 and a smaller grant from East Cambs District Council. 

This grant money enabled the council to appoint a local contractor to carry out the re roofing work over the Main Glebe Hall, along with the front of the rest of the Glebe building. This work took place between November 2015 to January 2016 and involved stripping back the old roof, re insulating, re batoning and then re tiling the site with Spanish Slate Tiles.

During the re roofing programme we have remained open and would like to thank all the hirers and users of the site for their patience and understanding.

St Andrew's Church