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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.


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.

Notice of Election - Election of County Councillors

Please click here to view the Notice of Election of County Counciilors for Electoral areas including Sutton.

Notice of Election - Election of Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Please click here to view the Notice of Election of Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

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.

The Great British Spring Clean

Saturday 4th March

10am - 3pm

Community Room, The Brook, Sutton

The Glebe - Notice of works to the Glebe Driveway and Car Park - Update February 2017

Please note that the Glebe Driveway is now open temporarily for pedestrians only. The car park will remain closed until further works have been completed on the surfacing. Please be mindful of any raised ironworks whilst using the driveway and car park.

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.

The Glebe - Notice of works to the Glebe Driveway and Car Park - Commencing 9th January 2017

Please note that commencing Monday 9th January 2017 The Glebe Driveway and Car park will be having work completed to upgrade the surfacing, drains and rebuilding the Church Wall. This means that the driveway and car park will be closed during this period of works.

During the closure, pedestrian access will be available through the Church Yard (Litchgate), into the Glebe Garden on the left hand side. Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we improve this area of The Glebe.

If you have any problems accessing the Parish Office during this time, please call us on 01353 777189 or alternatively email

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

Total Transport - Update 6

Total Transport is about looking again at how they provide different types of transport (school buses, day centre minibuses, dial-a-ride, etc), and whether changes are possible if we review everything at the same time.  The budgets for a number of these services are under pressure, so continuing to run things exactly as they are now simply isn’t going to be possible.  They hope that by bringing together some services they will be able to help current users keep travelling.

Following the public consultation Total Transport ran in the spring, they have produced a set of Total Transport proposals for the northern half of East Cambridgeshire that will be considered by Councillors next Tuesday (26 July).  You can read the full report here, but the key points include;

  • The introduction of new routes and smartcard tickets on school buses in this area from September.  Most pupils would only experience minor changes, but around ten pupils would receive a pass for a local bus route rather than a school bus; two services would see times move by 10-15 minutes; and one route would provide a combined service for a neighbouring primary and secondary school.  they are aiming to write to all of the parents/carers involved with more details in early August.
  • The setting up of two new user groups, one for each of the Ely Zipper and route 125.  These will continue local discussions about the future of those services.  This reflects the fact that lots of views have already been expressed, but that further changes are likely to be needed due to budget pressures – so they would like to keep the conversation going.   The Councillors representing these two areas (Haddenham/Wilburton, and separately Little Downham) are likely to take a lead in the group for the relevant service, and they hope to see district and parish councils involved too, as well as residents and the bus operators.
  • The launch of a Flexible Minibus Service from January 2017, replacing the current day centre minibuses, dial-a-ride and weekly bus routes.  This would offer door-to-door transport, with routes based on demand – so avoiding buses running empty along fixed roads, or not being able to divert somewhere close to the scheduled route.  The aim would be to get the most journeys possible out of the resource available.

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.

To see the presentation made by Linden Homes click here.

Anglian Water Private Pumping Stations Campaign

Currently, homeowners have to spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.  

From October 2016, many of these private pumping stations will transfer over to Anglian Water and become their responsibility. They will take over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

For more information see poster below


East Cambs May and August Bank Holiday Changes to Refuse Collection

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