Stapleford Parish Council meets in the Jubilee Pavilion at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, except August unless there is very urgent business.
Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and time is set aside to call off the meeting, normally between 7.45 and 8.00 pm, for residents to bring matters of public concern to the attention of the Council. However, when the Council is in session members of the public cannot take part in discussions.
Details of the next Parish Council meeting can be found here
The Parish Clerks work at The Chestnuts, Cox's Close Communal Building as follows:
Monday 1-4 pm
Tuesday 9-11 am
Thursday 10 am to 1.00 pm
Friday 9-11 am


CLERK: 07840 668048
ASSISTANT CLERK: 07545 847976






Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)





1. Date of announcement Friday 21 June 2019(a)

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:


(b)Stapleford Parish Clerk

     80 London Road, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3XE


commencing on (c) __Monday 24 June 2019 _______________________



and ending on (d) ___Friday 02 August 2019 ________________________


3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:


·         The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

·         The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.


The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.


4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:


PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD



5. This announcement is made by (e) Anne Rudge, Parish Clerk & RFO




(a) Insert date of placing of the notice which must be not less than 1 day before the date in (c) below











(b) Insert name, position and address/telephone number/ email address, as appropriate, of the Clerk or other person to which any person may apply to inspect the accounts


(c) Insert date, which must be at least 1 day after the date of announcement in (a) above and at least 30 working days before the date appointed in (d) below


(d) The inspection period between (c) and (d) must be 30 working days inclusive and must include the first 10 working days of July.
























(e) Insert name and position of person placing the notice – this person must be the responsible financial officer for the smaller authority

Archie Garden and Mark Lusby are the two new Stapleford Parish Councillors.
The Council has expanded to have 11 Parish Councillors. This means there are currently two vacancies.
The Council will now look to co-opt two people to fill the two outstanding vacancies.

Councillor                   Portfolio  Address                        Phone                     Email
Howard Kettel
 Chair3 Adcroft Piece, Stapleford  CB22
Sara Sayer
Vice Chair13 Bury Rd, Stapleford, CB22 5BP07983 385 840
Charles Nightingale 
 12 Aylesford Way, Stapleford, CB22 5DP   844763
David Pepperell  
 15 Vine Close, Stapleford, CB22 5BZ 843547
Barbara Kettel 
 3 Adcroft Piece, Stapleford  CB22 5FD
Michael Gatward

 55, Hawthorne Road, Stapleford CB22 5DU570143

Howard Kettel
 Chair3 Adcroft Piece, Stapleford  CB22 5FD
Gillian Pett
 29 Priams Way, Stapleford, CB22
Archie Garden

New councillor   

Mark Lusby

New councillor
Belinda Irons, Parish Clerk Parish Clerk80 London Road, Sawston07840

Assistant Parish Clerk Assistant Parish Clerk 07545



Councillors share a range of roles. Each councillor is undertaking responsibilities which the Council will monitor for the effectiveness of the work. A councillor will oversee risk management but will also liaise with the residents in specific areas. If you have any concerns and live in these areas then please contact the relevant councillor.

S Sayer (SS) M Gatward (MG] B Kettel (BK) H Kettel (HK)

C Nightingale (CN) D Pepperell (DP) G Pett (GEP) Anne Rudge (AR) Lesley Watts (LW) K Diver (KD)


Geographical Areas (community relations and planning applications)

·      Anvil Close Bar Close Bar Lane Cherry Tree Avenue Forge End Finch’s Close Greenhedges  BK

·      Gordon’s Close Granta Terrace  Welch’s Crescent CN

·      Collier Way Sternes Way Vine Close The Chestnuts Cox’s Close DP

·      Adcroft Piece London Road Aylesford Way Sawston Road Dingle Dell HK

·      Babraham Road Cambridge Road Magog Farms Barns GOG Hills Wandlebury Ring Gog Magog Cotts GoG Magog Way  Chalk Hill 

·      Church Street  St Andrew’s Close Heffer Close Duke’s Meadow GEP

·      Bury Road Greenfield Close Josecylns Poplar Way Haverhill Road SS

·      Dolphin Way Hawthorne Road Priam’s Way Hinton Way Mingle Lane  MG


Key areas of council work:

Strategic tasks – SS

Risk assessments and data – GEP/BK

Emergency planning and flood protection – MG

Planning - Housing and Trees– DP/HK/MG /CN  

Finance and Assets – DP

Council property – MG/HK

Pavilion – GEP/LW/KD

Cemetery – AR

CCC and SCDC matters – including roads, traffic, edicts – BK/CN

Website communications - SS/AR

 Council Matters – regular responsibility - checks risk and state of conditions

  • Cemetery – weekly 
  • Slaughterhouse/Villedômer Gardens, Collier Recreation Ground, Basil’s Piece and Clerk’s Piece and Bus shelter - weekly MG 
  • Grass cutting – HK 
  • Inter parish liaisons – SS 
  • Neighbourhood Plan – BK
  • Finance policy & financial strategy – DP/SS
  • Member development – DP 
  • Roads, footpaths and CCC Highway Liaison, plus Street Lighting – BK/CN 
  • Transport – DP 
  • Data Protection – SS 
  • Trees audit – CN 
  • Pavilion, store and recreation ground monitoring, benches, litter bins and dog bins for any damage or risks – KD inspection once a week – & MG/HK

Mr Kevin Diver, caretaker 61 Gog Magog Way Stapleford CB22 5BQ                           

842306 mobile  07419 144433

County Councillors

Roger Hickford Dale Way SawstonCB223LE
Kevin Cuffley07940 859660 

District Councillors
Peter Fane 843861
07802 256861 London Road CB225DB
Nick Sample07706 Vine Close Stapleford CB22 5BZ
Member of Parliament for Stapleford

Heidi Allen is the MP for South Cambridgeshire, which includes Stapleford.
House of Commons

Constituency office: 01954 212707


Twitter: @heidiallen75