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Reach Fair Monday 6th May 2024

Reach Fair is officially opened every year by the Mayor Of Cambridge on the early Bank Holiday Monday.  Traditionally the Mayor throws pennies to people lining the route to the Fair.  However,  last year the Mayor did not carry out this ancient tradition, but has agreed to stop in strategic places along the route this year.   The planned stops are as follows:


Stow Cum Quy:              in the lay-by just past the offices on Stow Road before the last traffic calming measure.

Lode:                                in the  lay-by just after the entrance to Anglesey Abbey and the crossroads

Longmeadow:               immediately before the end of Longmeadow outside the White House

Swaffham Bulbeck:    at the bus stop on the Denny side of the High Street opposite the shop

Swaffham Prior:          at the bottom of Rogers Road before turning right to Reach.


It is suggested that those wishing to collect some pennies should line the route from 11am.


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Notice of Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Notice of Vacancy for a Parish Councillor April 2024

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Notice of Issue Specific Hearing for Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant

New survey seeking your views on speed limits in the village

Stow-cum-Quy Parish Council is launching a questionnaire to gauge residents’ support for introducing 20mph zones in Stow-cum-Quy and applying for funding from Cambridgeshire County Council in order to implement them. We are asking about a range of options for which roads within the village should be included in our application. To find out more about the survey and how your answers will be used, please click here.

Bin Day Changes

Bin collection changes

Many residents will have changes to their bin collections from week starting 18 September 2023. This could be a change to the bin day or to which bins are collected on a particular week. Bins may also be emptied earlier or later than they are now, so all bins need to be out by 6am on your collection day. The frequency of collections will not change. If your bin collections are due to change, you will receive a letter in the post. You can find out more and check when your collections will be at


More specifically for Stow cum Quy the bin day will move from a Monday to a Wednesday, first collection will be Wednesday 20th September 2023 for the black bin.   

*****Urgent – Beacon Lighting*****

Unfortunately due to the current weather conditions it has become necessary to cancel this evenings Beacon lighting at the Church Car Park for safety reasons. It was hoped that the weather would break so that the basket could be safely installed but the current forecast is not looking positive.  The Parish Council are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Notice of Vacancy

Due to the resignation of Councillor Alison Mitchell, the Parish Council are seeking to recruit a Councillor to fill this important role.  Anyone who may be interested should contact the Clerk at before 12th April 2023 for more details.


Stow cum Quy Parish Council Meeting – 21st February 2023

Due to unforeseen circumstances the meeting due to be held on 21st February 2023 has been postponed until further notice.

Cambridge Eastern Access

Phase 1: Newmarket Road Improvements and Park & Ride public engagement programme kicks off 23 January 2023.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is consulting on the proposed design for walking, cycling and public transport improvements on Newmarket Road and the selection of a preferred site for the relocated Park & Ride.

Newmarket Road provides access into Cambridge from the east, is a popular destination in its own right, accommodates the day-to-day journeys made by local residents and is a high frequency bus route. Newmarket Road suffers from substantial congestion particularly during peak travel times, provides a poor quality environment and unattractive infrastructure for people travelling on foot and by bicycle

The consultation includes proposals for transformational changes to Newmarket Road to provide high-quality footways, crossings, segregated cycle tracks, bus lanes and junction improvements. The proposals include relocating and expanding the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site.

There will be an online event on Wednesday 8 February and two public drop-in events on 15 February and 1 March. You can register for the virtual event here.

To find out more and share your views with us please visit the following website:

GCP Newmarket Road improvements and Park & Ride relocation | Consult Cambridgeshire (

Your feedback will be considered as part of further design and planning work and ongoing engagement with landowners along the route.

This will give communities an opportunity to shape how this will look, aiming to provide better walking and cycling connections.

For more information about the project visit

If you have any queries please email

Have your say on Cambridge Eastern Access before midday on Monday 20 March 2023.

Bus Services

Please find below the new timetables that came into effect 31-10-22.