News and Information from South Cambridgeshire District Council

Paper caddy recycling changes from 11 December

From 11 December, residents will no longer need to use paper caddies as part of their recycling routines. Instead, used paper should be placed directly into blue wheelie bins. It will still be recycled. Residents can keep their caddy following the change, and use it however they wish. Alternatively, the caddies can be recycled if taken to a household waste recycling centre. They should not be placed in wheelie bins. More information can be found by visiting

The decision to withdraw the paper caddy service was taken at South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Cabinet meeting in September. The decision will save taxpayers money and simplify the recycling process for residents.

Because of this upcoming change, the District Council will not be delivering any new paper caddies. If they are lost or stolen before 11 December, residents can begin putting paper in their blue bin.

South Cambridgeshire Community Awards open 2 October

Nominate the people and organisations making an outstanding contribution in your village for a Community Award. Online nominations open Monday 2 October 2017 and close Friday 19 January 2018. The awards celebrate the massive contribution made by volunteers to our communities and will be presented at a celebration evening in the Chamber at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne on Thursday 8 March 2018

There are six Award categories:

  • Village Hero
  • Parish Councillors of the Year
  • Outstanding Youth Initiative
  • Outstanding Local Service/Amenity
  • Environment Award
  • Wellbeing Award

For more information and to make your nomination please go to

Working with Young People Event

Save the date – following last year’s successful event, we are again holding a Working with Young People networking and information event at Milton Country Park Visitor’s Centre. It will be on Tuesday 8 November from 5pm and 7pm. It is aimed at youth workers and parish councillors or anyone else either already involved in provision for young people, or interested in setting something up. Further information is available at

Please spread the word to others who might be interested. To book call 01954 713070 or email with name, postal address, email address, phone number (optional) and role (parish councillor/youth worker/other

South Cambs Community Chest Grant

An additional £30,000 of funding has been made available via the Community Chest Grant Scheme to help voluntary and community groups, charities and parish councils wishing to improve the quality of life for residents in South Cambridgeshire. Applicants can apply for up to £1,000 for a variety of projects:

  • Improvements to Community Facilities (i.e. Village Halls/Pavilions/Play Area etc)
  • Repairs to Historic Buildings/Monuments/Memorials
  • The Tree and Hedge Planting Scheme
  • Equipment/Capital Purchase
  • Materials
  • Start-up costs (May include training of staff/volunteers, hall hire and other revenue costs)

Full details and guidance on eligibility and an online application can be found by visiting

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