Welcome to Sutton Parish Council - Peterborough


Draft Peterborough Local Plan 2016-2036


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Sutton is a small civil parish - population about 110 - located almost 6 miles to the west of Peterborough in north-west of Cambridgeshire.

Sutton Parish Council comprises five councillors who serve a four year term. The Council normally meets bi-monthly. It holds it’s Annual Parish Council Meeting (at which the Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected) and the Annual Parish Meeting in May.

Parish councils make all manner of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that parish councils become involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for, and delivering, better services and facilities.

The schedule of meetings for the coming year are shown on the Agendas & Minutes page. Agendas are posted on village noticeboards and on the website at least three days before each meeting is convened. The venue for all Sutton Parish Council meetings is St. Michael’s Hall (actually the Church nave). The public is welcome, and indeed encouraged, to attend and provision is made at all meetings for public participation.

St Michael & All AngelsSt Michael & All Angels' Church: Nene Way, Sutton, Cambridgeshire, PE5 7XD
This ancient church, dates from the 12th century and was built as a chapel-of-ease to nearby St Kyneburgha’s church, Castor, for the benefit of the villagers of Sutton and to serve Peterborough Abbey’s Grange Farm and manor in the village.



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THE SUTTON TOWNLANDS CHARITY A report to the Sutton Parish Council – May 2021. The Sutton Townlands Charity (“the Charity”) is registered with the Charity Commission (registration number 204122) and was formed in the first half of the 19th century “for the benefit of the Poor in Sutton”. Its current charitable purpose is recorded by way of a Notice under the Charities Act of 1985: - “The relief of persons normally resident in the Parish of Sutton who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress….”. The Charity has two trustees (“the Trustees”) Simon Scriven and Anne Grange. The Parish Council appoints each trustee, and his or her re-appointment is subject to Council approval every three years. The fixed assets of the Charity consist of a parcel of land, of approximately 6 acres, to the north of the village adjoining the boundary of Willowhayne. The land is farmed and provides an annual rent to the Charity which is paid in two half-yearly instalments. The financial assets of the Charity comprise: - 1. 1275.13 Units in the COIF Charities Income Fund. The bid market value of one unit as at 31.3.21 was 1790p, giving the Charity’s investment a bid market value at that date of £22,814. 2. The balance of £26,334. (as at 31.3.21) held in a COIF Charities Deposit Fund. 3. A cash balance held with HSBC, standing at £657 at 1.5.21. Dividends from the Income Fund are transferred quarterly to the Deposit Fund. The COIF Income and Deposit funds are managed by CCLA Investment Management Ltd, which is one of the UK’s largest charity fund managers. It is the intention of the Trustees to transfer the Charity’s investment in the Income Fund to the CCLA’s Ethical Investment Fund at the end of May 2021. As its name suggests, the Ethical Fund restricts the scope for investment, for example limiting the amount of investment in companies extracting non-renewable sources of energy. There have been few calls on the Charity’s resources in recent years as, fortunately, there are few residents of Sutton who have suffered genuine need, hardship or distress, but the Charity has each year bought a supply of coal for one resident to provide warmth over winter. There are tight restrictions in the application of the Charity’s funds which need to be observed, and the Trustees hope that given the small size of the village they will become aware of any qualifying causes as they arise. However, they would welcome any information in that respect that the Council may gather from time to time