11th March 2019 – Deadline to have your say!!!

As you will be aware, there are several proposals for a new East / West rail line between Oxford and Cambridge.  These proposals will have a huge impact on the whole area and infrastructure we live within.  There is a public consultation on 5 routes proposed, where you can comment on the proposals, routes and their approach. To have your say on these massive changes, please visit http://eastwestrail.co.uk/haveyoursay by 11:45pm on 11th March.

Once all the feedback has been received and analysed, East/West rail will announce a preferred route.

The Parish Council has agreed to formally object to the southern route proposed, opting instead for the northern route proposed by CamBedRailRoad.  More information can be found by visiting www.CamBedRailRoad.org


On Monday 15 May 2006, during the Annual Parish Meeting held in the Village Hall, Guilden Morden, Cllr Mrs Cicely Murfitt, Chairman of South Cambridgeshire District Council presented the Quality Council Certificate to Guilden Morden Parish Council who have recently been accredited with ‘Quality’ Status. Cllr Joe Holroyd, Guilden Morden Parish Council Chairman was delighted to receive the certificate on behalf of the Parish Council and all the residents of the village who have helped the Parish Council achieve its ‘Quality’ status.

Quality Council presentation

Cllr Mrs Cicely Murfitt presenting Cllr Joe Holroyd, Chairman of Guilden Morden Parish Council with the Quality Council certificate at the Guilden Morden Annual Parish Meeting held on 15 May.

A Quality parish council:

  • is representative of, and actively engages, all parts of its community, providing vision, identity and a sense of belonging;
  • is effectively and properly managed;
  • articulates the needs and wishes of its community;
  • is committed to work in partnership with principal authorities and other public service agencies;
  • in proportion to size and skills, delivers local services on behalf of principal authorities when this represents the best deal for the local community;
  • works closely with voluntary groups in its community;
  • gives leadership to work by the community on town or village plans; and
  • working with its partners, acts as an information point for local services.