Huntingdon Town Council

The Mayor of Huntingdon - Councillor Karl Webb

Huntingdon's Town Sign

Town Clerk: Philip Peacock
Town Hall, Market Hill
Huntingdon PE29 3PJ

  • The Coneygear Centre

    The Coneygear Centre

    Huntingdon Town Council's new Community Centre, The Coneygear Centre, which officially opened in February 2020

  • The Town Council Offices are located in the Georgian Grade II* Listed Town Hall


Huntingdon Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Huntingdon a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Opening Times:

  • Monday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday - 8.30am - 4.00pm

Please note, due to COVID-19, the Town Council offices are not currently open to members of the public. Officers are still contactable during normal office hours.


Job Vacancy - Deputy Town Clerk

Huntingdon Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support the Town Clerk and the Council's operations. The Deputy Town Clerk will have shared responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with elected members to help develop existing services.

The Council has a Corporate Plan (2018-22) which is due for a full review during the Summer/Autumn 2021 period. The Town Council opened its new Eco Community Centre in February 2020 and the opening of its new Crematorium and Cemetery will take place this coming summer. In addition, environmentally the Town Council is progressively moving forward with innovative ideas and sustainable initiatives.

The Deputy Town Clerk will be expected to have a significant role in maintaining the Town Council's Civic Traditions along with implementing the Corporate Plan and its impact on operations and staffing. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the Council is up to date with policies, training, privacy and data protection compliance.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is required as a minimum.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Huntingdon Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate. This process is being managed by a third party acting for the Town Council. For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535. Please note that all arrangements are subject to change due to Covid compliance guidelines.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Friday 16th July 2021.
  • An informal reception will take place at the Council offices on Tuesday 3rd August at 7pm.
  • Formal interviews will take place at the same venue on Wednesday 4th August.
  • It is hoped that the new Deputy Clerk will commence their role around 27th September.

VE Day in Huntingdon

On Saturday 8th May 2021, the Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Karl Webb, marked VE Day with a short wreath laying service and one-minute silence at the Thinking Solider War Memorial on Huntingdon Market Square.

The Mayor was joined by the Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Padrica Kennington and Deputy Mayoress, Josette Kennington; as well as former mayor Cllr Sarah Gifford, and former mayoress Cllr Audrey McAdam.


Annual Town Meeting
Thursday 4th March 2021

The Annual Meeting of the town of Huntingdon took place virtually via Zoom Video Conference Call, on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 7.00pm.

The Mayor of Huntingdon chaired the meeting and presented the Town Council's annual report, which outlined the Councils activities during the past year. Annual reports were also given from the Chairmen of the Council's three main committees, Finance, Planning and Leisure & Community Services. A report was also given from the Chairman of the Council's recently formed Environment Sub Committee.

A presentation followed from the Office for National Statistics ahead of the Census 2021.

The Annual Town Meeting is a public meeting open to all residents of the town of Huntingdon with an opportunity for electors to put forward their questions to Town Councillors in an open forum on matters they feel are important to the Town.

Reports from the meeting can be found below.


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Play Areas

The government have announced that outdoor facilities, including play areas are allowed to open from the 4th July 2020, if those responsible for them can open them safely. Each venue, including council-owned sports facilities, should make their own decision about when their facilities are ready. Huntingdon Town Council have investigated the best ways to ensure public safety, when accessing our outdoor facilities.

All play areas managed by Huntingdon Town Council will be reopened effective from Wednesday 8th July 2020. Signage has been posted at all our sites and our Estates Services Team will do regular checks and cleaning of all our play areas.

Whilst the play areas have been cleaned, it is the parents' responsibility to ensure that their childs' hands are cleaned with sanitizers regularly and all visitors must adhere to social distancing rules.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any further questions, please visit the following website, which includes the government guidance that we are following; alternatively please email town.council@huntingdontown.gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-providers-of-outdoor-facilities-on-the-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation


Allotments

The Huntingdon allotment sites are open for plot holders only. Tenants are reminded to remain 2 metres away from others. Please do not go onto the sites in groups.

There are currently no vacant allotment plots available. If you are interested in taking on an allotment, please keep checking the website, where we will advise when plots are available to rent.



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