Huntingdon Town Council

The Mayor of Huntingdon - Councillor Steve McAdam

Huntingdon's Town Sign

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

  • The Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Steve McAdam, laid a single wreath at the War Memorial in Huntingdon Market Square on Friday 26th June 2020 for Armed Forces Day.

  • Celebrating 125 years of Hunts FA

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

Job Vacancies

Huntingdon Town Council are currently recruiting to fill the following two positions:

Post 1 – AMENITIES OFFICER – Contract – PERMANENT

Post 2 – DEMOCRATIC OFFICER – Contract – Initially 12 month Maternity Cover

Both posts are fulltime 37hrs per week & include evening meetings & weekend events

Pay scales for both positions SCP 22-28 £26,317 – £31,371 (pay award pending)

Closing date for applications is Friday 31st July 4pm.

Interviews will be scheduled for W/C 10th August

Full details, job description, person specification and application form are available at www.huntingdontown.gov.uk or alternatively please email philip.peacock@huntingdontown.gov.uk

Please note we are not accepting Agency or CV's for this role.

To download a copy of the person specifications, job descriptions and application form, please see the links below:


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


Mayflower 400 year Anniversary

Our Estates Services Team have created a 3D model for the 400 year anniversary of the pioneering voyage of the Mayflower. This display is now featured at the Bus Station.

Please see the excerpt below which include a brief history from the Official Mayflower 400year Anniversary website:

https://www.mayflower400uk.org/education/the-mayflower-story/

The Mayflower set sail on 16th September 1620 from Plymouth, UK, to voyage to America, known to English explorers at the time as the New World. But its history and story start long before that.

Its passengers were in search of a new life – some seeking religious freedom, others a fresh start in a different land. They would go on to be known as the Pilgrims and influence the future of the United States of America in ways they could never have imagined.

This story isn't just about the Mayflower's passengers though. It's about the people who already lived in America and the enormous effect the arrival of these colonists would have on Native Americans and the land they had called home for centuries.

More than 30 million people can trace their ancestry to the 102 passengers and approximately 30 crew aboard the Mayflower when it landed in Plymouth Bay, Massachusetts, in the harsh winter of 1620.

On board were men, women and children from different walks of life across England and the city of Leiden in Holland.


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.


Message from Mayor of Huntingdon

At this difficult time, I want to send my good wishes to all our people of Huntingdon, and to thank you all for your commitment in combatting the Coronavirus. For many, this has been and continues to be a very difficult time, particularly for those without gardens, people living alone, with loved ones in hospital or care homes, as well as our inability to visit our loved ones in their homes. Also, many of you may have suffered financial hardship, or concerns about your employment; my heart goes out to you all.

As we move forward and we see a slow lifting by the Government of the restrictions to our freedom, I believe it is important that we stay resolute and continue to obey the rules and not give the virus an opportunity to take further hold in our town.

It is good to see the return of the market and we can all look forward to the re-opening of shops which have been deemed non-essential. Please see the information below provided by BID Huntingdon on the opening of Huntingdon High Street. Little by little, we will slowly and carefully find our way back to normality, but we must not let the bad example of others spoil our resolve to get through this sensibly.

I would like to thank all our NHS and front-line workers for their gallant efforts, as well as all our community volunteers who are working to ensure that no one in our community gets forgotten or left out.

Huntingdon is a proud town, and rightly so, and I would also like to pay tribute to our Grounds Staff, along with our partners on the District Council, who have worked tirelessly in keeping our Town looking beautiful. In the meantime, your Council continues to work for your benefit, though, in the main, remotely via video conferencing. We are forging ahead with our plans for our annual Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade and Huntingdon Christmas Market. For more details please email town.council@huntingdontown.gov.uk

Because of the crisis, I am staying on as your Mayor until early October. If the situation permits before then, my wife Audrey, the Mayoress, and myself look forward to getting out amongst you again. In the meantime - stay safe.

Cllr Stephen McAdam

Mayor of Huntingdon


Huntingdon High Street

Huntingdon High Street will be slowly reopening non-essential shops for the public as of 15th June 2020. In line with government guidance, BID Huntingdon (Huntingdon First) have been working closely with the shop owners on Huntingdon High Street and other key stakeholders such as Huntingdon Town Council and Huntingdonshire District Council to create safety measures to ensure the process is as efficient and safe as possible.

BID Huntingdon have created a comprehensive list of the shops that will be opening from the 15th June, included opening and closing times. To view please click on this link:

https://www.huntingdonfirst.co.uk/visit-huntingdon/find-a-business/businesses-a-to-z.html

This website will be updated regularly.


Priory Wall Works

Please be advised that the Priory Road, Cemetery boundary wall is due to undergo some major repair work. Due to the size of the boundary wall, this work will form part of a long-term management scheme to maintain the wall and will be carried out in phases over the coming years. Phase one is due to commence on Monday 15th June 2020 and is anticipated to take 8 weeks, concentrating on rebuilding the curve of the wall which is currently in a poor state of repair.

Should you have any questions prior to, or during the repair work, please contact the Town Council by calling 01480 411883 or by emailing town.council@huntingdontown.gov.uk.


Huntingdon Christmas Market 2020

Please be advised that we are still taking bookings for Huntingdon Christmas Market 2020.

We think it's important to help small businesses, if our Market has to be cancelled due to government restrictions for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the deposit will be fully refunded to traders.

The Market will take place from Friday 20th November – Sunday 22nd November 2020, with the Christmas Lights Switch on scheduled for the Friday evening at 6.30pm. Bookings are on a first come first serve basis, we reserve the right to reject applications to ensure we achieve a balanced event.

We are looking for a variety of traders, including hot food vendors, beauty products, fashion, jewellery, tasty treats, gifts and handmade crafts. If you are interested in booking a stall the deadline for applications is 1st September 2020. On submission of the booking form we will require a 20% non-refundable deposit to confirm your booking. After 1st September we will require you to pay the full fee before the final deadline of 1st October 2020. Your booking will only be confirmed on receipt of full payment.

Please note the pitch fee now includes 1x parking space for the duration of the event.

Please see the attached booking form for more information. If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing Georgia.Barker@huntingdontown.gov.uk

Or you can visit www.huntingdonchristmasmarket.co.uk


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