Huntingdon Town Council

The Mayor of Huntingdon - Councillor David Cole

Huntingdon's Town Sign

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

  • Huntingdon in Bloom 2022 Launch

    Huntingdon in Bloom 2022 Launch

    Photo credit: Hunts Post

  • Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr David Cole and Deputy Mayor Cllr Audrey McAdam

  • RHS Community Garden Drawing at the Coneygear Centre, as seen on The One Show!

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

Avian Flu in Huntingdonshire

The government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed a number of cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in the wild bird population of Huntingdonshire, centred on the River Ouse.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said that bird flu is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public's health is very low. However, it is vital that people do not touch sick live birds or bird carcasses.

We therefore urge park users, runners and dog walkers to avoid touching any sick or dead wild birds, including bird droppings, in the district as a precaution. Anyone who has been in direct touching contact with visibly sick or dead birds should practice good hygiene by washing their hands immediately and following NHS guidance .

Anyone who keeps poultry, captive birds or bird keepers should consider taking extra precautions, including keeping their birds indoors or taking appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds

The RSPCA has provided a simple guide to help backyard flock keepers and bird keepers to protect their birds from bird flu. It is important to be vigilant for any signs of disease - if you are concerned about your birds' health or suspect Avian Influenza, please contact your vet immediately.

The risk to human health is considered very low, however it is vital that people do not touch sick live birds or bird carcasses.

For more information, please go to www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/birdflu or contact Huntingdonshire District Council Customer Services on 01480 388640.


It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Helen Mallett, former Huntingdon Mayor and Town Councillor, who served as Mayor from 2002– 03 and 2005-06.

On behalf of the people of Huntingdon, we wish to convey our deepest sympathy and thoughts to her family and friends.


Job Vacancies

Skilled Grounds Maintenance Operative

Permanent
37 hours per week
Salary SCP 14-23: £23,484 - £28,226

This full time (37 hours) position is based at the Town Council Depot, Huntingdon. Applicants should be available to commence work as soon as possible and hold a full clean driving licence. Applicants require horticultural and arboricultural knowledge.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th August at 4pm.
Interviews will be scheduled for W/C 22nd August 2022

Please send applications to hayley.burns@huntingdontown.gov.uk or post to Town Hall, Market Hill, Huntingdon, PE29 3PJ marked FAO Hayley Burns.


Amenities Officer - Maternity Cover

Maternity Cover – up to 12 months
37 hours per week (plus occasional evening meetings & weekend events)
Salary SCP22: £27,514

Duties include the administrative management of:

  • Huntingdon allotment sites
  • Planning applications
  • Play area inspections and Estates Services time sheets

The role offers hybrid working, split between Huntingdon Town Hall and Working From Home

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th August at 4pm.
Interviews will be scheduled for W/C 22nd August 2022

Please send applications to sarahjane.gaule@huntingdontown.gov.uk or post to Town Hall, Market Hill, Huntingdon, PE29 3PJ marked FAO Sarah-Jane Gaule.


Crematorium and Cemeteries Administrative Assistant

Permanent
37 hours per week
Salary SCP 18 – 23: £25,419 - £28,226

Huntingdon Town Council is offering an exciting and rare opportunity to work at a newly built, state of the art Crematorium and Cemetery facility. Some of the duties will include:

  • Inputting and checking data using bespoke software system
  • Ordering, checking and installing memorials.
  • Assisting members of the public with general enquiries regarding cremation and burial.
  • Providing cover and additional support to the Crematorium and Cemeteries Officer at times of high demand, sickness and holidays.

Closing date for applications is Monday 22nd August at 12 noon.
Interviews will be scheduled for W/C 29th August 2022

Please send applications to Huntingdon.crematorium@huntingdontown.gov.uk or post to Huntingdon Crematorium & Cemetery, Sapley Road, Kings Ripton, Huntingdon, PE28 2NX


Priory Wall Repair 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 which commenced in May 2020, to maintain the wall and will be carried out in phases over the coming years.

Phase one was completed in June 2020 and we are now moving into phase 2 which is due to commence 13th June 2022. It is anticipated work will take approx. 8 weeks, concentrating on rebuilding from the curve of the wall down Priory Road. The narrow path will be closed during the work, with diversions signs for pedestrians to cross over to road and use the opposite pathway for their safety.

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 Town Council stands with the people of Ukraine

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine, and also with their family and friends.

We condemn this unprovoked invasion and call upon President Putin to call off this assault.

We look to our government to act decisively on the international stage while at a local level we shall do what we can to support Ukrainian people. Although there is little that the Town Council can do about international events, we know our communities will do all they can to support those in peril and displaced by the conflict.


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.