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

  • Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service 2019.

  • Huntingdon & District Sea Cadets Freedom of the Town Parade on Sunday 22nd September 2019.

  • The Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan received a majority of 'yes' votes in the referendum on 19th September 2019.

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

Huntingdon Christmas Market 2019

HUNTINGDON CHRISTMAS MARKET 2019

Friday 22nd November, Saturday 23rd November and Sunday 24th November 2019

Market Square, Huntingdon

OPENING TIMES

  • Fri: 12noon – 7.30pm
  • Sat: 10.00am – 7.30pm
  • Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Huntingdon Christmas Market is sure to get you in the festive spirit! The market will feature festive food and drink including mulled wine and spiced cider, live music as well as children's entertainment and a variety of stalls selling seasonal crafts, gifts and produce – perfect for those Christmas gifts, hamper ideas and stocking fillers.

Throughout the three days of the Christmas Market there will be live entertainment on the stage, in conjunction with HCR104FM, we will have a huge variety of performers attending from dancer to bands to choirs.

For more information, visit: www.huntingdonchristmasmarket.co.uk


Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade

Credit Hunts Post

One of the most important dates in Huntingdon Town Council's diary is the town's Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade, which is organised in conjunction with RAF Wyton.

On Sunday 10th November, hundreds of people lined Huntingdon's High Street and the Market Square to pay their respects and remember those who fought and fell for our Country.

Over 600 individuals from local military and community groups formed up on the Market Square, along with civic representatives and the RAF Wyton Voluntary Band. The Military Wives Choirs Wyton and Brampton was also able to attend.

The Service, which took place on the Market Square was led by the Mayor of Huntingdon's Chaplain, Reverend Jon Randall and the Bishop of Huntingdon, Bishop Dagmar. Over 40 wreaths were laid during the service, with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Sir Keith Pearson laying the first.

As always, a short Service of Remembrance took place on the 11th November, represented by members of the Royal British Legion, Huntingdon Town Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and members of the public. The Last Post and Reveille was played on the bugle by a member of the RAF Wyton Voluntary Band.

We always urge as many members of the community to join those paying tribute to the millions who lost their lives during times of conflict and war, and would welcome any additional groups, organisations or charities to be a part of the 2020 commemorations.

A two-minute silence will also be held on the Market Square on Monday 11th November 2019.


Job Opportunities

Deputy Town Clerk

Why become a Deputy Town Clerk?

Becoming a Deputy Clerk to a Town Council is one of the most rewarding jobs in a local community - a competent Deputy underpins the Town Clerk and a good Council.

The role of Deputy Clerk is to support, work with and deputise for the Town Clerk to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support and being a Deputy Clerk puts you in the centre of things.

All Parish and Town Councils are part of Local Government. In Cambridgeshire we currently have four tiers of Local Government; together with the Combined Authority Directly Elected Mayor, Cambridgeshire County Council and Huntingdonshire District Council.

What does the Deputy Town Clerk to the Council do?

The enclosed job description lists the duties in detail, but the main duties of the job can be summarised as to: -

  • Deputise for the Town Clerk
  • Ensure that the Council conducts its business lawfully
  • Administer all the Council's paperwork
  • Ensure that meeting papers are properly prepared, and the public is aware of meeting times
  • Communicate the Council's decisions
  • Organise and manage the provision of the Council services
  • Organise and oversee the implementation of projects
  • Manage and lead the staff
  • Communicate and promote the Council services and facilities
  • Keep property registers and other legal documents
  • Keep up to date by undertaking required training/qualification.

The full key duties and responsibilities to be undertaken are detailed in the Job Description.

Skills and attributes needed:

Deputy Clerks pride themselves in having a good deal of common sense, confidence to handle the administrative work, being a good organiser, IT literate and able to get on with most people.

The key attributes required are detailed in the person specification included in the Recruitment Information Pack but underwriting these qualities is a sense of public duty - of wanting to help others in the community.

Closing date for the receipt of applications:

  • Monday 18th November 2019 at 12 noon
  • Candidates Reception: Tuesday 26th November at 7pm
  • Interviews: week commencing 25th November and 2nd December 2019

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk at Philip.Peacock@huntingdontown.gov.uk

If you would like to find out more or apply, the full recruitment pack and application form can be downloaded at the link below:


Deputy Head Groundsperson/Propogation Manager

This is an exciting time to be joining Huntingdon Town Council as we progress to the construction of the town's new crematorium and cemetery, along with new the council's glass houses and depot.

All of the new construction will address environmental issues, with the glass houses heated via waste heat from the cremator. The site will only use battery operated equipment and recycling and composting will be high on the agenda!

The role of Deputy Head Groundsperson/ Propagation Manager(DHG/PM) is to support, work with and deputise for the Head Groundsperson to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional horticultural advice and guidance.

What does the Deputy Head Groundsperson/ Propagation Manager to the Council do?

The job description lists the duties in detail, but the main duties of the job can be summarised as to: -

  • Deputise for the Head Groundsperson
  • Ensure that the Council conducts its business lawfully
  • Provides all of the Town Council's summer & winter bedding, perennials, herbaceous, shrubs and trees.
  • Provide pot plants for the Crematorium and council offices
  • Team player
  • Actively participates in Anglia In Bloom
  • Proactively assist with support, guidance and training of the Horticultural Apprentices
  • Communicate the Council's decisions
  • Organise and manage the provision of the Council services
  • Organise and oversee the implementation of projects
  • Manage and lead the staff when appropriate
  • Communicate and promote the Council services and facilities
  • Keep property registers and other legal documents
  • Keep up to date by undertaking required training/qualification.

The full key duties and responsibilities to be undertaken are detailed in the Job Description.

Skills and attributes needed

DHG/PM will pride them self in having a good deal of common sense, confidence to handle horticultural practice and administrative work, be a good organiser, IT literate and able to get on with most people.

Completed application forms should be received before 12 noon Tuesday 3rd December and emailed to: philip.peacock@huntingdontown.gov.uk

If you would like to find out more or apply, the full recruitment pack and application form can be downloaded at the link below:


Crematorium

We have created a new page on our website detailing all of the information regarding Huntingdon Town Council's new Crematorium and Cemetery project. This includes the timeline of the project, the finances and the coverage that has been published within the local media.

For more information click here.



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