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

  • New community library at The Coneygear Centre. Photo credit: Cllr Karl Webb

  • Bloomfield Park, photo credit: David King

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

Please be aware, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all Huntingdon Town Council play areas, MUGAs, skate parks, as well as Bloomfield Park, will be closed as of Tuesday 24th March until further notice.

The Coneygear Park MUGA and play equipment are also out of bounds and should not be used.


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.


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


Message from the Town Mayor

As you will all be aware, the recent spread of a new illness called Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused widespread concerns in our community. I would like to reassure the public that Huntingdon Town Council is taking all the necessary precautions, which include the closing down of the Town Hall Offices and the Coneygear Centre and the cancellation of all civic events and council meetings until further notice.

Where possible our Officers will be working from home, to ensure as much continuity with their duties and responsibilities during this uncertain time. Our Government has recommended that staff work from home to lessen the spread of the illness and reduce the impact on our busy NHS.

Please look out for your neighbours and the vulnerable members of your family, it is in difficult times like these where we can really show the strength of our community, by working together to care for those in need. Do consider others when buying your groceries by only buying your normal quantities of items so no one must go without. There are some things that you can do to protect yourself and others from coronavirus, NHS England have released the following advice:

Do

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • Only travel on public transport if you need to
  • Work from home, if you can
  • Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • Avoid events with large groups of people
  • Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
  • Protecting the vulnerable in our community is of vital importance in the coming weeks

Don't

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

Thank you for your consideration, Cllr Steve McAdam, Town Mayor

For more information visit the websites below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response


Former Mayor Ralph Dean

Pictured: Former Mayor Ralph Dean at the Norfolk Road Memorial Service in 2017, commemorating the 39 Squadron Canberra crash in 1977.

It is with deep regret that we advise you of the passing of Former Mayor (1976) Ralph Dean, who passed away on Thursday 12th March, aged 89 years.

A letter of condolence will be sent by the Town Mayor on behalf of the Town Council and the Town Flag will be flown at half mast from the Town Hall on the day of the funeral.


48 Medals for Huntingdon Gymnastics Club

At the East Regional Voluntary and Development Competition at the weekend, Huntingdon Gymnastics Club took 48 medals, in the first time of competing for the A squads at this event.

A team made up of Men's Artistic Junior A-squad, Junior Elite, Senior A-squads and Senior Elite travelled to the event with a strong representation of the clubs talents.

In the development competition thirteen gymnasts from Junior elite, Junior A-squad and Senior A squad competed in the U10's category. Alex Shirley put in great performances to finish 5th All Around and gained 2 silver medals for Pommel and Vault. Cameron Burrow won bronze on vault. Cameron and Alex, with Finley Ashby, George Sabine and Jaylan Dennis all finished in the top 10.

There were also strong routines from Zizzi Hide, Matty Bogan, Oliver Uzarczyk, Henry Brookes, Jacob Bywater, Leo Buttfield, Finlay Jones and Barney White.

Riley Scarfe and Jenson Carver from our Junior Elite Squad also showed their skills finishing 4th and 5th respectively in the All Around U12's. Riley also won bronze for pommel and a silver for high bar, and Jenson silver on rings.

In the U14's Development Competition the senior A squad also took medals: Nigel Colman won gold on Rings, James Miles gaining gold on parallel bars, Harrison Lang achieved the silver and bronze on vault. The bronze medal on parallel bars went to Jake Stevens. Kieren Lee Ivison put in good first performance at competition for the club.

The U16 development category saw Huntingdon sweep the board. Ned Belchier was 1st All Around, with Joseph Srouji 2nd and Archie Wadd 3rd. Between them they won every medal for all 6 pieces, 5 golds for Ned with a silver on Vault, 5 silvers for Joseph and a gold on vault, and 6 bronze medals for Archie.

The Afternoon was home to the Voluntary Competition using FIG rules. In the U12 group Jaden Colman finished 2nd All around, also gaining 3 silver medals for pommel, vault and parallel bars. Olek Pospiech won a gold medal for Pommel, Sunny Mayo and Gabriel Bell also showing good routines. Sol Scott, in the U14 secured 2nd place All Around. Gaining Gold on vault, parallel bars and high bar, and putting in strong performances on Floor, Pommel and rings to gain Bronze medals on those three pieces too. Niall Hooton and Ryan Cirino put in great routines in their U16's Competition, Ryan finished 3rd Overall with two silvers for floor and vault and a bronze on pommel.

Congratulations to all competitors!


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