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.


Annual Town Meeting
Thursday 4th March 2021

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

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

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

This is a public meeting open to all residents of the town of Huntingdon and there will be 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.

For further information, or for Zoom access details, please phone 01480 411883 or email town.council@huntingdontown.gov.uk


In Loving Memory

It is with the greatest sadness that we have learnt of former Councillor and Deputy Town Mayor, Tanya Forster's recent passing. Tanya was a fondly and highly regarded member of Huntingdon Town Council from 2011 to 2018 and her dedication to the local community will be forever remembered. Members and Officers of the Council send their deepest sympathy to Tanya's family at such a heart-breaking time and will hold many happy memories of Tanya's time as a colleague and friend at the Council. Her infectious smile and endless optimism will be missed by all who knew her.

Huntingdon Town Council expresses further condolences to the family of former Town Councillor, Jill Watkin Taverner. Jill dedicated many years to the Town Council as Chairman of the Planning Committee. More recently Jill was a Member of Huntingdonshire District Council. She was passionate about making Huntingdon the best place it could be. Our thoughts are with Jill's family at a time of great sadness and loss.


Rapid Response Community COVID-19 Testing at the Coneygear Centre

From Thursday 11th February 2021, the Coneygear Centre will been used for rapid community Covid-19 testing, using lateral flow tests. These rapid tests are for people without Covid-19 symptoms, who are known as 'asymptomatic'.

Tests will be offered at no cost to the public and the process of taking a test takes on average 15 minutes from arrival to departure.

The Coneygear Centre will be open for rapid testing from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. To book a test, please visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/rapidtesting

The reason that many councils are offering these tests is because around one in three people who are infected with Covid-19 have no symptoms and could be spreading the disease without knowing it.

Broadening testing to identify key workers showing no symptoms will mean finding positive cases more quickly, which helps break chains of transmission.

To make the testing as worthwhile as possible, people need to take a test twice a week. A one-off test will offer little benefit as it can only provide information about likelihood of being infectious at that point in time.

People with Covid-19 symptoms will NOT be tested at rapid testing sites.
Anyone with symptoms should book a test at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.


SCAM AWARENESS: We have been made aware of a scam text message being circulated regarding NHS COVID-19 vaccinations. The text contains a link which if clicked, will prompt you to input payment card details to 'prove your address'. If you receive this message, it is not genuine - do not click the link or enter any information.



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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