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 Duke Of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 - 09 April 2021

Condolence Books | Church Services | Flowers & Donations | Flying Of Flags

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  • 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


The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip

It is with great sadness that we have today learnt of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, who supported his country over many decades with the upmost dedication and distinction. He was a much-loved member of our monarchy and will be sorely missed.

On behalf of the people of Huntingdon, I wish to convey our deepest sympathy and thoughts to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the Royal Family at this terribly sad time.

Councillor Karl Webb
Mayor of Huntingdon

During the period of mourning we would like to make you aware of the following things in your local community.

Condolence Books
Find out where and when the books will be available for signing and what will happen to them afterwards.

Church Services
Details of local services can be found on this page.

Flowers & Donations
Find out where you can lay flowers or make donations and what will happen to them afterwards.

Flying of Flags
Information about flags flying from Huntingdon Town Hall during the period of mourning.


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 took place virtually via Zoom Video Conference Call, on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 7.00pm.

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

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

The Annual Town Meeting is a public meeting open to all residents of the town of Huntingdon with 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.

Reports from the meeting can be found below.


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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