The 25th April was Huntingdonshire Day! In honour of Oliver Cromwell's birthday we flew the flag of Huntingdonshire from the Town Hall. Oliver Cromwell was born on the 25th April 1599.
The Bridge Arts Festival took place across Huntingdon & Godmanchester in April 2019 with 'Yarnbombing' installations on display across the town
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.
On Thursday 9th May 2019, Councillor Stephen McAdam was elected as the Town Mayor of Huntingdon for the local government year 2019/20, his appointed Mayoress is Mrs Audrey McAdam. The newly elected Deputy Town Mayor is Councillor Karl Webb, with Mrs Hilary Meers-Webb as his Deputy Mayoress. The Mayor's chosen charities for the year are the following:
- Hunts Community Cancer Network
- Papworth Trust
- Air Cadets (73 Squadron)
Shakespeare at The George celebrates 60th anniversary with Lego recreation of its work…
Award-winning local theatre company Shakespeare at The George (SaTG) has unveiled the latest addition to its 60th anniversary celebrations - a giant Lego replica of the venue it has been performing at since 1959!
SaTG commissioned Huntingdon-based master builder, Mike Addis, to create a scale model of The George Hotel – complete with a sell-out crowd of Lego figurines watching the group perform one of it's hugely popular open-air Shakespeare plays in the courtyard.
Measuring 6 foot x 4 foot x 3 foot, the finished masterpiece took Mike 2 months to build using approximately 250,000 individual lego bricks, including 200+ lego figurines to represent the audience, cast and crew.
Displayed for free, the model will occupy pride of place at The George Hotel, George Street, Huntingdon from May 1 through until the end of SaTG's summer production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (June 25th - July 6th). Tickets for A Midsummer Night's Dream are available at www.satg.org.uk/tickets.
Since 1959, Shakespeare at The George has entertained tens of thousands of people with its acclaimed open-air productions of Shakespeare's plays, held in the atmospheric and evocative courtyard of The George Hotel in Huntingdon.
This year it is marking its 60th anniversary with a series of special events throughout Huntingdon and the surrounding area. For more details visit www.satg.org.uk/satg60
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.
On Thursday 4th April 2019, Huntingdon Town Council formally adopted its Corporate Plan. The Plan contains the following objectives, which the Council is committed to:
- Increasing burial facilities and provision of additional sports facilities in the town
- Enhancing community facilities
- Developing and nurturing tourism
- Generating income
- Expanding grounds maintenance facilities
- Supporting community cohesion
- Maintaining high standard green spaces
- Providing an efficient service to residents
- Protecting and enhancing Huntingdon's heritage
- Developing and engaging with business in the town
- Promoting the town
- Addressing car parking and traffic management
- Increasing Huntingdon's boundary
- Creating a more sustainable environment in Huntingdon
A copy of the plan can be viewed by clicking the link below
Huntingdon Town Council's Corporate Plan 2018 - 2022 (PDF, 1.7 Mb)
Huntingdon Town Council's Corporate Plan 2018 - 2022
Support for local residents with hearing loss from Cambridgeshire Hearing Help
Cambridgeshire Hearing Help provides NHS hearing aid maintenance services for local residents who face barriers to accessing mainstream NHS audiology services because they are older, frail, have other disabilities and/or live in rural areas.
The charity runs 43 free community-based NHS hearing aid maintenance drop-in sessions across the county.At these sessions they will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss. All you need to do is find out what days and times your local sessions run, and drop-in. You do not need to make an appointment. For more information please visit: https://www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk/core-services/community-nhs-hearing-aid-maintenance-sessions/
They also provide free home/residential home NHS hearing aid visits for those who are housebound or in a residential homes.They will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss, in your own home. Please contact them to arrange a visit.
Other free services they provide include:
- NHS hearing aid batteries by post
- Hearing loss awareness-raising talks to community groups
- Lip-reading classes in Cambridge & signposting to other classes
- 'Living Well with Hearing Loss' workshops for those with a newly acquired hearing loss
- Peer support & signposting to other peer support groups
- Rewarding volunteering roles
Visit their website for more information: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.ukor contact them directly Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 1.30pm (closed bank holidays)