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.


Councillor Karl Webb
Mayor of Huntingdon 2021/22

On the evening of Thursday 29th July 2021, the Reconvened Annual Meeting of Huntingdon Town Council took place at The Coneygear Centre, where Councillor Karl Webb was unanimously voted to continue in his role as Mayor of Huntingdon for 2021/22. Councillor Padrica Kennington was appointed as Deputy Mayor for a further year.

Other announcements during the evening saw Mrs Hilary Meers-Webb appointed as the Mayor of Huntingdon's Mayoress. Mr Dennis Smith appointed as the town's Macebearer, Reverend John Randall as the Mayor's Chaplain and Sea Cadet Zach Crennell as the Mayor's Cadet.

The Mayor announced that he would be continuing with his support to his nominated charity Dreamdrops, a local organisation that works with children and families who use hospital or specialist children's health facilities. Any funds raised during the Mayoral year will be awarded to Dreamdrops at the end of Councillor Webb's term to support the ongoing work of the charity.

The meeting saw the announcement of the Mayor's Community Shield winner. Katie Casey was awarded the Shield for her dedication to her role as Chairman at the Friends of Stukeley Meadows School PTA. Guests heard how Katie had been the driving force behind the team since becoming Chair in 2015, raising tens of thousands of pounds for the school, a record-breaking amount.

At the end of the evening, The Mayor presented the late former Town Clerk, Ted Bocking's Freedom Scroll to his family. The scroll was originally granted back in 2016 for Ted's outstanding service as a Town Clerk to the town of Huntingdon from 1982-2002. Prior to this, Ted was the Clerk to Huntingdon & Godmanchester Borough Council from 1980 until 1982.


Job Vacancy - Deputy Town Clerk

Huntingdon Town Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support the Town Clerk and the Council's operations. The Deputy Town Clerk will have shared responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with elected members to help develop existing services.

The Council has a Corporate Plan (2018-22) which is due for a full review during the Summer/Autumn 2021 period. The Town Council opened its new Eco Community Centre in February 2020 and the opening of its new Crematorium and Cemetery will take place this coming summer. In addition, environmentally the Town Council is progressively moving forward with innovative ideas and sustainable initiatives.

The Deputy Town Clerk will be expected to have a significant role in maintaining the Town Council's Civic Traditions along with implementing the Corporate Plan and its impact on operations and staffing. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the Council is up to date with policies, training, privacy and data protection compliance.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is required as a minimum.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Huntingdon Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate. This process is being managed by a third party acting for the Town Council. For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535. Please note that all arrangements are subject to change due to Covid compliance guidelines.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Friday 16th July 2021.
  • An informal reception will take place at the Council offices on Tuesday 3rd August at 7pm.
  • Formal interviews will take place at the same venue on Wednesday 4th August.
  • It is hoped that the new Deputy Clerk will commence their role around 27th September.


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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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