Huntingdon Christmas Market from 22nd November - 24th November 2019. Photo credit: Cllr Karl Webb
Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service 2019.
Huntingdon & District Sea Cadets Freedom of the Town Parade on Sunday 22nd September 2019.
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Pictured: All Saints Church, photo credit: Cllr Karl Webb
To mark the festive season, Huntingdon Town Council holds a Civic Carol Service. The date of this years' service falls on Wednesday 11th December and will be held at All Saint's Church on Huntingdon's Market Square. Should you wish to attend, please arrive at the Church by 7.15pm ready for a 7.30pm start. The service will include a number of readings and Christmas Carols, sung by the Huntingdon Male Voice Choir and Thongsley Fields Primary School. There will also be a piper, playing the festive jingle bells theme! The service is open to everyone in the community and we will warmly welcome anyone that can join us. We hope to see you there.
Huntingdon Town Council are working towards a sustainable Huntingdon
Sustainability and the environment are at the core of Huntingdon Town Council's service delivery. A current project of the Council that encapsulates these focuses is the town's new Crematorium, Cemetery and Depot. Construction of which is due to commence early in the new year.
The initial stage of the project will be in installation of an access road and the levelling and seeding of the new cemetery. The Town Council's Estates Services Team will then be undertaking the planting of trees and hedges, so that they are established before the Cemetery is used as a burial ground in approximately two-years' time.
The Crematorium chapel and buildings will commence construction in the Spring and the Town Council is pleased to announce that the first all-electric, carbon neutral cremator in the UK will be installed, which uses a 'Green Energy' supply. The use of a traditional gas cremator would require the annual planting of 7 acres of trees to offset its carbon footprint.
In addition to the Crematorium and Cemetery, the Town Council will be relocating its current Depot from St Peter's Road, to the rear of the Crematorium. The new facility will take waste heat from the Crematorium via a heat exchanger, to heat the new glasshouses and grow the town's supply of plants for the summer and winter schemes. Rainwater from the Depot and glasshouses will be harvested to water the plants, with solar panels installed on the building to generate electricity, which in turn will charge the battery-operated mowers and equipment.
The composting of flowers, grass cuttings and hedge trimmings will be undertaken on site using an 'eco-green composter', with the compost used across the town's flower beds and for growing plants.
Plans and drawings for the new Crematorium and Depot buildings/equipment will be on display in the Town Hall from Monday 9th December – Friday 20th December 2019, offering residents the chance to look at the project in more detail, and to ask questions or submit comments.
The project will be funded by a Public Works Loan and repaid through income generated by the Crematorium. This makes the facility not only sustainable, but also cost neutral to residents of the town.
For further information please phone 01480 411883. Additionally if you would like to submit a comment, please send an email via the contact box below.
Crematorium and Depot Consultation Feedback
Photo credit: Cllr Karl Webb
HUNTINGDON CHRISTMAS MARKET 2019
Friday 22nd November, Saturday 23rd November and Sunday 24th November 2019
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in Huntingdon Christmas Market 2019, from traders, to community groups to staff. This year record numbers attended the Christmas Lights Switch on, on Friday 22nd November and started off the festive season in style. The Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Steve McAdam led the countdown to the lights with help from the Ice Princesses, the Grinch and Santa.
Thank you to Huntingdon Community Radio and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for their support. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the event.
Credit Hunts Post
One of the most important dates in Huntingdon Town Council's diary is the town's Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade, which is organised in conjunction with RAF Wyton.
On Sunday 10th November, hundreds of people lined Huntingdon's High Street and the Market Square to pay their respects and remember those who fought and fell for our Country.
Over 600 individuals from local military and community groups formed up on the Market Square, along with civic representatives and the RAF Wyton Voluntary Band. The Military Wives Choirs Wyton and Brampton was also able to attend.
The Service, which took place on the Market Square was led by the Mayor of Huntingdon's Chaplain, Reverend Jon Randall and the Bishop of Huntingdon, Bishop Dagmar. Over 40 wreaths were laid during the service, with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Sir Keith Pearson laying the first.
As always, a short Service of Remembrance took place on the 11th November, represented by members of the Royal British Legion, Huntingdon Town Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and members of the public. The Last Post and Reveille was played on the bugle by a member of the RAF Wyton Voluntary Band.
We always urge as many members of the community to join those paying tribute to the millions who lost their lives during times of conflict and war, and would welcome any additional groups, organisations or charities to be a part of the 2020 commemorations.
A two-minute silence was also held on the Market Square on Monday 11th November 2019.