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 Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Steve McAdam, laid a single wreath at the War Memorial in Huntingdon Market Square on Friday 26th June 2020 for Armed Forces Day.

  • L to R: Hilary Meers-Webb - Mayoress, Cllr Karl Webb - Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Padrica Kennington - Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, Josette Kennington - Deputy Mayoress

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.


Huntingdon Remembrance 2020

On Wednesday 4th November, the Mayor, Cllr Karl Webb, and a small civic party held a small service to mark Remembrance 2020.


Huntingdon Christmas Market 2020

With the current uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Huntingdon Christmas Lights Switch-on and Market. This is our most popular event and gathers very large crowds to the Market Square, it was felt that public safety was paramount in these difficult times. However, there will be a 'soft' lights switch on, so the town of Huntingdon will be illuminated with lots of twinkly lights, without any of the ceremony or the count down that would usually mark the start of the festive season.

Thank you for your understanding.


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


Mayflower 400 year Anniversary

Our Estates Services Team have created a 3D model for the 400 year anniversary of the pioneering voyage of the Mayflower. This display is now featured at the Bus Station.

Please see the excerpt below which include a brief history from the Official Mayflower 400year Anniversary website:

https://www.mayflower400uk.org/education/the-mayflower-story/

The Mayflower set sail on 16th September 1620 from Plymouth, UK, to voyage to America, known to English explorers at the time as the New World. But its history and story start long before that.

Its passengers were in search of a new life – some seeking religious freedom, others a fresh start in a different land. They would go on to be known as the Pilgrims and influence the future of the United States of America in ways they could never have imagined.

This story isn't just about the Mayflower's passengers though. It's about the people who already lived in America and the enormous effect the arrival of these colonists would have on Native Americans and the land they had called home for centuries.

More than 30 million people can trace their ancestry to the 102 passengers and approximately 30 crew aboard the Mayflower when it landed in Plymouth Bay, Massachusetts, in the harsh winter of 1620.

On board were men, women and children from different walks of life across England and the city of Leiden in Holland.


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.


Message from Mayor of Huntingdon

At this difficult time, I want to send my good wishes to all our people of Huntingdon, and to thank you all for your commitment in combatting the Coronavirus. For many, this has been and continues to be a very difficult time, particularly for those without gardens, people living alone, with loved ones in hospital or care homes, as well as our inability to visit our loved ones in their homes. Also, many of you may have suffered financial hardship, or concerns about your employment; my heart goes out to you all.

As we move forward and we see a slow lifting by the Government of the restrictions to our freedom, I believe it is important that we stay resolute and continue to obey the rules and not give the virus an opportunity to take further hold in our town.

It is good to see the return of the market and we can all look forward to the re-opening of shops which have been deemed non-essential. Please see the information below provided by BID Huntingdon on the opening of Huntingdon High Street. Little by little, we will slowly and carefully find our way back to normality, but we must not let the bad example of others spoil our resolve to get through this sensibly.

I would like to thank all our NHS and front-line workers for their gallant efforts, as well as all our community volunteers who are working to ensure that no one in our community gets forgotten or left out.

Huntingdon is a proud town, and rightly so, and I would also like to pay tribute to our Grounds Staff, along with our partners on the District Council, who have worked tirelessly in keeping our Town looking beautiful. In the meantime, your Council continues to work for your benefit, though, in the main, remotely via video conferencing. We are forging ahead with our plans for our annual Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade and Huntingdon Christmas Market. For more details please email town.council@huntingdontown.gov.uk

Because of the crisis, I am staying on as your Mayor until early October. If the situation permits before then, my wife Audrey, the Mayoress, and myself look forward to getting out amongst you again. In the meantime - stay safe.

Cllr Stephen McAdam

Mayor of Huntingdon


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