Merchant Navy Day: The Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Karl Webb and the Vice Chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council Cllr Kevin Gulson laid wreaths in honour of Merchant Navy Day
Credit: Hunts Post
Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Karl Webb and Deputy Mayor Cllr Padrica Kennington 2021/22 (Credit Hunts Post)
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.
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- 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 Trish Shrapnel RIP
It is with the greatest sadness that we have learnt of Councillor Trish Shrapnel's recent passing. Trish was a dedicated and highly regarded member of Huntingdon Town Council, as well as a District Councillor for Huntingdon East.
During her time as a Councillor, Trish devoted herself to making positive and lasting change in Huntingdon. She was hugely passionate about her town and always went above and beyond to help, support and listen to others.
She will be hugely missed by her friends and colleagues at Huntingdon Town Council, but her legacy will live on through the projects she was involved with. Members and Officers express their deepest sympathies to Trish's family at this extremely difficult time.
Vi Merritt RIP
The last few days have been filled with sad news for Huntingdon Town Council, as we also learnt of Vi Merritt's passing. Vi was a longstanding, dedicated Cleaner and Caretaker at The Medway Centre with her husband, John. Following their retirement in 2015 after almost 20 years at the Centre, John and Vi have remained true and loyal friends of the Council.
Vi will be hugely missed by all who knew and loved her at the Council. Our deepest sympathy goes to Vi's family, and particularly to John, Vi's childhood sweetheart and husband of over 60 years.
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.
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.
It's Back! For the third year we are raising funds and awareness of our services with our Slip into Slippers Campaign which takes place on 1st October (or a date of your choice thereabouts). Please join us. It's been an incredibly difficult year for us, with our support in great demand and often in very complex circumstances. We have continuously adapted to how we've been able to deliver support safely, ensuring Covid precautions are followed. It's been an extremely emotional time and our staff and volunteers have steadfastly supported some of the most vulnerable people during the pandemic with kindness and compassion. Now is an opportunity to replenish funds we were unable to raise last year and to have some light-hearted fun.
Thank you to our campaign supporters over the last two years, we hope you can join us again and we would love to welcome new organisations, groups and individuals to our campaign this year. If you send us your website details, we will link to your site to show your valued support, email@example.com
It's easy to take part –
- just wear your slippers (on or about 1st October)
- if possible, take a photo and post it in social media using #slipintoslippers21 and tag us @ageukcap
- and donate. Either donate via you organisation as a group donation, or directly to us see WAYS TO DONATE, or Text to Donate individually: Text SLIPPERS 3 (or any amount from 3 to 20 e.g. SLIPPERS 5, to donate £5 upto SLIPPERS 20 to donate £20) to 70470. Texts cost £3 (or amount being donated) plus one standard rate message.
Many of us are still working from home, so it's never been easier than now to show us your slippers! Last year we had some great pictures of pets in slippers, so don't forget your fur babies! Maybe you can decorate your slippers and see who in your team has 'the best'! Can you wear your slippers on location and show us? Let your imagination lead you in FUNdraising. 😊
Please share with your contacts, family, friends, groups, businesses. Everyone can get involved and help support local older people. NOW is the time to help us to help people like Joan:
"Thank you for listening. You're calls and visits to check on me are so reassuring. Your help is welcomed, and I feel much safer on my own now."
Or Fred, who like so many feels isolated and lonely:
"I've been alone for a long time, my family live away and are busy with their lives. I feel happy here, this Day Centre has become my lifeline and I couldn't wait to get back. Thank you, and for checking on me and phoning for chats in lockdown."
Please note: We are an independent charity and we must raise all our own funds to deliver local services to older people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
We are not the same charity as the national Age UK charity, only a brand partner.