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Financial Accounts and Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for FY 2021/22

Help Shape the District Council’s Climate Strategy

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is calling on residents to take part in dedicated ‘Climate Conversation’ focus groups that will help shape the District Council’s Climate Strategy.

The focus groups, which take place online from Monday  3 October, will build on the results of the Climate Conversation survey  completed  by local residents  and businesses  at the start of the year.

We will be exploring two key topics the relationship between climate change and where we live for example how can we prepare the places where we live and work for the impact of climate change? As well as the impact of how we live exploring themes including how we reduce how much energy we use, how can we reduce  the impact  of how  we get  around, and how we can reuse and recycle. The focus groups will be an open discussion about what support  local people need to make changes and tackle climate change. The sessions  will also cover what changes residents would like to see from the District Council.

The findings of these focus groups will also help support Huntingdonshire Futures – a new strategy that will shape a vision for the future of the district by incorporating  People, Place, the Economy and Environment.

Focus groups will take place on:

Monday 3 October at 7pmWhere we live: How can we prepare the places where we live and work for the impact of climate change?
Tuesday 4 October at 7pmWhere we live: How can our  natural environment, our green and blue spaces, help us tackle climate change?
Wednesday 5 October at 7pmHow we  live:  How  can  we  reduce  how  much  energy we use? How can we reuse and recycle to reduce the amount of waste we create?
Thursday 6 October at 7pmHow we live: How can we reduce the impact  of how  we get around?   How can we work together  as a community to tackle climate change?

Anyone who would like to join a focus group session  should  visit  the Huntingdonshire Futures Eventbrite page and register. The session will last about an hour, and as a thank you for their time all participants will be entitled to claim a £10 shopping voucher.

Executive Councillor for Climate and Environment at Huntingdonshire District Council, Councillor Lara Davenport-Ray, said: “We all want to live in an environment  that is green and clean, so we are urging our residents to  get involved in these focus groups  and have their say to help us shape the Climate Strategy for Huntingdonshire.

“By developing this new strategy, we are laying the foundations for a stronger future for everyone across the district. It’s really important that we develop the Climate Strategy as a shared endeavour through ongoing and meaningful engagement with the community.”

If you don’t have access to the internet or would prefer to engage in a different way please contact Israel from the project team on 07498449747 You can find out more about the Huntingdonshire District  Council’s  approach  to tackling climate change and moving towards a net zero Huntingdonshire by 2040 here.

To find out more, visit the Climate Conversation page of HDC’s website.

Cambridge County Council – Transport Strategies

Earlier in the year your Parish Council took part in CCC stakeholder engagement survey for their three transport strategies. CCC have now compiled and reviewed all the comments received.

The county council will be going out to public consultation on the transport strategies for Fenland and Huntingdonshire along with Cambridgeshire’s Active travel strategy, this will begin Monday 26th September and run until Monday 7th November.

The consultation survey and draft strategies are available on the

ConsultCambs website:- https://consultcambs.uk.engagementhq.com/

The draft strategies, the survey and the opportunity to speak to staff from the transport planning team will be available at the following events: 

• Ramsey Market: Saturday 1 October, from 10am until 1pm 

• Tesco superstore Huntingdon: Saturday 1 October, from 2pm until 5pm

• St Neots Market: Thursday 6 October, from 10am until 1pm

• Waitrose St Ives: Thursday 6 October, from 2pm until 5pm 

• March Market: Wednesday 12 October, from 9am until midday 

• Tesco superstore Chatteris: Wednesday 12 October, from 2pm until 5pm

• Whittlesey Market: Friday 14 October, from 9am until midday

• Wisbech Market: Friday 14 October, from 12.30pm until 3pm 

• Grafton Centre, Cambridge: Wednesday 19 October, from 10am until 3pm

• Ely Market: Thursday 27 October, from 10am until 3pm

There will also be information located in libraries across the county, so residents who are unable to access the internet or cannot attend an event can view hard copies of the draft strategies and complete the survey.

Defibrillator Training

Do you know we now have two defibrillators in the village? One is situated outside the shop on the High Street and a there is a newly installed defibrillator on the outside wall of the Church centre.

Would you know how to use them? Would you be afraid to use one?

Help is at hand, there will be a free demonstration of how to access and use a defibrillator and how to perform CPR. This will be held at the Church Centre on Thursday 29th September at 7.00pm.

Spaces are limited so if you would like to attend, please contact your Clerk – Jo Perez to book a place.

clerk@fenstantonparishcouncil.org.uk

01480 465300 / 07542 681976

Town and Parish Council update on Huntingdonshire Futures

Huntingdonshire Futures is a new strategy that will shape a vision for the future of the District. Residents can have their say by coming along to the following events or by visiting http://www.huntingdonshirefutures.net. More events will be shared in due course.

Avian influenza in the wild bird population in Huntingdonshire

Financial accounts and Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for FY 2021/22

Support for Ukraine – can you help?


Thursday evening. Update: wow, thanks to everyone who has contributed. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. The first load, a full estate car’s worth is on its way to the Poland/ Ukraine border, via a fleet of lorries leaving Newmarket, so will hopefully arrive early next week.


Your Parish Council is working with a number of organisations looking to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.

We will be providing a collection point within the Parish for urgently needed supplies for the millions of displaced civilians.

Whilst requirements will change over time and as the temperature rises, at this stage the most urgent items needed include:

  • Insulated and waterproof sleeping mats/ sleeping bags
  • Camping equipment
  • Rucksacks, waterproof clothing
  • Thermal hats/ gloves/ underwear (new please)
  • Heat patches and body warmer pads
  • Thermos flasks
  • Solar powered cells, power banks and charging equipment
  • Wind up items, including torches, radios
  • Female sanitary products
  • Baby supplies, including nappies, wipes, creams
  • High energy bars
  • First aid and medical equipment, including burns and antiseptic cream and gels, bandages, plasters, paracetamol, etc

For more information or to arrange a drop-off, please contact your Parish Clerk.

clerk@fenstantonparishcouncil.org.uk, Tel: 01480 465300


Booking the MUGA during the holiday period

During the holiday period the Parish Council Office will be closed and email confirmation of bookings and access codes may be delayed. Consequently, if you are booking the MUGA for immediate (same day) access, please text 07542 681976.

The Little Book of Big Scams – well worth a read

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is working to minimise the risk of fraud.

To download a copy of the booklet, with loads of sensible and practical advice to help you keep safe, please click on the link below.