Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) – update
Parish Council Office re-opening to the public.
In light of recent changes to Government guidance, the Parish Council Office will be open to the public during the following times:
- Tuesday, 10.00am to 2.00pm
- Thursday, 10.00am to 2.00pm
Annual Report to the Parish.
Details of the activities of the Parish Council over the period 01.04.20 to 31.03.21. Available to view and download. For further clarification or if you have any questions, please contact the Parish Clerk.
Work will continue on Wednesday, 10th March to clear and repair the pond and subsequently, put a new fence up. Please avoid parking next to the pond.
Managing the Flood Risk.
Maintenance work for two weeks, including the installation of scaffolding, commencing 18th January. Please avoid parking next to the tower.
The Fen Cycleway and Bridleway is open.
Its great to see it being used by wheelchair users, as well as a variety of walkers and cyclists…opening up access to both the busway and St Ives.
To see the full press release, click below
A1307 Godmanchester to Fenstanton resurfacing – overnight road closures – November 16th to December 16th.
We plan to complete this work for five weeks from Monday 16 November to Wednesday 16 December, on week nights only, working between the hours of 8pm to 6am, subject to weather conditions.
For full details click on the button below:
Parish of Fen Drayton with Fenstanton Remembrance Sunday Service – now a virtual event
Sadly we are unable to have our service for Remembrance Sunday in the church as planned. For details of how to attend a virtual event see: https://fenstantonpc.org/2020/11/03/remembrance-services-updates-now-a-virtual-event/
Annual Parish Council grants and awards – applications now being reviewed.
Thank you for submitting your applications. These will be discussed at the Finance and Constitution meeting on Thursday, 22nd October, with recommendations taken to the full Council meeting on Thursday, 12th November.
Closing date for initial applications: Friday, 16th October 2020. –
Joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy – Sunday, 20th September
To comply with Coronavirus regulations volunteers must register to join the event. If you can join us (there will be flexibility with times) please contact Roy: email@example.com or Sue: firstname.lastname@example.org with numbers of adults and children.
If you do not have litter pickers, Hi-Vis vests, bag holders and bags, we will supply them for you to keep for your own use. Please bring your own gloves.
Cambridgeshire County Council – Back to school guide for parents and guardians
Welcome back to School
We have produced a helpful guide to support parents and young people as they transition back into formal education. In it we have given clear information on some of the common things parents ask us about every year, such as transport, attendance, free school meals, etc. We have also made a point of clarifying the Test & Trace process, made clear our expectation on parents to help protect our school staff, and given some ideas on how to help their child fall back into a school routine. I hope you find it useful.
The latest consultation letter issued to residents and landowners by the Parish Council has received unanimous support for the Fen Public Path 12 Bridleway. The Horse Riders Association have also unanimously supported the Creation Order. CCC have drafted the Creation Order for issue. After further discussions, The Ramblers Association has withdrawn any objection, so it’s full steam ahead!
The Fen Public Footpath 12 Closure Order has been requested between 01/09/2020 – 28/02/2021 between the hours of 6.00 and 18.00. The closure order provides the contractor Skanska with a “window” within which they can close the Public Path whilst conducting works which are expected to start September 2020. As such, the path will only be closed by the contractor when absolutely necessary. Whilst there will inevitably be some disruption, access for residents and landowners will be maintained throughout the duration of the works.
Children’s playgrounds and outdoor gym now open.
Following updated guidence from Central Government, the children’s playgrounds around the village and the Outdoor Gym are all open. These will continue to be sanitised on a regular basis by the Parish Council
Fenstanton Parish Office is closed to the public during the Covid-19 crisis
During the Covid-19 crisis, the Parish Council Office will remain closed for visits from the public. However, the Clerk will be working and can be contacted by phone or email.
For any parishioners needing help, in a position to volunteer or needing further information on the support and help available and which shops are open and able to deliver across the Parish, a dedicated website has been set up. Please go to http://www.fpccovid-19.com (see below)
St Ives Foodbank – new Fenstanton Hub
The new St Ives Foodbank collection point is now up and running in Ash’s shop. Those items most needed will be updated regularly. If you can, please leave any donations in the collection bin.
In addition, if you know of families or individuals who may need foodbank support during the coming weeks and months, please ask them to get in contact with the Foodbank directly, or the Parish Clerk. This will be totally confidential.
St Ives and Fenstanton Timebank
The St Ives Timebank, in conjunction with Fenstanton Parish Council has re-launched as the St Ives and Fenstanton Timebank, extending its support to cover Fenstanton and surrounding villages. a new website has been developed: stivesfenstantontimebank.com
We are keen to hear from any Fenstanton residents who either need support or would be interested in volunteering.