Expired Local News Items from St. Neots

Displayed here, in reverese chronological order (latest first), are expired Local News items that were entered by website members form St. Neots in Cambridgeshire more than a month ago.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Paxfest Celebration Cake Competiton

Paxfest is only a week away and final preparations are under way.

The deadline for registrations for the Celebration Cake Competition has been extended to 11th July.

The 1st prize is magnificent shield which will have the winners name engraved on it plus there will be other prizes.

Competition entry forms are available from the community website www.little-paxton.org.uk, The Anchor, Little Paxton, contacting Jenny Gellatly littlepaxton@hotmail.com or by sending a Facebook message.

Who will be the first person to have their name engraved on the Shield?


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Signatures Required

Little Paxton Parish Council has agreed to start a petition for improvements to the Mill Lane Road, Little Paxton to prevent road closures due to flooding.

The Council has become increasingly aware that residents of Little Paxton are frustrated when the Mill Lane Road is closed due to flooding, fed up with access roads into St.Neots becoming gridlocked and worry that they may miss trains as the short journey to the Railway Station becomes a very long, slow journey.

Cllr David Rennie said, 'The more people that sign the petition, the stronger our voice will be for improvements to the road'.

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said, 'Residents of Little Paxton, non residents & local businesses can all sign the petition'.

The petition will be available for signature on Saturday 5th July, Little Paxton Village Hall 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 12th July at Paxfest and Thursday 17th July at St.Neots Market.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Celebration Cakes for Paxfest

Little Paxton's village fete 'Paxfest' will take place on Saturday 12th July in the Village Hall and on the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field.

The Paxfest organisers are always looking to add to the excitement of the annual event.

This year there will be a Celebration Cake Competition, which will have three categories- adults, junior and children.

The competition for adults is to decorate a cake not larger than 9 inches (23cm) round or an 8 inch (20cm) square. The cake can be 'tall' but it can only be one

For the Junior and Children competition, the competition is to decorate six cup cakes.

Cllr Stan Codling said,' The cake and decorations must be completely edible except for items such as cake toppers, wires, stamens and ribbons. We are hoping lots of people will get baking and take part in the Celebration Cake Competition.'

All cakes will be displayed in the village hall on 12th July.

Entry forms & competition rules are available from The Anchor Little Paxton, Costcutter Little Paxton, the community website www.little-paxton.org.uk or by contacting the Clerk Mrs Jenny Gellatly Tel 01480 470193. All entry forms to be submitted by 4th July.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Little Paxton Village Hall AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Village Hall Management Committee will take place on Wednesday 11th June at 7.30pm in the village hall.

All residents of the village of Little Paxton and users of the hall are invited to attend and to complete a nomination form to become a member of the Village Hall Management Committee.

Any questions , resolutions or recommendations should be sent to the Chair of the Village Hall Mr. Trevor Herbert, Holly Cottage , Bydand Lane , Little Paxton by 5pm Wed 4th June.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Keep Little Paxton Tidy

Little Paxton Parish Council is organising a village litter pick on Saturday 7th June from 2pm to 4pm starting at the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, Little Paxton.

Cllr David Rennie said, 'This a great way to help keep Little Paxton clean & tidy and free from litter'.

The Council is looking for volunteers to come along and help make a difference to the village. Volunteers will be allocated streets and areas of the village to litter pick.

All volunteers will be provided with high viz jackets, black bags, litter pickers and gloves. The Council would like to encourage as many volunteers as possible.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Gordon Road, Little Paxton

Work has started by Cambridgeshire County Council Highways to resurface the entire length of Gordon Road in Little Paxton. The resurfacing is expected to be completed by the time the schools return after the Easter break.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Free Children's Easter Activities

Little Paxton Parish Council have organised eight activity sessions for children & young people during the school Easter Holidays.

The activities are one hour sessions aimed at children between the ages of 7- 11 years and young people 14-17 years old and will be run by Huntingdonshire District Council Sport & Active Lifestyles Team. The venue for the fun activities is on 'The Green', Samuel Jones Crescent in Little Paxton.

The Council is aware as to how difficult it is for children who reside the opposite end of the village to access the play equipment and activities on the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field as they have to cross the busy Mill Lane Road.

Cllr Jean Matheson said' The Council ran similar activities last year which proved very popular.'

The activity sessions are all outside and are free. There is no need to book. The dates for the children's fun sessions are 9th & 10th April 10am - 11am and 15th & 16th April 2pm - 3pm.

The young people sessions are 9th & 10th April 11am - 12noon and 15th & 16th April 3pm - 4pm.

The event is sponsored by Little Paxton Parish Council and CHS Group.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Sport Relief - Little Paxton Mile

Two days to the Sport Relief Little Paxton Mile and weather is looking to be dry & sunny.

This morning 175 runners are registered to take part in the Little Paxton event. It would be great if we could beat the 2012 total of 247 runners.

Runners can register on the day at the Community Pavilion from 9.30am.

Don't forget the Black Cat will be there to help with the warm up.

In Support of Sport Relief, an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Memorial Safety Testing

Little Paxton Parish Council will be safety testing the memorials in Little Paxton Cemetery and in St. James' Churchyard, High Street, Little Paxton within the next 8- 10 weeks.

The Council has a duty under the Local Authorities' Cemeteries Order 1977 to maintain the cemetery & churchyard in good order and to ensure they are safe places for the visiting public, contractors and employees.

The safety testing initially involves a hand test to confirm the memorial is stable and involves no tools or equipment.

If the hand test identifies a risk, the memorial will be retested with a small hand held mechanical tester.

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said, 'The Council will not lay any memorial flat nor will it use stakes, as a temporary measure, to support a memorial'.

If a memorial requires to be made stable, the Council will contact the memorial owner for remedial repairs.

All memorial owners, for which the Council has a mailing address, will be contacted by the Council to advise of the safety testing before the work commences.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Sport Relief - Little Paxton Mile

The race is on in Little Paxton!
Sport Relief 2014: Join in the fun and games

It's time to dig out that running kit Little Paxton! Sport Relief is here again. On Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, Little Paxton at 10.30am, with hundreds of locals getting on their marks, set and go for Sport Relief. Super sprinters and willing walkers will all feel at home with a choice of one, three or six miles.

Milers start on the playing field and head out towards the back of the field towards the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. The 1 mile route follows the sailing lake, the 3 miles route goes past the ski- ing lake and the 6 mile route is circular round the ski-ing lake. All routes finish at Paxton Pits Visitors Centre.

The views at the Nature Reserve are magnificent, you may see a kingfisher, a heron or if you're very lucky an otter.

Enter now at sportrelief.com, get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living here in the UK and in some of the world's poorest countries, while being part of an incredible nationwide event.

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said: "Come on Little Paxton what are you waiting for! Last time the Little Paxton Mile had more than 247participants, and this year we want even more of you to get involved to get that total even higher! There will be something for everyone on what looks set to be a great day, so don't forget to rope in your mates, family, boyfriend, girlfriend and colleagues too and get training!"

To help promote the event, local celebrity 'Black Cat' (known as BC) from Black Cat Radio will help with the warm, start the ''Milers' at the playing field and present medals to runners.

Keith Ritchie, Nice Tri Events Ltd has planned all the routes for the Sport Relief Little Paxton Mile and without his expertise the event would not be able to take place.



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