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Little Paxton Parish Council is trying to trace the family members for a memorial that has been removed from Little Paxton Cemetery.
In February, a memorial for the late Brian Stephenson was removed from the lawn cemetery without permission and the memorial has never been returned.
Initially, it was thought that perhaps a stone mason who is not local and unaware of the Council Memorial's Registration Scheme may have removed the headstone for further work. Six months have passed and there is no sign of the return memorial.
Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said' This is a most unusual situation as memorials are not normally removed without prior notification. The memorial base has not been removed which gives the indication that the memorial would be returned.'
The black, granite memorial has a unique picture of Stephenson's Rocket etched on the bottom left corner.
The Council has no current contact details for Stephenson family and would ask that if readers know any details about the whereabouts of the late Brian Stephenson' family to contact the Clerk.
Do your kids have an interest in photography?
Why not come along this summer to our brand new photography club to have run with photography and explore it further. It will be running over 2 days on the following dates:
6th and 8th August
12th and 14th August
20th and 22nd August
Cost is £25 per day and includes a light lunch
Notice of Annual General Meeting
2nd August 2013
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Little Paxton Community Pavilion will take place on Friday, August 16th in the Pavilion at 7.00pm Any residents of the Little Paxton community wishing to attend would be welcome.
For further information please contact: -
37 Park Drive
Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor Alan Denison there is a vacancy on the Little Paxton Parish Council.
If, within 14 statutory days after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon PE29 3TN by ten electors of the town an election will be held. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
If any member of the Parish would like to be considered for co-option please contact the Parish Clerk.
Mrs Jennifer Gellatly, Parish Clerk
Address Little Paxton Parish Council, 11 Haying Avenue, Little Paxton PE19 6HG
Tel 01480n 470193 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline 15th August 2013
Little Paxton Parish Council has arranged for fun activities for children during the School Summer Holidays.
On Thursday evenings from 25th July to 22nd August 3rd the Connections Youth Bus will be visiting the village from 7pm - 9pm. The Bus will be parked in the Village hall Car park and is free.
The Bus has game consoles, internet access, tuck shop, crafts, music and lots more and will be manned by two youth workers. Children going into Year 7 and above are welcome on the bus.
Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said' This is the 6th year the Connections Bus has been visiting Little Paxton during the school summer holidays and each year it gets more and more popular'.
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) Lifestyles team will be running activity road shows on 1st & 28th August on the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field from 1.30pm - 4pm. The sessions are free and are aimed at children 5- 11years old.
The activities will be managed by qualified staff. To book a place for your child on the Road shows, please contact One Leisure St.Neots.
Little Paxton's annual village fete Paxfest will take place on Saturday 13th July on the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, Little Paxton.
For the first time, there will also be a Fun Dog Show at Paxfest with 10 classes including a Championship Class. All the dog classes have been sponsored by local businesses.
The Dog Show classes are Children's Handling (14 years and under) sponsored by Ibex Camping, Puppies under 1 year sponsored by Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services Ltd, Best rescue or rehomed dog/bitch sponsored by a local business, Country sporting dog sponsored by Hire & Buy Group Ltd, Country sporting bitch sponsored by Affinity Hair Designers, Best condition dog/bitch sponsored by Oscar Pet Foods, Best cross bred dog/bitch sponsored by PE19 , most handsome dog sponsored by The Anchor and Prettiest Bitch sponsored by Huntree Fencing Ltd.
The Championship Class is selected from the winner from each of the dog classes and is sponsored by Woof&Brew.
Registration will be on the day and will cost £1.50 per class.
There will be over 30 stalls on the playing field and in the village hall there will be an Art & Craft Exhibition. Exhibitors can bring along home crafts, embroidery, photography, multi media, ceramics, models and paintings (food ,school projects & live plants are excluded) between 9.30am & 11.30am.
Cllr Jean Matheson said 'The entertainment programme includes Mick Ross & Buffalo, Somersham Town Band and Little Paxton School Choir. The School Choir recently performed in the Young Voices Concert at the O2 Arena in London'.
Also new for Paxfest will be a display of vintage tractors. There will approx 12 tractors attending the event and children (grown up or otherwise) will be able to sit on the tractors and see how they work.
Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said 'Familiar stalls such a BBQ, refreshments, beer tent, children's races and the Connections Bus will there as well as lots of new stalls. '
In the village hall there will be a craft and painting table for children.
Cllr Su Dean said 'The Fun Dog Show is new for Paxfest and we hope that many families will bring along their pet dogs to take part.'
The new Community Pavilion will be officially opened at Paxest at 12.15pm. After many months of planning by Little Paxton Community Pavilion Group along with well in excess of a hundred man hours by volunteers from Little Paxton Colts Football team, Little Paxton Cricket Club and village residents, the Pavilion is finished.
Anyone wishing a stall or more information about the Art and Craft Exhibition, please contact Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly Tel 01480 470193
The event starts at 12 noon and finishes at 5pm.
The weather at last year's Paxfest was awful to the extent that Royston Town Band played 'Singing in the Rain'. This year the Paxfest Committee hope the Somersham Town Band will play 'Bring me Sunshine'.
In the event of bad weather, the event will still go ahead.
Anyone wishing a stall or more information about the Art & Craft Exhibition. please contact Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly Tel 01480 470193
Do you want to get involved in community life, meet new people and make friends?
Then this is for you!
Little Paxton Village Hall is a charity serving your village.
We urgently need new volunteers to help maintain and improve your facilities for the benefit of the whole community and all age groups.
If you think you might be able to spare a little time please contact Liz Timms, Committee Member, who will be pleased to tell you what is involved. Phone:01480 394051 or email email@example.com.
The Management Committee relies on volunteers
• to tell us how the hall can better serve the community
• for administration
• to help carry out maintenance
• to help organise fund-raising activities which help to bring the community together and raise funds for the hall
Please get in touch no later than 31st July 2013
Little Paxton Parish Council will be holding its Annual Parish meeting on Thursday 18th April at 7pm in the back room of the Little Paxton Village Hall.
The meeting will include reports of the Council's activities during the past twelve months and its plans for the year ahead.
Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said 'The Council has had a busy year with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Tea Party, working with Fields In Trust to dedicate and rename the playing field the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field and more recently the installation of the new outdoor gym equipment and fitness trail.
Light refreshments will be available
Little Paxton Parish Council has recently installed outdoor gym equipment and a fitness trail on the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, Little Paxton.
There are 17 items of gym equipment located between the Multi Use Games Area and the purple/orange youth shelter.
The there are 11 items of fitness trail equipment positioned between the Multi Use Games area and the boundary fencing.
To celebrate the opening of the new equipment, the Council is organising a Fit for Fun Field Day on Saturday 13th April from 10am - 12 noon on the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field in Little Paxton
This is a community event and the Council would like as many residents of all ages, as possible, to come along and try out all the new equipment.
At any one time over 40 people can use the equipment, as some items are doubled up.
The gym items include a cross country skier, a double air walker, Tai Chi spinners, double rower and a seated leg press. There are items installed for disabled users including an arm and pedal bike and a combination seated chest press with a pull down challenger.
The fitness trail include items such as a seated leg press, 2 side surfers, double sit up boards, triple pull up, leg lift station and a strength trainer.
The gym equipment and fitness trail is available for anyone to use and is aimed at adults, the elderly and those with disabilities.
The official opening will be at 10.30am.
Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be available in the village hall.
Due to the Easter Bank holiday weekend, the Mobile Post Office Van will not be visiting the village on Tuesday 2nd April.
Normal service resumes Thursday 4th April 2pm - 4pm in the village hall car park.