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

Sainsbury's Sport Relief- Little Paxton Mile

It's time to get your running shoes on as Little Paxton Parish Council has agreed to organise the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Little Paxton Mile on the 23rd March 2014 starting at the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, Little Paxton and finishing at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve.

There will be routes for 1, 3 and 6 miles. The 3 and 6 miles runs start at 10.30am and the one mile run starts at 10.45am and 11am.

Register early and for a limited period there is a reduced registration fee Adult £3
(normally £6), Child £1.50 ( normally £3) and family £7.50 ( normally £15).

To register go to www.mysportrelief.com


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Missing Memorial Update

Little Paxton Parish Council would like to thank readers for contacting the Council regarding the missing memorial at Little Paxton Cemetery for the late Brian Stephenson.

The family has now been traced and the Council's records have been updated accordingly.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Notice of conclusion of the Annual Audit

Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2013

Section 14 of the Audit Commission Act 1998
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/817)

1. The audit of accounts for Little Paxton Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2013 has been concluded.

2. The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Little Paxton Parish Council on application to:

Mrs J. Gellatly
Parish Clerk
Little Paxton Parish Council
11 Hayling Avenue
Little Paxton
PE19 6HG

3. Copies will be provided to any local government elector on payment of £0.60 for each copy of the Annual Return.

Announcement made by Mrs J. Gellatly, Parish Clerk

Date of announcement 18th September 2013

Section 1, 2 and 3 of the Audit is on display at the St. James Road Notice Board, St James Road, Little Paxton


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Missing Memorial

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.


A local news item from i-d Image Development

Kids Photography Club for 12 to 17 year olds

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


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Little Paxton Community Pavilion

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: -

Paul Cook
37 Park Drive
Little Paxton
PE19 6NT
01480 211544


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Notice of Vacancy - Little Paxton Parish Coun

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: littlepaxton@hotmail.com
Deadline 15th August 2013


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Summer Activities in Little Paxton

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.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Paxfest and Fun Dog Show Saturday 13th July

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


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Little Paxton Village Hall- Can you help?

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 jennifer.vhall@gmail.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



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