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

Tesco Bags of Help - Petanque

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 - all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 2 to 28 January on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

Please vote for a Petanque Pitch for Little Paxton and help Little Paxton Parish Council install this new facility on the QEII Playing Field.

Each time you shop at Tesco (no bag purchase necessary), you will receive a blue token to vote for one of three community projects.

Particpating stores

Eaton Socon Express
St Ives Needingworth Exp
King St Potton Extra
Huntingdon Extra
St.Neots Extra
Somersham High St Exp
Sandy Superstore
Stukeley Meadows Exp
St. Neots Loves Farm
Ramsey Superstore

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Quality

Little Paxton Parish Councillors were presented with the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality) certificate at its meeting on 15th December.

The Quality Award demonstrates that a council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement.

Chairman of the Council, Cllr Jean Matheson said' I am delighted that the Council has won this award. A portfolio of evidence, which took twelve months to complete, was submitted to the awarding panel. The Council is now working towards achieving the 'Quality Gold' status.'

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said 'This a new award scheme run by the National Association of Local Councils. The Parish Council was required to demonstrate that it met a stringent set of criteria regarding local governance.'

The CEO, Mr Ian Dewar, of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Association of Local Councils said in his letter to the Parish Council that CAPALC applauded the Parish Council's vision and leadership as an award winning council.

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Casual Vacancies

Have you ever considered becoming a member of the Parish Council?
Little Paxton Parish Council has 3 casual vacancies and are looking for new councillors to join our team.

If you are over 18, on the voters role and reside in the village - this could be for you!

Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Thursday in the village hall back room. They start at 7,30pm and are finished by 9.30pm. Many of the meetings are finished by 9pm or earlier.
If you are interested, please contact the Clerk, Jenny Gellatly Tel 01480 470193 , email littlepaxton@hotmail.com or send a fb message.

No experience required and training will be provided.

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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 Cate Wright 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 Parish 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

Dated: 7th November 2016
Deadline 25th November 2016

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Little Paxton's Community Led Plan Update

Following the recent publicity and the Public Meeting held at the Village Hall I am pleased to say that we have had three Little Paxton residents who have expressed an interest in joining the Steering Group.

This is just the start of the process and we do need more people to join us, so if it has sparked your interest or just want more information then please do get in touch with me,
Liz Timms, telephone 01480 394051 or Jean Matheson, Chair of Little Paxton Parish Council.

Just a reminder of what a Community Led Plan is;

'A vision for how the community wants to develop and an identification of the action needed to acheive this.'
(Cambridgeshire ACRE information)

Little Paxton is a great place to live; let's work together to ensure it continues to be so.

Liz Timms (Chair, Parish Plan Steering Group)

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Winter gritting

Little Paxton Parish Council
Winter gritting Programme
Areas to be gritted

1. Entrance from the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, High Street to Doctors Surgery
2. The Rookery Steps & Ramp
3. Footpath through St. James' Churchyard

Gritting will only take place on the days the Council's Groundsman works i.e. (Mon- Fri).

There will no gritting carried out at weekends.

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Community Led Plan

Just a reminder about the public meeting on Wednesday 12th October in Little Paxton Village Hall at 7.30pm about starting a Community Led Plan. All welcome.

The Public meeting is organised by Little Paxton Parish Council.


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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

A Community Vision

Little Paxton Parish Council are inviting residents to a public meeting in the village hall on Wednesday 12th October at 7.30pm with the aim of forming a steering group to establish a Community Led Plan.

The key to a successful Community Led Plan is consulting with the community with a detailed questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire are used to identify what actions are needed to achieve the community needs.

Cllr Liz Timms said, 'Community Led Plan is the new name for Parish Plans. The existing Parish Plan was prepared in 2006 and is now out of date. Little Paxton has changed and expanded so much since the last plan especially with the building of two major housing developments. A new vision for the community is now needed.'

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Village Consultation

The Parish Council is considering installing a Petanque court (French boule) on the QEII Playing Field.

The exact area has not been agreed however the area under consideration is to the right of the Community Pavilion.

The Council invites and welcomes residents' comments on this project. Please contact the Clerk by Tel 01480 470193 ,email littlepaxton@hotmail.com ,sent a message via social media
www.facebook.com/LittlePaxtonParishCouncil
or
write to
Little Paxton Parish Council
11 Hayling Avenue
Little Paxton
PE19 6HG

by 15th November 2016

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Allotments Breaking News

Little Paxton Parish Council has several vacant half & starter allotment plots available and is now offering allotment plots to residents in the St.Neots area. Please note that Little Paxton residents will be given priority.

If you are interested, please contact the Allotment Representative
Cllr Jean Matheson Tel 01480 476298 or the Clerk ( 01480 470193) to arrange a site visit.

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