Expired Local News Items from St. Neots

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting

Little Paxton Parish Council will be holding its Annual Parish meeting on Thursday 21st April at 7pm- 7.30pm in the back room of the Little Paxton Village Hall.

All residents of Little Paxton and members of the public are most welcome.

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 working on several community projects including buying new removeable net ball goals posts, hoops and nets for the multi use games area, installing three new dog waste bins around the village and a new litter bin on Gordon Road and submitting a planning application for the proposed cemetery extension.

A rolling programme of allotment maintenance has resulted in a large boundary area being cleared, new perimeter fencing installed and the creating of new smaller 'starter allotment plots' to encourage allotment gardening'.

Light refreshments will be available

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Community Litter Pick

Little Paxton parish Council would like to invite residents to take part in a community litter pick on Saturday 12th March 2pm - 4pm starting & finishing on the QEII Playing field, Little Paxton.


This a great way to help keep Little Paxton clean, tidy and free from litter ready for the the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.


Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said, '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'.


Cllr Pat Law said 'If everyone who comes along picks up 90 bits of litter, then the village will soon be spick & span'.


Volunteers will be allocated streets and areas of the village to litter pick.

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Notice of Vacancy of Parish Councillor

Notice of Vacancy in office of Parish Councillor on the Little Paxton Parish Council


Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor Stan Codling 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.

Dated: 22nd January 2016 Mrs Jennifer Gellatly, Parish Clerk
Tel 01480 470193 Email: littlepaxton@hotmail.com

Deadline 11th February 2016



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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Notice of Vacancy of Parish Councillor

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor Emma Freeman 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.

Dated: 18th January 2016 Signed Mrs Jennifer Gellatly, Parish Clerk
Tel 01480 470193 Email littlepaxton@hotmail.com

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Winter gritting

The weather is starting to turn wintery and the Council have a winter gritting programme for icy weather. The areas gritted by the Parish Council are:

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

New 'Starter' Allotment Plots

To encourage residents to take up allotment gardening and 'have a go'Little Paxton Parish Council has new 'starter' allotment plots soon to be available. These plots are significantly smaller than a full size and half size plot.


The Council's Allotment Officer Cllr Stan Codling said ' Allotment gardening is an enjoyable pastime and nothing tastes better than home grown fruit and vegetable. Flowers and fruit trees can also be grown on an allotment'.


Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said, 'This a great opportunity for first time gardeners to grow produce on an starter allotment. A starter plot is not too onerous and there many new houses in Little Paxton that do not have gardens. It's a good taster introduction to gardening and we would also like to encourage families to have a starter allotment.'


If you are interested in a starter plot and live in Little Paxton, please contact the Parish Clerk Tel 01480 470193 or the Allotment Officer Cllr Stan Codling Tel 01480 475022. The annual rent for a starter plot is £5 per annum.




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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Casual Vacancies

Little Paxton Parish Council is a very proactive Council and looks after the QEII Playing Field, Children's play park, allotments , community defibrillators as well as organise Paxfest, community litter picks and other village events.

The Council has two casual vacancies and is looking for residents to join the Council.


Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said 'The role of a Parish Councillor is a rewarding one and councillors can be as active as they wish to be.'

Chairman of the Council, Cllr Jean Matheson said,' I have been a Councillor for some time and I enjoy being part of a team of councillors and working to improve the amenities in the village. Little Paxton is a great place to live and we would welcome new councillors to join our team.'

If you are interested in joining the Council, please contact the Clerk Mrs Jenny Gellatly Tel 01480 470193 email littlepaxton@hotmail.com .

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

ALLOTMENTSí ROLLING PROGRAMME OF MAINTENANCE

Introduction

Little Paxton Parish Council endeavours, within financial constraints, to maintain and improve its amenities. One such amenity is the Parish allotments' area. The Council has a commitment

(a) to maintain the area,
(b) to review and maximise the use of the land,
(c) to plan for future allotment requirements and
(d) to encourage residents to experience the joy of cultivation in a managed environment.

To achieve these aims, the Council is implementing a simple rolling programme over a period of time with a minimum of disruption to all plot holders.

(a) Maintenance

Over the coming year, perimeter boundaries to be tidied; a track/pathway(up to 4.5m wide)to be cleared along the Ouse Valley walk and pits sides to provide easy access for maintenance vehicles/and or paths and/or further plots.

Perimeter boundaries to be repaired or replaced where needed

(b) and (c) review and plan

After the clearance programme is completed, a review of cleared land or unused plots will be undertaken to consider the introduction of half plots/ quarter plots/starter plots.

(d) when a currently cultivated plot becomes available, will be carefully reviewed as to its best future use/size. It is hoped to encourage residents to try cultivation on smaller size plots.

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Council phones 22nd October

The Council's phone number Tel 01480 470193 is being transferred into the BT Cloudphone today. The number may be unobtainable for part of the day while the work is being carried out.

The Clerk can be contacted by email littlepaxton@hotmail.com

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor John Longbottom 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.

Dated 20/10/15 Signed Mrs Jennifer Gellatly,Parish Clerk

Address: 11 Hayling Avenue, Little Paxton PE19 6HG

Deadline 09/11/15

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