Expired Local News Items from St. Neots

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Parish Plan Revisited

In 2007, Little Paxton Parish Council Parish Council adopted a Parish Plan to help identify needs and improve existing amenities/facilities in the village. The Plan was prepared after an extensive village consultation.

This was done in conjunction with a Parish Plan Steering Group and the Parish Council. All the Action points for the 2007 Plan were completed.

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said ,'The number of dwellings and population in the village has increased significantly and the 2007 Parish Plan now needs to be refreshed and updated'.

The Parish Council would like to set up a new Steering group to help achieve this. The aim of the Steering Group would be to consult with village residents by means of a questionnaire and collate the results to form a new Community Led Plan & Action Plan.

The questionnaire in 2007, which covered a broad range of issues, was delivered to every household in the village and collected a couple of weeks later. Now with modern technology, the process may be made easier.

One member of the original Parish Plan Steering group has volunteered to help with the new plan. A few more volunteers are needed to set up the Steering Group.

If you are interested in being part of the Steering Group, please contact the Clerk on Tel 01480 470193 or email littlepaxton@hotmail.com.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Fun Dog Show 2015

Little Paxton's annual village fete & Fun Dog Show will take place on Saturday 11th July on Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field.

Due to popular demand, the number of dog show classes has increased from 12 to 18 classes.

The classes include Children's Handling (14 years and under), Puppies under 1 year, Best Rescue or Re Homed Dog, Best Rescue or Re Homed Bitch, Country Sporting Dog, County Sporting Bitch, Dog or Bitch with the best trick, Dog or Bitch most like its owner, Best Condition Dog, Best Condition Bitch, Best Cross-Bred Dog, Best Cross-Bred Bitch, Most Handsome Dog, Most Prettiest Bitch, Best dog judge would most like to take home, Best bitch judge would most like to take home, Doggy Fancy Dress & Championship (winners of each class) .

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said, 'Registration for the Dog Show is on the day and there is no restrictions on the number of classes than can be entered.'

The event will be remembering war time, celebrating peace and there will be a 'Make Do & Mend' theme. Stalls will be decorated with homemade bunting. Refreshments will be served in the village hall in the style of a street party reminisce of VE Day.

Peterborough Highland Pipe Band will open the event and will be followed with musical entertainment from Porterhouse Jazz 6, Little Paxton School Choir and CSD Brass.

Vice Chairman Cllr P. Chapman said 'There will be lots of stalls, games and entertainment for all ages. This year there will be three different magic show performances in the village hall'.

The event finale will be family balloon races.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Annual Report

At the 21st May Full Council meeting of the Little Paxton Parish Council, the Annual Report of 2014-2015 was approved. The Report summarises the Council's activities for the past twelve months.

Chairman Cllr Jean Matheson said "The Council has been very active in the past year. Village consultations have been carried out for additional litter bins and dog waste bins and two community litter picks have been organised. A plaque was unveiled to commemorate all those who gave their lives serving their country in World War 1 and two commemorative benches have also been installed''.

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said' The Parish Council has been involved in many community activities from supporting other village groups to organising Paxfest and the Fun Dog Show.'

A copy of the Report is available on the Community website www. little-paxton.cambs.info. If anyone would like a copy, please contact the Clerk, Jenny Gellatly (Tel 01480 470193)


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Little Paxton Parish Council is looking for a new member to join the small dedicated team of Parish Councillors.

Current projects include replacement of Council garages, proposed cemetery extension, providing community defibrillators, preparing a Parish Plan and is the main organiser of Paxfest & Fun Dog Show 2015.

If you've got a few hours to spare each week,an interest in the future of the village,
we'd like to hear from you.

If you wish to apply, please contact the Clerk Mrs J Gellatly for the application forms- Tel 01480 470193 or email littlepaxton@hotmail.com. The forms are also on the community website:-



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 16th April at 7pm- 7.45pm 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.

The Council has had a busy year with the listing village assets of community value, organising Paxfest & Fun Dog Show, carrying out village consultations for a sensory garden with additional seating , new litter bins & dog waste bins and submitting a petition with over 2000 signatures for improvements to the Mill Lane road to prevent road closure due to flooding.

Light refreshments will be available.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Council Vacancy

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 David Rennie 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: 17TH March 2015 Signed Mrs Jennifer Gellatly, Parish Clerk

Address: Little Paxton Parish Council, 11 Hayling Avenue,
Little Paxton PE19 6HG

Deadline 8th April 2015


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Dog Waste Bins for Little Paxton

At the request of residents, Little Paxton Parish Council has agreed to review the number of dog waste bins in the village and would like to ask residents where they think new bins could be located.

Cllr John Longbottom said. 'Dog mess left on pavements, footpaths and on the playing field is not acceptable. The majority of dog owners are responsible however there are some who do not clean up after their pet.'

If you think a particular area of the village would benefit from an additional dog waste bin, please let us know by contacting the Clerk Tel 01480 470193, email littlepaxton@hotmail.com. or send a message on the Councils social media page.


A local news item from WiggleWaggle with Sharon

Baby and Children's Market - St Neots

WiggleWaggle with Sharon will be at this market. Come along and say hello find out my classes and grab a bargain !!!

Baby & Children's Market - St Neots
28 February at 14:00
The Priory Centre in St Neots
96 people are going

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A local news item from WiggleWaggle with Sharon

WiggleWaggle Taster Session

A new class is starting at Tesco community Room on Wednesdays 9.30 to 11. This week (Feb 25th) There is a £1 taster session for new Wigglers. Come along to have a Boogie with you little person

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A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Vandalism at Little Paxton Cemetery

In 2012, Little Paxton Parish Council installed an old style village hand water pump at Little Paxton Lawn Cemetery to enable visiting relatives to water flowers on their 'loved ones' memorials.

The water pump has been much admired and remarked upon by the visitors to the cemetery.

Yesterday the water pump was reported stolen and the base has been smashed.
It is thought the vandalism occurred between 11 am Wednesday 11th February and 2pm on Thursday 12th February.

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said, 'This is thoughtless, mindless vandalism and is unacceptable. To steal something from a cemetery is beyond believe.'

If anyone has any information, please contact the Police Tel 101 quoting reference number CF0058720215.



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