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

Little Paxton Village Hall- Saved!

After a successful local campaign between Little Paxton Village Hall Committee & Little Paxton Parish Council, over 60 residents attended the public meeting on 7th December in Little Paxton Village hall to attract new members to join the Village Hall Committee.

Twelve residents have agreed to join the Little Paxton Village Hall Management Committee and are now signed up as Trustees.

Parish Clerk, Jenny Gellatly said,' The attendance at the public meeting was
over whelming and I am delighted that a new Village Hall Management Committee has been formed and the village hall saved'.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Village Hall in Dire Straits

Little Paxton Village Hall which is used by over 16 village groups will close at the end of the year unless residents come forward and join a new Management Committee.

The three remaining members of the Village Hall Management Committee (VHMC) are standing down. They have agreed to provide a three month hand over period.

Earlier in the year the VHMC tried to attract new members to no avail.

The VHMC has contacted Little Paxton Parish Council for help to attract new members for a new Committee.

The hall will only remain open if residents come along to a public meeting on Saturday 7th December 10.30am-11.30am in the village hall and join the new Management Committee.

Mrs Liz Timms, Committee Member, said 'The village hall is an asset to the local community and if the hall were to close this would have a major impact on the village'.

The Village Hall Management Committee meets once a month and meetings last approx 1.5 hours.

Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said' Little Paxton needs its village hall. It provides a meeting place for so many village groups including groups for the elderly, mums & toddlers and line dancing to name but a few. If the hall were to close this would also affect annual events such as Paxfest, Scarecrow Festival, November Fayre, Quiz nights etc.'

If you would like more information about joining the new Management Committee please contact Mrs Liz Timms Tel 01480 394051 or Mrs Jennifer Martin email Jennifer.vhall@gmail.com


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

Parish Council Winter Gritting Programme

In the event of snow & ice,Little Paxton Parish Council will grit the footpath from the entrance to the playing field, High Street to the Doctors Surgery, The Rookery Steps and the footpath through St. James' Church. Gritting will take place on the days the Groundsman normally works (i.e. Mon- Fri). There will be no gritting at weekends.


A local news item from Little Paxton Parish Council

St.Neots Neighbourhood Plan Survey

Have your say- a Neighbourhood Plan for St.Neots

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of the town. It's about the use and development of land. The Plan can deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues or it can focus on one or two issues. These will be issues that are relevant to the whole town.

The Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to a public referendum. Once the plan has been subjected to independent examination and any necessary modifications made to ensure it meets important legal requirements, it will be necessary to gain a more than 50% 'yes' vote of those voting in the public referendum in order to bring it into force.

St Neots Town Council wants to know what YOU think so please complete the short survey and have your say about your town.

More information about St.Neots Neighbourhood Plan Survey


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



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