The next hall management meeting is scheduled for Monday 5th December. Click here to access the full agenda.
All welcome, 8pm start at Bluntisham Village Hall.
This Christmas the parish Council is organising something new – the Advent Adventure.
Advent Adventure will see a new advent window revealed each day around the village from 1-24th December. If you’d like to be involved, it’s really simple. You just need to decorate one window in your house that is easily visible to passers by. The window should be decorated with a Christmas theme (a Christmas Message or decorations etc.) and will need to remain either undecorated, or obscured until your allocated day, and should only be revealed on your given day, just like a traditional advent calendar.
Once revealed, you then need to leave the window decorated until at least Boxing Day. It doesn’t need to be constantly lit up or anything, but it should be visible and suitable for all ages!
Spaces are filling up fast, so please contact Rob Gore (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to be involved.
As discussed at the last Parish Council meeting, the latest draft of the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036, Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment includes a proposal to use a very large area of land between St Ives and Needingworth for a new housing development. This land is outlined in red on the map above, and according to the proposal could potentially be used to develop an estimated 1,980 dwellings, plus a school, shops and other amenities.
Needingworth Parish Council have written a letter expressing their concern about the potential impact on local infrastructure, especially traffic, if this development were to go ahead. Bluntisham Parish Council support Needingworth’s concerns. You can read the letter here.
To view the proposal yourself and leave comments, please click this link:
(If the link doesn’t open you can copy & paste it into your browser)
The full document can be downloaded here:
The map above and further details are on page 34.
It is important to stress that this proposal is only at the consultation stage, but the deadline for comments is Monday 7th. If you would like to comment on this proposal, please click here.
Cambridgeshire County Council has partnered with a company called ICHOOSR to deliver collective switching for residents. This is the opportunity to secure a good rate for your energy bill for the year ahead.
A recent energy auction was run in October by ICHOOSR and the winning energy companies are Scottish and Southern Electric (SSE) and Robin Hood Energy. To access the competitive deals sign up on the link www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/cambsenergyswitch or via the Cambridgeshire County Council website. There is a helpline 0800 048 8285 if you have problems registering your interest. The SSE tariffs are exclusive to residents signing up via the link and are not available directly from the suppliers or via price comparison sites.
This deal is open until 29th November 2016. There is no obligation to accept an offer. A further auction is planned for February 2017 if you don’t get round to signing up for this before the deadline.
I will be grateful if you can promote this web link to your community to help them save money. During the last 18 months, Cambridgeshire residents saved £230,000 from collective switching deals saving on average £224 per household. Please contact the Energy Investment Unit on 01223 728552 if you have any questions on the above or difficulties with the helpline.