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Each day in December a new advent window is being revealed around the village.
If you’d like to watch out for new windows, here is a complete list of when and where you’ll be able to see them:
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.
Would you like your local business listed on this site ?
The Parish Council have decided to trial a new section on this site, listing businesses and services from the village that might be of interest to residents or visitors.
The idea is to provide a list of useful links, and help support local business at the same time.
If you would like a link to your business’ website included on the new page, please email Ian Shepherd: email@example.com. Please include:
- The name of your business or service
- A suitable link – eg. website or Facebook page
- A one-line description of your business or service (optional)
Listings will be free, but to be eligible the business office or owner’s home address must be in Bluntisham, and we may ask for evidence of this.
The new page will be for information only, and being listed will not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the council.
Bluntisham Parish Council are considering paying for the Connections Bus to visit Bluntisham during the summer holidays – this scheme aims to:
support young people to fulfil their potential through the provision of free recreational, educational and personal development opportunities
For more information on the bus please watch the video above and visit their website:
Next please complete the very short survey below to help us make our decision!
There will be a meeting of the Full Council on Monday 6th July
- Starts at 8.00 pm
- All welcome – the Public Forum is at the beginning of the meeting
- Agenda items include:
Speedwatch information – Brian Robins from Cambs Police
Councillors Village Walk discussion
Play park – proposed refurbishment
Parish Council Plan
- To read the full agenda, please click here
Please come along !
On Saturday Bluntisham residents are holding a walk-around garage sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
- 10am to 2pm
- £1 maps from the school car park
- 33 sales in total
- Coffee & cake at 25 East Street
- Face painting
The weather looks lovely for Saturday, please park in the school car park – many sales are only accessible on foot
Have a great day hunting out a bargain or two for an excellent cause !
The day was a great success, raising over £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support and the organisers hope to make it an annual event.