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Latest news from the Parish and village of Kings Ripton.

8th March Agenda 2022

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One Leisure Active Lifestyles March newsletter (for community information)

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Parish Council elections being held on the 5th May 2022

Please see the below information from Huntingdonshire District Council:-

Nomination Forms for Prospective Candidates

Nomination packs are available for downloading from the District Council’s website here. I have also attached a Word and PDF version, together with a covering letter for you to distribute and share. Please ensure that you select the Town or Parish Council pack. A key change from last time in 2018 is the inclusion of a ‘Home Address Form’, whereby candidates can opt not to have their home address made public, this means their address will not appear on the statement of persons nominated, notice of poll or the ballot paper.

Hand Delivery of Nomination Forms

Nomination forms for candidates are required to be hand delivered to the Council Offices in St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon. As we will be dealing with a large volume of nomination forms in a short period of time, only seven working days, it would help us if you could give some consideration to nominating one person to deliver all your nomination forms if possible.

I will also be encouraging the booking of appointments where possible. This can be done by calling the Elections Team to book an appointment on (01480) 388129 or alternatively email As before, the Elections Team will be available for an informal check of your completed nomination papers prior to submission.

Nomination papers can be delivered by hand from Monday 28 March 2022 but no later than 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022 during Office Hours of 9.00am until 5.00pm. The date of consent of the signed nomination paper should not be earlier than one month before the deadline for nominations.

Notices of Election

Notices of Election for the District Council and Town/Parish Council elections are attached for display in your parishes from Monday 28 March 2022, no earlier please.

Election Count

If your parish is contested and an election held, the counting of these votes will take place on Friday, 6 May 2022 at One Leisure St Ives.

If you are inexperienced in the nominations process, or simply need a reminder, please do not hesitate to get in contact as we will be more than willing to assist. Furthermore, please do not hesitate to contact myself or my Team by emailing or telephone (01480) 388129 if there are any other queries at this stage.

CAPALC will be hosting 2 prospective councillor sessions via zoom.

All prospective councillors from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are welcome to attend.

Saturday 5th March 2022 – 0930 til 1200
Wednesday 16th March 2022 – 1830 til 2100

Please contact the parsih Clerk to book onto this event.

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HDC Bin collection update following storm Eunice

Huntingdonshire’s District Council’s waste and recycling collections will resume on Monday (21 Feb). As a result of Storm Eunice, however, we will not be collecting green bins on Monday and Tuesday next week to catch up on those bins missed today (Fri 18 Feb).

For those residents whose grey bin was not collected today then it will be collected on Monday and for those residents whose blue bin was not collected today, it will be collected on Tuesday.

For residents whose green bin was due for collection today or on Monday or Tuesday, it will be collected again on their next garden waste collection date.

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Queens Jubilee 2022

The parish council have purchased some wild cherry tree (prunus avium) saplings for residents to plant in their front gardens for the enjoyment of the wider Kings Ripton community, and as part of the Queens Green Canopy project.

This tree has beautiful clouds of blossom in spring (sometimes referred to as cherry blossom) and bright summer fruits which bring a splash of vivid colour.

Wild cherry - leaves and flowers close up
Wild cherry - berries close up

If you would like to get involved in this intiative please conatct the parish clerk.

Any photos of local residents planting their trees would be greatly appreciated by the parish council.

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Adopted co-option and privacy policies and approved Scheme and Scope of Delegated Powers document.

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Draft minutes of the meeting held on 11th January 2022

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Approved Minutes from meeting of 9/11/21

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Agenda for Kings Ripton Parish Council to be held on 11/1/22 at 7pm in the village hall.

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Floodmobile event and Household Support scheme

A floodmobile event will take place in Godmanchester, at Town Hall, 1 Post Street, Godmanchester PE29 2NB, on Saturday 29th January from 10 am to 3pm.

A roadshow of events are being hosted by the Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project, in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, which are designed to help households and businesses located in areas that have previously seen flooding, receive expert advice onboard a special ‘Floodmobile’ – an interactive demonstration vehicle which provides examples of over 50 practical measures of flood resilience.

The Household Support Fund, funded by the Department of Work and Pensions, has been created to help people experiencing immediate financial hardship to pay for food, household energy or other essential items. The scheme will run until 31st March 2022.
A number of local trusted partners are also signed up to issue Household Support Fund direct awards to those they support. If you would like to find out more about this or are interested in signing up to make direct awards, please email .
Further information on the fund can be found below.
Support is offered in two ways:

  • Support with food, household energy and other essentials for individuals and families
  • Direct food voucher scheme

The Household Support Fund is now available to apply for online. For more information or to access the form directly please follow the link below. 
Household Support Fund – Peterborough City Council
Household Support Fund – Cambridgeshire County Council

You can find further details on the Fund below:
New Household Support Fund – Peterborough City Council
Committee agree new Household Support Fund which will help those in need this winter – Cambridgeshire County Council

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