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Planning Application – Glatton Road – Update 2

A Parish Council meeting took place on Friday, 4th September 2020 at which the Larkfleet Development in Glatton Road was discussed.

Extract from draft minutes 4th September:
13.Larkfleet Development (presentation from Larkfleet Homes on the agenda 23rd Feb 2018)

“Having had the first application for 340 houses on Glatton Rd, Sawtry turned down by HDC, Larkfleet as well as appealing the first decision have issued a new application which in essence is the same as the first with some minor alterations to the green spaces. Sawtry Parish Council discussed this application at the planning meeting which NMP and AA , along with a Glatton resident attended. Sawtry Parish Council recommended refusal of this application. There are no fundamental changes in this application from the first application which has been rejected. The main issue for Glatton is the potential increase in traffic through Glatton as well as the pressure on the infrastructure affecting both Sawtry and Glatton.  There haven’t been any traffic studies at all showing how Glatton may be adversely affected by the increase in traffic through the village and a very limited survey at non peak times through Sawtry.  Glatton Parish Council will make these comments on the HDC website. Carole will through the web site  remind villagers to make any comments on HDC website by September 7th.”

To make a comment Glatton residents should go to the HDC website:

Full minutes of the meeting 4th September 2020 Minutes 4th Septmebr 2020

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Update – Planning Application – Glatton Road

Neil Mundell-Phipps, Chairman Glatton Parish Council, as been in contact with the Clerk of Sawtry Parish Council as they have a planning meeting tomorrow 26th August 2020, at which they will discuss the Larkfield development. Obviously Neil does not think we will be able to comment but it might be worth dialling in for information purposes.

They have accepted Neil’s request, so if anyone would like to dial in they can contact Neil Mundell-Phipps for the login details for a 7pm zoom meeting and he will keep a list so he can let the clerk know who is dialling in from Glatton.

If you wish to make a comment Glatton residents should go to the HDC website

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Planning Application – Glatton Road

A  NEW planning application has been submitted for the Glatton road development.
Planning Application Ref: 20/01407/OUT

Proposal: Ouline planning application for the residential development of up to 340 dwellings alongside associated site infrastructure, open space (including provision of a Neighbourhood Equipped Area for Play) and provision of land earmarked for a primary school (Use Class D1) with all matters reserved except for means of access and landscaping at land north of Shawley Road and West of Glatton Road Sawtry.

Have your say via Huntingdon town planning website – link below

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Glatton’s New Village Sign

The parish council are please to announce that after many weeks of an empty plinth, our new Glatton village sign has been erected this morning. Pictured at the new sign are three parish councillors, Neil Mundell-Phipps, Paul Williams & Steve Smith With Phil Ward. On behalf of all Glatton residents the parish council would like to thank: Phil Ward, Mik Julien (Artist in Wood) who carved and painted the sign, Geoff G who donated the post and Paul Williams for organising everything. The parish council had many discussions and shared ideas when considering replacing the old and very worn sign and we decided that taking everything into account to create an almost exact replica of the original. We hope you all agree it looks revitalised and stunning.

Author: Neil Mundell-Phipps
Photography: Doreen Perry.

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Fundraising Manager

GVH Development Programme are looking for a Fundraising Manager.

This is an unpaid/voluntary position. An opportunity to serve your community as part of a committed team who are determined to leave Glatton a legacy that will serve future generations. We need someone, ideally from Glatton, who has the determination to succeed and someone familiar with using social media tools to raise visibility and promote the programme. Someone able to identify funding sources and apply for government and council grants and working with other team members to lay on a series of fundraising events. The Fundraising Manager will liaise with fellow Glatton residents to raise funds and help promote the project, which already has visibility at District & County Council level, in a positive way. This will be a rewarding task spanning several years and an ideal opportunity to get to know our village!


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Marie Curie Collection

“I have had a thank-you letter from the Marie Curie organisation.

Despite the problems lockdown caused us, we were still able to send a total of £205.45 when all the money was in.”


Brian Hackman.

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Parish Council Notice Number 6: Coronavirus

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Freshlinc’s Customized Trailer

We were kindly sent a picture by Olivia aged 6, which was done as part of a school project, we thought it was so good and such a fitting tribute to the NHS and key workers that we would have it transformed into a large vinyl wrap and put onto one of our trailers (Trailer 871), which will be delivering produce and flowers around the country.”

The Art work will stay on the trailer for about 6 years before being retired, our Fleet Support vehicle also has the Rainbow on it now.

After having Trailer 871 wrapped in its new livery, the effects have been huge not only with our staff but members of public, who often beep at the driver showing their support.

Trailer 871 has been requested by various groups to visit hospitals around the region on a Thursday evening in support of “Clap for Carers”. Having been to Spalding and Boston Hospitals along with the care Unit at Thorpe Road Peterborough, Trailer 871 is going to Colchester, KingsLynn and Hinchingbrooke over the coming weeks.

During the last few weeks, stories have emerged especially within the FreshLinc family and the wider people who we work with of the sacrifice being made by their own family members who are part of our wonderful NHS.

From all of us at FreshLinc our heart felt thanks goes to the NHS and Care Workers, all who look after us not just through Coronavirus but always, I for one will be thinking harder each time I need their support.

The art work done by Olivia, unprompted by here parents, sports the FreshLinc design, which when given to us brought a tear to our eyes, its very different from some communication we receive with Lorries not always being accepted, yet play an important part in supply chain – Thank you Olivia for thinking of us.

Author: Lee Juniper
Photos: Terry Brignall.


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A Message from Tim Alban  District Councillor

“Life has changed so much in the last few weeks and I have been hugely impressed by the prompt responses from local councils, organisations (some of which didn’t exist until recently) and individual people who are doing so much to help others, not just in Glatton but further afield.

Open for business
Huntingdonshire District Council offices may be closed to visitors but the work of the council very much carries on, with many of the staff who usually work there now working from home.  The Customer Service Centre is available during office hours on 01480 388388; calls outside of this time are directed towards the Out of Hours service.
Website details & apply to defer part of Council Tax
The council has website dedicated to Corona Virus questions which offers all kinds of information including how to ask for help and how to volunteer; it also includes details of how to apply to defer the District Council’s part of the council tax for April and May.
For more general enquiries please visit the District Council’s main site
Household Bins
Huntingdonshire District Council is still operating a full household refuse collection service and bins should be left out as normal.  Extra re-cycling may be left in clear plastic bags with re-cycling bins, on the appropriate day.
Bulky Waste
Extra household rubbish and garden rubbish can not be added to regular collections but the council does still offer a bulky waste collection service; the details of what can and can’t be collected, along with the fees charged are available via the previously mentioned phone number and web link.
The Government, District Council and Cambridgeshire Fire Service are all advising against having bonfires at the moment; as well as being potentially causing problems for anyone battling the Covid-19 Corona Virus, the smoke is an irritant for those already dealing with other health issues.
Treatment & Recovery
I started treatment for cancer last September which I am pleased to report was successful – I was told that no further treatment was needed just before the country went into lock-down.  My recovery continues to go well however I am in the severe risk Covid-19 category and unable to leave home so please contact me by phone or email.
Getting In Touch
To contact me please email or call me on 07913 101145
All details correct as of 27th April, 2020″
Kind regards,
Tim Alban
District Councillor for Stilton, Folksworth & Washingley Ward
(First contact for residents in Stilton, Folksworth & Washingley, Holme, Denton & Caldecote, Great & Little Gidding, Glatton and Connington).
Tel: 07913 101145

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