Local Plan Issues Papers consultation

HDC’s Issues Paper consultation is live!

How do you think Huntingdonshire should grow and change over the next 30 years? How should we respond to climate change locally? You could help to shape the next Local Plan by letting HDC know what you think the priorities should be and what the issues are locally.

From responding to the climate crisis and enhancing the natural environment to meeting housing needs for all and promoting a prosperous economy, HDC wants to know what you think the priorities are, what the issues are locally and what your concerns might be as the council develops its new Local Plan.

Have your say by 5 July at: https://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/kse/

Could you represent the Parish Council on the Town Trust?


The village of Hilton benefits from land and assets endowed over the centuries. The most recent definition of the charities was confirmed by a Deed dated 1899. We operate two Charities. The land and assets are held by the Estate Charity, the senior charity of the two.

The 1899 deed requires that half of the annual income of the Estate Charity goes to the Parish Church to be used for repairs to the building; the other half is paid to the second charity, the Town Charity to be spent for the general benefit of the village.

Both the Estate and Town Charities are administered by the Trustees and are chaired by the Revd David Busk.

The Parish Council appoints two trustees and the Church Wardens are usually the other two trustees. The Parish Council appointed trustees each serve for a 4 year term, with the appointments being offset by two years to ensure continuity.

While the Trustees have no specific mandate, a mix of grants are made under the general terms of the Deed including capital grants, educational grants, grants to charities or organisations directly serving the needs of Hilton.

Role of Parish Council Appointed Trustee

– To serve for a term of 4 years, from May 2023.

– To attend the Trustee meetings, routinely twice per annum.

– To promptly liaise with the other Trustees & Clerk on any business arising between meetings. (In practise most grant awards are made between meetings, usually by email to reach a consensus.)

– To have a broad awareness of the community in Hilton & to encourage individuals and groups who may benefit from a grant award.

– To ensure fiscal responsibility is maintained for the long term continuation of the charities.

For any further information about the role contact Rev David Busk on 436400 or Phil Wood (Clerk to the Town Trust) on 830866

If you are interested please contact Nicola Webster, Clerk to Hilton Parish Council— by the deadline of Saturday 6th May.

Would you like to become a Parish Councillor?

The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs wherever possible, and improving quality of life and community well-being.

The Parish Council currently has a Councillor vacancy for co-option.

Would you like to join the Parish Council and help make decisions about how the Parish is run?

You can read a guide on what Parish Councillors might be expected to do (although this is very broad and covers all Town and Parish Councils, so don’t be scared!) in the Good Councillors Guide.


There are a few criteria you must be able to comply with:

To qualify a person must be a British subject, over 18 years old and an elector; or must reside within Hilton or within 4.8km of it; or occupy as owner or tenant any land or premises therein; or have their principal or only place of work there, and must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

Criteria Essential Desirable
Able to attend regular evening meetings Y  
Interest in local issues and things which affect people Y  
Keen to improve the local environment and quality of life   Y
A willingness to represent the views of the whole community Y  
An interest in learning and developing your role in the community   Y

If you would like to join us, please email the Clerk a brief CV and explanation about why you would like to be a Councillor by Friday 31st March and your application will be considered at the April meeting.—

Tree Planting and Ivy Cutting

We have two events coming up shortly that we hope you will be able to help with; TREE PLANTING and IVY-CUTTING




Meet at the Village Hall 10.00. 


The Woodland Trust has kindly given Hilton 130 small trees between 30 and 40 cms high (12 – 15 inches).  These will be used to act as nurse trees and will be interplanted with the trees established in December 2021 in the corner of The Green near the gate to The Wilderness and in the copse established in the north-eastern corner of The Wilderness about 5 years ago.  If you are able to bring your own garden fork, or spade, or both, that would be very helpful.




We have established a successful annual routine of cutting some of the ivy that is threatening our trees in the village.  In discussion with you, our tree officer will ask you to cut (but not remove) the ivy in a small area of trees/bushes.  Anyone with secateurs, or loppers, or a pruning saw should be able to help.


If you are able to help with either or both of the above could you please contact our tree officer Ian Stott.



‘Phone 830660

Mobile  07850 743544


We are exceptionally grateful for your help.

Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Available Funding

Please see document below received from Cambridgeshire County Council:


This document is intended to provide guidance for Cambridgeshire residents on domestic energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades and on available sources of funding to support the costs of this.

A1307 Spittals Interchange to Fenstanton Biodiversity Improvements – 28 November 2022 to March 2023

Notification from National Highways:

We are carrying out work to improve the biodiversity at several sites along the A1307 between Spittals Interchange and Fenstanton. We will be rotavating the sites and planting new greenery to mature and grow over the coming months.
We plan to complete these works over 5 months, between 28 November 2022 and March 2023. Some works will take place off-the network during the daytime, but works that require road closures will take place between 8pm and 6am on weeknights only, weather conditions permitting.

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely, we will need to close slip roads along the A1307 and divert traffic.

Closure Dates and times Diversion
Westbound lane 1 on the approach to junction 24 Godmanchester, westbound exit slip road and westbound entry slip road Monday 13 February 8pm to Tuesday 14 February 6am (1 night) Traffic to use the A1307 to Pathfinder Link Road, Huntingdon Ring Road then back onto the A1307 heading eastbound to exit on the J24 eastbound exit slip
Eastbound lane 1 on the approach to junction 24 Godmanchester, eastbound exit slip road and eastbound entry slip road Tuesday 14 February 8pm to Wednesday 15 February 6am
(1 night)
Traffic will be diverted eastbound on the A1307 to junction 26 to loop back around and re-join the A1307 westbound
Single lane closure on all approaches to Spittals Interchange and roundabout at junction 23 Monday 20 February 8pm to Tuesday 21 February 6am (1 night) No diversion required
Eastbound lane 1 and westbound lane 1 closed on the A1307 between junction 24 and 25 Thursday 23 February 8pm to Friday 24 February 6am (1 night) No diversion required
Westbound lane 1 on the exit slip approach to junction 25 Hemmingford Abbots, westbound exit slip road and westbound entry slip road Friday 24 February to Tuesday 28 February
(2 nights 8pm to 6am –weekdays only)
Traffic will be diverted along the A1307 to Godmanchester interchange, turn around and re-join the eastbound carriageway and exit at New Road for Hemingford Abbots.

For traffic coming from local roads (New Road, Rideaway) intending to join A1307 westbound, the diversion goes through Junction 26, turn around and re-join the westbound carriageway, followed yellow diverted traffic signs.

Eastbound lane 1 on the exit slip approach to junction 26 St Ives, eastbound exit slip road and eastbound entry slip road Tuesday 28 February 8pm to Wednesday 1 March 6am
(1 night)
Eastbound traffic will be diverted via St Ives Road, re-join the A1307 westbound to Godmanchester Interchange, turn around and re-join the A1307 eastbound.

Westbound traffic will be diverted along the A1307 to A14 Swavesey Northern Roundabout to turn around and re-join the A1307 to use the westbound J26 exit slip road.

Notice of Vacancy in office of Parish Councillor on the Hilton Parish Council

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor Kieron Dunk there is a vacancy on the Hilton Parish Council.


If, within 14 statutory days after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Proper Officer, Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon PE29 3TN by ten electors of the Parish an election will be held.  If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.


If any member of the Parish would like to be considered for co-option, please contact the Clerk.

20mph Survey

Following requests from local residents, Hilton Parish Council is proposing to reduce the speed limit across the whole village. A 20mph limit would provide the following benefits:

  • Road conditions that encourage and allow for more people to use sustainable transport, such as walking and cycling, which has associated health and wellbeing benefits
  • Easier conditions for pedestrians to cross the road, particularly for children or the elderly
  • A reduced amount of road noise generated by traffic
  • Improved traffic flow and safety, as it flows more smoothly through junctions at lower speeds
  • Reduced levels of airborne pollution
  • Reduced severity of injuries sustained as a result of road accidents: according to the road safety charity ROSPA, studies have found that a pedestrian struck at 20mph has a 97% chance of survival; at 30mph the chances of survival fall to 80%.

If there is sufficient support for this proposal, Hilton Parish Council will apply to Cambridgeshire County Council to reduce the speed limit to 20mph across the whole village.

Please respond to this consultation on the 20mph survey page or by filling in the paper form and returning it to 10 Church End by Monday 27th February.