HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Witchford Parish Council expresses its sincere condolences to HM The Queen on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on behalf of the Parish Council and the residents of Witchford, and has placed a message of condolence on behalf of the Witchford community on the official Buckingham Palace Book of Condolence. The United Kingdom will forever be grateful for all His Royal Highness has done to support HM The Queen. In particular, many local young people will recall with fondness the challenge and opportunities offered by taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
Residents who wish to send personal messages of condolence are asked to do so on the official Book of Condolence via the Buckingham Palace website here. The Parish Council will not be making a floral tribute, as the Duke of Edinburgh’s own wish was for donations to charity to be made in lieu of flowers. Residents are asked to consider making a donation to their own favourite charity in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh if they wish to mark his passing, instead of leaving flowers.

Cambridgeshire mourns the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

09 April 2021

Flags are flying at half-mast across the county as Cambridgeshire mourns the sad death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh today.

Statement from Julie Spence, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire:

I would like to convey to Her Majesty The Queen, the deep sympathy felt by the whole of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough on hearing the sad news of the death of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh.

While the whole country mourns, this can be as nothing to the feelings of The Queen who has lost not just her husband of 73 years, but also her most steadfast support throughout the whole of her reign, as the longest serving British Consort. And of course, to his family who have lost a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

We will remember him with love and affection for the frequent visits he has made to this county, which included the period he served as Chancellor of Cambridge University. We also reflect on how he was a man ahead of his time, in particular for his interest in, and promotion of, the natural world – particularly through his work as President of the World Wildlife Fund. This is a passion he has handed down to his children and grandchildren – most notably HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of Cambridge – where his legacy will undoubtedly continue.

We will also remember him for the contribution he has made to so many people’s lives through initiatives such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This scheme has given so much to so many generations of young people bequeathing to them his own love of outdoor activity, adventure, and service to others – setting many on their path for life.

Annual Parish Meeting 5th May

Everyone is welcome to the Annual Parish Meeting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5th May, to be held via Zoom. If you want to raise anything that affects the village please come along. To get a link to the meeting email

Annual Parish Meeting poster

 

Parish Council meeting 7th April 2021

The agenda for the next Witchford Parish Council meeting can be read here. The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. Please email to get a link.

7th April 2021 Parish Council agenda 

 

Draft Minutes 3rd March Parish Council meeting

The draft Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 3rd March 2021 can be read here

3rd March 2021 draft Minutes 

 

 

Agenda for 3rd March Parish Council meeting

The agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held on 3rd March can be read here. The meeting will be held online via zoom, starting at 7.30pm, and is open to all. Please email if you would like a zoom link to attend the meeting.

3rd March 2021 Parish Council agenda 

 

22nd February Parish Council Minutes

The draft Minutes of the Extraordinary Parish Council meeting held on 22nd February 2021 can be read here

22nd February 2021 draft Minutes

 

Extraordinary Parish Council meeting

The agenda for an Extraordinary Parish Council meeting to be held at 7.30pm on 22nd February can be read here. The meeting is open to the public. Please email if you would like a zoom link.

22nd February 2021 agenda 

 

Minutes of 3rd February Parish Council meeting

The draft Minutes of the Witchford Parish Council meeting held on 3rd February 2021 can be read here

3rd February 2021 draft Minutes