Village working party 21st July

Under temporary arrangements agreed by the Parish Council while covid-19 remains a risk, a working party will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 21st July at 7.30pm . The public are invited to attend, and please email if you would like a zoom link. The topics for discussion are set out in this note.

Topics for discussion at village working party 21st July 2021

Parish Council meeting postponed to 12th July

The Parish Council meeting due to be held on 7th July has been postponed to Monday 12th July at 7.30pm. This is because the venue for the meeting cannot now be guaranteed to be in compliance with the Parish Council’s own risk assessment and the Government’s coronavirus restrictions in place on 7th July.
The meeting on 12th July will be held at Witchford Village Hall. The agenda for the meeting (unchanged from the 7th July agenda) can be read here.

Parish Council meeting 7th July

The agenda for the next Parish Council meeting to be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th July can be read here. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the marquee outside the village hall on Bedwell Hey Lane. Face coverings to be worn.

Parish Council agenda 7th July 2021

 

Working Party 16th June open to the public

Under temporary arrangements agreed by the Parish Council while covid-19 remains a risk, a working party will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 16th June at 7.30pm . The public are invited to attend, and please email if you would like a zoom link. The topics for discussion are set out in this note.

Topics for discussion 16th June 2021 working party

 

Minutes of 5th May Parish Council meeting

The draft Minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting and of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting both held on Wednesday 5th May can be read here

5th May Annual and Ordinary meeting draft 

 

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held at 6.30pm Wednesday 5th May via Zoom. Please email if you would like a link to join the meeting.

Annual Parish Meeting agenda 5th May 2021

 

Parish Council meeting 5th May

The agenda for the next Parish Council meeting on 5th May can be read here. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. It will be held via Zoom and is open to all. Please email if you would like a link to the meeting.

5th May 2021 Parish Council agenda

 

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.