Dog mess

Yes as the dark nights draw in then a few dog owners seem more reluctant to pick up after their beloved pooch. Please pick up after your animal.

People can help by reporting dog fouling on Huntingdonshire District Council web site and they will take action on persistent offenders. Please help keep our streets clean and inform them using the URL below.

 Co-option of Councillors

Following resignations of both Sue Butler and Lloyd Mawhinney and after the prescribed notices of vacancy I am pleased to welcome Sadie McMullon and Marion Southgate to Yaxley Parish Council who were co-opted to Council on November 14th.

Food Bank collection point

Residents are now able to drop off non-perishable in date food items for the food bank at food collection point in the corridor of the Austin Hall. All the food collected will be used locally. The Parish Council is also exploring the idea of a community fridge.

Outdoor Gym

The equipment by the pavilion is being used on a regular basis. However senior members of the parish asked about training in the use of the gym equipment, two sessions were set up for over 55’s in November and this was seen as such a success that the Council have agreed to fund further sessions.

Disabled Access Play Equipment

We have been approached to provide suitable play equipment for less able children alongside existing play equipment. We would welcome views to help identify what and where such equipment would be most beneficial. Please forward your ideas to the clerk.

Cemetery Safety Inspection

We are to commence inspection of the monuments in the cemetery. This is to check for movement of headstones/monuments in the interests of safety for all visitors. Any identified issues will be raised with family members to resolve, this may result in some memorials being made safe by the Council awaiting resolution by the family.

We hope you all have had a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a Prosperous New Year

Contact details for our clerk Helen Taylor:-

Email:- :- 48 Main Street, Yaxley :- 01733 241958