A message and information from Tim Alban, District Councillor for Stilton, Folksworth & Washingley Ward

“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 Great & Little Gidding 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 www.wearehuntingdonshire.org 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 www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk 

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.

Where to put a mast?
I have continued to work with the Parish Council and local residents to try and resolve the issue of a site for the proposed data mast, including liaising with Elton Parish Council, who have faced a similar issue in their village.

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 tim.alban@huntingdonshire.gov.uk 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 

(If you are a resident of Sibson-cum-Stibbington, Elton, Alwalton, Morborne, Haddon, Water Newton or Chesterton, please contact my fellow ward councillor Marge Beuttell in the first instance via marge.beuttell@huntingdonshire.gov.uk)

Village Hall June 2019

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