(Local Government Act 1972)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act that –

Christopher White

Formerly a member of Somersham Parish Council

Has ceased to be a member thereof and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor of the said Parish.

(If, within 14 days after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Chief Executive, Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, Cambridgeshire PE29 6TN by ten electors for the said parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy; otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council.

Dated this 23rd September 2021

                       Signed   Mrs P Bryant

Clerk to Somersham Parish Council

  • In computing any period of time for this purpose, Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.
  • Where a casual vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the Councillor whose office is vacant would regularly have retired, the preceding words of this paragraph should be deleted.

Time Bank Coordinator Vacancy – 23/09/2021

Somersham Parish Council continues to develop a Time Bank in the parish of Somersham.
Time Banking is an exciting way for people to come together to help others and help
themselves. Participants ‘deposit’ their time in the Time Bank by giving practical help and
support to others and are able to ‘withdraw’ their time when they need something done in

An efficient administrator with strong project management skills, you will match volunteers to
opportunities, organise events and produce timely reports. You will have good IT skills and
an eye for detail to effectively manage volunteer records.

You will have excellent communication skills and experience in a similar field either
supporting volunteers or project development would be beneficial. You will also liaise with
partners and funders to ensure the successful running of the service.

For a job description and application pack go to or
Alternatively email Penny Bryant, Parish Clerk
Completed applications can be emailed to the Parish Clerk (email above) or posted to:

Somersham Parish Council, The Norwood Building, Parkhall Road, Somersham PE28 3HE
Tel: 01487 841359

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 13th October 2021

Cambridgeshire Police Fraud & Cyber Security Alert – Beware of NHS COVID Pass Fraud – 23/09/2021

Good morning

Criminals are using the NHS COVID Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information.

They are sending imitation text messages, emails and making phone calls pretending to be from the NHS, and offering fake vaccine certificates for sale online and through social media.

The NHS App is FREE


The NHS will NEVER ask for payment or financial information such as bank card/account.

For information on how to get your FREE NHS COVID Pass visit

For more information on the NHS COVID Pass fraud visit and search NHS COVID Pass fraud

Attached is an official PDF please feel free to forward to staff/family/friends and post on any appropriate social media.

New Area Commander – Welcome Adam – 22/09/2021

This month we welcomed Superintendent Adam Gallop as the new Area Commander for the south of Cambridgeshire including Cambridge, East Cambs, South Cambs and Huntingdonshire.

Adam’s career began at Parkside Police Station 25 years ago and has seen him work in a variety of roles including neighbourhood policing, intelligence, public protection, covert operations and most recently in the Major Crime Unit (you may recognise him from 24 Hours in Police Custody!).

His focus will include:Arresting the most dangerous people in the communityResponding to incidents and crimes efficiently to ensure swift possible outcomesSafeguarding vulnerable peopleIf you’ve got a concern you’d like to raise, tell us here. You can read more about your local policing teams here.

If you would like to report a crime, you can do so here. 

Kind Regards,
Corporate Communications
Message Sent By
Tara Dundon (Police, Comms officer, Corp comms)

A Powerful and Moving Look At The Aftermath of A Fatal Collision – 22/09/2021

Fatal collisions are an all-too-common tragedy on the county’s roads.

But how are they dealt with by police and what is the impact on those nearest and dearest to the victims?

A podcast that answers those questions has received nearly 2,000 listens since it was released as part of our Cambs Cops: Our Stories series in August.

It sets the words of experienced road policing officer Mark Dollard alongside those of Claire Danks, whose 22-year-old daughter Lauren was killed in an horrific crash caused by a drink driver in 2016.

Mark explains the mental processes that allow him take the emotion and confusion out of what can be devastating scenes, while Claire bravely recollects the moments when she first became aware something wasn’t right.

She goes on to speak movingly about the impact of the loss, which felt like someone “dropping a bomb” on her family. And she makes a heartfelt plea to anyone else considering getting behind the wheel while over the limit.

Listen to the podcast here and browse others, including those on domestic abuse, sexual offenders and the dog unit, here.

Thank you

Corporate Communications
Message Sent By
Corporate Communications (Police,Communications Officer,Cambridgeshire)

The Search is on For The Uks Best Neighbour – 21/09/2021


People across the UK are being invited to take part in our annual hunt for the UK’s ‘Neighbour of the Year’ – a nationwide search undertaken in partnership by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch.

Now in its fourth year, 2021 sees the introduction of a new category: Community of the Year. This award will celebrate the nation’s most outstanding community (could be a street, a sports club, a faith collective, or anything in between, either in person or virtual, such as a WhatsApp, Facebook, or Slack group) and the lengths its members have gone to to support others and make a real difference. 

To nominate your Neighbour of the YearYoung Neighbour of the Year (for people aged 21 years and under) or Community of the Year, and to find out more about these very special awards please visit

If you have any questions get in touch with us via

We can’t wait to see the nominations!

Best wishes

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Cold Caller Warning – 13/09/2021

We’re warning people to be vigilant after cold callers targeted an elderly and vulnerable woman who then paid more than £1000 for unnecessary work.

The woman was called by a ‘home savings’ company offering boiler services, citing better energy efficiency and a £500 saving.

She was then quoted a price of £1,200 for a boiler flush, and was visited at her home in Peterborough by men who hit her radiators with hammers and showed her bottles supposedly containing dirty remnants/water from the radiators.

The woman was then presented with a card machine and paid the money.

As the colder part of the year approaches, please remain wary of similar calls and remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

If you aren’t expecting to hear from a salesperson or business, be cautious of your dealings with them. Do not feel pressured into handing over money or bank account details to pay for a product or service that you weren’t planning to buy before they called or arrived at your door.

For more advice and information on fraud and cold callers, visit the force’s dedicated web pages by clicking here.

Thank you,
Tara Cox, Corporate Communications
Message Sent By
Corporate Communications (Police,Communications Officer,Cambridgeshire)

Citizens Advice Rural Cambs – launch of our updated website – 31/08/2021

Citizens Advice Rural Cambs 

Announcing the launch of our updated website  

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have all become used to finding information and services on-line for ourselves. This is equally true regarding quality information that helps us sort out any problems we may have.  

As part of our continual improvement programme, we have now invested in upgrading our website to make it even easier for people to find the quality information they need to help with their problems. Our updated website went live on 23rd August.  It has a new user-friendly interface and contains much more up-to-date information about the myriad of issues that people may have to deal with.   

It is organised around key topics / articles and guides you through a number of steps to help you find the relevant information quickly.  In addition, the extensive powerful search capabilities work throughout the site. Information is grouped around the common problem areas of debt, benefits, work, housing, family / relationships, consumer and other.  

We advise nearly 10,000 people every year with over 41,000 problems and a further 8,000 people use our SELF-HELP website. 95% of our clients would recommend us to a friend.  

With our new upgraded website, we intend to help even more people find the information they need to improve their life situations.  

Forfree, independent and impartialadvice and support youcan contact Citizens Advice Rural Cambs:    

Changes to Bus Services in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and on the Busway – 31/08/2021

Good afternoon,

We will be making changes to some of our services on Sunday 29th August 2021. A full route by route overview of these changes can be found on the attached documents. 

Peterborough Service Changes
Cambridge & Busway Service Change

The new timetables can also be viewed on our website:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Kind regards,

Amber Clark
Marketing & Communications Manager 
Stagecoach East

T:  01223 433 250

Planning application CCC/21/088/FUL – Envar Composting Ltd – for more information please see below – 26/08/2021

Planning application CCC/21/088/FUL – Envar Composting Ltd
Demolition of in-vessel compost buildings/tunnels and ancillary development;
construction of a dry anaerobic digestion (AD) facility, pellet fertiliser facility,
healthcare waste energy recovery facility, waste transfer station, vehicle refuelling station, biomass storage building, surface water storage lagoons, extension to concrete pad and ancillary development including car park.

As well as planning permission, the proposed development would need an
environmental permit from the Environment Agency in order to operate. The
following paragraphs are a brief explanation of the regulatory context and the role of
other public bodies.

The incineration process, and the emissions which incinerating waste releases into
the air, are tightly regulated and controlled by laws under the Industrial Emissions
Directive (IED) and the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2016. Under
these European Directives, the plant must meet or go beyond strict controls on
emissions. A plant must meet, or go beyond, best available techniques and emission
standards, and human health and the environment must be protected. The link below
explains how the emissions standards will continue to be applied following Brexit.
Industrial emissions standards and best available techniques – GOV.UK

When determining an application for an environmental permit the Environment
Agency will take advice from Public Health England. In relation to the health
implications of incinerators PHE first issued a statement in November 2005. This
was as a result of concerns raised about the air pollution risks posed by municipal
waste incinerators. More research on the possible air pollution risks posed by
modern incinerators has been carried out since then and the latest guidance states

“PHE’s risk assessment remains that modern, well run and regulated municipal
waste incinerators are not a significant risk to public health. While it is not possible to
rule out adverse health effects from these incinerators completely, any potential
effect for people living close by is likely to be very small.”

As well as Public Health England, the Environment Agency consults the relevant
local authorities and their health departments, the Food Standards Agency and the
Health and Safety Executive. Public Health England assesses the potential public
health impact of a proposed installation and makes recommendations based on a
critical review of the information provided for the environmental permit application.
They will request further information at the environmental permitting stage if they
believe that this is necessary to be able to fully assess the likely public health

The Environment Agency’s role is to make sure that energy from waste facilities are
designed, built and run to meet legal environmental standards and to meet the
conditions of their environmental permit. If a permit were to be issued the
Environment Agency would be the regulator for on-going compliance monitoring of
the plant. They would only issue a permit if they were satisfied that the plant would
be designed, built, operated and maintained in such a way that the requirements of
the relevant EU Directives are met and that human health and the environment are

To help the waste planning authority (Cambridgeshire County Council) assess the
planning application we have consulted the Environment Agency, Public Health
England, Huntingdonshire District Council’s environmental health officer and the
CCC Director of Public Health.

We must take into account the National Planning Policy Framework (July 2021)
which at paragraph 188 states:

“The focus of planning policies and decisions should be on whether proposed
development is an acceptable use of land, rather than the control of processes or
emissions (where these are subject to separate pollution control regimes). Planning
decisions should assume that these regimes will operate effectively. Equally, where
a planning decision has been made on a particular development, the planning
issues should not be revisited through the permitting regimes operated by pollution
control authorities.”

County Planning, Minerals & Waste
13 August 2021