Walking in Cambridgeshire

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

Walking in Cambridgeshire www.walkinginengland.co.uk/cambridge is the website for you!

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Cambridgeshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (www.walkinginengland.co.uk) – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris

email: john@walkinginengland.co.uk

Proposed New Holding Stack: Consultation

London Luton Airport & National Air Traffic Services have published proposals to create a new holding stack to the west of Huntingdon.  The proposed changes would separate routes between Luton and Stansted, create a new hold for Luton arrivals and ensure operations at Luton and Stansted do not impact on each other.  Holds are used when flight approaches are busy.  There are no plans to vary the final approaches to Luton.   The closing date for responses to the Consultation is 5th February 2021.

Your Parish Council has objected formally to the proposals and encourages you, as residents of Great Paxton, to consider their impact on your village and to respond individually to the Consultation too.

A link to the consultation process and explanatory documents and videos follows –


An ‘Against Luton Airport Stack (ALAS) Working Group’ linked to Perry Parish Council has been established and this Working Group now has a website and social media presence detailed below.  They would welcome your interest in their campaign.



FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/Against-Luton-Airport-Stack-100706685199994/



An Alternative View of a Persistent Problem



The purpose of this ditty

 Is to say – it’s such a pity

 We let litter and poo bags despoil our ground.

 It takes but a moment

 To care for our environment

 And transfer both safely to containers that abound.

  We live in a lovely village

 And each thoughtless spillage

 Can easily be remedied one step at a time.

 The birds will salute you

 The creatures say thank you

 And all can walk safely … without stepping in poo.




NEW: Mobile Post Office Service to start in January

The Parish Council is very pleased to announce that from 14th January 2020, a new Mobile Post Office will be making weekly visits to Great Paxton. It will be parked in The Bell Car Park, 50 High Street, Great Paxton, close to the Community Shop.
This is a travelling Post Office, located within a mobile vehicle which will bring Post Office products and services to the local community. The Mobile Service is provided directly from the vehicle which is carefully designed with a fully fitted Post Office counter inside which means customers will be able to carry out a wide range of Post Office transactions. There is a step into the Mobile vehicle, but an electronic tailgate is available to facilitate easy access for wheelchair users and those with disabilities. Please can I encourage you to use this new service.

The Mobile Van will visit Great Paxton every Tuesday between 2-4pm!