Benwick Parish Council


Benwick Parish Council consists of 7 elected members. Elections are held every four years, with the next one in 2019.

The Parish Council meets on the first working Monday of each month, in the side room of the village hall.

There are 15 minutes at the beginning of every Parish Council meeting where the public can ask any questions, or raise any concerns to the Parish Council.




  • Woodland Trust

    Whatever you want to plant, whether it’s one tree in your garden or a whole wood, we can help.Every sapling that we provide is UK sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases.Seeds are collected and stored in the UK, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track an individual tree.Over the next 10 years, we’re aiming to plant 64 million trees and we can’t do it without you.
    Click on the title of this item for more information


  • Police Non Emergency Reporting

    Non-emergency situations can now be reported to the police online if people would rather do so than call 101.
    In October last year Cambridgeshire Constabulary re-launched their website with added functionality to report non-emergencies via specially designed forms or a live webchat.
    The live webchat option enables people to communicate directly with a member of staff in the control room, just as would be the case
    when calling 101. Online forms are processed in the same way as a call and the person reporting can expect a response within 24 hours.
    Due to the high level of demand there are often queues when calling 101. Reporting online is quick, easy and free of charge.
    Superintendent James Sutherland said: “In the digital age people are doing more and more online. I’m pleased that our website now has
    increased capability to allow people to contact us in this way.
    “The system went through a thorough testing process and has been used successfully thousands of times since being introduced.
    “Feedback from a recent survey suggested that some people wanted to communicate directly with a person rather than submitting an online form. The webchat function allows people to do exactly that.
    “Reports submitted online are treated in the same way as when people call 101 and will receive the same outcome.”
    To view the online reporting section of the constabulary’s website visit www.cambs.police.uk/report/. The live webchat function is available by clicking on the green icon on the bottom right of the page.


  • Have Your Say On Police Funding In Cambridgeshire

    Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is asking home owners how much they are willing to support policing as part of their council tax for 2018/19. In order to gather views, the Commissioner is running a short survey. Please complete the survey by clicking on the title of this article.


  • Energy Switch

    The Council has partnered with iChoosr, the UK’s leading expert in collective energy switching, to deliver bespoke and highly
    competitive energy tariffs. Now is the ideal time for residents, especially those on standard tariffs, to switch. The scheme gives residents to join together and use their collective bargaining power to bid for better prices for electricity and gas.
    Residents are encouraged to register on the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch scheme to see if they can secure a good rate for the year ahead as wholesale energy prices are likely to continue to increase in the coming weeks.
    Or visit Cambridgeshire County Council’s website and click on the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch logo on the front page.
    An auction will be held on Tuesday 13 February 2018 after which individuals will receive a personal offer, and can then make a decision on whether to switch to the winning supplier. The rates are exclusive to residents switching through the scheme and are not available direct from the suppliers or via price comparison websites.
    There is no obligation for people to accept an offer, but if you do it’s easy and straight forward and the new provider will take care of the whole process.
    The deadline to accept the offer is Tuesday 27 March. If you have any issues registering please contact the helpdesk on 0800 048 8285 which is open Mon-Friday 08.30am - 5.30pm or contact the Energy Investment Unit at Cambridgeshire County Council on 01223 715349.


  • Speedwatch

    The Parish Council are looking at the possibility of setting up a Speedwatch Group within the village and would like to encourage anyone who is interested in volunteering and helping to contact The Clerk. Email:- benwickparishcouncil.clerk@gmail.com


PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Next Parish Council Meeting 

Monday 5th March 2018 at 7.30p.m
Benwick Village Hall