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.






  • Cambridgeshire Energy Switch

    The Cambridgeshire Energy Switch is a scheme that builds on the strengths of Cambridgeshire County Council, the District Councils and residents, and brings them together in order to get a cheaper energy tariff.
    Taking part in the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch is free and without obligation. The more people that participate in the scheme; the more likely we are able to achieve cheaper energy prices.
    The Cambridgeshire Energy Switch holds its next energy auction on the 9th of October. The supplier who offers the cheapest tariff in the auction will offer registered households a new energy contract. From the 22rd of October personal offers will be sent out and households will be able to see straight away how much money they could save on their annual energy bill. They then decide if they want to accept the offer or not.
    How can I sign up for the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch?
    - Go to www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/switch
    - Find your annual energy statement or recent set of energy bills
    - Click on the button “Sign up now”
    - Fill in your energy details and confirm your registration


  • NEW BENCHES

    The Parish Council with a grant from Ransonmoor Environment Fund, have been able to purchase and install 3 new benches in the village. The benches are situated in Chapel Gardens and the Cemetery. The benches are made from re-cycled material which is low maintenance and should last for years.


  • Drought damaged road repair scheme

    Starting December 2017, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council will carry out repairs to 21 sections of road that have been damaged by drought. The work is expected to last until November 2018. To allow for major road reconstruction, roads under this scheme will need to be closed 24 hours a day for 7 days a week. Further information for residents impacted by these works can be found by clicking the title of this article.


  • SCAM AWARENESS

    For advice on scams call Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline: 03454 04 05 06
    To report scams contact Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040
    TAKE A STAND AGAINST
    Top 10 tips to take your stand against scams Consumers LOSE approximately £9 BILLION to scams each year!
    Don’t add to this staggering figure. TAKE A STAND!
    1 Say NO. To unwanted, uninvited callers.
    2 Be wise to rogue traders. Too good to be true offers, probably are.
    3 Don’t feel pressured to make a decision. Say “No”, or say you need advice first.
    4 Be wise to postal scams. No legal company will ask for money to claim a prize.
    5 Keep personal details safe. They could be used fraudulently in the wrong hands.
    6 Research the credentials of the company. Be certain they’re not bogus.
    7 Be online savvy. Check who you’re communicating with online.
    8 Talk to someone you trust. If you’re suspicious.
    9 Report a scam. Help expose the criminals.
    10 Know you are not alone. Anyone can be a victim, report it and get the right support.
    To learn more about scams visit www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk
    To download a copy of Little Book of Scams visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/scams 


  • Community Survey

    Community Survey -  Highlight any issues that affect you or the local area.
    The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has designed a survey that allows the community to highlight any issues that affect them or their local area. Information from these will be used to inform the priorities and the work of the CSP. The overall objective of the CSP is to work in partnership to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.
    Click on the title to access the survey


  • 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.


PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Next Parish Council Meeting 
Monday 7th January 2019 at 7.30p.m
Benwick Village Hall