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April Fools Joke? No way!!! (If only...)
After eight weeks of inconvenience, Ramsey now has 'a Convenience'. The Public Toilets in Ramsey were closed on January 23rd 2010 by Luminus, without prior notification of the closure being forwarded to Ramsey Town Council. The Mayor and Town Clerk heard of the impending close 'along the local grapevine' on Friday 22nd January; they then spent the remaining working time available attempting to contact various officials at Huntingdon District Council - all to no avail.
Huntingdon District Council was officially responsible for the Public Toilets in all the market towns under its jurisdiction until April 1st 2010; it has failed in its duty to the residents of Ramsey. No attempt was made by Huntingdon District Council to provide temporary toilets, although they knew when the closure was due to take place.
Ramsey Town Council has, after considerable hours of attempting to negotiate with Huntingdon District Council now put in place a temporary toilet, which is located in the Mews Car Park, in the centre of the town.
The Ramsey Town Council precept for the coming year HAS NOT BEEN INCREASED, but temporary arrangements will inevitably involve extra expense, which possibly should be shouldered by Huntingdon District Council. Ramsey has come out very much as the poor relation. facilities such as toilets are a necessity in all towns, but in particular, in a rural area such as Ramsey where people come into the town from the surrounding villages.
Commenting on the situation with which the town was faced, Mayor Pat Taylor observed, "Huntingdon District Council has been extremely remiss in making the decision to cease responsibility for the Public Toilets in its care - I hope that some of the District Councillors will flush with embarrassment."
Despite the claims of various individuals, this is an initiative which has been driven and delivered by Ramsey Town Council - support from various quarters has been appreciated, but ultimately, it was only the persistence and determination of Ramsey Town Council which ensured that this valuable resource for the town was reinstated.
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Statement by Huntingdonshire District Council and Ramsey Town Council
A number of meetings and discussions have taken place between Huntingdonshire District Council and Ramsey Town Council regarding the future of public toilets in the town.
These meetings were to address the immediate situation whilst the new toilets are being built and the future funding and provision of public toilet facilities for residents and visitors to Ramsey.
The two councils are continuing to work together with the aim of trying to find an effective solution that does not unduly increase the burden on local council tax payers.
The public toilets in the town centre were closed two weeks ago as part of the preparation for a redevelopment by Luminus that will see a new library built.
For further information contact:
Heather Gilling, Communications and Marketing Manager, Huntingdonshire District Council, tel 01480 388033 or Gary Cook, Town Clerk, Ramsey Town Council, tel 01487 814957.
Recent freezing weather conditions have led to an increase in potholes across the county and teams of maintenance staff have been sent out to deal with them.
However, we need your help to find the location of potholes in your area that we may not know about.
Please complete the Highways defects form either on line or by phoning 0345 045 5212 to report potholes or other defects that you are aware of, and we will do our best to resolve them.
The Ramsey & District Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Association is pleased to announce that they now have a Rotavator for hire.
It has a range of various attachments to suit all kinds of jobs required on the allotments, so why make things harder for yourself!
£25 per day to members
£35 per day for non-members
Under Supervision re Health & Safety
The Offical switch on for the Christmas Lights in Ramsey is on Saturday 28th November. All starting at around 6pm.
Ramsey Town Council is pleased to annouce that it is a recycling point for
GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND.
Items that can be brought into the Council Office for recycling are:-
Old Mobile Phones
Inkjet Printer Cartridges
Laser Printer Cartridges
The opening of the new Tescos store in Ramsey is due to take place on Monday 7th December 2009.
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