New – Hail Weston Community Directory

A hard copy of the new community directory has recently been delivered to every house in Hail Weston. It’s a single place to find useful information and contacts for various groups, services, businesses etc in Hail Weston. You can also find a pdf version of the directory on this site.

To request additions/ amendments please contact

Please note that the directory only includes businesses actually based in Hail Weston.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Hail Weston Parish Council (HWPC) takes your privacy seriously.

HWPC would like to inform you that by contacting the parish Clerk at or carrying out work on behalf of Hail Weston Parish Council may result in you leaving personal information.

Your personal data will be kept in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

HWPC will not pass your personal data to any other individual or organisation.

It should be noted under the Financial Regulations & Governance which HWPC are bound by that some personal information is required to be Minuted and available in the public domain.

If you are concerned with any interaction with the PC with regard to your personal details please contact the Clerk.


Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035: Plan for Submission consultation 22nd January – 5th March

Hail Weston Residents have recently enquired how Huntingdonshire District Council & Bedford Borough work collaboratively in terms of planning requirements.  Please view the following which may be of use.  This is an open consultation and as with the Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) Local Plan 2036 it is now a open which is live & residents who wish to can make comments on either, both or none can do.

Dear Consultee
Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035: Plan for Submission consultation 22nd January – 5th March
The Borough Council has prepared the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 for submission and is consulting on the soundness of the plan.

The consultation commences on 22nd January and will last for six weeks, ending on 5th March 2018. It is the Borough Council’s intention that the document will eventually be adopted as the Borough’s new Local Plan. Please note that the timetable for the adoption of the plan set out in the Council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS) has recently changed. The LDS can be viewed at

Copies of the Plan for Submission, Sustainability Appraisal and supporting documents can also be found on the council’s website at

The Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 sets out borough wide planning policies and makes specific site allocations and land designations in the borough. It provides detailed proposals to meet the borough’s development requirements up to 2035. The Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 covers the whole of the Bedford Borough administrative area.

Paper copies of the Local Plan 2035: Plan for Submission and supporting documents will be available to view at the Council’s Customer Service in Horne Lane, Bedford and at the following libraries during normal opening hours:
Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford
Wootton Library, Lorraine Road, Wootton
Bromham Library, Springfield Drive, Bromham
Putnoe Library, Putnoe Street, Bedford
Kempston Library, Halsey Road, Kempston

Paper copies of the Plan for Submission only will be available to view at the following libraries during normal opening hours.
Biggleswade Library, Chestnut Avenue, Biggleswade
Flitwick Library, Coniston Road, Flitwick
Rushden Library, Newton Road, Rushden
St. Neots Library, Priory Lane, St Neots

How to respond:
Comments on the soundness of the plan can be made by:
Completing the online response form.
Emailing a WORD version of the response form (available as above)
Completing a paper version of the response form and posting it to: Local Plan 2035, Planning Policy Team, Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Bedford, MK42 9AP

Future Notification: Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of any of the following:
When the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 has been submitted for independent examination under Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended);
When the report of any person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 is published;
When the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035 has been adopted

Huntingdonshire Local Plan 2036- Open Consultation – 18.12.17-5.2.18

Dear Parishes,

You will have received notification that the Huntingdonshire Local Plan 2036 has moved to the next stage of preparation, known as the publication of the plan ( Regulation 19). Last Wednesday night Full Council endorsed the publication of the plan and the system will have sent emails to you all at 9am on Monday morning highlighting that there is now a 7 week period for all interested parties to make representations on the ‘soundness’ of the plan. The portal will be open from 9am on the 18th of December until 17:00 on the 5th February. The consultation has been extended from 6 weeks to 7 weeks to allow for Christmas and we are not ina position to agree any extension of time for the submission of comments given the very tight timescale of the Local Plan.

What is ‘soundness’?
The Local Plan is sound if it meets all of the ‘Tests of Soundness’. The Tests of Soundness are that the plan:
· has been ‘positively prepared’;
· is ‘justified’;
· is ‘effective’; and
· is ‘consistent with national policy’

What is ‘legal compliance’?
The Local Plan is legally compliant if the Council has followed all the relevant requirements set out in relevant planning law and regulations for the production of development plan documents. Legal compliance issues include:
· Whether the Local Plan is in the Council’s Local Development Scheme;
· Whether consultation has been carried out in accordance with the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement and meets the minimum requirements of relevant regulations;
· Whether the requirements of the relevant regulations, such as those relating to Equalities and Habitats, have been followed;
· Whether the requirements of applicable European Directives, such as the Habitats Directive, have been complied with:
· Whether a Sustainability Appraisal has been carried out assessing social, environmental and economic factors; and
· Whether the requirements of the Duty to Cooperate have been met. The duty to cooperate was created in the Localism Act 2011, and amends the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. It places a legal duty on local planning authorities, county councils and public bodies to engage constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis to maximise the effectiveness of Local Plan preparation in the context of strategic cross boundary matters.

What happens next?
The plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by at the end of March along with all representations received pursuant to the Plan.

Please note:
The service provider will be carrying out essential work to improve the reliability and performance of the Consultation Portal during the representations period. This work will, unfortunately, include a period when the portal is not available. This off-line period will start at 5pm on Friday 19 January 2018 and may last for up to 2 days.

The link to the Portal is attached –

Neighbourhood Watch

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Hail Weston as you may know requires volunteers.  The task is not too onerous.  As a start a new member on the Parish Council, Peter Mailer,  has offered to try and help, so there is at least a point of contact.

Peter  is hoping to contact the appropriate local community police officer to meet some of us at the neighbourhood café in the Village Hall hopefully in January.   This hopefully will enable Hail Weston to perhaps understand what we should be doing to protect what is ours and improve understanding of running an effective Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Peter has recently joined the E cops website, Cambridgeshire police and Huntingdonshire police.  By registering with eCops, you’ll receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice – direct to you as an e-mail.   Any interested residents, can if haven’t already join here: –                                                    

In the meantime if you see anything suspicious or interested in helping please contact as well as using the normal routes to contact the police!

Suspicious activity on 101

St Neots Safer Neighbourhood Team – PCSO 7101 Richard Braddick,

Mobile 07921 094801


Parish Meetings 2018

Hail Weston Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. All Agendas are published in advance of the meeting on and on the village noticeboard.

The public and press are invited to be present. The public may address the council on current matters or issues of concern in the Open Forum.

Any matters raised for decision will become a future agenda item.

Planning matters are dealt with during Full Council meetings. If an Extra-ordinary meeting to discuss planning becomes necessary, it will be announced on the PC Website and agenda posted on the village noticeboard.

January 16th 2018
February 20th
March 20th (Parish Assembly)
April 17th
May 15th (Annual Meeting)
June 19th
July 17th
August 21st
September 18th
October 16th
November 20th
Meeting dates and venues can be subject to change and/or cancellation. Every effort will be made to inform the public should a meeting be cancelled or re-arranged