Tuesday, 29th May, was an historic moment for St Nicolas Church as we finally received planning permission from Huntingdon District Council for the sympathetic changes which need to be made to the church in order to enhance its facilities, thus enabling it to become a more viable community asset that can be used to benefit the whole community, not just regular worshipers.
None of this could have happened without the wonderful support of you all. Our District Councillor said that whilst the Council were used to receiving over 100 letters of objection, he could not think of a single instance where they had received over 100 letters of support, which made our case very unusual! You have all been absolutely amazing, whether writing letters, giving up your evening on Tuesday to come and show your support by sitting in the Public Gallery at the council meeting until late into the night, or attending or organising fund-raising activities to help fund the Restoration work.
I would particularly like to thank Paul and Wendy Baker who very generously provided us with transport on Tuesday evening, in the form of a beautiful old vintage bus, to take everyone to the meeting in Huntingdon. This was its final act of public service as it is being retired to a museum in Sussex next week.
We now look forward to the next phase of the project, as we continue towards delivering the necessary changes to St Nicolas Church for the benefit of the residents of Hail Weston, everyone in our benefice, our visitors and future generations.
– St Nicolas Church Restoration Group
Sunday 18TH February 2018
Meet outside Royal Oak Pub
If you can spare an hour or so it is very much appreciated, and results in the whole village getting a tidy!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the directory only includes businesses actually based in Hail Weston.