Update from St Nicolas Church Restoration Group

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

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