Central & Local Government
Parliamentary Constituency – Huntingdon
Member: Jonathan Djanogly MP
Cambridgeshire County Council
Tel: 0345 045 5222
Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP
Responsible for education, highways including footpaths, large scale planning, libraries, transportation, refuse disposal, road safety, social services and trading standards.
Huntingdonshire District Council
Tel: 01480 388388
Pathfinder House, St Mary’s St., Huntingdon PE29 3TN
Responsible for planning and building control, refuse collection, housing allocation and benefits, council tax and non-domestic rates collection, leisure and tourism, community safety, emergency planning, and environmental health.
Emergency Services, Health Care & Dental
Tel: 101 or 01480 456111 (for non-emergency calls)
Police Headquarters is at Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon but this Parish is within the St Neots sector for policing. Our Community Support Officer Carol List may be contacted by ‘phoning the Headquarters number above, but, in the case of an emergency dial 999 or 112.
Tel: 01480 444500
Kimbolton is fortunate in having its own Fire Station and fire engine, which is manned by retained (part-time) crews. Fire Headquarters is, like the police, at Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon and the telephone number is for administrative purposes. In case of emergency dial 999 or 112.
Ambulance & Hospitals
Like police and fire, emergency ambulances may be summoned by dialling 999 or 112.
Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon for patient appointments and Accident and Emergency.
Tel: 01480 416058
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Tel: 01223 245151
Kimbolton Medical Centre
There is open surgery Monday to Friday between 8.30 a.m. and 10 a.m. and book-ahead appointments later in the morning and each afternoon except Wednesday. Tel: 01480 860205
Great Staughton Surgery (Dr Roberts & others). Appointments are available 8.30 – 12 and 2.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday, with the exception of Wednesday afternoon, when they are closed.
Tel: 01480 860770
A dental surgery is in the High Street (Dr Osborne), but does not accept NHS patients.
Tel: 01480 860618
This a fee-paying school that caters for children from the age of 4 years to 18 years. It has a Pre-preparatory and Preparatory School situated on Thrapston Road and the Main School is at the Castle.
Tel: 01480 860505
St Andrew’s Church
High St, Kimbolton
Refuse is collected by Huntingdonshire District Council. They provide ‘wheely bins’ to each residence; one for household waste, one for recyclable materials (including glass) and one, if required, for garden waste.
Collections are made on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the household waste collection alternating with recyclables together with garden waste.
There is a Householders’ Recycling Centre at Buckden and in St Neots where bulky items may be taken.
Kimbolton “Statty” Fair
The ‘statty’, or statutory fair is normally held on the third Wednesday of September each year. The fair dates from the town’s Market Charter in the 1200’s and has been run most years since then, even when the B645 was the A45 trunk road! On the day, the B645 through High Street is closed to traffic (hopefully!) and all traffic is diverted via St Andrew’s Lane and East St.
The fair, nowadays a funfair but originally a trade fair, sets up in the High St and is open during the afternoon and evening of the Wednesday. Many people attend for a good time during the evening and cars are to be found parked in every available space in the village. The opportunity is taken to sweep the street and gutters early on the Thursday morning, once the fair has departed, this being the only time in the year when cars are not parked in the High Street.