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Fenland Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation

Please find attached a poster advertising the Fenland Local Plan consultation: Local Plan poster

This is an important document as it will determine what the district will look like in the future and how it will become an even better place to live work and visit.

There will be the opportunity to ask questions and make comments at a drop-in consultation event at Chatteris Library on the 4th November from 10am to 4pm.

2020 Chatteris Midsummer Festival

The theme of the 2020 Chatteris Midsummer Festival is Fairy and Folk Tales. Two groups have already chosen which fairy tale they wish to depict in the parade. To register an interest in a particular fairy or folk tale email The Festival will be held on the 27th and 28th June 2020 and lots of exciting ideas are already being discussed.

If you would like to be involved in the planning please come along to the next Festival Open Meeting on Wednesday 30th October at 7pm at the Council Chambers, 14 Church Lane.

Connections Bus

The County Council Connections Bus will be in the car park at Jack’s Supermarket on Tuesday’s from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Children in years 7-11 are invited along to take part in fun activities and six themed sessions giving them skills for life. Entry is free.

Local Transport Plan

You are invited to share your thoughts on the first Local Transport Plan for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority area.

Please come along to an exhibition at the Council Chambers, 14 Church Lane, Chatteris, PE16 6JA on Wednesday 11th September 2019 from 3pm to 8pm.

There will be the opportunity to ask questions and to give your thoughts on the plan.

Community Safety Survey

Residents all over Fenland can have their say and feedback their concerns about community safety.

Please take time to highlight any issues that affect you or the local area.
The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has designed a survey that allows the community to highlight any issues that affect them or their local area. Information from these will be used to inform the priorities and the work of the CSP.
The overall objective of the CSP is to work in partnership to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Have your say at:

Midsummer Festival


Chatteris Midsummer Festival was another great success thanks to the wonderful weather and the support of all those who attended.

Hundreds took part in the walking parade through the centre of the town. Once at the field visitors could enjoy a host of activities including wrestling shows, inflatables, fairground rides, music and more. In the evening the Party in the Park was the busiest ever with well over 1,000 people enjoying music from live bands and performers, a DJ set, foam cannon and lights show.

Sunday began with the horse show and fun dog show and concluded with a tug of war contest for all ages from tiny tots to those who should really know better! Plenty of visitors also popped along to the marquee and indulged in a cream tea.

The event was organised by Chatteris Town Council and Fenland District Council and would not have been possible without the loyal support of a team of hard working volunteers including Festival Chairman Sharon Selman.

Promotional Video for Chatteris

Please enjoy this promotional video for Chatteris produced by DMJ Imagery.

New Mayor



The new Mayor of Chatteris is Cllr Linda Ashley, who is picture here with outgoing Mayor Cllr Bill Haggata.

The new Deputy Mayor is Cllr Ian Benney.

Shuttle Bus services

Chatteris Town Council in association with FACT bus company will be launching new shuttle bus services to Ely Leisure Village, City Centre and Tesco’s (Railway Station). every Saturday from 4th May 2019 and once a month on a Monday to St Ives for the market. from 13th May 2019.

For details about the services, which must be booked in advance, please see the attached posters: ely shuttle bus poster St Ives shuttle bus service poster


Chatteris Town Council has a new Facebook page, please search for it and ask to become a friend.


The Mayor of Chatteris, Cllr Bill Haggata, is pictured with young helpers at the family tree planting day at Little Acre Fen Pocket Park in November.

In a great show of community spirit over 50 people descended on the site to help plant trees and hedgerows around the park which is being developed by Chatteris Town Council.

All the saplings had been generously donated by local people and representatives of organisations including the Town Council, Chatteris in Bloom, Chatteris Street Pride and Chatteris Past, Present and Future, Little Bloomers, the cubs and brownies joined families in giving up their time to enhance the environment for future generations.

The Council is very grateful to everyone who turned up to help and those who donated trees and hedging. The aim is to create a space where everyone can enjoy the vast open skies of the Fens and to link in with the Old Railway Line Footpath to form a circular walk.

Anyone willing to join the Friends of Little Acre Pocket Park group or requiring more information about the project please contact the Town Clerk on 695166 or email


The Community/Town Plan for Chatteris can now be viewed by following this link: Chatteris Community/Town Plan

The Plan is the result of many hours of hard work by the Community Plan Team and has been drawn up after analysis of the answers received to the questionnaire Our Chatteris, Our Future, Our Community Plan

It was officially launched at the Annual Town Meeting on Friday 11th May 2018 at the King Edward Centre.

If you would like a hard copy of the plan please send your address to or call 01354 695166


The Town Council has now drawn up a response to all the action points raised in the Community/Town Plan. To view the document please follow this link: action plan


Cllr James Carney has drawn up a concise list of the responsibilities of the three Councils covering Chatteris – Cambridgeshire County Council, Fenland District Council and Chatteris Town Council. To view the list click here: Different Tiers of Council


To view the latest guide to Chatteris, created by Town Councillor Julie Smith, please click here: Visit Chatteris









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