February 2022 Chatteris Town Council Meeting

Posted 26 Jan 2022

The next meeting of Chatteris Town Council will be held on Tuesday 1st February 2022 at the King Edward Centre, King Edwards Road, Chatteris, at 7pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend but please do not attend if you have tested positive for Covid-19, have been asked to self isolate or are showing symptoms.

For the agenda please go to the Meetings page and scroll down to agendas.

Christmas Party

Posted 28 Dec 2021

The Christmas Party for Over 70s organised by Chatteris Town Council and held at the King Edward Centre on Friday 10th December 2021was a resounding success with nearly 70 Chatteris residents enjoying a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, entertainment, bingo and going home laden with goodies.

The Town Council decided to organise the party having been given a sum of money by the Good Companions club, who had unfortunately been forced to close. As the Good Companions club was for the elderly it was agreed the money should be spent on the older generation and a Christmas party was agreed upon.

Thanks to the generosity of Housden’s caterers, Jack’s Supermarket, Mr Mark Petrou, Mrs Florence Newell, Chatteris Town Council and Fenland District Council’s Golden Age Fair team what started out as a small event soon became a wonderful opportunity for residents to enjoy three hours of hospitality and good food while making new friends and acquaintances.

The event began with a bingo session organised by the Mayor, Cllr Linda Ashley, who then joined Chatteris Town Council officers, FDC officers, King Edward Centre staff, Housdens Caterers employees and volunteers in serving a delicious turkey dinner to the partygoers. Once the meal was over March duo Topaz kindly entertained with Christmas songs and carols, encouraging everyone to join in. There was a tombola prize and two bags of goodies for everyone who attended. Special thanks should go to the Town Council’s Financial Officer Mrs Angela Papworth for organising the successful day.

Pocket Park Opening

Posted 03 Nov 2021

The Little Acre Fen Pocket Park was officially opened by the Mayor, Cllr Linda Ashley, on Saturday 13th November 2021.

Cllr Ashley gave a brief history of the park and thanked those who contributed grants towards its creation (including Honeysome Solar Farm, Court Leet, Stainless Metalcraft, Red Tile Wind Farm Trust, Healthy Fenland, Jacks Supermarket and  Orchards East) and those who continue to maintain it, especially the members of FLAPP (the Friends of the Pocket Park) , Cllr Julie Smith and R J Warren Ltd.

The morning began with a planting session for the Queen’s Green Canopy Project when members of FLAPP were enthusiastically and ably assisted by Chatteris cubs and their leaders, among other helpers.

Cllr Ashley (centre) is pictured at the opening along with Cllr Anne Hay, Red Tile Wind Farm Trust representative, and Mr Neil Kirby, of Stainless Metalcraft.


Festival Fun

Posted 07 Jul 2021

Multi-coloured, happy children were proof that the first ever colour fun run in Chatteris was a resounding success. About 150 people, ranging in age from toddlers to grandparents, took part in the run around Furrowfields Recreation as part of a scaled down Midsummer Festival. The event was sponsored by Jacks supermarket.

As they ran past four colour stations the competitors were sprayed with colourful neon powder paints resulting in rainbow appearances as they passed the finish line to collect their medals, sweets and bottles of water.

The fun run will undoubtedly become an annual feature like the fun dog show which once again attracted a large number of entries.

The organisers had always planned a Covid-safe event by eliminating elements of the traditional festival which resulted in large crowds gathering – such as the parade, party in the park and arena attractions – and ensuring everything took place outdoors but they ended up fighting hard to keep the fun run and dog show. They were unfortunately forced to pull the live music aspect of the Festival at the last minute following an emergency SAG meeting.