Keeping warm and Safe

A webinar for unpaid carers around saving energy and money this winter

Thursday 12 January 2023 10.00 – 11.30am on zoom

With the expected further increase in energy prices in April 2023, we know that the rising cost of gas and
electricity is a real worry for many unpaid carers.

National Energy Action is the national fuel poverty charity in England, Wales and Scotland providing support for householders across the UK to better understand and manage their energy and water accounts.

They are going to be running a webinar to help carers understand the various help they may be entitled to and how to access it. It will explore the links between warmth and health, and give advice on how to save
energy and money this winter. There will be a Q&A session to give further, detailed information and lots of information on further services.

Book at

Community First Responders

Community First RespondersPeterborough has a Community First Responder (CFR) Group but with only four active members, it needs more volunteers.

We have updated the terms and conditions for CFRs, removing signing-up fees and introducing expense payments to help cover travel and other costs.

We hope that this will help encourage more people to consider joining.

If Parish Councils could please point their residents towards our website, where anyone can sign-up to volunteer and undertake the necessary training.

The website address is:

Notice of Election

Please find below the notice of election for the electoral area of Newborough, where one seat has been advertised.

Please contact the clerk with any queries or to request a nomination pack.

Wildflower planting

Wild Flower Planting Scheme!!

Anglian Water are offering a volunteering activity on Monday 14th November in the village.

Any interested parties are to meet in the village hall car park at 9-45am for a 10-00 am start. Volunteers will need sturdy footwear and clothes that are hard wearing. Golves and eye protection will be provided.

Volunteers will be using gardening equipment and full training for health and safety and risk assessments will be talked through on the day, with print outs to read.

Please contact the Clerk for more information

Notices of Casual Vacancy

Please see attached the notices of casual vacancy for two seats on the Parish Council.

If you wish to know more about what being a Parish Councillor means and how to qualify, please get in touch with the Parish Clerk, Irene Healiss for more information.

Community Questionnaire

The Parish Council will be distributing questionnaires for you to have YOUR say on projects or improvements you would like to see in the village.

Cllrs will be trying very hard to deliver these to you all door-to-door and leaflets will be available at various collection points around Newborough such as Mandairs shop and the chemist.

A ‘dropoff’ box has now been left in the new telephone box book exchange with a 28th October deadline.


Information regarding flytipping in Peterborough can be found using the link below.

All flytipping should be reported to Peterborough City Council via the online form

Fly-tipping & littering – Peterborough City Council or by calling 01733 747474

It is also possible to use the fix my street link (below) as a flytipping reporting tool:-


New Jubilee Bench at Soke Road corner

Huge thanks to the ‘Newborough and Borough Fen Gardening Club’ for their kind donation towards our newly installed Jubilee bench at Soke Road corner.

The Council also have a ‘Lest We Forget’ bench which is due to arrive soon and will be positioned near to the memorial tree at the same location.

New telephone book exchange!!!

The Parish Council are pleased to introduce the new telephone box book exchange located at Soke Road corner!

Please feel free to borrow a book, or add to the collection in exchange.

This will be looked after and maintained by the Parish Council, with Cllr Kim Hill kindly checking the phone box regularly.

Two benches have been ordered for this location, and a kind donation from the Newborough and Borough Fen Gardening Club helped to fund the Platinum Jubilee bench (to arrive hopefully in the next few weeks.)

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Clerk.

The Village Tribune – Sept/Oct edition 2022

Newborough and Borough Fen Parish Council are now featured in the Village Tribune, with local articles and community news.

Copies have been left at the village hall, The Bull pub, the new telephone box, the village chemist, Mandairs, the Cricket Club and many of the businesses located within the village. If you would like to have a hand delivered copy or are able to help with delivering this new magazine to residents door-to-door, please contact the Clerk.