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Proposed Godmanchester Flood Alleviation Scheme

Two public exhibitions are being held by the Environment Agency next week for local people to comment on the proposed design of the Godmanchester flood alleviation scheme before planning permission is applied for.

The public exhibitions will give the community the opportunity to view the proposed designs, which incorporate many of the points raised during the consultation stages in 2006 and 2008. 

Agency staff will be on hand to answer questions along with design and environmental consultants who will be able to provide further details of the proposals and answer any queries.

The public exhibitions will be held at the Queen Elizabeth School, Post Street, Godmanchester on:

Friday 17 September (12pm to 7pm)
Sunday 19 September (11am to 5pm)

The flood alleviation scheme will reduce the flood risk to 560 homes and businesses in Godmanchester, which in turn will help to reduce risk to life and avoid the stress, trauma and disruption that is associated with major flooding.

Ian Dodson, Environment Agency project manager, said: “We are holding the public exhibitions for local residents and those interested in finding out more about the scheme. The designs have considered previous feedback from the 2006 and 2008 consultation events. We have also liaised with Godmanchester Town Council and Huntingdonshire District Council in drawing these designs together.

“The effective flood defences have been designed in keeping with the landscape, heritage and character of this historic town. The scheme is to protect the residents of Godmanchester from flooding and we are keen for them to see the designs before the proposals go to planning.”

For more information on the public exhibition or queries about the scheme please contact Ian Dodson at the Environment Agency on 01733 464316.

Huntingdon Farmers’ Market – 16th, 30th & 31st July.

The Huntingdon Farmers’ Market is on from 8am to 2pm on the 16th, 30th & 31st of July in Huntingdon High Street and Huntingdon Market Square.

The Huntingdon weekly market is every Wednesday & Saturday.

The Farmers’ Market offers truly local produce sold by the people who produce it.



The Kimbolton Country Fair 2010


The Kimbolton Country Fayre at Kimbolton Castle on Sunday 18th July 2010.

The Exhibition, Godmanchester – Events.










The Exhibition Pub in Godmanchester always have a wide range of events and activities going on.

There website is

The Exhibition restaurant is also available the hire for occasions such as Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings etc.

Picnic in the Park – GODMANCHESTER

The 2012 Picnic in the Park in Godmanchester is being held on Sunday 4th July on Godmanchester’s beautiful recreation ground over the Chinese Bridge and will bring to an end another great Gala Week in Godmanchester.

Picnic in the Park seems to grow every year but it’s only one of the events staged. Gala Day is Saturday 3rd July and involves a procession around Godmanchester ending on the recreation ground at 2pm. 

Over this weekend the Godmanchester Porch Museum will also be open between 2pm & 5pm in the Queen Elizabeth School (in the Chinese Bridge car park). The Museum is an Exhibition of film and photo displays explaining many aspects of Godmanchester’s history.

During Gala week there are events going on throughout the week including Bowls, Fun Runs, Duck Races and for the first time this year a Scarecrow Competition.

For more information on this and other events in Godmanchester log onto:


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