Vandalised St Neots landmark may change ownership to allow long-awaited repairs

16:00 16 March 2014

The Day Column, St Neots.

The Day Column, St Neots.

Archant

Ownership of a St Neots landmark – vandalised a year-and-a-half ago – could pass to Huntingdonshire District Council in an effort to finally get it repaired.

Since the Day Column in the Market Square was damaged in August 2012, town councillors have been negotiating with HDC to replace the bronze lighting arm.

However, last week St Neots Town Council clerk Ed Reilly said that the “long and difficult” attempts to take action were continually thwarted by the district council. He said HDC insisted the arm needed to be repaired – rather than replaced – and had nominated three engineers on an approved list to carry out the work. However, none of them were available.

He added: “It does seem to be the district that is delaying it so councillors have taken the decision to say ‘if they are not are just going to let us repair it, then they are going to take responsibility for it.’”

A spokesman for HDC said: “I can confirm that we have received a proposal from St Neots Town Council, and that we are considering their request.”

0 comments

More news stories

Councillor Derek Giles with Sadie Swallow, Joshua Rodriguez, and Maya Rodriguez.

A charity bake-off event in St Neots on Saturday raised more than £500 or three local good causes.

Police would like to trace the owner of this vehicle.

Police are appealing for information to identify the owner of a dark coloured Daihatsu Fourtrak.

09:42
Artist's impression of Morrisons, in St Ives

Morrisons has been given the green light to build a supermarket in St Ives.

07:07
Artist's impression of plans for the redevelopment of the Commemoration Hall, in Huntingdon.

Plans for a multi-million pound redevelop-ment of the Commemoration Hall in Huntingdon will be unveiled to the public next month.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter