Benwick Parish Council

Benwick Parish Council consists of 7 elected members. Elections are held every four years, with the next one in 2023.

The Parish Council meets on the first working Monday of each month, in the church room of the village hall.

There are 15 minutes at the beginning of every Parish Council meeting where the public can ask any questions, or raise any concerns to the Parish Council.


  • Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) - dogs consu

    Have your say about our proposed new dog control orders. This consultation closes on August 7th, 2020

  • Village Leaflets re Coronavirus


    Hello! If you are self-isolating, are over 70, or in a vulnerable group due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Benwick Parish Council along with local businesses and volunteers are here to help and support you.
    Coronavirus is contagious. Please take every precaution to ensure you are spreading only kindness. Avoid physical contact (2m distance). Wash your hands regularly.
    Should you wish to find out more, need help, or if you are willing to volunteer to help then please give me a call so that I can co-ordinate.
    My name is Jacquie Richardson, Benwick Parish Clerk
    My phone number is 01354 677856
    The following services are available in the village 
    Spar Shop    
    Shopping can be ordered from the Benwick Spar shop by contacting 01354 677770 who will provide an over the
    phone payment service and arrange free delivery in the village.
    Updates will be made available on Facebook Pages:- Benwick Coronavirus Support Page, Benwick Community Page and also the Parish Council website
    Please stay safe and visit the following websites for advice
    Public Health England
    Government Coronavirus information
    Fenland District Council
    Doddington Medical Centre

  • Coronavirus Information

    Information regarding Coronavirus

  • Staying at Home Guidelines

    Guidance on staying at home published on 23rd March 2020


    The Parish Council have installed two benches along the river bank between the two bridges. These benches will provide people with a resting point when walking along the riverbank, or around the village.
    The benches have been funded by Ransonmoor Environment Fund and the Parish Council is very grateful for this grant which has enabled them to install the benches.
    The benches are environmentally friendly and made from recycled materials , and are weather and vandal resistant, so they should last for a long time.


    During the summer the Parish Council organised for the street lights in the village to be assessed and tested for structural and electrical condition. As a result of this survey, and the report of faulty lights, they placed a Purchase Order in August to have the repairs/replacements with a street lighting company. The Parish Council have been advised that due to the lead time of ordering the parts and the ability to fit in the work by the company January 2020 is the expected date for repair.


    FDC’s Street Scene team have carried out patrols in the village following reports of excess dog fouling on the streets and footpaths. One area of concern is Doddington Road between High Street and Whittlesey Road.
    Although the ‘evidence’ of this offence is visible, it is very difficult to be in the right place at the right time to catch the dog walker responsible, so we are asking residents for their help in identifying this small minority who still persist in not clearing up, or don’t put their bags into a bin.
    With details such as a regular time, place and description, or ideally a name and address, we are able to target specific areas of concern and if witnessed, we can issue the offender with a fixed penalty notice for £75. The information can be emailed to , phoned in to 01354 654321, or call in to our hubs at Chatteris library or Fenland Hall, March. All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

  • Community Survey

    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 

Next Parish Council Meeting 
Monday 7th September 2020 at 7.30p.m
"Online Zoom Meeting" 
Meeting ID 4545690390 Password Benwick

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