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Potential Industrial Action - Friday 6 October

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is preparing for planned industrial action. This is for UNISON members employed by the council.

This is in relation to a pay dispute relating to the pay award for 2023/24. If the issue is not resolved, UNISON intend to take strike action on 6 October and commence an ongoing period of work to rule from Monday 9 October. 

If industrial action does go ahead, we will have to delay green bin and bulky waste collection services on Friday 6 October to allow us to prioritise collecting your household and recycling waste. Garden waste collections that were due on Friday 6 will be moved to Saturday 7 if the action is taken by UNISON.

Most of our services will be delivered as normal, and you can stay up to date with all the latest information about any disruption to services. 

Our Wellbeing Walks Scheme wouldn't exist without our fantastic volunteers, who lead the Wellbeing Walks around the district and provide encouragement and information to walkers.

What makes a good volunteer walk leader?

The main skill we look for from our volunteers is an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits! We would also like our volunteers to be:

  • observant - able to recognise/report risks or hazards

  • punctual and reliable

  • patient - this is particularly important for back marker walk leaders who need to motivate the slower walkers

  • organised with good communication skills

  • approachable.

What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer?

Benefits include:

  • free Wellbeing Walk leader training

  • free first aid training

  • insurance cover

  • resources to assist with health walks, such as  rucksacks and first aid kits

  • the chance to become an active member of the local scheme

  • satisfaction from helping others to access and enjoy the benefits of walking.


We are always looking for new volunteers to become part of the scheme. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Wellbeing Walk leader, please contact the One Leisure Active Lifestyles team.