17-Feb-2021

Help improve local services by taking part in Census 2021

The Office for National Statistics has run a national census every 10 years since 1801 (except in 1941, due to World War II).

Census outputs help inform how much public funding is available for services in Huntingdonshire and its towns and villages. National and local organisations take decisions on where to spend money on services such as transport, education and health based on what the results show about the needs of our residents. This helps plan for new facilities from cycle routes to play parks or dental surgeries.

The census sheds light on the needs of different groups and communities and the inequalities people are experiencing. It also ensures that big decisions facing the country following the coronavirus pandemic and EU exit are based on the best information possible.

Households will receive letters with online codes in March explaining how to complete the census online but you can request a paper questionnaire if you would prefer to complete it that way. Plenty of help will be available, with a free phone contact centre open from 1 March offering assistance from trained staff who can help you complete the census over the phone.

For more information and advice on how to answer the questions, visit census.gov.uk.

Find your local Census Support Centre

Huntingdon Volunteer Office and Huntingdon Together Shop
1 Princes Street Huntingdon, PE29 3PA
Telephone: 07849 794490
Email: huntingdon@huntsvc.org.uk

St Ives Volunteer Office
Town Hall Market Hill St Ives, PE27 5AL
Telephone: 07849 794490
Email: stives@huntsvc.org.uk

St Neots Volunteer Office
6a South Street St Neots Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BW
Telephone: 07849 794490
Email: stneots@huntsvc.org.uk

Ramsey Volunteer Office
Ramsey Methodist Church High Street Ramsey, PE26 1AA
Telephone: 07389 839960
Email: ramsey@huntsvc.org.uk