Author: Sally Willis

Parish Council Elections Q&A

Northants CALC (County Association of Local Councils) is holding an Elections Q&A on Monday 22 March 2021, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. aimed at prospective candidates who wish to learn more about the role of parish or town councillor, and how to become a candidate for election. The link to register is

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 11:16 by Sally Willis

Tags: Councillors, Elections, Events, News, Whats On

Neighbourhood Watch Update

There has been an increase in the number of burglaries in Northampton recently, the majority in evenings/night time.

Lock windows and doors, use a timer for lights switches. Keep curtains drawn with light on inside the premises.

CCTV helps the police catch and detain those responsible.

Look out for suspicious activity, such as vehicles with multiple occupants, parked up or just driving around slowly,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:27 by Sally Willis

Tags: Neighbourhood Watch, Police

Supporting Independence Programme

Are you aged 18 or over?Have you noticed any recent changes in your health?Do you have difficulty walking or need help moving about?Are every day tasks becoming difficult?Do you need someone to help you on a regular basis?Do you sometimes feel lonely or isolated?

If you have answered "yes" to any of the questions above, we may be able to help.

Call us on 0300 126 1000 from 8am-6pm Mon-Fri

Or complete... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:50 by Sally Willis

Tags: Health, Northampton County Council

Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:44 by Sally Willis

Tags: Health, News, Police

Parish Council Update

Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister yesterday afternoon (4th January 2021). The clerk will be working from home until further notice.

If you need to contact the clerk she will be available on email - or on the phone 07709 523746 during normal office hours of 10am - 2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 10:21 by Sally Willis

Tags: Covid-19, News

A Big Thank You

The Parish Council would like to say a big thank you to those residents who have been helping keep our village clean and tidy. We know there are several of you that go and litter pick on Houghton Hill, Cherry Orchard and in the Rec. making the areas pleasant for all who visit.

Thank you for all you do.

Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 13:30 by Sally Willis

Tags: News, Parks

Bike Park Survey

We understand that there are many concerns from people in the village about the proposals for a bike park on the Hardingstone 9.

The survey that is currently out is to help with a funding application, to show that there is a need for this type of facility and that people will use it.

There are no firm plans as yet as to what it will look like. Once funding has been secured plans will be drawn up and... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:21 by Sally Willis

Tags: Consultation, News, Northampton Borough Council

Public views sought on Hardingstone Bike Park proposals

Northampton Borough Council is inviting the public to have their say on its bid to fund a world-class bike park in the town.

The Council – working alongside Northamptonshire Sport, Northamptonshire County Council as well as local volunteer and off-road bike enthusiast Tony Skirrow – has already been successful in the first stage of its application to secure vital backing for the project... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:24 by Sally Willis

Tags: Consultation, News

Starship Robot Delivery - Northamptonshire Trial

Starship is the world's leading on-demand neighbourhood delivery service that utilises autonomous robotic technology. It has been successfully operating for two years' across Milton Keynes and in many other cities across the world. Starship's Robots are low-mass, slow-speed, electric devices that travel autonomously on pavements, using proprietary mapping, navigation and three layers of sophisticated... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:16 by Sally Willis

Tags: News


There seems to be a lot of concern about the e-scooters which appear to have been abandoned in the village.

Last week the Northampton operating zone was expanded to include the Brackmills area and to enable people working on the business park to get to and from work, as well benefiting local residents in some of the surrounding areas. It is likely that, if there are e-scooters in the village, they have... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:14 by Sally Willis

Tags: News, Northampton County Council