Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Parish Council meetings are allowed to be held using Zoom video conferencing. Residents are able to attend these virtual meetings, using the unique invitation available for each meeting published with the Agenda. If you need any help with Zoom- the conferencing software, please contact the Clerk. Thank you
Update- November 2020. The Parish Council will deliver the Christmas Newsletter to households soon- following all relevant government safety guidelines. A digital copy is still available by following the link http://www.islip-parish.co.uk/newsletters/ page
Due to the current Covid 19 situation, we will not be delivering paper copies of the newsletter this summer. We do hope you understand, and can enjoy the digital version instead- available on the http://www.islip-parish.co.uk/newsletters/ page
31st March 2020 Northamptonshire Community Resilience Service has launched a Coronavirus Support Line
The new support line, which goes live today, allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.
Those requiring help are asked to call
the support line on the following number.
East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is asking residents to consider options such as the council’s garden waste scheme or composting waste, instead of lighting bonfires, to be more considerate to neighbours and protect the respiratory health of the vulnerable during the pandemic.
The council’s garden waste scheme allows residents to sign up for £55.00 a year and receive a 240L bin that is emptied once a fortnight, alongside the household’s recycling bin.
Alternatively, residents could consider purchasing a compost bin via a company like getcomposting.com or storing garden waste in a safe, dry place until local HWRCs re-open.
If you have no other option but to light a bonfire, the ENC’s Environmental Health team advise that you follow these tips:
Never burn household rubbish, plastic, rubber, furniture foam or tarred felt;
Do not light a bonfire if it is wet or windy;
Never leave a bonfire unsupervised or leave it to smoulder. Douse it with soil or water if necessary;
Avoid burning at weekends and on Bank Holidays, warm sunny days or other times when your neighbours may want to enjoy their gardens;
Site the bonfire so that it causes least disturbance to your neighbours; this may include taking into account the wind direction;
Only burn dry material, this will reduce the amount of smoke produced.
Follwoing the resignation of Cllr Duval, there exists a vacancy on the Parish Council. If ten or more residents require it, an election will be held to fill the post. Failing that, the council may co-opt a councillor. Please see below Notice
Whippet Coaches will be revising services 8 and 18 from Tuesday 1st September 2020.
As shown on the attached timetable, service 18 will be renumbered service X3 (and X2) and linked to the current X3 Huntingdon – Cambridge service. As a result bus passengers will have a through service from Corby to Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance
and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor
appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with
this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is
subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
Northamptonshire Highways are requiring to close a section of the A6116 at Aldwincle, Islip and Lowick for three nights (8pm to 6am) from the 19th February 2020. The closure is to allow the carriageway to have chippings removed following the resurfacing works last year.
East Northamptonshire Council’s Residents’ Survey for 2019 is now open. This is an opportunity for residents to give their feedback on public services within the district and where they feel improvements could be made.
They would like as many residents as possible to complete the survey.
Islip Parish Council has received the following information from Northamptonshire Highways
Following a number of attempts to procure a replacement contract, a contract has been awarded to Whippet Coaches Limited in the last few days and today a registration has been received for a replacement for services 8 and 18. Subject to approval from the Office of the Traffic Commissioner, a Government body, this will commence on Monday 28 October.
The timetables from Thrapston, Brigstock, Little Stanion, Stanion, Corby Old Village, Geddington and Weekley are comparable to the current timetables, albeit with slight amendments. It is worth noting, however, that passengers from Brigstock who wish to arrive in Kettering before 1100 should travel on services towards Corby and remain on the bus.
Whippet Coaches, operating under the name “Go Whippet”, are based in Cambridgeshire between Huntingdon and Cambridge. As a result of this and the operator’s requirement to run buses to their depot to relieve drivers for a break, we are able to offer an experimental direct service from Corby and Thrapston to Huntingdon three times per day in the off-peak. Full details can be found on the following link: http://www.go-whippet.co.uk/latest-news/news/
The External Auditors- PKF Littlejohn LLP have completed their review of the AGAR for year ending 31 March 2019. A copy of their report, along with Sec 1 & 2 and the Notice of Conclusion of Audit can be found on the Parish Council Noticeboard and on the Annual Return 2018-2019 page
This can be found on the http://www.islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/ page. After the Summer break, the Parish Council meet again. That’s not to say that they have been idling the summer away! Please come along to the next meeting, where there is a lot to discuss!
We have had a request by members of the public that have brought to our attention of unacceptable behaviour and have requested this message to go out and shared to everyone.
Could all dog owners, while enjoying the country walks , please keep all dogs under control at all times, when out to which we encourage doing, Please observe/respect the countryside code:
We would like to advise leaving gates open or shut as you find them, keep to footpaths, avoid climbing over fences, and please be mindful and park in a considerate fashion so that you are not blocking residents and farmers from using the track.
Sheep worrying by dogs is becoming a major issue in the countryside, and this behaviour is unacceptable.
We apologise and fully understand this message is not intended to everyone, sadly and unfortunately a very small minority of us have to be kindly reminded from time to time. We do Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.
Regards Your Local Policing Team
Message Sent By Arthur Pereira (Police, Community Support Officer, East Northants)