Dog owners- please beware!!

It has come to the Parish Council attention, that there have been instances of dogs possibly consuming rat poison  around the lake/nine arches bridges.

Owners/Dog walkers are urged to be extra vigilant when walking in this area, and suggest keeping dogs on the lead.

Spring Litter Pick- Change of date

Thanks go to the lovely residents who have already volunteered to take part in the Annual Litter Pick, more help gratefully received

Please note that the litter pick will now be on 14th April meeting by the village sign at the top of Chapel Hill, time to be confirmed .
Gloves pickers bags etc to be supplied with tea or coffee and bacon rolls afterwards!

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Gigaclear Fast Broadband coming soon…..

Gigaclear, in conjunction with a County Council initiative will be installing fast broadband (up to 900 megabytes) to the North end of the village in the Summer. Currently there are no plans for the rest of the village, but if residents register their interest, and enough do so- it may be considered.

Go to their website  and follow the instructions



Neighbourhood Alert

Please see below important information about unauthorised canvassers in the area, received from Neighbourhood Alert

4th to 10th February 2019
Covering Raunds, Thrapston, Rushden & close surrounding areas
The canvassers are recruiting new members to join the weekly Air Ambulance Lottery.
They will not be collecting any cash or taking any donations whatsoever, the new members they sign up agree to play/join via Direct Debit or cheque.
The canvassers are dressed in hi-visibility jackets with Air Ambulance displayed front and back or grey fleeces displaying Air Ambulance on the front left breast or yellow polo shirts with Air Ambulance displayed both front and back and carry picture ID cards.
The canvassers usually operate Monday – Friday between the hours of 10am and 8pm and occasionally at weekends. 
Further clarification can be obtained by calling the Air Ambulance Lottery office on 
0844 567 0844 during normal office hours. 

Parish Council Meeting Dates

The Parish Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except August.

Dates for this year’s Parish Council Meetings

15th May 2018 – Annual Meeting

19th June 2018

17th July 2018

18th September 2018

16th October 2018

20th November 2018

18th December 2018

15th January 2019

19th February 2019

19th March 2019

16th April 2019 – Annual Parish Meeting first

21st May 2019 – Annual Meeting


Rec Refurbishment Consultation

Please let the Council know if you are in favour of refurbishing the Recreation Ground.

This consultation forms part of our application to ENC for the Communities Facilities Fund and without a good response our application will fail.

There is a 25% match funding for this award so watch out for fundraisers to raise this money which will need your support.  A quiz night is planned in September and if you have any ideas that will help the Council raise the 25% required, please let me know.

Julia Tufnail, Clerk

07756 851026


Rec Consultation


The Phone Box renovations have been compeleted and the Defibrillator has been installed.  The Cabinet is locked for security but if you need to use it, just ring 999 for the ambulance and they will be able to instruct you further.

The Defibrillator is inspected weekly as part of the village checks to ensure all is in order but if you notice any problem with it please contact either the Clerk (07756 85102) or Cllr Bob Lymn (01832 730119).

If you have had cause to use the Defibrillator, please let the Clerk know as soon as possible so that new pads can be put on the machine ready for use again.