Islips’ newsletter will soon be dropping through your door with a wealth of information about the village. An electronic version is also available on this website on the Newsletters page
Northamptonshire Highways have informed us that the A6116 will be closed overnight 8pm-6am on the 2nd/3rd May to allow surface dressing to be done. Please see the attached PDF for further information
Tune in to BBC Radio Northampton today- 29th April – to hear our very own councillor Bob Lymn talking to Helen Blaby (schedule starts at 12pm)
as Islip is being featured in their A-Z of Northamptonshire
The ordinary Parish Council meeting will follow the Annual meeting of the Parish
Click on links for April Agenda 2019 and associated papers
Residents welcome to attend the Annual Meeting of the Parish of Islip- where various organisations will give a report on their activities during the year
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.
Islip Parish Council are to delighted to announce that the refurbished recreation ground will be officially re-opened on Saturday 6th April at 11am by the Chairman of East Northants District Council- Cllr Wendy Brackenbury.
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!
All residents are most welcome to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council
Come and meet the new Clerk!
Click on the link to see the Papers available Agenda and minutes page
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 https://www.gigaclear.com/postcode-checker and follow the instructions
Please click on the link to the following page to read our latest Newsletter
Draft minutes for the February meeting are now available here. These are subject to change until approved at the March meeting
Oundle Rotary are holding a quiz night for Macmillan
Please go to their Facebook page for more details
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.
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
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
The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 18th December 2018 in the Pavilion, Toll Bar Road from 7.15pn
You are most welcome to come along.
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.
ENC list of councillors interests can be found here.