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  • Water Problems 17/09/20

    Station Road

    Anglian Water advise of water problems in Station Road with a main needing repair as of 3:26am.

    This may result in loss of water supply or pressure drop.  When the repair is completed you may experience cloudy water.

    More details here:- Anglian Water Report.

  • Funding For Sports Activities

    Help For Those Affected By COVID-19

    Northamptonshire Sport has been allocated funding from the National Lottery and Sport England, to work with local organisations and groups who have strong links and relationships with the community to ensure that all residents of Northamptonshire have access to physical activity opportunities that may have been reduced or affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The funding allocated to Northamptonshire Sport aims to support 4 main priority groups.

    • Organisations based in or serving Lower Socio – Economic communities.
    • Organisations supporting participants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
    • Organisations supporting people with a disability and / or people with a long term or life limiting health conditions.
    • Further localised priority will be given to organisations supporting women and girls and LGBTQ+ residents.

    TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT Northamptonshire Sport

    Deadline Extended until 17:00pm on the 21st September.

    Tackling Inequalities Funding

    For more details you can read this, “Tackling Inequalities Funding” supporting document or download it here.

    Tackling Inequalites Supporting Document

  • Library Re-Opening

    Save The Date!

    community library logo

    We are re-opening the library:-


    September 23rd, 2020


    We’ve dusted and tidied the shelves.

    We’ve rearranged the library to keep you safe.

    We have new signage to help you enjoy your visit.

    We’ve introduced a new “Click and Collect” Service.

    We’ve had special staff training.

    The “Sneeze Screens” are in place.

    Come and Join Us and Enjoy the Books.

    Numbers limited for social distancing.

  • Woodland Mess

    Saturday Morning Tidy Up

    Thanks to the folks that pointed out the rubbish left and the risk of discarded needles in the “camp” in the woodlands.

    Camp Debris


    Some of the Woods Committee and the village handyman together cleared out piles of rubbish plus the remains of a mountain bike, folding chairs and tables.



    bagged rubbishThe good news was some of the rubbish had already been bagged by the occupants.

    The less good news is that while we didn’t discover any needles – thanks to the folk that removed those – there was plenty of other evidence of drug use, which we are talking to the PCSO about.

    There is still a makeshift shelter up there, so parents need to be aware of where their kids are going.


    Camp Cleared of Rubbish


    Don’t forget if you are a Facebook user you can follow updates for the Woodland there:@GreatCentralWoodland.

  • Church Readings: 13th September 2020

    Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity

    With only limited church services at present, Pam Hicks has let us have copies of this Sunday’s readings and the pew sheet usually distributed at services. We’re happy to make them available here.

    This week’s Pew Sheet includes a message from the parish’s vicar, Stevie Cross who has just retired.

    Pew Sheet & Readings

    Pew sheet 13.9.2020


    (Download the Pew Sheet & Readings here)


    The Church of England has a free dial-in worship service to bring prayer to people’s homes while churches are closed because of the corona virus pandemic.

    Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

    The national line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.

    CofE "Hope" phone: 0800 804 8044


  • 12/19 Estates Committee Minutes

    About Meeting Minutes

    Apologies for the delay in publishing these minutes which were approved at the June meeting of the Committee (delayed from March due to the Covid-19 outbreak).

    Minutes of the meetings of this committee are approved at the next meeting and are then published here. As a result, minutes are always published at least a month after the meeting concerned.

    December 2019 Meeting

    Although some aspects of these minutes have been superceded by events, they are included for completeness.  The minutes for the December 2019 meeting, as approved at the June meeting, are available here:-

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    Download the minutes from here:- 17/12/19 Estates Committee Minutes

    The meeting included proposed hire charges for 2020. Details of these are included below:-

    20191217 minute appendix Venues hire charges 2020 ver 2

    Download the hire charges proposal from here:- 2020 Hire Charges Proposal

    We have added a new page to the Signpost where Estates Committee meeting agendas and minutes will be found. It can be reached under the Parish Council menu above or via this link.

  • Parish Council Update 08/09/20

    Thanks to Robyn Davison for this update….

    Parish Council Report

    The Parish Council met in the Dryden Hall for its first non-virtual meeting since March on September 8th. The meeting was held at the Dryden Hall to allow for social distancing. Ten councillors attended the meeting and there was a full agenda.

    The Library Management Committee Chairperson, Patricia Darby, reported on their first meeting, held in July, and the work being carried out to re-open the library in late September (subject to Covid-19 restrictions). The council also received a report from Councillor Geri Rowe regarding the newly formed “Kindness Group” that is operating in the village. Two planning applications were discussed and supported.

    Councillors were pleased to see all of the village facilities are now Covid-19 safe, and that bookings for the halls are starting to be made again. The public conveniences reopened in early September.

    The next Parish Council meeting will be on October 13th at 7pm.

  • 15/09/20 Council Estates Committee Agenda

    The Estates Committee manages issues relating to the various halls and other property that are owned by the Council. Here is the agenda for the meeting of the Parish Council’s Estates Committee on Tuesday 15th September 2020.


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    Download the agenda here:-    Council Estates Committee Agenda 15/09/2020

    Parish Council meetings are open to the public. All are welcome to listen in.

    About Your Council’s Meetings

    Parish Council meeting take place on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact details for all Parish Councillors can be found here. You can learn more about your Council, what it does and how it works here.

  • Shopping In Dav?

    Watch Your Bags

    Northants Police, the Daventry Neighbourhood Team are letting the public know that there has been a number of purse thefts in Daventry town in recent weeks.

    People should be vigilant when shopping, keeping handbags closed and on your person at all times and where possible bags wear your bag across your body.

    When shopping we can be distracted very easily with looking at all the wonderful things to buy  on the shelf or just chatting.

    Theft from an open handbagIf you notice an open bag or if someone has their bag on the trolly please help us by warning them of the risks

    In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

    To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit

    To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Daventry Town and surrounding villages they can be contacted on this email:

    You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

  • Northampton’s Plans For Walking & Cycling

    Consultation on the Infrastructure

    A consultation has been launched today seeking views on the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Northampton.

    The Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan supports an ambition for Northampton to become a leading centre for active travel, which fully embraces walking and cycling. The document outlines the walking and cycling measures that could be introduced to transform levels of walking and cycling in the town.

    We are looking for people’s views on the scope of the document, its approach and whether any changes are needed to the schemes proposed to ensure that they meet the new cycling design guidance LTN 1/20 Cycling Infrastructure Design.

    For details of how to comment and to read the document please go to the consultation hub. People have until Friday 23 October 2020 to submit their comments.

    OR to ask a question to the project team? Email:

    Cycle & wlak ways in Northampton