The old / damaged footbridge by the ford in Bidwell Lane, Caldecott ,was removed on Thursday 14th October by Northants Highways contractors. They also cleared out the build up of silt, so that the stream flows through the ford quicker.
On Friday 15th October they lowered the replacement footbridge into place. Its made from recycled plastic, but looks like wood. With a non-slip surface and better side... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 10:20 by Mark Hunter
At the October Council meeting it was agreed to increase the water levy the allotment tenants pay to £10 annually (in addition to the plot ground rent) effective from 2022.
This is to cover the increased water supply costs, so that the allotments remain cost neutral to the rest of the parish.
Posted: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 21:01 by Mark Hunter
We are delighted to be the winner* of the Northants Council of the Year award 2021 at the 74th Northants CALC AGM, held at One Angel Square, Northampton on Saturday 2nd October.
(* Actually all the Town & Parish Councils won it jointly this year, reflecting their efforts during both Covid and the Local Government Reorganisation!)
Posted: Sat, 02 Oct 2021 15:09 by Mark Hunter
It was the fifth annual fun dog show at the Village Hall on Sunday 5th September 2021. The Best in Show was won by Nicky with her dog Hurley, and the Fancy Dress was won by Alfie with his dog Bear (police). Many thanks to the Events Team for organising the event.
Posted: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 18:58 by Mark Hunter
In July, the government published a consultation to engage with local communities about the future of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, seeking views to help shape a vision for the Spatial Framework.
The government want to make sure as many people have the opportunity to contribute to this consultation. They are particularly keen to hear from those communities that may be traditionally less well heard or have... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 14:21 by Mark Hunter
A Police Safer Roads Team (SRT) van was monitoring traffic on the Raunds Road on Tuesday afternoon, with 6 drivers detected over the speed limit (30 mph) and two drivers detected not wearing their seatbelt.
Posted: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 23:28 by Mark Hunter
The replacement of all 60 lamps in the parish to more energy efficient LEDs has been completed, and the latest energy certificate shows that the annual energy consumption has dropped a massive 78%, equating to a saving of nearly 3,000 kg of CO2 e annually.
The project was funded by a 75% grant (£16,650) from the Windfarm Trust. The payback period on the remaining 25% will be under 2 years, meaning... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 18:05 by Mark Hunter
An eco-friendly Refill Van was in Chelveston today, outside the Star & Garter. It works on the principle that you bring your own container(s) to the van, and you only pay for the products you want, not the packaging!
See https://refillvan.co.uk for further details
Posted: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 18:01 by Mark Hunter
Despite the delaying of all lockdown restrictions being lifted, we are happy to say that all events planned for the weekend of 26th / 27th June are able to go ahead as they all meet current Government guidelines.
Please see flyers, noticeboards and the What's On index for details of what is happening at the Church and the Star and Garter.
Unfortunately the Medieval Scarecrow competition has been cancelled... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 09:34 by Mark Hunter
The Parish Council, the PCC of St John the Baptist Church and the Trustees of the Educational Foundation of Abigail Bailey and Ann Levett are delighted to advise their nomination of Adrian Dale has been successful, with the award of the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the HM The Queen Birthday Honours List 2021.
Cllr Andrew Seaman, Chair of the Parish Council, said
Adrian Dale has made a substantial contribution... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:30 by Mark Hunter