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  • Welcome

    Welcome to Boddington

    Boddington comprises the villages of Upper and Lower Boddington which nestle in the beautiful South Northamptonshire countryside on the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.  

    Centrally located within commuting distance of London and Birmingham it offers the best of living in a thriving community with the practicality of working lives.

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  • Parish Plan

    Dear Parishioner

    I am very pleased to announce the publication of the Boddington Parish Plan.

    The Plan document sets out the Parish Council's developing strategy and action plans on areas including community. facilities and leisure, housing, traffic and road safety and green and open spaces. The conclusions, strategy and action plans are informed and shaped by the results of the Parish Plan Questionnaire which are included in full in the document.

    The Parish Plan is, and will remain, a work in progress. evolving through experience and continued consultation with you, the parishioners of Boddington.

    I would like to thank Dr Malcolm Stewart for his outstanding effort in collating comprehensive background information on the Parish, the questionnaire results and our strategy and plans into this single document.

    Dr Dennis Burton

    Chairman, Boddington Parish Council


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  • Consultation - Play Equipment LB

    Boddington Parish Council – Consultation – January 2018

    Results of Questionnaires re Lower Boddington play equipment.

    Questionnaires were delivered to 301 properties covering 651 parishioners

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  • Annual Parish Meeting

    The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on the evening of Thursday 26 April 2018 in the Village Hall and all Boddington parishioners are welcome to attend.

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Latest News

Damage to Hedges on Parish Open Spaces

The Parish Council wishes to remind you that pedestrian entry and exit to the Charles Cowper Playing Field (CCPF) and Jubilee Field (JF) must be made via the field gateways and official footpaths. 

The Parish Council has commissioned repairs to hedges bordering both fields.  The repairs are necessary to close unapproved gaps that had been made in the hedges to, presumably, provide shortcuts into and out of the fields.  The gap on the CCPF leads onto private land, the gap on JF leads down a steep bank straight onto Townsend Lane.  Neither gap offers appropriate, safe, entry and exit to the fields. 

The repair of such gaps brings an unwelcome cost to the Parish.  May we ask anybody seeking to re-establish these shortcuts to cease and desist.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Boddington Walk

Local Walks around Boddington

Follow the local walk around Boddington

You can see the evidence of history as it still remains in the architechture of some of the old dwellings, and enjoy the beauty of lovely countryside. You can download a printable version of the map and commentary

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A History of Boddington

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The spelling of Boddington has changed over the centuries from Botendon in Domesday Book (1086) through Bottelendon (12th century Survey of Northamptonshire), and Budinton in the Calendar of Close Rolls (1244) to Botyngdon (1358), Botyndoun (1396) and Botyngdon (1428). When it became established as Boddington we do not know, but on some 19th century maps it was spelled with only one d. The origin of the name could be Botas Hill (dun) or, as Baker surmises, it could be compounded of Boten, a contraction of the Saxon plural of botl, a habitation, and dune or done, a down, which corresponds with the situation of the upper village.

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