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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

Download Boddington Parish Plan

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Election Results

Election Results

Please see the results of the Election for a Parish Councillor for the Upper Boddington Ward - the successful candidate is Graham Dixon

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PC Statement Green Space Designation

DESIGNATION OF THE JUBILEE FIELD AS A LOCAL GREEN SPACE AS PART OF SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE LOCAL PLAN PART 2

On 4th January 2017, the Parish Council unanimously decided that ‘It does not support the designation of the Jubilee Field as a Local Green Space (as currently defined).

The Jubilee Field was purchased by the Parish Council in 2012 from the Slatcher family. The reason for this was re-stated in the Parish Council minutes of Wednesday 7th December 2016 ‘Boddington Parish Council agreed to purchase the land to allow the village to control the destiny of the field.’ The cost including legal fees was over £100,000. It was funded by a Loan of £75,000 and £25,877 from the Parish reserves, which were exhausted by this transaction. The ongoing repayments are just over £6,000 pa with capital and interest in order of £58,000 still outstanding.

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Bus Service Under Threat

Bus Service Under Threat

Northamptonshire County Council are currently consulting on removing all money paid to subsidise public transport in the county. If this proposal is confirmed after consultation, the County Connect bus service would end during 2018 and it is likely that many rural parts of the county will have either no or limited public transport in place.

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Report Recreation Working Group

Please see attached the report of the Recreation Working Group considered by Councillors at their meeting on the 3 Oct 17.

RECREATION WORKING GROUP REPORT 

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Conservation Area Assessments

Please see the attached reports for Upper and Lower Boddington, as part of South Northants Council's review of conservation areas, together with the assessment criteria.  They have concluded that Upper and Lower Boddington are not considered to fulfil the requirements to be designated a conservation area. 

Upper Boddington Assessment

Lower Boddington Assessment

CRITERIA

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Latest Financial Information

Latest Financial Information

Financial information is now available to downloadfor the last financial year. The audit report and detailed income and expenditure accounts are also available.

 

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Councillor Responsibilities

Councillors have agreed areas of responsibility.  If you have a problem or would like to discuss these areas then please contact the relevant Councillor or the Clerk.

Councillor Responsibilities

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HS2 Royal Assent & Update

Please see the following information that has been circulated by HS2 relating to Royal Assent, Homeowner Payments, Rural Support zone schemes and a general update.

Route Wide Community Update

Homeowner Payment Scheme

Rural Supportzone Schemes

Royal Assent Useful Information

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Nomination of Jubilee Field as an Asset of Community Value

Please see the attached letter from SNC notifying the Parish Council that "the Friends of Jubilee Field" have nominated Jubilee Field for listing as an Asset of Community Value.

Letter from SNC

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HS2 Ltd Ground Investigation Works

HS2 Ltd Ground Investigation Works

E-mail received from HS2 Ltd regarding works in Boddington:

I am writing to confirm that we will be undertaking Ground Investigation works around Upper and Lower Boddington. This work is due to start on the 26th September and will continue for approximately 5 weeks.

As part of the investigations, we will be undertaking pavement cores onBanbury Road, Boddington Road and Warwick Road, near Lower Boddington during this period. Whilst the pavement cores are being undertaken, there will be a manned ‘Stop/Go’ sign which will be in operation to control the flow of traffic. I thought that you would like to be informed of this work, as it may affect some of your local residents who regularly use this road.

We are sending notifications to local residents which will go out towards the end of this week.

If a member of the public does contact you about these works, we have a helpline who will be able to answer their enquiries. The number for the helpline is: 020 7944 4908. This number will also be on the notifications. 

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Report Potholes

Report Potholes

Report potholes to Street Doctor

The only way to get something done about potholes is to report them to Street Doctor.  Northamptonshire County Council have responsibility for repairing the potholes but they allocate resources according to need and a set of criteria for how dangerous the potholes are.  However we all need to report them, then they will check out the priority and repair them.  You can also find out the status of any repairs or plans to repair the roads in your vicinity by going to Street Doctor.

 

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What is happening on Jubilee Field

What is happening on Jubilee Field

Jubilee Field

The Jubilee Field was purchased by the Parish Council for the benefit of the community. It's development is managed by the Jubilee Field Committee.

Considerable work has been undertaken to clear the field and to place a number of seats around the Field.

The Jubilee Field Management Committee (JMG) is made up of the following:

Councillor Garry Williams - Chair
Councillor Mike Wakelin
Mrs. Mary Clugston
Mrs. Kaz Faulkener
Mrs. Sally Jones
Ms. Jeanette Mills
Mrs. Pam Stokes
Mrs. Kathy Gulliver

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