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.
Cllr Ian Morris, County Council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “We understand that these proposals would have a big impact on the public and are changes in policy that we are bringing forward with a heavy heart".
“However the financial situation in which the county finds itself in is so severe, we are having to make proposals that we really don’t want to make".
“As has been widely reported we have made representations to government under the Fairer Funding campaign and believe that we need more money from central funds if we are to provide the standard of services in the county that the people of Northamptonshire really deserve.”
If you would like to comment on these proposals, you can email the County Council: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write to:
Draft Budget and Council Plan Consultation,
Northamptonshire County Council,
One Angel Square, Northampton,
Feeling annoyed about the roads?
The only way to get County to improve the roads and potholes is to report them to STREET DOCTOR
Please note that the new Mobile Library Service timetable is available and will be stopping at 14 Farm Stile, Upper Boddington on the first Thursday of each month, arriving at 12:50 and leaving at 13:10. The full timetable is available below along with the summary of the review of the service.
NOTICE is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2017 was completed on 27 July 2017 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. As the requisite information as defined by Section 13(1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations is not displayed alongside this notice, it is available for inspection either from the parish website or by appointment.
To arrange a viewing appointment please contact:
Dr Malcolm Stewart,
Responsible Finance Officer
24A Frog Lane,
Between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00
The detailed report on the Parish Plan Questionnaire is now available and can be downloaded. It should be read in conjunction with the summary report.
The summary report was published in March and is available here.
In April 2014 Boddington Parish Council said a fond farewell to some stalwart members and welcomed a host of new councillors with a wide range and breadth of skills and experience, and an even broader range of ages and backgrounds! We represent a wide demographic of the community which means that all areas of concern are raised and addressed, from repairing playground equipment, to road safety, to community transport any many more issues besides.
With an accumulated residency in excess of a hundred years in the Boddingtons, one thing that the Parish Councillors do have in common is a passion for the area; an area which they they wish to preserve and protect for future generations
This means that whilst maintaining day to day tasks that make life for parishioners as easy and comfortable as possible such as ensuring that street lighting is on, footpaths, roads and open spaces are managed, and the area is kept safe and cohesive, we also believe it is imperative that any investments - no matter how large or small - provide sustainable, long term benefits to the parish as a whole. Alongside the wishes of the community, we address- and will continue to address - impending forces such as housing, HS2, wind farms and planning. We will shortly be embarking on a mass community consultation - the results from which will formulate a strategic plan for the Boddingtons, so put your thinking caps on and look out for announcements in the Black and White.
Its also important to note that all members of the public are welcome (and encouraged) to attend the Parish Council meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at Upper Boddington Village Hall. Agendas are pinned on the notice boards in Upper and Lower Boddington a week in advance so whether you would like to participate or simply sit in and listen, please come along!
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.
The Community Benefit Fund (known as the Turbine Fund as it is income from the wind turbine) allocated to Boddington Parish Council is calculated by ‘The Ingenious Group’ annually. The base amount is £2500 and they usually increase this based on inflation. The payment is received in April and the funds must only be used for projects that will enhance the community and cannot be used for day to day expenses such as grass cutting and street lighting.
In order to ensure that this fund is fairly allocated to the community, Boddington Parish Council has agreed a grants awarding policy which sets out the criteria and timescales involved for organisations to apply for some of this fund.
The timescales set out in the policy are based on a financial year where the fund is available at the beginning of the year. As this policy has only just been introduced the funds for the financial year 2016-2017 are still available and the parish council welcome applications from any interested groups. Any applications received will be considered at the next parish council meeting, as stated in the policy, until the fund is exhausted.
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.
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