Boddington Parish Council Clerk to the Council:
14 Richmond Street
There is currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.
You can download an updated Notice here. This notice has been updated to make it clear that a request for an election requires notice from 10 electors from the Parish Ward, and not just the Parish.
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.
Anglian Water has some news for those who have a private pumping station on their property, and have not yet registered it with Anglian Water. As of 1 October 2016, many of these private pumping stations automatically transferred over to Anglian Water and became their responsibility. They have taken over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money. Anglian Water are asking people to get in touch with them if they think they have a private pumping station.
To help customers identify and report the pumping stations, further information can be found: www.anglianwater.co.uk/privatepumpingstation
Still time to voice thoughts on services. The annual residents’ satisfaction survey has three weeks left to run, with the council keen to gain as much feedback as possible on its services.
The survey runs until Friday, 16 June and South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is inviting people to comment on its delivery of everything from waste and recycling collections to community safety and leisure services. All responses provided are anonymous, and the survey lets people comment on the quality of services provided, and whether they offer good value for money.
Thank you to all those that managed to come to the Annual Parish Meeting on 18th May. We would like to thank Counicllor Ian Morris, Northampton County Council and Councillor Rosie Herring, SNC for joining us and discussing issues for the Parish. Also we would like to thank Philip Freer for updating us all on the work of Friends of Boddington are undertaking with HS2.
The chairmans statement is also attached for your information.
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.
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.
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.
Northamptonshire's County Connect local bus service comes highly recommended by parishioners - this service will take you from any designated pick-up point to other towns or villages. The designated pickup points in Boddington are in Upper Boddington opposite the School, and in Lower Boddington by The Carpenters Arms.
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 on Banbury 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.
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 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