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County Connect Bus Service Under Threat

County Connect 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.

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: consult@northamptonshire.gov.uk or you can write to:

Draft Budget and Council Plan Consultation,
Northamptonshire County Council,
One Angel Square, Northampton,
NN1 1ED.

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Vacancy for a new Parish Councillor

Vacancy for a new Parish Councillor

Boddington Parish Council
Clerk to the Council: Ann Morton
14 Richmond Street
Kings Sutton
Banbury
OX17 3RS
Tel: 07773 423680
email: clerk@boddingtonparish.co.uk

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR BODDINGTON PARISH – Upper Boddington Ward

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Olivia Davies has ceased to be a member of Boddington Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish Council.

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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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SNC Local Plan Consultation

SNC Local Plan Consultation

South Northamptonshire Council has commenced a consultation under Regulation 18 Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) on the ‘Pre-Submission Draft’ of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2. The document will form part of the development plan for South Northamptonshire sitting alongside the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, Local Plan Part 1 and adopted Neighbourhood Plans.

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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 Sally Jones.

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

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,
Upper Boddington
Between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00

 Download here

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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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Annual Parish Meeting 2017

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.

Chairman's Statement 2017

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Parish Plan Results

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.

DETAILED REPORT OF PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE

The summary report was published in March and is available here.

Summary Report of Plan Questionnaire

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Latest Financial Information

Latest Financial Information

Financial information is now available to download for 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 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. 

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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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Cherwell Adopted Statement of Community Involvement

Please find below a copy of the Adoption Statement giving formal notification that Cherwell District Council formally adopted the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2016 on 18 July 2016.

The purpose of the SCI is to set out who the Council will engage with in the preparation of its planning policy documents and how and when they will be engaged. The SCI also includes how the Council will consult on planning applications. Its aim is to encourage community and stakeholder involvement and set out clear expectations of the Council.

The SCI is now available online at http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=9648.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy team on 01295 227985 or e:mail planning.policy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk.

David Peckford - Planning Policy Team Leader

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Electoral Registration

Households in South Northamptonshire will soon have received a form asking residents to check their details are correct on the electoral register as part of South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) annual electoral canvass.

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