The Parish Council has been advised that the current amber street lights will no longer be manufactured after 2019 and manufacturers' stocks for replacements are very low. We will be considering this issue but meantime the faulty light outside no 26 Frog Lane is being replaced with a wide angle soft white LED lamp. This will give parishioners the opportunity to see what could be available in future. There are lots of variations in colour and brightness so please send us feedback on what you think about this particular replacement and any other concerns you have about our street lights.
LEDs are much more energy efficient so will cost a lot less to run. In addition they are guaranteed by the contractor for a year, then by the manufacturer for 10 years so maintenance costs will be much reduced.
Councillor Pat Stewart.
HS2 - Early Works Activities - Boddington Cutting & Ground Investigation
Public Meeting - Village Hall April 11th from 18:30 – 21:00
HS2 enabling works activity will be starting soon and involves a cutting along the line between Wormleighton and Priors Hardwick as well as ground investigations along the route.
You are invited to attend a community engagement forum to meet with HS2 representatives and the Contractors Eiffage Kier to find out about the construction works and how it will impact upon the local communities. Fusion who are the enabling works contractor will also be present to outline their plans for the Chipping Warden relief road.
To help ensure any questions you have get answered please email them to email@example.com prior to the 9th of April
Anglian Water are requiring to carry out repairs to a leaking pipe on Warwick Road at the crossroads with Frog Lane. To undertake this work safely will require that the road is closed for up to three days from the 19th March 2018.
A plan showing the closure and diversion can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=104913440
If your require more information please contact Simon Lambert on 01522 347891.
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.
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
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.
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.
Please see the reports provided to the Parish Council Meetings
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.
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.