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In memory of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021
We are sending our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
In line with the Royal Household’s wishes, we are requesting that residents avoid laying floral tributes.
While we understand that many will wish to pay their respects, it is important that we continue to abide by ongoing COVID-19 guidance, so gatherings of any kind are not advised as public safety remains our priority even at this sad time.
As outlined by the Government, there will be no physical books of condolence. You can send a message of condolence on The Royal Family website.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding in these matters.
The Parish Council met by zoom on Wednesday 3rd February. Councillors were delighted to learn of the litter picking done by a number of people – Charlie Hilton as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award and her sister Josie, Megan and Reuben Parkhouse, Mike Noble and Katherine Clarke. Well done and thank you to all of you! Anyone who wishes to do their part in keeping the village clean is welcome to borrow the Parish Council owned litter picking equipment. Just contact Cllr Sally Jones (T: 264125)
However, sadly, it is reported that there has been an increase in the amount of dog waste left by the roadside or paths. In Upper Boddington in particular, it is frequently seen along the verge and fencing of Poplars Fields stables at the lower end of Townsend Lane and along the Chapel Path. Councillors urge dog walkers to keep their dogs under supervision whilst within the boundaries of the villages and clean up after them using the bins that are now available.
With the cold weather and icy conditions, the grit bins in the villages are an essential resource for the public highway. Councillors wish to remind parishioners that the grit is for use on the public highways and footpaths ONLY and is not for private use. Some of the bins are owned and filled by the Parish Council – the bins are clearly marked as to ownership – and the cost of filling them falls to the Parish Council and therefore is paid for through your council tax precept. Please do NOT use the grit for your own property.
NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.
If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E.
The Parish Council held its December meeting on Weds 2nd. At this meeting it was reported that, probably due to cars obscuring the signs saying No Dogs, there have been occasions when dogs have been seen on the Charles Cowper field. It is likely that these are from outside the Parish but the Council has agreed new signs will be put in more prominent places. It is very much hoped that this will keep the Cowper field as a clean and safe place for all to enjoy.
7 Mount Pleasant, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northants. NN11 3RH