Fix My Street
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is closing down Street Doctor and moving everything over to a new system called Fix My Street. Street Doctor will be unavailable from around 5:00pm on Monday and the new system will go live on Tuesday. Current reports will be moved over so they shouldn’t have to be resubmitted and the old report reference numbers should still work. Fix My Street is simpler to use and mobile responsive and it allows photos to be attached to reports. The new system will be available via links at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk. A direct link will be issued after go-live.
Anglian Water are requiring to carry out repairs to a pipe at the above location. To undertake this work safely will require that the road is closed for up to three days from the 9th April 2019.
A plan showing the closure and the diversion can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=112973152
If you require more information about the works please contact Christina Turman on 01522 341810.
The PC are considering a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish.
A representative from SNC has agreed to make a presentation on Neighbourhood Planning and will be attending prior to the Parish Council meeting on the 6th March at 7pm at The Village Hall in Upper Boddington.
All Councillors and Parishioners are welcome to attend.
Please note, dogs are no longer allowed on the Charles Cowper Playing Field (CCPF),
The Parish Council has given much thought and discussion to this issue. It believes the decision to be in the best interests of all those using the CCPF.
The installation of the excellent new playground equipment has significantly increased the number of visitors to the field. The combination of many excited children and understandably exuberant dogs is one that poses a real risk - to the children, to the dogs and those responsible for them.
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.