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Boddington Parish

Find out what is going on and get involved.

In April 2014 Boddington Parish Council said a fond farewell to some stalwart members and welcomed a host of new councillors with a wide range and breadth of skills and experience, and an even broader range of ages and backgrounds! We represent a wide demographic of the community which means that all areas of concern are raised and addressed, from repairing playground equipment, to road safety, to community transport any many more issues besides.

With an accumulated residency in excess of a hundred years in the Boddingtons, one thing that the Parish Councillors do have in common is a passion for the area; an area which they they wish to preserve and protect for future generations

This means that whilst maintaining day to day tasks that make life for parishioners as easy and comfortable as possible such as ensuring that street lighting is on, footpaths, roads and open spaces are managed, and the area is kept safe and cohesive, we also believe it is imperative that any investments - no matter how large or small - provide sustainable, long term benefits to the parish as a whole. Alongside the wishes of the community, we address- and will continue to address - impending forces such as housing, HS2, wind farms and planning. We will shortly be embarking on a mass community consultation - the results from which will formulate a strategic plan for the Boddingtons, so put your thinking caps on and look out for announcements in the Black and White.

Its also important to note that all members of the public are welcome (and encouraged) to attend the Parish Council meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at Upper Boddington Village Hall. Agendas are pinned on the notice boards in Upper and Lower Boddington a week in advance so whether you would like to participate or simply sit in and listen, please come along!

Local Walks around Boddington

Local Walks around Boddington

Follow the local walk around Boddington

You can see the evidence of history as it still remains in the architechture of some of the old dwellings, and enjoy the beauty of lovely countryside. You can download a printable version of the map and commentary

A History of Boddington

A History of Boddington

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The spelling of Boddington has changed over the centuries from Botendon in Domesday Book (1086) through Bottelendon (12th century Survey of Northamptonshire), and Budinton in the Calendar of Close Rolls (1244) to Botyngdon (1358), Botyndoun (1396) and Botyngdon (1428). When it became established as Boddington we do not know, but on some 19th century maps it was spelled with only one d. The origin of the name could be Botas Hill (dun) or, as Baker surmises, it could be compounded of Boten, a contraction of the Saxon plural of botl, a habitation, and dune or done, a down, which corresponds with the situation of the upper village.