• Church Lane

    Church Lane

  • Manor Walk

    Manor Walk

  • Bliss School

    Bliss School

  • Village Hall

    Village Hall

The Nether Heyford Parish Council meets in the Nether Heyford Baptist Chapel Schoolroom (situated between the village hall and the chapel overlooking the village green) on the first Monday of each month at 7.30 pm

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Local Government Reorganisation - All Change for Councils in Northamptonshire

Local Government Reorganisation - All Change for Councils in Northamptonshire

Local Government Reorganisation.

All Change for Councils in Northamptonshire

Local government in Northamptonshire is changing. The existing system, which has been in place since the 1970s, is like a three-tier cake. The bottom layer is parish and town councils which typically cover one village or town. The middle layer is borough and district councils, which are responsible for things like planning applications, collecting the bins, tourism, and dealing with benefits. The top layer is the county council, which is responsible for things like social services, education, and highways. More »

From 1 April 2021 the top two layers of the cake are being replaced with one layer, known as unitary councils. There will be two in Northamptonshire: North Northamptonshire Council, and West Northamptonshire Council. Parish and town councils remain as they are.

West Northamptonshire Council will cover the area currently covered by Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council, and South Northamptonshire Council. The area contains the towns of Northampton, Daventry, Towcester and Brackley and nearly two hundred villages and hamlets. West Northamptonshire Council will be one of the larger unitary councils in England. It will be responsible for all the services currently being provided in the area by the district, borough, and county councils.

The main reason for replacing the district, borough and county councils with unitary councils is to save money. Northamptonshire County Council had well-publicised financial issues in 2017 and 2018, which led to a government inspection of the council. The inspector's report recommended that creating unitary councils was the best solution.

Most people will not notice any difference, certainly in the first few years of the unitary councils. In fact, great efforts are being made to ensure that is the case. For example, the lorry collecting the rubbish might have a different logo on it, but the bins will still be collected. Council services will continue as normal, and any changes will be gradual.

From 2021 you will see three lines on your council tax bill. You will pay an amount for the parish or town council that looks after your village or town, an amount for Northamptonshire Police, and an amount for West Northamptonshire Council for all the council services it provides. The amount you pay to each body is set by that body.

West Northamptonshire Council will have 93 councillors, who will be chosen at the local elections on 6 May 2021. Some will be people who have been district, borough, and county councillors before; others will be new. Anyone over 18 and living in West Northamptonshire can put themselves forward to be a councillor. The councillors elected in 2021 will serve a four-year term of office and may seek re-election in 2025.

Council meetings are held in public, and all the information, reports, and papers for the meetings are published on the council's web site. Councils are open and democratic bodies and are accountable to the people they serve. » Less

Posted: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 17:59 by Jez Wilson

GOV.UK Guidance for workers at Greencore Northampton

If anybody in the Parish works for Greencore, the Government has issued guidance. Remember please, Self isolation is not just about keeping yourself safe, it is to protect others – you may have no symptoms but still be infectious – Nether Heyford Parish Council

Guidance from GOV.UK: Northampton: what you can and cannot do

Find out what you can and cannot do if you are a worker at the Northampton Greencore factories during the local outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). More »

Published 23 August 2020
From: Department of Health and Social Care

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/northampton-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Northampton associated with the Greencore factories. The government and local authority are acting together to control the spread of the virus.

Affected local areas

Workers at the Northampton Greencore factory:

  • Units A, B, C and D located at the following address: Greencore Northampton, Moulton Park Industrial Estate, 15-17 Deer Park Road, Northamptonshire, NN3 6RX.
  • Unit K located at the following address: Greencore Northampton, Unit 1, Clayfield Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6QF.

Local restrictions

Business closure
In order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Greencore factory in Northampton has voluntarily closed as of 3pm on 21 August 2020.

Self-isolating
Workers who have undertaken work in the affected areas above at any point since 7 August 2020 and the people they live with (or have formed a support bubble with) should self-isolate at home for 2 weeks.

Advice on self-isolation can be found in the stay at home guidance online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

The Health Secretary will introduce regulations to ensure that this self-isolation period is legally enforced. Anyone who leaves self-isolation before the 2-week period ends without reasonable excuse will be subject to fines.

Once the regulations have been introduced, this GOV.UK page will be updated with more guidance including on exemptions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/northampton-what-you-can-and-cannot-do » Less

Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:41 by Jez Wilson

Road Closures – A5 between Towcester Roundabout and Weedon 2020

A5 Road Closure Notifications 2020 – Latest News Bulletin of Essential Maintenance Works 17/08/2020

Key point summary – A5 road closed Towcester to Weedon

Overnight weekday closures: 8pm until 6am Monday to Friday in Phases 4 to 6.

No Weekend road closures are planned

Latest News Bulletin 17/08/2020 – Bulletin 10: For full details of the exact locations and work details download the News Bulletin from The Prattler website link. More »

Mike Healy
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
Mobile: 07964 114 623
Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com » Less

Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 18:48 by Jez Wilson

Parish Council Meetings

The Nether Heyford Parish Council meets in the Nether Heyford Baptist Chapel Schoolroom (situated between the village hall and the chapel overlooking the village green) on the first Monday of each month at 7.30 pm

Agenda for full Parish Council and for Committee Meetings are published three days prior to the meeting on this website and posted on the village notice boards (next to the The One Stop and The Village Hall)

Members of the public and the press are welcome to attend and can take the opportunity to raise issues with the Council at the beginning of the meeting.

The District Councillors and the County Councillor generally attend, and the local PCSO sometimes attends.

Who may attend?
Anyone may attend but only registered electors may ask questions. An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Nether Heyford – this will be welcomed and it is the whole purpose of the meeting.

Who will chair the meeting?
Normally the Chairperson of the Parish Council will chair the meeting otherwise the meeting will elect a Chairperson from amongst those electors present.

Will parish Councillors be there?
Usually they do attend and will speak as necessary but the purpose of the meeting is to enable the electors to have their say. Councillors will listen and as electors themselves, also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.

Can I suggest agenda items?
Yes, just get them to the Clerk of the Parish Council or come along to the meeting and raise the item then.

Are minutes taken?
Yes – they are published on this website and a summary is printed in the monthly village newspaper The Prattler. They are also displayed on the 2 village notice boards.

Parish Council Responsibilities

The responsibilities of Nether Heyford Parish Council are varied and include:

  • The provision of the following services: Closed Churchyard, Cemetery, The Green, The War Memorial, Seating & litter bins, Street lighting, Grass cutting – via Agency agreement with Northamptonshire County Council
  • Litter picking and provision and maintenance of dog bins
  • Making environmental improvements as and when thought appropriate
  • Liaising with the county council on highway safety and repair
  • Liaising with the county council on public transport matters affecting the parish
  • Liaising with the county council on the state of footpaths and other rights of way
  • Liaising with the police on matters of concern within the parish
  • Considering and commenting on planning applications within the parish and on major planning applications in neighbouring parishes
  • Making grants to village organisations from council funds

Annual Parish Meeting

All Parish Councils in England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting between 1st March and 30th June each year. The meeting allows the Council and local community organisations to explain what they have been doing over the last year and electors can have their say on anything which they consider is important to the people of the parish.

Streetlights

All the streetlights in the village belong to the Parish Council so if any are faulty please contact us.

Rubbish and Recycling

South Northamptonshire Council - Rubbish and Recycling

Bin Collection Calendar

Pot Holes / Road Markings / Broken Pavements / Grit Bins / Road Gritting


The County Council's Highways Department will only deal with problems that have been reported on Northamptonshire County Council Fix My Street website. The Clerk will report issues that the Parish Council are made aware of, We encourage residents to use the Fix My Street website service to report issues themselves as there will then be no time lag and first-hand reports are almost always better than 2nd or 3rd hand reports. It is easy to use; you can have your own account and can check up on any issues you have reported.

Defibrillators

Nether Heyford has two emergency defibrillators which you may be directed to after dialing 999 in an emergency situation.

Locations:

#1 - One Stop Shop (Outside on the side wall)

#2 - Playing Fields (Bowls club car park)

During the emergency call you will be given a code to access the cabinet and the defibrillator.

The defibrillators give voice instructions once activated.