Wellingborough Summer of Hockey sessions

Wellingborough Hockey Club’s ‘Summer of Hockey’ coaching programme started last Saturday, but still has 4 sessions remaining & they’d welcome as many participants as possible.

Anyone interested, please click below for more information.

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An Appeal for Help in Wilby Churchyard on 15 July

Wilby Church monthly gardening session, Sat 15th July, 10 am – 12 noon. Please come and help make a difference. Many jobs need doing.

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A massive Thank You from Wilby Playing Fields Trust

We are delighted to tell you that, thanks to the amazing generosity of Albino Lopes and Leora Pacheco who hosted last Saturday’s summer garden party, over £1240.00 has been raised in aid of the village playing field. The playing field is run by volunteers – not the council – and we rely upon donations, fundraising and rental income to pay for grounds maintenance and upkeep and safety checks of the pavilion and play equipment. We are  raising funds towards a replacement tractor as the one we currently use for grass cutting is becoming very unreliable. Thank you to everyone who came to the garden party and to everyone who couldn’t come along but supported the event with donations or by giving tombola prizes and cakes to sell. Over 140 people came along to enjoy the beautiful gardens and delicious cream teas. A massive thank you to Leora and Albino who made it all possible and to the many volunteers who set up and ran the event. We hope that everyone in the village continues to enjoy the playing field and hope to see you at our next fund-raising event.

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A Message From Stephen Mold, Police & Crime Commissioner

Dear Parish Council,

We have now launched a public consultation regarding proposals for the governance of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to transfer from the Fire Authority which currently sits in Northamptonshire County Council, to the Police and Crime Commissioner, who would therefore become the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

The government wants our emergency services to work much more collaboratively and has recently changed the law to allow this to happen. We already do this really well in Northamptonshire but there is scope for this to increase and for our fire and police services to work more closely together to keep our communities safe.

We want to ensure as many people who live and work in Northamptonshire have their say and tell us what benefits and concerns they may have. We have produced a leaflet and a short animated film to describe the proposal. Please click here to view the short video:

We have created an online survey to capture people’s views, which can be accessed at www.northantsfireproposals.co.uk (a postal survey and easy read version are also available on request).  The survey closes on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

We would really appreciate it if you would take the time to watch the short video clip and complete our online survey, and share the link with your friends, family and community.   We would like as many people to have their voice heard as possible.

For further information or if you having any questions please contact Sam Ward, Involvement Officer at: samantha.ward@northantspcc.pnn.police.uk

Views will be collated and will inform a business case that will be sent to the Home Office in mid August

Thank you for taking part in advance.

Stephen Mold, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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Have Your Say: Proposed Road Schemes Consultation

Have your say: Proposed roads schemes consultation

The County Council are seeking views on two proposed road schemes to the north of Northampton.

The North West Relief Road and the Northern Orbital Routes are needed to accommodate planned and future growth in and around Northampton, and to relieve existing traffic problems in the northern parts of the town and surrounding villages.

Though both projects are being developed independently, they are being consulted on together not only because they connect, but because they fulfil similar objectives.

As part of the consultation, exhibitions will also be held to show where the proposed routes will go, with staff on hand to answer any queries.

Northampton North-West Relief Road

The Northampton North-West Relief Road will link the A428 Harlestone Road with the A5199 Welford Road and serve the housing growth that is proposed to the west and north of Northampton. It will also help address existing congestion, particularly in Kingsthorpe.
The total scheme cost is estimated to be about £32m. A bid for £7.93m was submitted as part of the government’s Growth Deal fund and approved in March this year. The remainder of funding will come from developers, including the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The North West Relief Road was consulted on in the late 1980s and a preferred route agreed at that time, but subsequently dropped – hence the need to consult again. The preferred route from the 1980s has been refined to keep it to the west of the river which keeps it further from housing and makes it easier for it to continue northwards as the Northern Orbital.

Northampton Northern Orbital Route

The Northampton Northern Orbital Route would extend the town’s ring road from the North West Relief Road at the A5199 Welford Road to the A43 Kettering Road, with a link to the Moulton Park industrial estate.

Public consultation on the Northern Orbital Route took place between February and April 2016, including a public exhibition held at Moulton College. This was the first time that the public had been consulted on options for such a road. While people were asked to indicate their preferred choice if they wished, this wasn’t a ‘vote’ in the conventional sense. It was just as important to understand the reasons why people did, or did not, favour a particular route.

The results of the consultation, and in particular the number of issues highlighted, indicated that there was insufficient evidence available to make a decision on a preferred route for the Northern Orbital Route at that time.

Following the cabinet paper last September two revised options for the route have been developed, which were based on comments made at the last consultation. They avoid Boughton Park and route the road through Pitsford Quarry.

Two new options are also being presented for the spur into Moulton Park, to the east and west of the previous route that could connect to either of the main route options.

Exhibition dates

  • Monday 3rd July, 9am to 7pm – Kingsthorpe – Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, NN2 7SB.
  • Wednesday 5th July, 9am to 7pm – Boughton – Boughton Village Hall, Butcher’s Lane, Boughton, NN2 8SH.
  • Thursday 6th July, 9am to 7pm – Harlestone – Harlestone Village Institute
  • Saturday 8th July, 9am to 7pm – Kingsthorpe – Pastures Community Centre, 222 Welford Road, Kingsthorpe, NN2 8PN.
  • Friday 14th July, 9am to 7pm – Moulton – Moulton Community Centre, Sandy Hill Reedings, Moulton, NN3 7AX.
  • Saturday 15th July, 9am to 7pm – Pitsford Village Hall, High Street, Pitsford, NN6 9AS.

The exhibition boards will then be on display in Kingsthorpe Library in Welford Road, Northampton between Tuesday 18th July and Friday 4th August.

For further information about the proposals and to have your say, visit our Consultation page on our website.  The consultation closes on Friday 4th August.

Next steps

Following the consultation a report will be prepared and brought back before Cabinet.

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Coffee Morning in Aid of Wilby Church

Saturday 8 July next 10 am – 12 noon

For details please click below

coffee morning JULY 8th 2017

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Sywell Country Park

For those interested, the latest newsletter of the Friends of Sywell Country Park is available to read by clicking below:

Waterworks Spring 2017

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