The next Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 20th November at 7.45 pm
Items for the agenda to be received one week prior to this date by emailing – firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of the dates for the parish council meetings in the financial year 2019/20 can be found here Dates of meetings 201920
The planning for the network build by Gigaclear to provide fast broadband in Lt. and Gt. Brington as well as Whilton, is underway. The main cabinet has now been installed, and other work begun.
Some people are asking how to contact Gigaclear and their Community Liaison Manager has advised “Residents can contact our Network Build Care team with any enquiries on email@example.com or 01865 591137”
However, an enquiry for maps showing the locations of cabinets in the two Brington villages have met with the following response –“Apologies, but I am unable to provide you with a link to our maps as this is a Gigaclear internal mapping system. Our maps aren’t formatted in a way that they can be suitably uploaded to a website. They also contain commercially sensitive data and as such we do not share them in the public domain.” A further enquiry asking whether there is any way that residents can see proposed locations was met with a negative response.
Appraisal of Gt. Brington Conservation Area
Daventry District Council is in the middle of a two year project to review all of the conservation areas in the district,some of which have not been reviewed since inception. This is the case for the conservation area in Gt. Brington whose inception date was in 1997. Prior to the parish council meeting on 19th June, officers from DDC attended to provide councillors and residents with the background to the appraisal. It was explained that the community will be involved at all stages at the first Open Session with officers Rhian Moran and Richard Bullows, will be held at the Reading Reading room on 2nd July from 3pm until 6pm. In the meantime enquiries can be made of Rhian Morgan at RMorgan@daventrydc.gov.uk
Speed Reduction on C5
The Highways panel which has been considering an appeal by the Parish Council to reduce the speed on the C5 has rejected the latest appeal by the PC. It has now been decided to run a Community Speed Watch, which requires volunteers to assist in checking the speeds of traffic for a short period. Please get in touch with the The Clerk if you’re interesting in assisting. firstname.lastname@example.org
The new ‘Sunshine Gym’ part funded by Daventry District Council and matched by the Parish Council, is now installed and in use. The Parish Council wishes to thanks all the residents who have contributed so generously with extra financing, donations of items for the pavilion and the many hours given to refurbish and paint the pavilion. It is also recognised that all residents have a stake in the improvements as half of the costs have come from the precept – so a big thank you to everyone. It is hoped that residents will now be encouraged to use the playing field and make use of the facilites which have been provided.
The Parish Council is happy to hire out Kimbells Field for parishioners to use for a variety of events or for extra parking. There are two levels of fee and one or two conditions and all of this can be found in the Hiring Agreement here
Reporting Highways Problems
Residents have been able to report all sorts of problems with roads and footways on line through Street Doctor, but this week Street Doctor became Fix My Street and the new link for reporting any faults is https://fixmystreet.northamptonshire.gov.uk/
DACT Bus Pilot
The three month pilot project to run a 15 seater minibus to Northampton and Daventry will begin a its limited service on Wednesday 11th September.
Further information about dates, times and pick up locations can be found hereDACT bus services times
Bringtons and Nobottle Village Design Statement
The Bringtons and Nobottle VDS, produced over nearly two years by residents and councillors has been adopted by Daventry District Council. Background to the development of the VDS and more information about planning is available on the Planning page. Tthe final copy of the VDS is also available here Bringtons&NobottleVDS_Oct18
Daventry District Council Settlements and Countryside Local Plan
The National Planning Framework (NPPF), published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in March 2012, sets out the governments planning policies for England. Paragraphs 76 to 78 introduce a new Local Green Space designation (LGS) to protect local green areas of particular importance to local communities. This will enable communities, in certain circumstances, to identify and protect areas that are of value to them through local and neighbourhood plans.
In October 2017 the PC nominated sites within the Parish for designation as Local Green Space.
Vacancies on the Parish Council
There is still a vacancy on the parish council and councillors are looking for a person who is interested in joining them in their endeavours to represent the overall view of residents and manage the parish, making decisions about issues that affect local people and implementing improvements where possible. Anyone who lives in the parish or three miles from it, who is over 18 years of age and without any convictions may apply. Please contact the clerk for further information at email@example.com
Daventry North East Sustainable Urban Development
4,000 new homes along with new schools, are being built within the Daventry North East urban extension – This is likely to have a considerable impact on local infrastructure including in villages on this side of Daventry. There is a website where the concept plan, leaflet and information about the proposals can be viewed at http://www.daventrynortheast.co.uk/