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Brington Parish Council


Items for the agenda to be received one week prior to this  date by emailing     –

A list of the dates for the parish council meetings in the financial year 2022/23:

20th April
18th May
15th June
20th July
21st September
19th October
16th November
18th January
15th February
15th March
In memory of HM The Queen
Our thoughts are with the Royal Family following news that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has passed.
We will keep our website updated with details of how you can access books of condolence, both physical and online, as soon as that information is available. We will also post updates on our website on local services and events to mark Her Majesty’s passing.

Books of Condolence

There will be books of condolence at St Mary’s Church, Great Brington which will be open from 8.30am to 8pm each day.

The book of condolence will also be available inside the Great Hall at the Guildhall in Northampton, The Forum in Towcester and Lodge Road in Daventry.

Opening times are as follows:

  • Northampton Guildhall: 8.30am to 6pm (Saturdays 9.30am to 5pm)
  • Towcester Forum: 9am to 5pm
  • Daventry Lodge Road: 9am to 5pm

Please be aware that during peak periods there may be queues.  The book of condolence will be closed on the day after the Queen’s funeral.

There is also an online book of Condolence available on the Royal Family website


There will be a Special Commemorative Service at St Marys Church on Sunday 11th September at 10am.

For information on services around the area please see West Northants Council website who will be updating information as it becomes available.

Speed Survey Results 2022

Earlier this month, the police conducted a speed survey.  These were not advertised and as such captured “normal” driving behaviour.  The 3 locations were:
  • Main Street, church end
  • Main Street coming in from Little Brington near Back Lane turning
  • Roman Road near the Little Brington turning
The Police look for an 85th percentile speed above the NPCC guidance of 10%+2mph. The 85th percentile is a nationally used figure to identify the speed at which most careful and competent motorists are travelling at or below. This figure gives an understanding of the speed most drivers consider suitable for the look and feel of the environment.  It was found that whilst there was the occasional driver that was driving above the speed limit, on the whole, people are driving safely through the villages.  As such the Police feel there is no further enforcement needed.

Exercise of Public Rights

The statement of accounts will not be audited on account of Brington Parish Council’s self-certified status as exempt, unless either a request for an opportunity to question the auditor about the authority’s accounting records under section 26(2) or an objection under section 27(1) of the Act, results in the involvement of the local auditor.  To see the audit Paperwork visit Finance section of our website.

Making provision for the exercise of public rights

Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations


Consultations that may be of interest to people in the village:

West Northamptonshire Council Strategic Plan : Spatial Options.  West Northamptonshire Council is preparing a new strategic plan which will guide development for the area up to 2050.

Of interest to Residents of the Bringtons may be the proposals for Junctions 15, 15a and 16 of the M1 and proposals for building in Long Buckby near the train station.

Elections 2021

We would like to inform residents about the forthcoming elections for the Unitary Authority which will be held on May 6th. In the Long Buckby Division (which includes Long Buckby, West Haddon, the Bringtons and several other villages), there are three Councillors to be elected. We would encourage electors who do not already vote by post to register for a postal vote. Voters in Daventry District can apply by emailing electoral or calling 01327 871100

Anyone wishing to stand for election to become a Parish Councillor can find information on how to do this here.  Deadline for nomination is 4pm 8th April 2021

West Northants Unitary Authority

Social media accounts for the West Northants Authority are now live.

Census 2021

Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is on Sunday 21 March. You may already have seen advertisements on the TV,  in newspapers and social media.

What is the census?

The census is a series of questions that gives a data picture of British society and this year it will give future generations a fascinating insight into how we lived during the coronavirus pandemic.

But, more importantly, it helps the government plan and fund services in local communities. The responses might highlight a need for a new school, increased health care facilities or other services in your area.

How does it work?

From 22 February every house will be sent a Purple Postcard in the post to remind everyone that the census is on its way.

The following week every house will be sent an Information Pack. This will contain a unique code which will give access to the census form online using any device. The Pack will also explain how to complete the census and how to get help if anyone needs it.

If someone doesn’t want to complete the census themself, a family member or a trusted person can do it on their behalf. People can also request a paper copy. Everything will explained in the Information Pack.

What information is collected?

The census collects information about individuals, their households and their homes. This information is collated and analysed and the first figures will be released next year. Billions of pounds of funding depend on the results of the census.

Is personal information safe?

Yes. Any information that is published following the census is fully anonymised. This year’s census records will be held securely and will be released into the public domain in 2121 when they will be available for everyone to read.

Does everyone have to complete the census form?

Yes. It’s a legal requirement to complete the census.

For more information visit

Conservation Area Consultation

The Consultation ran from mid November to Mid January.  Daventry District Council are now compiling the responses and making amendments if needed.  The full document will be published when ready

Local Council Reorganisation  – A Simple Guide

Local Government in Northamptonshire is changing.  From 1st April 2021 We will no longer have a District and County Council, but these will be merged into a new Unitary Council.  There will be 2 in Northamptonshire and Brington will fall under West Northamptonshire.  For more information on what this is and what it means see here

Housing Needs Survey

Daventry District Council is inviting households of the Parish of Brington, past and current, to complete a Housing Needs Survey.

Housing Needs Surveys are completed to help identify current and future housing need. The information that is collected from the survey helps the Council to understand and work towards improving the housing supply to meet to identified need.

The survey was published November 2020 and can be found here

Audit 2019-20

Audit paperwork for financial year 2019/20 has been submitted to the external Auditor.  See attached notice


Councillor Vacancies

Following the resignation of Cllr Karen Bright there are vacancies on the Parish Council.  Please see the attached notices

Casual Vacancy notice K Bright

There are also vacancies the council can fill via Co-option.  If you are interested in joining please contact the clerk.


There are lots of updates on Covid-19.  We suggest that for the most up to date information you go to the government website

For local information and details of people who may be able to help see Northamptonshire County Website

Please be aware of the guidelines and keep your distance when walking around the village.  Government advice is that play parks are closed and as such Brington Parish Council ask that you refrain from using the play equipment in Little Brington or the Gym Equipment in Great Brington.

We want everyone to safe and well.

Kimbells Field

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

Hire Agreement Kimbells Fld 2017

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

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.

 The District Council assessed each of the nominations against the following criteria which are set out in paragraph 77 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):
a) Where the green space is in reasonably close proximity to the community it serves
b) Where the green area is demonstrably special to a local community and holds particular significance, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field) tranquility or richness of its wildlife; and
c) Where the green area concerned is local in character and is it and extensive tract of land.
The District Council is proposing the following sites within our Parish (shown on the plan) for designation as Local Green Space in the Proposed Submission Part 2 Local Plan and provides justification for their inclusion against criteria set out in the National Planning Policy Framework
Great Brington
Allotments, Back Lane
Area of land to Rear of Old and New Rectory
Orchard and Pasture,Back Lane
Kimbells Field
Little Brington
Playing Field adjacent to Primary School



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

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