Newnham Parish Council

Serving the people of Newnham

Clerk: Mrs Marion Money
2 Western Row, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 4UD

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Newnham Parish Council provides a database of your Local Services.

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Latest News

Link Magazine - July 2020

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:49 by Admin

In case you did not receive your copy of this months Link magazine, please see attached

Northamptonshire’s Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner is recruiting young people to be part of the Northamptonshire 2020/21 OPFCC Youth Commission.

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:48 by Admin

The OPFCC Youth Commission has been set up by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the views of young people are heard, and help change services for the better.

We are now looking to recruit around 20 young people from across Northamptonshire to form the 2020/21 Youth Commission. We are eager to encourage young people to apply whose voices might struggle sometimes to be heard. We are also keen to engage with young people who have already had experience of the criminal justice system. The age range for the Youth Commission is 14-19 years. More »

You can check out information about the commission at:

https://www.northantspfcc.org.uk/opfcc-youth-commission/ where you will find an information sheet that can be downloaded, and an online application form for young people to complete.

Paper copies of the application form are available upon request for any young people without access to a computer.

Applications open on July 1st and will remain open until midnight on 31st July.

The first Northamptonshire Youth Commission ran from May 2019 until March 2020. The young people involved held a 'Big Conversation' with over 1000 young people in Northamptonshire – the results of their work are now shaping new initiatives that will help keep young people safer. » Less

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS: A5 JACK’S HILL Multi-Disciplinary Project

Posted: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 21:09 by Admin

Update Bulletin 8 – 25.6.2020

Since my last update on 28th May 2020, we have substantially completed works in Phase 3, which runs northwards from Northampton Road (Litchborough) to Main Street, Upper Stowe.

We are currently carrying out site clearance, regrading of verges, footpath works, CCTV surveys of existing drainage pipelines and installation of drainage and kerbing in both Phase 4, which runs northwards from Main Street, Upper Stowe to Main Street, Church Stowe and Phase 5, from Main Street, Church Stowe to Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill. Works started in Phase 5 at 8pm on Monday 22nd June 2020. More »

Please note that these works, which are being carried out between 8pm and 6am Mondays to Fridays inclusive, are planned to run concurrently for the next week or so until early July 2020, when Phase 4 is completed. Similar works will then start in Phase 6, which runs northwards from Heyford Lane, Stowe Hill to Weedon Bec. It is also planned that Phases 5 and 6 will run concurrently for a further two to three weeks until around mid-July 2020, when Phase 5 is completed. Phase 6 is currently planned for completion in August 2020. During the weekends of 29th May to 1st June 2020 and 12th to 15th June 2020, we carried out drainage and fencing works in Phases 1 and 2, resurfacing of footpaths in Foster's Booth and other locations in Phases 1 and 2 together with milling, resurfacing and application of road markings to the carriageway in Phase 1.

NB: Further weekend road closures are planned in Phases 1 and 2 as follows:

1. 8pm Friday 26th to 6am Monday 29th June 2020 in Phases 1 and 2

2. 8pm Friday 10th to 6am Monday 13th July 2020 in Phase 1 only

3. 8pm Friday 17th to 6am Monday 20th July 2020 in Phase 2 only

Weekend 1: We shall be carrying out milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings to the northbound carriageway from just north of Jack's Hill Café to approximately 130 metres north of the Caldecote turn and to the southbound carriageway, from approximately 130 metres north of the Caldecote turn to approximately 300 metres north of the Duncote turn. We are also planning to reline existing drainage pipes in the vicinity of both Jack's Hill Estate and the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth as well as excavating trial pits in the vicinity of the Cornhill turn in Phase 2.

We hope to maintain access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth but, as we shall be relining drainage pipes from access chambers in the crossroads, there will be times between 8am and 11pm on both Saturday and Sunday when access across will not be possible.

Weekend 2: We shall be carrying out milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings in certain small areas of both northbound and southbound carriageway together with a larger area of the southbound carriageway, from approximately 300 metres north of the Duncote turn to just north of the Astcote turn.

Over this weekend, access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth will be maintained.

Weekend 3: We shall be carrying out milling, resurfacing, laying of high friction surfacing and application of road markings in Foster's Booth, heading northwards from the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads. Works will be carried out in both northbound and southbound carriageways and the crossroads.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of these works, the crossroads at Foster's Booth will be closed during resurfacing operations between 8am and 11pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

We shall also be completing the remainder of our planned resurfacing works to the footpaths in Foster's Booth.

Please note that, for your safety pedestrian access will need to be managed, not only during footpath resurfacing works but also whilst the surfacing materials are curing, For your own safety, please follow any instructions given by the marshal(s) during this time.

We are also planning to carry out footpath resurfacing and drainage works in Phase 2, north of Foster's Booth.

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and road users, the A5 will be closed to through traffic between the Towcester Roundabout (A43) and Weedon crossroads during our working hours.

All carriageways will remain open, as usual, when we are not working. Please also note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances or restrictions placed on us as a result of the Coronavirus emergency. I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

For further information, please contact:

Mike Healy

Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England

Customer Contact Centre: 0300 123 5000 www.highwaysengland.co.uk

Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com » Less

New Coronavirus support line launched

A new support line has been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community.

The new support line - which can be reached on 0300 126 1000 (Option 5) - allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.

There are a large number of people across Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and those with existing health conditions, those who are pregnant or those aged 70 and above.

The Customer Service Centre at Northamptonshire County Council will be managing the helpline, ensuring that each call is appropriately triaged so that individuals receive the care and support that is appropriate to their needs.

The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with the District and Borough Councils, mapping those requests by area and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their support

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number:

0300 126 1000 (option 5)