Newnham Parish Council

Serving the people of Newnham

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

Welcome to the Newnham Community website run by Newnham Parish Council

Newnham Parish Council provides a database of your Local Services.

We strive to make Newnham a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do.

You can find local groups and businesses in our Community Directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for, including where to find us.

You can register events in the Village Diary or just check what is happening.

If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend improvements to our website or if you want to add your details to our Community Directory then please contact us.

Latest News

Re-opening of Household Waste Recycling Centres

Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020 17:19 by Admin

Message from Daventry District Council

You'll be aware that Government have asked local District Councils to make the necessary preparations to re-open Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which is a decision we fully support, and one that we know our residents are passionate about. I'm pleased to share that, in line with guidance from DEFRA, the centres will be open again from Monday 18th May for residents to dispose of essential household waste. More »

Re-opening the centres at this time does come with its challenges, and we are anticipating a large number of visits, particularly in the first few weeks of them being up and running again, as with more people being at home than normal, coupled with the good weather we are having, residents are likely to have been busy with household and garden projects.

We are asking that only essential journeys are made to the HWRCs, and for residents to only use them if waste or recycling cannot be stored safely at home without causing injury, harm or risk to health. If waste can be temporarily stored in a way that does not pose a risk, then we are asking people to keep it at home and not make the journey to a HWRC. Additionally, and in line with Public Health England guidance, residents who are vulnerable, or who are showing symptoms which may indicate COVID-19, should not visit household recycling centres.

We have a robust plan in place to help residents dispose of essential household waste at the centres at this difficult time, to ensure the safety of themselves and staff. As always, the health and safety of the Key Workers delivering services at the centres is of high priority, and in addition to the restrictions already in place at the HWRCs, staff will not be able to assist the public with carrying their waste as they usually do. Social distancing measures will be present to protect the public and staff, with clear signage on display which will include restricting the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time, and a one way system for vehicles and pedestrians.

With the expected increase in visitors to sites, and reduced capacity to comply with social distancing rules, it is anticipated that queues are highly likely. As such, officers will be on hand to help marshal traffic to ensure that no obstructions are caused. Sites may have to close temporarily throughout the day if demand becomes too high, to enable safe operations and allow traffic to disperse from the highway.

Up to date information is available on our website and we are asking residents to check this before they set out on their journey to see what dates and times their local HWRC is open » Less

Newnham History Society Newsletter

Posted: Sun, 10 May 2020 13:02 by Admin

The meetings of Newnham History Society came to an abrupt end with the arrival of Covid19, but lockdown has given some of its members time to produce a newsletter.

If you find it of interest, please sign up at Newnhamhistorysociety@btinternet.com.

All suggestions, comments and especially contributions welcome and gratefully received at that address

We have a new Vicar!

Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020 21:20 by Admin

At last, a new Vicar has been appointed - see attached

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)