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Police Surgeries – Great Addington

Our local PCSO and the ENDC Community Safety Officer  will be conducting a joint surgeries in Great Addington on the following dates:- April 17th, 2018: July 4th, 2018: October 16th, 2018 and January 22nd 2019. Residents are invited to go along to the Memorial Hall...

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Thank you – Litter Pickers

I would like to thank all those who took time earlier today, dodging between rain showers, to pick up litter from the village streets and verges. Hopefully the effect will be noticed by all who pass through Great Addington. It is certainly appreciated by those of us...

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Operation Spring Clean – Postponed

In view of the weather we have decided to postpone the annual village litter pick until Saturday 31st March, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. We hope to see you in the Hare & Hounds car park to collect your equipment.

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Operation “Spring Clean”

The Parish Council is holding its annual litter picking evening on Thursday 29th March, from 6.00 pm to 7.30pm. Please join us if you can and help make GA a pleasant place to live. Remember - "Many hands make light work". Collect your flourescent tabards, litter...

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Facebook Link

It appears that the link to our Facebook page has not operated since October 2017. Now that it has been brought to our attention we can try to fix it. This message is a test.  

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Aggravated Burglary

Northamptonshire Police report an aggravated burglary of a property in Addington Road, Woodford between 9.30pm and 10pm on Saturday, 24 February. Two males entered the property through an insecure door and demanded/threatened the victim for money in the house. A short...

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Inconsiderate Parking – Volunteers Wanted

Would you be prepared to volunteer to help tackle inconsiderate parking in Great Addington? The scheme would be supported by Northamptonshire Police and operated by The Parish Council. Vehicles seen to be parked inconsiderately would have a notice attached to the...

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Mains Gas Survey

The Council has been asked to assess  support for bringing mains gas to Great Addington. The proposal is that the existing main to Crow Hill would be extended through Little Addington and on to Great Addington. The budget quotation for this is £6500 + VAT per...

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Beware Bogus Tradesmen

The following cautionary tale is from Northamptonshire Police. Three Cold callers knocked on elderly residents door in Fairoaks Drive, Raunds during Monday daytime stating a roof tile needed repairing. They offered to replace it for £20; and returned with a ladder,...

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Beware Bogus Cold Callers

In the likelihood of damage caused by recent high winds, Northamptonshire County Council Trading Standards is issuing a warning for people to beware of bogus cold callers.   Trading Standards has advised that rogue traders could use the unusually stormy weather as a...

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Northants Police Messaging Service

  Our local police force has launched a new service to keep the public up to date with crime and activity in their specific locality, helping to involve and protect the community. Signing up to the messaging service is really simple and quick. The alert system is...

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Improved Access to the Greenway

The project to upgrade the bridleway to give year round access to the Nene Valley Greenway is "on hold". The cut off date for applying to East Northants District Council Community Facilities Fund for 75% of the project costs was 4th December 2017. The Parish Council...

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County Council Budget 2018/19

The Parish Council has today received a letter from Heather Smith, Leader of the County Council, explaining the reasons behind a proposed cut of £34.3m in the NCC budget for 2018/19, in addition to the £376m already saved since 2010. In order to achieve these cuts NCC...

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East Northants Council – Residents Survey

The East Northants Council Residents’ Survey opened at the end of October and is due to close on the 10th December. It can be found on this link :- http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/residentssurvey2017/ You are encouraged to complete the survey to help inform ENC how...

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Could you be a Dementia Friend?

During his Premiership David Cameron set out what the government wants to see in place by 2020 in order for England to be the best country in the world for dementia care and support and for people with dementia, their carers and families to live. Cities, towns and...

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Homeless People

Levels of homelessness are rising across the district and there have been enquiries about what you should do if you are aware of homeless people in your area. East Northants District Council would therefore like to outline what actions you can take to assist anyone...

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Trading Standards Budget Consultation

The County Council have started consulting on a number of budget proposals for the 2018-19 financial year.  This includes a proposal to reduce the Trading Standards budget by £600,000.  The current Trading Standards net budget is £1,400,000 and the proposal amounts to...

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Ringstead Road Closure

We are informed that Ringstead Road will be closed to traffic in both directions on 23rd- 24th November 2017. This is to enable repairs to the bridge at the Mill caused in a road traffic collision. A diversion will be signed along Lower Street to Crow Hill, the A6 to...

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Improved Access to the Greenway

Volunteers wanted - could you attend a meeting in Great Addington Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Friday, 3rd November 2017? Great Addington Parish Council has been asked to investigate the possibility of upgrading the surface of Bridleway MA8 from Pearl Cottage, Lower...

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Parish Council News

The following text has been submitted to Saints Alive! for publication in the November 2017 issue. Cllr Chris Johnson has recently been co-opted to fill the casual vacancy following Cllr Rob Blackburn’s resignation in July.  Cllr Johnson is pleased to have the...

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County Council Consultations

Northamptonshire County Council are consulting the public on two issues. To find out more and to make comment on the 2018/2019 County Council budget follow this link. For more information and to comment on specific proposals for the Library Services follow this...

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New Parish Councillor

At the September meeting the Council were notified by East Northants District Council that the due processes had been followed and that an election to fill the vacancy arising from Rob Blackburn's resignation was not required. The Council were therefore free to co-opt...

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Planning Application for Pig Farm at Cranford

Two applications, each for the construction of pig rearing units off the A510 have been made to Kettering Borough Council. If you would like to comment on these applications the reference numbers are KET/2017/0672 and KET/2017/0674. They can be accesses through the...

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Lead Theft from Church Roofs

There have been a number of lead thefts from church roofs in the area recently. Thrapston, Raunds and just this week - Woodford. Lead theft is a troubling crime, targeting historic buildings in the heart of the community. Please be vigilant. Report anything or anyone...

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Pharmacy services in your area

Northamptonshire County Council is reviewing the pharmacy services in the County by means of an on-line survey. The questionnaire is anonymous; you don’t have to give your name and address. Any information you do give will not be linked to you. Your views are...

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Making History at Stanwick Lakes!

Rockingham Forest Trust invite you to go along to Stanwick Lakes on the 23rd or 24th of September and be a part of ‘Making History’! This fabulous FREE 2 day Victorian event will have a host of Traditional Crafts demonstrations, the amazing re-enactor group ‘The...

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Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Early in August we announced a vacancy on the Council. The Statuatory Notices have been posted and we are now informed by East Northants District Council that an election is not required and that the Parish Council may co-opt a new member. Anyone interested in putting...

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All Weather access to the Greenway

The Parish council has been asked to look at the possibility of constructing an all weather access route from the village to the Greenway. The idea is to provide a traffic free path suitable for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders to connect to the existing hard...

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Transparency Code

The Transparency Code came into force in April 2015 and applies to all parish councils with a turnover below £25,000. The Transparency Code requires the publication of certain information on councils’ websites no later than 1 July in the year immediately following the...

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Northamptonshire County Council Public Consultations

Northamptonshire County Council is inviting local residents to ‘have their say’ this month on commissioning consultations relating to support for the Voluntary and Community Sector and the services of Healthwatch Northamptonshire, both from 2018 to 2021. The Council...

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Spanning the Centuries

Northamptonshire County Council have commissioned a book ‘Spanning the Centuries, the historic bridges of Northamptonshire’. Reading the book in conjunction with the interactive mapping on the county council website provides an in depth insight into local history and...

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Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Following the resignation of one of our Councillors there is a vacancy on the Parish Council. Over the next few days East Northants District Council will initiate a process to determine whether an election is needed, or if the vacancy can be filled by co-option. An...

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Meet Your MP – GA Memorial Hall – 8th August

Our Member of Parliament, Tom Purslove,  will be coming to talk to The Addington Ladies Group next Tuesday, 8th August about local issues. The meeting is open to all and everyone is welcome – husbands, partners, friends, family.  This will be an opportunity to meet...

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Northamptonshire Safety Matters

The County Council Safer Roads team together with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Highways have issued a newsletter. Topics include Water Safety, Road Safety, TrainTrack Safety, Home Emergencies and Online Safety. It has already been...

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The New Street Lights are Here!

Last year the Council ordered new LED street lighting to save energy and to reduce our electricity bill. Installation of the new units has now started. First will be the direct replacement of lamps on the existing steel columns. The sites where new columns are being...

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Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner – Your Views Welcomed

The County Police and Crime Commissioner has 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...

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Hare & Hounds – proposed sale

On 24 August 2016, following nomination by the Parish Council, East Northamptonshire Council Listed the Hare & Hounds as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011. The Council agreed that the property met the definition given in the Act and listed...

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Annual Parish Meeting

You are invited to attend the 2017 Great Addington Annual Parish Meeting to be held in The Memorial Hall, Woodford Road, Great Addington on Wednesday 17 May 2017 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Monthly Parish Council Meetings are open to the public, but the opportunity for...

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County Council Elections Thu. 4th May 2017

Don't forget to vote in the County Council elections being held on Thursday 4th May. You need to be a registered voter and if not already registered you must do that by Thursday 13th April  - see www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to find out how. Nominations for candidates...

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2017 Litter Pick

The Council would like to thank all those who helped to pick litter from the roadside last Thursday. The quantity we gathered was less than in previous years, so perhaps the message that we prefer it "clean and tidy" is getting through. We also thank Corby Borough...

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Women’s Cycle Race to Pass Through GA

The Biggest Women’s Cycling Race in the world will pass through Great Addington on 7th June this year around lunchtime. It will be first leg of this year’s race which will start in Daventry between 10:30-11 and finish in Kettering between 2-3pm. The highlights of the...

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Contract for Streetlight Refurb. Awarded

Faced with a 50% increase in energy costs and an ageing stock of street lighting units using hazardous materials GAPC have decided to upgrade all the lights in the village to LED units. Twenty five of the twenty six street lamps will be replaced - the exception being...

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Great Addington public phone box consultation

BT are proposing to remove 29 low volume payphones within the district and one which has been identified for removal lies within our parish. The payphone in Great Addington has made 2 calls in the last twelve months is located in Main Street Great Addington, ENC would...

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Woodford Road Closures

Dear All Northamptonshire Highways are requiring to carry out carriageway patching works on the above roads between the 30mph speed limit signs. To undertake these works safely will require that the road is closed for one day on the 17th October between 09.15 and...

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Do We Need All Our Streetlights?

The Parish Council is considering changing the streetlights from the current sodium and mercury units to low energy LED's.  A rural community such as Great Addington is not expected to illuminate every square metre of pavement, but when walking in the village...

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Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Following the resignation of one of our Councillors there is a vacancy on the Parish Council. Over the next few days East Northants District Council will initiate a process to determine whether an election is needed, or if the vacancy can be filled by co-option. If...

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East Northamptonshire Council Residents’ Survey for 2016

East Northamptonshire Council invites you to participate in its Residents’ Survey for 2016.  We would be grateful if you could take about 10 minutes to give us your views on various aspects of the council’s work and provide information which will help future projects....

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Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Following the resignation of one of our Councillors there is a vacancy on the Parish Council. Over the next few days East Northants District Council will determine whether an election is needed, or if the vacancy can be filled by co-option. If you are interested in...

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