Great Addington Parish Council

 ‘Clean for the Queen’ – Operation Spring Clean 2016

The Council is once again asking for help with Operation Spring Clean and this year it will be held on Wednesday 13th April 2016 from 6:00 pm. to 7:30 pm. The theme will be ‘Clean for the Queen’ which is a national project being organised by a coalition of anti-litter campaign groups, such as Keep Britain Tidy, to prepare for the Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday later this year. The project website says “When [Queen Elizabeth] came to the throne litter was not the problem that it is today. Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride. What better way could we show our gratitude to Her Majesty than to clean up our country?”

‘Clean for the Queen’ – Operation Spring Clean 2016 will be based at The Hare and Hounds and there will be a buffet for the volunteers afterwards. All essential equipment will be provided and so please come along to The Hare and Hounds carpark at 6:00 pm. on Wednesday 13th April 2016 to offer your support for this worthwhile event.

 Annual Parish Meeting (of electors)

The Annual Parish Meeting (of electors) will be held in the Memorial Hall, Great Addington on Wednesday 18th May 2016 at 7:30 pm. This is different from the monthly meetings because electors in the Parish have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments throughout the evening. Please come along and let your Council know what you want for Great Addington. If you would like more information about the Annual Parish Meeting and/or to send suggestions for discussion, please contact the Clerk.

Dog fouling

Effective control of dog fouling in Great Addington has been an issue of concern for residents over a number of years and the Council had hoped that installing dog waste bins in Cranford Road (next to the grit salt bin at the entrance to The Manor House) and Lower Street (next to the footpath sign at the entrance to The Old Apple Yard) would finally help to address the problem. Please note that the other ENC litter bins may also be used to dispose of dog waste, so long as it is in a securely tied bag.

However, it has once again been reported to the Council that some dog owners are allowing their dogs to foul along the pavement and footpaths without attempting to clear up at all or they are discarding plastic bags of dog waste in hedges and trees.

The Council asks that if you own a dog, please dispose of the waste responsibly in one of the bins provided or take it home and put it with your own household rubbish if there is no bin available.

Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Council will be held in the Memorial Hall, Great Addington on Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 7:45 pm. and the agenda will be available (on the website and the notice board) 3 clear days before this date. Please note that members of the public have the right to attend any meeting of the Council.

Clerk’s contact details

Please write to the Clerk at 10 Rushwell Close, Great Addington, Kettering NN14 4BP, call 01536 330858, send an e-mail to or visit the website

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Helen Hoier, Clerk

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