The Parish Council consists of nine elected members of the village. Our main aim is to represent the interests of parishioners at local, regional and national level, and to contribute to the debate on issues that might affect them.
The Parish Council consists of nine elected members of the village:
As Parish Councillors we regard ourselves as being at the grass roots of local government. However, to undertake our work effectively we work closely with other councils, primarily those representing the district and county. For example, in resolving decisions relating to planning we work mainly with East Northamptonshire Council whereas on matters concerning roads, our link is with Northamptonshire County Council. In this work we liaise closely with elected representatives at both tiers of government. Our interests in the District are represented by Cllr. Geoff Shacklock, and in the County by Cllr. Wendy Brackenbury. The MP representing the area is Tom Pursglove.
We all give our time freely, although our Clerk (who deals with all correspondence, sets our meeting agendas and takes minutes, collects rents, writes letters on our behalf and keeps our financial records) receives a salary.
Parishioners are encouraged to communicate with the Parish Council, bringing any matters of concern to our attention. All communications should be addressed to our Clerk, Amanda Claxton. Please direct all correspondence to:
52 Hillfield Road
Tuesday May 15 @ 7:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, happening 13 times
Minutes from Parish Council meetings can be downloaded below. An archive of material from previous years can be found here.