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Covid_19 pandemic

In these difficult times the Parish Council has set-up a neighbours help scheme to support anyone who is self-isolating. You should have received a flyer through your door with details of a contact person who will help with shopping, collecting medication etc. If you haven't received this please contact the Clerk (Deborah) on 01933 663918 or email

If you are concerned about the symptoms of the coronavirus please visit the NHS website below or if you do not have internet access call 111. DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP SURGERY OR HOSPITAL UNLESS TOLD TO DO SO BY A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number. 0300 126 1000 (option 5). Individuals can also email and ask for help.

Local Elections - postponed until May 2021

Latest News

Public Health Northamptonshire encourages local people to take first step in their weight loss journey

Public Health England has launched a national 'Better Health' campaign to support individuals to lose weight, while also providing advice and support for quitting smoking, drinking less and looking after their mental health.

COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health. What's more, extra weight causes fat to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19. More »

Losing weight can seem an impossible task for some and so, locally, Public Health Northamptonshire is offering support through its Weight Management Service.

The service provides tools to help people manage their weight loss – from checking their BMI, to getting access to free support tools, including the NHS 12-week weight loss plan, and details of local weight loss support groups.

For anyone struggling to achieve a healthy weight, Public Health Northamptonshire will also fund a 12 week course to support them in reaching their weight-loss goals, offering referrals via WW – previously known as Weight Watchers – and Slimming World.

Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. Gaining weight is often a gradual process that takes place over a number of months or years and modern life doesn't always make it easy. The 'Better Health' campaign and Weight Management Service provides people with the support and opportunity to lose weight and get fitter, thereby reducing the risks associated with COVID-19.

Cllr Ian Morris, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Public Health at Northamptonshire County Council, said: "For many of us, the national lockdown caused by COVID-19 has led us to re-evaluate our health and make better decisions for our overall wellbeing. The national campaign from Public Health England is calling for a 'national reset moment' and we want to do our bit in the local community to help those in Northamptonshire achieve their goals.

"Our Weight Management Service is designed to do exactly that, and offers a wide range of tools and resources to get people started. Often, we just need to make small, simple changes to what and how much we are eating, drinking and moving to see a real difference in our overall health and wellbeing."

Keeping regularly active alongside a healthy diet can also help to encourage weight loss. Northamptonshire Sport is supporting local families over the summer holidays by making it easier to browse and find a wide range of local activities near them.

The 'Find a Club' function acts as a directory that includes all and any activities that have a positive impact on health, wellbeing and social interaction, making it easier for parents to consider every option, all in one place.


For more information please contact Kat Woodcock
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Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:40 by Deborah Rush

Speed Enforcement Action

Community support Officers from The South Northants Safer Neighbourhood Team have been listening to the concerns that residents in their villages have in relation to vehicles exceeding the speed limits.

We have carried out enforcement survey in Cogenhoe, Old Stratford and Yardley Gobion over the last couple of days. We have recorded the speed of 62 vehicles and two were found to be exceeding the limit. More »

We will continue to carry out checks on an ongoing basis as speeding is a concern of many of our villages. This will be at various occasions

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Towcester and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email:

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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Pete Firth (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7018), Daventry & South Northants)

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Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:43 by Deborah Rush

Plans for the play area renovation project

These are the plans for new play area. This project has been made possible through support from the Parish Council and a Biffa Award. Work should commence in the middle of August and be completed by early September. We hope you agree this is going to be a great facility for the children of the village with the over 8's having their own more challenging play area.

Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 12:23 by Deborah Rush

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