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Village Road Safety Improvements And Traffic Delays

Thanks to specific funding by the HS2 Road Safety Fund, Northamptonshire Highways are scheduled to carry out footway and drainage construction works at Banbury Lane for three weeks commencing 30 November. This will necessitate closure of the road at all times for up to three weeks.

The works will extend the existing footpath from the lay-by near the entrance into the village to the frontages of the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 19:48 by Maurice Cole

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Ian Durham has kindly supplied the attached photograph of the wreath recently placed on the parish boundary between Lower Thorpe and the Magpie buildings.
The wreath marks the location where a Wellington bomber aircraft crashed. It came from the RAF's wartime Operational Training Unit number 12 at Chipping Warden airfield. The aircraft clipped a beech tree on Thorpe's northern boundary with Culworth,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 17:41 by Maurice Cole

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Village Defibrillator

Stuart and Charlotte Pickwick and David Wright

The village now has a public-access defibrillator, kindly donated by the Brackley based charity 'Do It For Defib'.
Situated by the village hall entrance, it is accessed by dialling 999 on your phone and inputting the code provided by the operator, so pen and paper may be needed. Opening the defibrillator will start the verbal operating instructions. Please take a look to ensure you know where it is... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 19:44 by Maurice Cole

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New Bench

New Bench

There is a wonderful new bench at the entrance to the village. It was made by Ken Webster in Culworth and the project was managed by parish councillor John Clouston. John also constructed the platform together with valuable help from John Patterson. The project was funded by the parish council's Community Infrastructure Levy Fund.

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:06 by Maurice Cole

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HS2 Online Events RegardingThe Design Of The Lower Thorpe Viaduct

HS2 Online Events RegardingThe Design Of The Lower Thorpe Viaduct

HS2 is holding a virtual exhibition on the design for the Lower Thorpe and Edgcote viaducts until 15 November. Click here for a link to the exhibition booklet.

Additionally, HS2 will also be hosting three webinar events providing the opportunity to find out more about the design of the two viaducts.

Hosted by HS2's main works contractor, this free session will talk you through the design of the viaducts,... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 16:35 by Maurice Cole

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New Notice Board

New Notice Board

The dilapidated notice board on the village hall has recently been replaced by a magnificent new board very kindly made by Mike Pringle. Fortunately Mike managed ro renovate the old headboard. The Parish Council is very grateful to Mike for his splendid work. The materials were funded from the Parish Council's Community Infrastructure Levy Fund.

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:41 by Maurice Cole

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Annual British Legion Collection

Mike Pringle has been advised by the local organiser that unfortunately because of the pandemic there will be no door to door British Legion collection in the village this year. There will be a collection box in the Three Conies.

Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:05 by Maurice Cole

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Green Homes Grant Scheme For Home Improvements

South Northants Council (SNC) has advised that vouchers worth up to £5,000 will be issued to eligible homeowners across South Northamptonshire to make their homes more energy efficient under a new government scheme being launched at the end of September.

The SNC is encouraging eligible homeowners to apply to the Green Homes Grant scheme, which could help pay for environmentally-friendly home improvements... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:22 by Maurice Cole

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Church Services Resume

CHURCH SERVICES
Pleasingly our monthly church services have recommenced. Service dates are shown on the Home page of this website. Please remember to take your face mask to the service as they are currently mandatory for church services.

Posted: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 11:17 by Maurice Cole

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Neighbourhood Watch

We now have a coordinator in the village for the Neighbourhood Watch scheme. Thanks go to David Wright for taking on this role. David can be contacted on 01295 711013 or 07557 140289.

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:38 by Maurice Cole

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