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Waste Bin Collections and closure of recycling centres

Core waste and recycling services in South Northamptonshire are continuing as scheduled, but bulky waste collections have been suspended and the Farthinghoe Recycling and Reuse Centre is closed.SNC is also highlighting current Government advice to those with Coronavirus symptoms to separate tissues and cleaning cloths, double-bag them in tied plastic bags, and leave them aside for 72 hours before placing... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:50 by Maurice Cole

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Social Media

Social media can play an important role during these difficult times, particularly with offers of assistance. Many of our parishioners message on www.nextdoor.co.uk

Posted: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:12 by Maurice Cole

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The Coronavirus Pandemic

Councillors are aware of many acts of support being provided or offered by parishioners to those more vulnerable in the village. Please remain attentive to others' needs at this difficult time. However, if you are in need of support or if you are aware of someone without vital support, please let us know.

The parish council meeting scheduled for Monday 30 March and the Annual Parish Meeting scheduled... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 13:57 by Maurice Cole

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May 2020 Elections

The various elections scheduled for 7 May have been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:06 by Maurice Cole

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HS2 Works Compound near the Magpie Junction - Updated 6 March 2020

HS2 Works Compound near the Magpie Junction - Updated 6 March 2020

HS2 representatives have recently updated the Parish Council on the construction of the works compound on the land formerly used by the model airplane club.
The compound will be constructed during the next 6 months comprising parking for 150-200 vehicles, office blocks and eventually a concrete batching plant. It will be continuously manned and lit at night. The only entrance to the site will be on... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:31 by Maurice Cole

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Church News

As part of a reorganisation of benefices, Thorpe's and Sulgrave's church ministry has transferred to the Chenderit Benefice centred at Middleton Cheney.
The Reverend Nick Leggett, Rector of the Chenderit Benefice, assisted by The Reverend Carolyn Oley, Associate Priest, is in charge of our ministry.
The Reverend Brian Fairbank, Rector of Culworth Benefice, has announced that he intends to retire on 30... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:02 by Maurice Cole

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Community Bus Service

In case you are not aware, the community bus service from Thorpe into Banbury which started operating on Thursday mornings now also operates on Monday afternoons. See www.abilitycic.org.uk

Posted: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 12:03 by Maurice Cole

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HS2 Viaduct Design

HS2 Viaduct Design

HS2 has recently issued a document titled 'Common Design Elements' illustrating the standard likely design for viaducts and sound barriers. Comments have been requested and the deadline is 30 January.
The attached photograph shows the suggested design for viaducts with piers and parapets in a rural setting. Could this be the design for the viaduct looming over Lower Thorpe?
Further details can be found... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 16:01 by Maurice Cole

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Church Services

Church services were well attended over Christmas. 76 people attended the carol service on Christmas Eve and 29 attended the Holy Communion service on Christmas Day.

Posted: Fri, 27 Dec 2019 11:24 by Maurice Cole

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Fats...

It is timely to remember not to release fats (and wet wipes) into the sewer system in view of blockages in recent years.

Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 18:27 by Maurice Cole

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