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Croughton Parish Council

Serving the people of Croughton

Clerk: Mrs Ann Le Druillenec
Croughton Village Hall
Wheelers Rise, Croughton
Northamptonshire NN13 5ND

Tel: 01869 819905

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Latest News

Calling for Volunteers for Community Speed Watch 2018/2019

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:53 by Trevor Davies

Northants Police have invited Croughton to participate in the Community Speed Watch programme next year.

In order to accept this invitation at least 6–10 adult volunteers will be needed.

Training in the use of the speed detection equipment will be provided by the Police. The 3-hour training session is held on a Saturday morning in Northampton.

This year our team of volunteers did a tremendous job in helping raise awareness of the speed limit in the 20 mph zone. We hope that as well as some members of the team being able to take part once again naext year, new volunteers will also come forward to join them. More »

If you would like to be involved in Community Speed Watch next year, please contact Bill Morris, Co-Ordinator 07913 679620 by 30th November 2017

or the Parish Clerk via email clerk@croughton.org.uk

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Bin It! – Don’t Block It!

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:52 by Trevor Davies

A Message from Thames Water – the utility responsible for the sewerage network and sewage treatment works (STW) within the catchment of Croughton.

Thames Water is currently experiencing problems with blockages within the network and pumps being blocked at the STW.

The sewerage system was only designed to take "poo, pee, paper" (toilet only) and wastewater.

Remember:

1. Running the hot tap and pouring washing up liquid down the sink won't prevent fats or oils from blocking your pipes. More »

2. Wet wipes do not break down in the loo as they are made of plastic. Even if they say 'flushable' they should never go down the toilet.

3. Household pipes are only 10cm in diameter.

To keep your pipes free of blockages and the risk of flooding:

1. Use containers to capture cooled cooking fat and left over oil, then dispose of it in the bin.

2. Scrape your plates of food and fat before washing up or loading into the dishwasher.

3. Keep a bin in the bathroom for disposing of anything that is not designed to be flushed down the toilet.

Visit www.thameswater.co.uk/binit » Less

Input from Members of the Public on Meeting Days:

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:50 by Trevor Davies

This is welcomed in the following ways and on 9th October there were examples of each:

Informal Closed Discussion on certain topics with invited speaker at 7 p.m. The Parish Council was interested to learn from its representative for traffic calming about the initial information he had gathered concerning traffic light proposals and average speed cameras in the 20 mph zone and will be exploring further what might be achievable. More »

Public Forum 7.30 p.m. Members of the public may wish to bring certain matters that are not on the Agenda to the attention of the Parish Council. 15 minute slot.

The Parish Council received an update on the Play Park Project. A considerable amount of money had been raised locally and completion of Phase 1 had been achieved. The Team was considering the next phase to tackle and would be busy applying for grants. The Parish Council congratulated the Team on the progress it had made.

Public Participation - a 10 minute standing item on the Agenda giving the opportunity to Members of the public to speak briefly to an Agenda item as part of the formal Meeting. The SNC Local Plan Part 2 was the Agenda item addressed by one member of the public who felt that the Plan favoured investment in the towns of Brackley and Towcester above that of the District's villages and parishes. The member of the public suggested that investment might be forthcoming through development provided it were liable for the Community Infrastructure Levy.

If you wish to speak at the Public Forum or at Public Participation, please notify the Clerk or the Chairman in advance. Thank you.

SNC Local Plan Part 2: The Parish Council wished to devote more time than was available at the meeting to formulate its response and would meet again to do so. The deadline was 10th November 2017. » Less