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

Emergency response plan

  • Emergency response plan 2015 (MS Word, 3.9 Mb)

    This plan has been developed by the Parish Council in consultation with community stakeholders.

Energy Ideas for Householders

Community

  • Croughton What's on
  • Gallery

    Picture gallery of the village.

  • Directory

    Whilst every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct. Croughton Parish Council can take no responsibility for any errors or omissions, neither do they necessarily recommend any of the organisations listed. All entities displayed are asked to keep us updated of any changes. Other organisations or businesses are invited to submit details for inclusion.

  • Useful links

    Links to lots of local resources.

  • Local Policing

    Information from your local police team

Poors Allotment Charity

'for the relief of people in need' has a vacancy for a Trustee.

According to the Trust Deed the Trustees consist of five 'competent persons' being:

• One ex-officio Trustee (incumbent of the benefice of Croughton)

• Four nominated Trustees (appointed by Croughton Parish Council)

Nominated Trustees are appointed for a 4-year term of office.

The Trustees meet regularly twice a year and again at any time if a request for financial assistance is made for events such as the relief of sudden distress, sickness or infirmity, or assistance with travel costs to attend or visit hospital or convalescent homes. All applications are dealt with in complete confidence.

Locate Our Village Defibrillator – you could save a life with it

Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere – it happens to 30,000 people in the UK every year. The use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) can make a dramatic difference to survival as it can speed up the time between a sudden collapse and assistance.

An AED is a small portable device that can automatically shock a heart back into rhythm. It can be used by an adult or child – the process is safe and simple. Once activated, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by using voice and visual prompts.

Croughton's AED is contained in a green cabinet near the front door to The Reading Room and is visible from the High Street. The cabinet is locked at all times and is inspected weekly by a support team of village volunteers.

If someone collapses and is not breathing, the "rescuer" (the first person on the scene, whether a resident, a visitor or someone passing through the village) should dial 999 to alert the Emergency Services. The Control Room will ask the necessary questions about the "patient's" symptoms to establish authenticity of the situation. They then despatch an ambulance and give the caller the access code to the AED cabinet.

If able and willing, the "rescuer" should start CPR and get someone else to go to the cabinet (the "runner"), or vice-versa. The "runner" should access the cabinet with the access code, take out the AED and take it to the patient. The "rescuer" or "runner" then follows the verbal instructions on the AED of how to apply the device, pending the arrival of the ambulance crew.

The AED will analyse the heart's rhythm and will only deliver a shock if needed.

Letter from the Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP

I wanted to take this opportunity to send my best wishes to all the residents of Croughton over the Christmas period, and to say that I hope you all have a restful and festive time!

I know that local residents are concerned about the impact of HS2 construction traffic on our roads, and I am working closely with HS2 Ltd and Northants Highways, through the South Northants HS2 Liaison Group that I established some years ago, to ensure that an effective traffic management plan is in place. This continues to be refined, but I would very much like to reassure everyone that it is an issue my team and I are aware of.

I am also working with the County Council to identify funding steams for the Farthinghoe Bypass, a much needed piece of infrastructure on the A422, and have written to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask if his Department might be able to provide a solution. He has written back to highlight that the new National Roads Fund for the Major Roads Network would be a good avenue to explore; a consultation is due to start by the end of the year, including details on the proposed bidding system and the potential criteria for new bypasses. The Secretary of State explained that a bid would have to be made jointly by Northamptonshire County Council and SEMLEP, so I have written to both to ask them to engage fully in the consultation and to prepare a joint bid on behalf of local residents.

We all know the problems that are caused whenever two lorries come head-to-head in the village, and it desperately needs resolving.

In more positive news, I understand that all residents in Croughton can now access superfast broadband, or there are specific plans to roll it out to your house in the next year. If you are experiencing problems with your broadband or if I have been misinformed, please do let me know and I'll do what I can to help.

You can keep updated with local and national news through my website at www.andrealeadsom.com. You can also contact me at my constituency office in Towcester on 01327 353 124 or via email at andrea.leadsom.mp@parliament.uk if there is anything I can ever help you with.