Welcome to Boddington
Welcome to Boddington Parish website.
Boddington consists of two villages, Upper and Lower Boddington on the Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire borders.
Pictures provided by members of Badby Photo Club
Flower Festival 8-9th June
local buses - County Connect
Northamptonshire's County Connect local bus service comes highly recommended by parishioners.
This service will take you from any designated pick up point to any other in town of village. You must make a booking to use this service.
To use you must register, it is free, either call 0845 456 4474 or log on to www.county-connect.co.uk, you will then get a welcome pack with more details. The service does not operate on Sundays or bank holidays, it works on Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm, and Sat 8am - 6pm. You can travel as often as you like.
If you want to have a local bus service then please think about registering for this one. Please pass the phone number on to anyone who is not on line.
To try to identify the needs of Boddington we are seeking to develop a Parish Plan. The first step of this is to send out an initial questionnaire. You can fill this in online
County Council Webcasts
Please find below a link to the Northamptonshire County Council webcast page. From this link you will be able to access the live webcast of a number of the authority’s meetings. The webcasts are also archived and available to view up to six months after the date of the meeting.
- Full Council
- Development Control (Planning)
- Northamptonshire Police and Crime Panel
- All Scrutiny Committees
- Health and Wellbeing Board
Do you have star quality? That’s the question Northamptonshire County Council is asking Northamptonshire residents as it launches a campaign to recruit more foster carers in the town.
Councillor Catherine Boardman, cabinet member for children’s social care, said: “We’re immersed in a celebrity culture that tells us anyone can be a star but we all know that the real stars in our community are the ones who make a difference to another person’s life. That’s why each and every one of our foster carers has true star quality and why we’re asking more potential stars to step forward.
“The circumstances of a child needing foster care are hugely varied. For some children, it’s the start of a process that will ultimately see them living a new life with a new family; for others, it's a short term need.
- 18 carers in the South Northamptonshire area
- 104 in the Northampton area
- 24 in the Corby area
- 25 in the Kettering area
- 44 In the Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire area
Foster carers are paid a weekly allowance and receive a full training package. A recent Ofsted report on the county’s fostering services found that foster carers in the county feel their views are valued by the council and foster carers and children feel supported.
Free independent advice and support for residents living in Boddington and surrounding villages:
- Do you have concerns on welfare benefits - what you might be eligible for and how to claim?
- Do you want confidential advice on debt or other money matters?
- Do you want suggestions on ways of reducing your household bills?
- Are you interested in volunteering an would you like to know about local opportunities?
- Would you like job-seeking advice and support?
Boddington Pre-school is open from 9:15am to 2.15pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in term time only. There will be three session times over each day:
- 9.15am-12.15pm (3 hrs)
- 9.15am-1.15pm (4 hrs)
- 9.15am-2.15pm (5 hrs)
Jubilee Field (Slatchers Field) is now open to the public. You may take your dog but you must clear up because of the health hazards to other users, especially children. If complaints are received the Council will have to reconsider this position. Helpers needed; please contact Pam on 260133 or market Jubilee Field to email@example.com
Toddlers and Babies
Meets Tuesdays upstairs in the Village Hall during term time 9.30 - 11 am. Everyone is welcome; please come along for a cuppa and a chat with friends while your little ones play.