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  • Welcome

    Welcome to Boddington

    Boddington comprises the villages of Upper and Lower Boddington which nestle in the beautiful South Northamptonshire countryside on the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.  

    Centrally located within commuting distance of London and Birmingham it offers the best of living in a thriving community with the practicality of working lives.

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  • Key Issues

    Please find attached the key issues that came out of the initial Parish Plan drop-in / launch consultation.  Please note that this is a working document list of key issues, collated by SueJobbins, on which the questionnaire will consult further.  While other important issues were raised they were not related to developing the Parish Plan.  These other matters will be appended to the completed Parish Plan under a "general" heading for the Parish Council's consideration.

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  • Clerk/RFO Vacancy


    Boddington Parish Council has a vacancy for a parish clerk and responsible finance officer.


    Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons, although training will be offered and enthusiasm to learn will be seen as an alternative to formal qualifications. The parish clerk will be responsible for the administration of the business and finances of the council.

    The post includes some evening work (meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month in the Village Hall Upper Boddington). The successful applicant would be expected to have, or be prepared to obtain, CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration). He or she must be computer literate, with good communication skills. Friendly and positive outlooks are essential.

    The post includes some evening work (meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month in Boddington Village Hall).

    Closing date for applications is Friday 16th December.

    Salary:  Salary scale LC2, SCP 26-29, £23,166-£25,694 pa. pro rata

    Place of work: Work from home

    Application Form: contact - Dennis Burton clerk@boddingtonparish.co.uk. 

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  • Sale on Recycling Bins

    An extra recycling bin is not just for Christmas

    As households stock up for another festive season, South Northamptonshire Council is urging people to be prepared for the leftovers.

    Starting this week SNC is hosting a month-long sale of the blue recycling bins which will cost a one-off fee of £18, saving residents £12 on the usual price.

    The extra bin remains the property of SNC, and any replacements and repairs will also be carried out free of charge. Bins can be ordered over the phone by calling 01327 322344 weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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Latest News

Boddington Bus Service 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 other towns or villages.  The designated pickup points in Boddington are in Upper Boddington opposite the School, and in Lower Boddington by The Carpenters Arms.

To use the service you have to register first (it is free to register).  You are then given a number which has to be quoted when you book.  The parishioners that use this service have found this to be a very easy process by phone, but can also be done online.  As it is a flexible timetable, this obviously works both ways when booking.  You can normally get a time within five or ten minutes either way of your desired time.  Thursday is best booked a week in advance as being Market Day in Banbury, but the office will do their best to fit you in.  Bus passes are accepted after 9.30 a.m.

To register, 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.  The guide to using the service can be downloaded here

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Boddington Walk

Local Walks around Boddington

Follow the local walk around Boddington

You can see the evidence of history as it still remains in the architechture of some of the old dwellings, and enjoy the beauty of lovely countryside. You can download a printable version of the map and commentary

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A History of Boddington

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The spelling of Boddington has changed over the centuries from Botendon in Domesday Book (1086) through Bottelendon (12th century Survey of Northamptonshire), and Budinton in the Calendar of Close Rolls (1244) to Botyngdon (1358), Botyndoun (1396) and Botyngdon (1428). When it became established as Boddington we do not know, but on some 19th century maps it was spelled with only one d. The origin of the name could be Botas Hill (dun) or, as Baker surmises, it could be compounded of Boten, a contraction of the Saxon plural of botl, a habitation, and dune or done, a down, which corresponds with the situation of the upper village.

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