Welcome to Boddington

by Alan Sheers by Barry Boswell by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Alan Sheers by Barry Boswell by Barry Boswell

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

Vacancy Notice

Boddington Parish Council

Clerk to the Council: Kirsty Buttle

79 Alma Road,



OX16 4RL.

Tel: 01295 275372 email: clerk@boddingtonparish.co.uk



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Stuart Birthas ceased to be amember of Boddington Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish Council.

In accordance with the Local Elections Rules an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 17 November 2015), a request for an election to fill the said vacancies is made in writing to the Returning Officer, South Northants District Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6ADby TEN electorsfor the said Parish.

In the event that no such request is received by 17 November 2015the vacancies will be filled by co-option.

Sue Smith

Returning Officer

Dated this 29 October 2015.

Note: In computing the fourteen days Saturdays, Sundays, day of Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning are disregarded.

Electoral registration

Press Release

Date: 02 September 2015

Issue: SNCPR3314

For Immediate Release

Electoral registration canvass begins

Households in South Northamptonshire will soon have received a form asking residents to check their details are correct on the electoral register as part of South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) annual electoral canvass.

Although it is not compulsory to vote, it is a legal requirement to provide details for the electoral register or risk a £1,000 penalty.

Sue Smith, Electoral Registration Officer for South Northamptonshire, said: “It is important people keep their details up-to-date because the electoral register not only entitles people to vote but is also used for jury service selection and for credit checks.

"If details are missing or incorrect, it could affect people’s credit ratings when they come to apply for things such as a mortgage, mobile phone contract or credit card.”

If all the household information is correct, people will need to call 0800 1979871, text 80212 or go to www.registerbyinternet.com/cherwellandsouthnorthants and input the form’s security codes to confirm their details.

For those whose information is incorrect this can be amended either by going online at www.registerbyinternet.com/cherwellandsouthnorthants or making the necessary amendments on the form and returning in the pre-paid envelope provided.

Those who do not confirm their details will be issued a reminder letter and later, will receive a personal visit from a canvasser.

People are encouraged to confirm their details as early as possible as reminders increase the cost for South Northamptonshire taxpayers.

New Councillors

Change of location

Change of location for Towcester Registration Office

To whom it may concern

I write to advise you that the Northamptonshire County Council Registration Service will be re-locating the Registration Office from 55 Brackley Road Towcester to the Forum Moat Lane Towcester as part of the community building being created jointly by Northamptonshire County Council and South Northants Council

The rationale for locating the Registration Office in to the Forum is that this supports Northamptonshire County Council’s strategy to locate universal services within Libraries, and this would be especially beneficial for parents registering births as a way to support libraries, and children’s centres. In agreement with South Northants Council, the new Civic Room in the Forum will also be the Registration Service venue for civil ceremonies in Towcester

The Registration Service’s move will be after the last appointment on Tuesday 7th April on Wednesday 8th April, with the office open for appointments in the new location being Thursday 9th April. There will be no change in the services delivered by the Registration Service or change in opening hours resulting from this move.

For details of the Registration Service office move to The Forum Towcester or to provide feedback please e-mail me at registrationservice@northamptonshire.gov.uk with “Towcester Registration Office Move” in the e-mail subject.

In the mean time I hope you share the collective enthusiasm of South Northants Council and the Northamptonshire County Council’s Registration Service for moving services to a more customer friendly location within Towcester.

Anglian Water investment

Media release

2 February 2015

Anglian Water starts £1.3 million investment in Upper Boddington

Anglian Water has started a £1.3 million investment in its water supply network in west Northamptonshire. The work has been designed to significantly reduce the chance of burst mains in the Upper Boddington area.

Paul Valleley, Director of Water Services for Anglian Water, said: “Since the most recent burst main, last autumn, we’ve been working to understand the root cause of problems in the area.

“As part of our investigations we’ve also been in touch with local residents, the parish council and other stakeholders to ensure the work we are planning will address any concerns they had.

"After a thorough investigation, we’ve designed a solution to dramatically reduce the chances of burst mains or similar issues in future.”

Work began on Monday (2nd February) and will include improvements to a pumping station near to Upper Boddington and helping to ensure the water in the local pipe network is kept at a more consistent pressure, even during peak times.

This type of pressure management system has been proven to reduce bursts and leaks by a quarter and is something the company will be rolling out to the region over the next five years. When this scheme is complete, Upper Boddington will have the latest technology to minimise bursts.

Additionally, some 400 metres of pipe running along Frog Lane will be replaced with a brand new plastic pipe.

Naturally with a scheme of this kind, Frog Lane will need to be closed. The closure will be staggered in 100 metre section at a time for around six weeks while the new pipe is installed.

Paul continued: “We know that this work on our network will cause some disruption but we are acutely aware how important it is to minimise the chances of this happening again. Having spoken to our customers in Upper Boddington on many occasions we are confident they appreciate this and the long term benefit it will bring to the area.

“Frog Lane is a particularly narrow road so a rolling road closure will be in force during the pipe replacement work. We've already written to residents to let them know what’s happening and when. We will be doing everything we can to allow vehicle access to homes in Frog Lane during the work. The footpath will remain open."

HS2 Petitions to Parliament

Please find attached the petitions that Boddington PC and SNC have made to Parliament with respect to HS2

Waste Recycling Open Hours



O= Open (10am-6pm all year round) C = Closed

Kettering (T)CCOOOOO
Rushden (T)CCOOOOO
Sixfields (T)COOCOOO

Wollaston*Operation currently subject to negotiation with third party supplier

T = trade waste service available Monday to Friday

* Please note non-recyclable household waste is not accepted at this centre

Can you click it?

Did you know you can renew a library book, report a pothole and apply for a school place on the Northamptonshire County Council website?
Can you click it web.jpg
These are just some of the services which are available online as part of our Can You Click It? campaign, which aims to drive more people to the website for commonly-used services rather than phoning the customer service centre.

What’s available online?

Here are the services available online:

Blue badges and bus passes

Subject: Important information regarding blue badges and concessionary bus passes 
 Dear All,

Northamptonshire County Council are currently running two campaigns to promote services that can now be done online.

The first is Blue Badge applications and renewals. By using the online system

It is:

• Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

You can:

• Find out if you are eligible

• You can save the form and go back to it at any point

• It will take just 15 minutes to complete the form


• Assessment should be processed within 6 weeks

The second is Bus Passapplication and renewal. By using the online system

It is:

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Simple and straightforward to use

You can:

• Find out if you are eligible

You can save the form and go back to it at any point


• Your new bus pass should arrive within 10 working days


Citizen's Advice On line

Can’t get through on the phone?

Work full time?

Find it difficult to come to our offices?

Access to the full range of Citizens Advice Bureau Services is

now available online. Accompanying our award winning

website www.adviceguide.org.uk, we now have an enhanced

capacity to respond to enquiries made directly via our local

website www.cencab.org.uk.

How does it work?

Its very simple - just submit your details and the nature of your

enquiry with as much information as you can about the

problem via our simple to use online form and we’ll get back to

you with a tailored response. If we think you’d benefit from

speaking to someone we’ll give you a “short cut” into our

service based on our available resources and the urgency of

your problem.

Websites: www.adviceguide.org.uk


Self help

Ask us

pictures for anti hs2 campaign

I have suggested to the Magazine "Four Shires",[http://www.fourshires.co.uk/] that they may want to do a photo spread on what will be OUR lost Beautiful Countryside should HS2 be built and that readers and others s_ubmit their own photographs to show their local areas that will be lost. I am glad to say they have decided to make a request in their August Magazine for photographsto be submitted for putting into the September or October Magazine. Either buy a copy, or go on line for final details, or phone Jeremy Wilton Editor on 01295273138.

If HS2 is built, it is essential to show what the countryside looked like before the bulldozers move inand it is also hoped that by showing MP's and others what will be destroyed, they may just think twice before ruining the Countryside we live and work in.

Any help you can give please would be really appreciated, so get your Camera out and whilst it is nice and warm go and take some beautiful pictures of the place we live in and that we may well lose.

Pictures to be sent to
http://www.fourshires.co.uk/ FTAOJeremy Wilton by email or post. No payment will be made for the picture and it may be used to present to MP's during the Petitioning period, or any other time to prevent HS2 despoiling our magnificent Countryside.

Any further questions please contact me on either 01327 261121 - 07557225964 or by email.

Kind Regards

Peter Deeley
Chair SNAG [South Northants Action Group against HS2]

Parish Council HS2 Response

Please see the attached response by the parish council to the HS2 Environmental Statement.

The photographic file is available to view through Peter Deeley at Boddington Parish Council, along with a paper version of the ES Response

Pest Control

Please find attached a current list of the charges for South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) pest control service. You may be interested to note that we now advise and treat for squirrels and moles which can be a particularly troublesome pest.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Business Support Team on 01327 322323 or at EnvironmentAdmin@southnorthants.gov.uk who will be pleased to deal with your enquiry. 

Boddington Pre-School

From September Boddington Pre-school is open for the following times:

  • Tuesday 8.15 - 15.15
  • Wednesday 8.30 - 15.15
  • Thursday 8.30-14.15
Children staying for the longer sessions need to bring lunch with them.  For further information please e:mail boddingtonpreschool@gmail.com

Toddlers and Babies

From September Toddlers and Babies will meet on Fridays 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.

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.

Thank you

Village Networks

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?
Voluntary Neworks is a lottery funded project managed by the South Northants Volunteer Bureau which operates a network of experts providing free, independent advice and support to residents across South Northamptonshire.

If you require any help please download the form here - circle as appropriate - and post to Village Networks, Volunteer Centre, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD.  For further information call Village Networks on 01327 358264 or e:mail villagenetworks@snvb.org.uk

Upcoming Events

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