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
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th April 7.30pm in Boddington Village Hall. We will be discussing all Parish concerns, but the main focus of the meeting is PETITIONING AGAINST HS2 HYBRID BILL. Please come along to add your comments and to find out more about the petitioning process. ANDREA LEADSOM MP WILL BE PRESENT as well as Ian Morris and Rosie Herring/Mary Anne Sergison Brooke.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US, THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, PLEASE BE THERE
Parish Council HS2 Response
Please see the attached response by the parish council to the HS2 Environmental Statement.
Consultation on the Environmental Statement Notice
Please see attached notice
Notice from SNDC
Don’t fall foul of the law
Christmas is a time to share but one thing not at the top of Santa’s list is dog mess. Dog owners in the district are being reminded by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) to ‘bag and bin’ any dog mess when they are out and about in public places.
Most dog owners are responsible and pick up after their dog, but for those that don’t they are breaking the law as dog faeces pose a public health risk. If a council officer witnesses a dog owner not picking up they may be liable to a fixed-penalty fine of £75. If the fine is not paid the owner could be fined up to £1,000 plus court costs.
Members of the public can help reduce dog fouling in the area in which they live by contacting the environmental protection team on 01327 322323 or filling in an online form. It is important to include the name and address of the person in charge of the dog if known, a description of the dog plus the date, time and place of the offence.
If fouling occurs at regular times it may be possible for an officer to witness the fouling and take the necessary action.
Dog owners should always take a poop scoop or bags with them to use to clean up after their dog. The waste can be put in any public bin, not just the designated dog waste bins. Some owners take the trouble to wrap the dog mess in a plastic bag, but then leave it at the side of the path. This is a littering offence and if the offender is found guilty in the Magistrate’s Court the fine could increase to £2,500 plus costs, and they will get a criminal record.
Councillor Dermot Bambridge, portfolio holder for environmental services, said: “Thoughtless dog owners are not only spoiling other people’s enjoyment of our streets and countryside but also threatening public health and giving responsible dog owners a bad name. For this irresponsible minority the message is clear – they risk being prosecuted.
“Those who choose to disregard our repeated pleas should remember that serious illnesses such as ‘Toxocariasis’ can be contracted from dog faeces and this condition can lead to blindness.”
Here are a few tips for dog owners:
• Train the dog to go in the garden, if you have one. You can then bury the mess or clean it up and bin it
• If you walk your dog always carry the means to clear up after them. A simple plastic bag will do the trick or buy a poop scoop from a local pet shop
• You can also buy biodegradable plastic ‘doggy bags’ from our council offices at Springfields in Towcester or phone 01327 322323. The cost of these bags is just £6 for 300. Similar bags can be purchased from other retailers
• Remember to take a bag or poop-scoop with you, just in the way you would with your dog’s lead
• Every time your dog fouls, bag it and bin it
• Take the poop scoop home and dispose of it there or use a bin if available and remember rain does not wash the problem away
• Never let your dog out alone to ‘go to the loo’
• Worm your dog. Virtually all puppies are born with the toxocara infection which can cause blindness in humans. They may need to be wormed at two, four, six and eight weeks and thereafter every two months, depending on the worming product. Check details with your vet.
To report someone for failing to clean up after their dog call the council’s environmental protection team on 01327 322323, or visitwww.southnorthants.gov.uk/998 to report online.
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.
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
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.
Care Services Directory
Finding care is made easier in Northamptonshire
The new 2013 Northamptonshire Care Services Directory is now available. The Directory is packed with useful editorial that explains all available care options and includes comprehensive listings of care providers for residential care or care in your own home. There is also guidance on paying for care and what financial assistance is available from the Government.
Robert Chamberlain, Publisher of the Care Choices Directories, comments ‘When choosing care you should be armed with the most up-to-date information to help you decide which kind of care is most suitable, who will provide it and how it is to be funded. The Care Services Directory is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering long term care’.
If you want to speak to someone about care options, funding, accessing services or other care-related questions you may have, call this directory’s free helpline on 0800 38 92 077. The friendly operators can give you more information, talk through any queries and provide you with a shortlist of care homes, in your chosen location, that meet specific care needs.
To receive a free copy of the Northamptonshire Care Services Directory 2013 simply call the Adult Care Team on 0300 126 1000.
It is also available in e-book format with a spoken word option viawww.carechoices.co.uk
Notes to editor
- Care Choices Ltd was established in 1993 and is a leading publisher of care directories for Councils across the UK.
- The listings of care providers contained in Care Choices’ publications are supplied by the regulatory body Care Quality Commission.
- Northamptonshire County Council are a distributor of the Care Choices Directory which is available free of charge to members of the public.
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.
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?