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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Waste Recycling Open Hours
OPENING TIMES OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING
CENTRES (HWRCS) FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2015
(10am-6pm all year round) C = Closed
|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?
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:
- Street Doctor
Report a highway fault
- School admissions
Apply for a primary or secondary school place
Book an appointment to register a birth, death or marriage
- Copy certificates
- Adult Learning
Search, book and pay for your course online
- Blue Badge
Apply or renew your blue badge
- Bus passes
Apply for or renew your old age bus pass
- Parking fines
Pay your fine online
Renew your library book online
- Free childcare for two year olds
Check your eligibility
- Safeguarding adults
Report a safeguarding concern
- Free school meals
Check and apply
Search and apply online
Blue badges and bus passes
Subject: Important information regarding blue badges and concessionary bus passes
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
• Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
• 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
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Simple and straightforward to use
• 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 www.cencab.org.uk Self help Ask us
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
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
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 tohttp://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.
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.
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.
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?