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
Council Tax Reduction Scheme
A consultation is currently taking place on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for South Northants Council for 2014-15. The consultation ends on 8th November 2013.
HS2 compensation consultation
Compensation Consultation Oct/Nov 2013
It is important that we get as many separate responses into this consultation as possible. We can use the postcards for anyone we know who does not live on the line.
You can use the notes in the HS2 section of the website, please make sure you fill in the bits about how far you live from the line and how the value of your property has been affected (if you do not think this info is helpful, then delete it).
To get the online response form use the following link
You can then e mail the form to
The attached information can be cut and pasted into the online response form, one response per member of the household, there will probably only be one acknowledgement of receiving the response per e mail address no matter how many you send in. So either use different e mail addresses or phone and check they have received the others.
I will send the electronic word document out to my mailing list, if you are not on my list please let me know.
If you cannot fit what you want into the response form provided then you can e mail your version of the electronic copy of the letter, making sure you fill in your personal details and the bits about your property.
Or put your details at the top of a hard copy of the letter, put in information about distance from the line and fall in value of your house, sign it, and put it in an envelope.
Send it to
Property Compensation Consultation 2013
PO Box 70178
THE CONSULTATION ENDS ON 4TH DECEMBER 2013, SO PLEASE GET YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IN BEFORE THE END OF NOVEMBER.
If you need any help, or more cards or letters, you can contact the following
Peter Deeley (PC) 261121
Norma Woodward (PC) 264966
Rod Jones (PC) 263985
Margaret Thiel (PC) 264365
The documents and cards will also be available at various Parish gatherings.
To help, summary of distances from the line in metres (miles in brackets)
LB Carpenters 470m (0.29 miles)
Owl End Way 620m (0.39miles)
Banbury Rd, nr Rainbow Cottage 610m (0.38 miles)
UB Village Hall 1190m (0.74 miles)
Methodist Chapel 1485m (0.92 miles) Plough 1520m (0.94 miles)School 1310m (0.81 miles)
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 be aware that the road between Byfield and Woodford Halse (Dolls Hill) will be closed between 28th October and the 11th November with property access permitted only.
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
Andrea Leadsom MP Surgeries
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.
Parish Plan Questionnaire
The Parish Council would like to thank those of you who put in a response to this questionnaire, and to thank the working party who set it up and analysed it.
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.
Fundraising Marie Curie
Althorp House to Host Marie Curie 10k Twilight Spectacular!!
Brush off your walking boots, grab your glow sticks and load up your picnic baskets in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care in Northamptonshire on, Saturday 7th September.
Held for the previous three years at Boughton House, which proved hugely successful, this years Northamptonshire Walk Ten comes to one of England’s best-loved historic homes, Althorp. Sitting majestically amidst 1,400 acres of Northamptonshire countryside, Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for five hundred years.
Walk Ten is a sponsored twilight 10k walk which will wind it’s way through the stunning Estate beginning at 6pm, followed by an after dark picnic, as participants listen to live music from local band Cousin Avi, and enjoy entertainment from Northampton performing arts academy, New Stars. The evening culminates with a fire extravaganza from local fire POI performers, as we mark 10pm, the time when the majority of Marie Curie nurses begin their evening shifts, entering homes of terminally ill patients to provide care for them and their families throughout the night.
This year Walk Ten Althorp House is supported by Homeserve, as well as Heart Four Counties FM, who will be supporting the event on the night by sending their Heart Angels along, who will be hosting their Mini Alfresco Zone and providing lots of other family entertainment.
Northamptonshire Nurse Ambassador, Irene Booker, who will be in attendance on the 7th September said; “Most people, if asked, would say they want to be at home when they die, safe in the arms of their loved ones. As well as caring for the patient, a big part of our job involves supporting their family through this difficult time. Everyone deserves the best care, especially when they’re dying.”
“We all know somebody who has been touched by cancer, and Walk Ten is a wonderful way for the whole family to salute those who have gone before, whilst also helping Marie Curie nurses like me, care for more terminally ill patients in Northamptonshire.This year alone, Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses aim to offer over 5,000 hours of care in the county, and with this years walk aiming to generate over £60,000, which equates to 3,000 hours of care, you can see the importance of this fundraising event.”
The walk is for all ages, under 16’s walk for free and everyone who takes part in Walk Ten receives a Walk Ten t-shirt to wear on the night. It’s also a dog friendly event, so our four legged friends are more than welcome.
Registration for the event is now open and people can sign up atwww.mariecurie.org.uk/althorp or by calling0845 0524184. Numbers for the event are limited, with no on the night registrations, so entry is strictly on a first come first served basis, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.
For further information, please contact:
Edwin Turnham on 01604 442313 or
Notes to editors
Marie Curie Cancer Careis one of the UK’s largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, it provided care to more than 31,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its nine hospices last year and is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
Around 70 per cent of the charity’s income comes from the generous support of thousands of individuals, membership organisations and businesses, with the balance of our funds coming from the NHS.
Marie Curie Nurses
The charity is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end of life care, totally free for patients in their own homes.
The charity provides core funding for three palliative care research facilities; the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit at University College London, the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Centre at the Wales Cancer Trials Unit (Cardiff University). The charity also supports palliative and end of life care research through its project grant funding streams, the Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme (administered by Cancer Research UK) and the Dimbleby Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Fund.It also funds seven fundamental scientific research groups which investigate the causes and treatments of cancer. This research was previously carried out at the Marie Curie Research Institute in Oxted, Surrey. The programmes are now located in universities around the country, and will receive funding from the charity until 2012.
Supporting the choice to die at home
Research shows around 65 per cent of people would like to die at home if they had a terminal illness, with a sizeable minority opting for hospice care. However, more than 50 per cent of cancer deaths still occur in hospital, the place people say they would least like to be. Since 2004 Marie Curie Cancer Care has been campaigning for more patients to be able to make the choice to be cared for and die at home.
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?