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Boddington Parish

Find out what is going on and get involved.

In April 2014 Boddington Parish Council said a fond farewell to some stalwart members and welcomed a host of new councillors with a wide range and breadth of skills and experience, and an even broader range of ages and backgrounds! We represent a wide demographic of the community which means that all areas of concern are raised and addressed, from repairing playground equipment, to road safety, to community transport any many more issues besides.

With an accumulated residency in excess of a hundred years in the Boddingtons, one thing that the Parish Councillors do have in common is a passion for the area; an area which they they wish to preserve and protect for future generations

This means that whilst maintaining day to day tasks that make life for parishioners as easy and comfortable as possible such as ensuring that street lighting is on, footpaths, roads and open spaces are managed, and the area is kept safe and cohesive, we also believe it is imperative that any investments - no matter how large or small - provide sustainable, long term benefits to the parish as a whole. Alongside the wishes of the community, we address- and will continue to address - impending forces such as housing, HS2, wind farms and planning. We will shortly be embarking on a mass community consultation - the results from which will formulate a strategic plan for the Boddingtons, so put your thinking caps on and look out for announcements in the Black and White.

Its also important to note that all members of the public are welcome (and encouraged) to attend the Parish Council meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at Upper Boddington Village Hall. Agendas are pinned on the notice boards in Upper and Lower Boddington a week in advance so whether you would like to participate or simply sit in and listen, please come along!

Conservation Area Assessments

Please see the attached reports for Upper and Lower Boddington, as part of South Northants Council's review of conservation areas, together with the assessment criteria.  They have concluded that Upper and Lower Boddington are not considered to fulfil the requirements to be designated a conservation area. 

Upper Boddington Assessment

Lower Boddington Assessment

CRITERIA

Turbine Fund Grant

Annually Boddington Parish council is allocated an amount from the  Boddington Reservoir Wind Turbine Community Benefit Fund for projects that will enhance the community.  The grant commenced in 2014 and will continue for 20 years. The base amount was £2,500 but this has been increased annually based on inflation. The grant may be used by the Parish council or by local community organisations. The uncommitted amount available in the fund forms part of the Parish Council reserves and is reported in the monthly Parish Council minutes.

In order to ensure that this fund is fairly allocated to the community, Boddington Parish Council has a Grant Awarding policy which sets out the criteria and timescales involved for organisations wishing to apply for some of this fund.

DOWNLOAD THE POLICY AND APPLICATION FORM HERE