Cemetery Improvements

We are pleased to inform residents that the cemetery improvements are well under way:

  • Memorial kerb stones have been placed around the Rose Garden.  People are able to scatter ashes in the Rose Garden (with permission from the Parish Council) and then purchase a memorial stone to be engraved if they wish.  The rose bushes and soil are also being replaced, and further bulbs planted.
  • A new gravel path will be placed around the Rose Garden for ease of walking and maintenance.  This path will be extended to the cremated remains area alongside the hedge in order to improve that area too.
  • The gate has been painted.  Many thanks to Councillor Alan Chantler for completing this.  A new sign has also been installed on the gate.
  • A new cremated remains area has been created top left of the cemetery for those who wish to bury cremated remains.  Mini headstones can be placed on the graves here.
  • A shelter will be installed for storing the bins and tools so they are not on show.
  • Councillor Vivien Twort continues to donate vases for everyone to use.  Many thanks to Vivien for this service.  Please do return them if you are not using them so others can benefit too.
  • Rotten benches have been replaced and a new tree bench will be installed.

We would sincerely thank the volunteers that put so much time and energy into keeping the cemetery in its excellent condition by mowing, trimming, sweeping etc. – Laurie Tedcastle, Geoff Holmes, David McCallum, and Charles Tetlow.

Please do take a moment to visit the cemetery as it is such a beautiful peaceful place that we are very lucky to have.  We always welcome feedback from residents so we can continue to improve – positive or constructive.

Samantha Haywood, Burial Officer, Yelvertoft Parish Council

clerk@yelvertoft-pc.gov.uk      www.yelvertoft-pc.gov.uk


Christmas waste and recycling collections

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Residents across Daventry District are being offered support to recycle as much as possible over the Christmas and New Year period.

That support includes an extra collection of the blue-lidded recycling bins in the week beginning Monday 23 December, as well as a kerbside collection of real Christmas trees in January.

Details of the extra recycling collection, as well as day changes for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, are printed on the collection calendars which were sent to households across Daventry District in June, and can be checked at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling

However Daventry District Council (DDC) is reminding people of the following schedule changes:

  • Collections which would have been due on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December) will instead take place on Saturday 28 December. Remember to also put your blue-lidded recycling bin out for its extra collection on this day.
  • Collections which would have been due on Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December) will instead take place on Sunday 29 December. Remember to also put your blue-lidded recycling bin out for its extra collection on this day.
  • Collections due on New Year’s Day (Wednesday, 1 January) will instead take place on Saturday, 4 January.
  • There will be a short break in the garden waste service during the week beginning 23 December to allow crews to focus on the extra seasonal recycling.

DDC is also reminding people of the range of items that can be recycled in the blue-lidded bin, including sweet tins, and foil-free wrapping paper and Christmas cards. As a good rule of thumb, wrapping paper that can be torn is probably made from paper and can therefore be recycled.

If people find they have too much recycling for their blue-lidded bins they should put it in clear or white bags and place it next to their bin on collection day.

People are also advised to make good use of their weekly food waste collection, remembering it can be used to recycle leftover raw and cooked foods, including vegetable peelings, egg shells, out-of-date food, plate scrapings, solid fats, meat and fish bones. Please do not put any liquids in the caddy.

Black bins containing general waste will continue to be collected on a three-weekly cycle, and residents are reminded to make good use of the recycling services, as bins with raised lids will not be collected.

Residents can put their real Christmas trees out for collection in the week beginning Monday 6 January. They can be placed next to bins or – for garden waste service subscribers – cut up and placed inside the garden waste bin.

There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees, but trees can be taken to household waste recycling centres.

People are also reminded they can check their collection day and set up notifications to remind them which bins to put out by downloading the Daventry District Council app for free from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play store.

For more information about recycling services and changes over the festive period, please visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling

Neighbourhood Watch

Crime is on the increase in our area sadly.  We are looking for residents to volunteer to be a Neighbourhood Watch representative for their street.  It entails communicating to other residents in your street any crime news to make them aware and to be extra vigilant.

If you are interested then please contact the Clerk, Samantha Haywood, 07305 801095. Email: clerk@yelvertoft-pc.gov.uk

Thank you.


Caravan Thefts


Between the hours of 20.30 on Wednesday 4 December 019 and 05.00 on Thursday 5 December 2019 Unknown persons have gained entry to premises on Yelvertoft Road and have removed a Bailey Unicorn 1V Pamplona Touring Caravan from the premises.

It is known the offenders have then towed the caravan across a field and left by an adjacent field gate by the Gas Reduction Station on Yelvertoft Road. It is believed the offenders have then left the village of Crick on the Yelvertoft Road.

Did you witness any suspicious behaviour on the Yelvertoft Road In Crick? Did you witness any suspicious vehicles within the area of Yelvertoft Road Crick. Please Contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 OCCURRENCE NUMBER 19000650133.

There has been several caravan thefts in the area recently so please do take extra security measures if you have a caravan.

Always in an emergency call 999.
Crimestoppers –  Tell us what you know NOT who you are 0800555111