Annual Litter Pick

Litter pick poster 2022

Litter pick poster 2022

Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting 2022 poster

Annual Parish Meeting 2022 poster


West Northamptonshire Council have launched a Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation: Responsible ownership of dogs and prohibition of smoking in certain places and is considering whether to make a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to promote responsible dog ownership and prohibit smoking in certain public spaces across the former administrative council areas of Daventry District and South Northants.
Deadline for response midnight Monday, 4th April 2022.
For further information about the proposals and to have your say on the Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation, please visit West Northamptonshire Consultation Hub.

Councillor Vacancy




That a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Yelvertoft following the resignation to accept office of ___Louise Somers____________.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the ward in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Proper Officer to hold an election to the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules, **of the date of this notice.  The fourteen-day period ends on __14th April 2022________.

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Proper Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, West Northamptonshire Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.

The telephone number for further guidance is 0300 126 7000 or email:

This notice is dated ___25th March 2022________________

Samantha Haywood, Clerk to Yelvertoft Parish Council


* There is no form of word for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as ‘We the undersigned being electors of the [Ward of] …. Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of *.  A template entitled “Request for an Election” is available from the Parish Clerk.  It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.

** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Good Friday or a bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice.  Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities)(England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies.

Resident Meeting

Resident meeting advert May 2022

Resident meeting May 2022

Covid Scam

Please be aware of fake text messages pretending to be from the NHS. Since Jan 1st, 412 victims have reported losses totalling more than £531,000. Please use the following link if you would like to see an example of the fake NHS messages reported to Action Fraud:
What you need to look out for:
• Be aware of requests for personal information in messages claiming to be from the NHS.
• Be alert to links or attachments in unexpected messages claiming to be from the NHS.
• Do not respond to requests for money, bank details or passwords. The NHS will NEVER ask for payment or any financial details.
How to report scam messages:
• If you are suspicious about an email, forward it to
• If you are suspicious about a text message, forward it to the number 7726 (it’s free of charge).
For information on NHS coronavirus testing, visit:

Northants residents urged to use online map to flag areas they feel unsafe

An online mapping tool has allowed members of the public to flag areas in their communities where they feel unsafe – and local agencies are urging even more people to use the map to help them identify areas that can be helped.

The StreetSafe map was launched in September by the Home Office, and the National Police Chiefs’ Council collects data allowing police forces to understand the specific concerns raised and use the information to make informed decisions on safety. After a successful first phase trial, the StreetSafe map is now continuing to be available for use by the public for the 2022/23 financial year.

Although open to everyone, the tool is being used as part of efforts both locally and nationally to tackle violence against women and girls. West Northamptonshire Council and the Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) have been awarded £800,000 to deliver a host of schemes to improve safety for women and girls.

Reporting is anonymous and the data gathered for Northamptonshire will be used by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Office. Validated trends will be taken to the Community Safety Partnerships in Northamptonshire where Police and Local Authorities will jointly work towards finding solutions.

Now the three organisations – Northamptonshire Police, West Northamptonshire Council and the OPFCC – are urging residents to share their views, with the promise that their feedback will be taken into consideration.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, said: “The first trial phase since September has proved very useful for us, and we’re glad to see StreetSafe continuing for the next financial year. This will really help us reveal any patterns and build solutions for specific local problems.

“And it will form a really important part of the work we are doing in Northamptonshire to target violence against women and girls.”

Read more of this article here.

Use the StreetSafe tool here.

Join the Big Conversation – Shaping your local services and community

Town and parish communities across West Northants are being encouraged to get involved in the biggest conversation yet about shaping local services and improving our community.

This week West Northamptonshire Council launched the Thrive West Northants Big Conversation – an online forum where residents and businesses can have their say on anything and everything to help develop future plans to make our area thrive.

With our Corporate Plan in place setting out our bold vision and objectives, we have a clear view on what we need to deliver across West Northants and it’s really important to us that we understand what this means to town and parish councils in your locality and what your priorities are.

Together we will agree what we need to improve and focus on, thinking about the future sustainability of West Northants, the shaping of good local services for your area and setting out what we expect from each other. We will use your feedback to help shape how we, at West Northamptonshire Council engage, involve and interact with local communities.

The conversation forum is anonymous and open 24/7 over the next three weeks, enabling people to comment, discuss and suggest ideas. Residents who are unable to access the internet can join in the conversation by visiting their local library. The conversation runs until 21 March when the comments will be analysed. Please join in the big conversation at