Cost of Living Crisis

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Disability Information Event

West Northants Council are delighted to bring you the International Day of People with Disabilities Virtual Event again this year on Thursday 1 December from 11am until about 1.30/2pm.  It will be full of content useful and entertaining for those with and without disabilities.

It will be live streamed over You Tube again but this year we would love to invite you into one of our spaces in order to watch the live screening in a social environment.  There are 3 locations, Northampton, Daventry and Towcester.  Free tea and coffee will be available.  The only thing we ask is that you let us know you are coming by either clicking on the relevant link below and booking your space through Eventbrite or phoning 07826 993847 and letting us know your chosen location.  More information on the programme will be available nearer the date.

Northampton –

Daventry –

FREE Mature Drivers Roadshow

Are you a mature driver (aged 60+)? Live in Northamptonshire?

Rely on being able to drive?

This FREE roadshow is for you!

About this event

Driving is an important part of our everyday life and the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance (NSRA) are keen to help to keep mature drivers driving safer for longer.

Our ability to drive changes over time for different reasons, especially as we get older. It’s important that we recognise whether and how our driving is changing so we can stay safe and protect both ourselves and those around us.

This Mature Drivers Roadshow is aimed at drivers 60+, and will cover all different aspects of driving. There will be a short talk and then plenty of time to meet informally with our many stand holders.

Free advice will be available on car adaptions, eyesight, how your prescription medications may affect you and much more. There will also be limited number of FREE IAM RoadSmart Mature Driver Assessments available.

To book your FREE place please visit Mature Drivers Roadshow Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Driving workshop

Driving workshop

DIRFT IV – 3a Spatial Plan – Vision Statement – December 2021

Extract from the July 2022 Parish Council meeting:

The Chairman had submitted a report detailing the outcome of the J18 Liaison Forum held on 16.06.22 and gave the following updates:

  • Pro Logis have claimed that they are having regular consultation with the affected Parishes regarding the DIRFT 3a Spatial Plan but we have not heard from them.
  • Pro Logis have stated that if they do not get planning permission from WNC for the 3A Spatial Plan then they will ask for a development Consent Order from the Secretary of State. There was concern that this shows that Pro Logis have no concern for affected residents whatsoever.
  • The DIRFT IV Vision Statement brochure gives no mention of the effect that it is going to have on Yelvertoft. Yelvertoft is also not mentioned in the list of constraints and that needs changing. The Chairman asked that everyone give their views on the brochure content asap to him and he will report the issues to WNC. The Chairman will obtain a pdf version of the brochure to circulate to all. When Pro Logis were questioned at the J18 meeting on such issues they gave no response.
  • The Rugby Parkway report is now available online, along with other relevant reports.
  • Highways are looking to de-trunk sections of the A5.

To view the Vision Statement please click this link DIRFT IV Vision Statement Dec 2021-compressed

Guided Wellbeing Walk

Come and join us for our next monthly

Guided Wellbeing Walk

Discovering the footpaths and bridleways around Yelvertoft

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Meeting at the War Memorial at 10.00 am


This will be a relaxed circular walk of approximately 4 miles.

Please call 07966 025206 for more information and to book

(Please wear suitable footwear and clothing)

Northamptonshire Police – Facebook Live Session

Northamptonshire Police’s Chief Constable – Nick Adderley, will be hosting a live Q&A session on Facebook on Tuesday, August 9.

The session has been organised to mark four years since Nick joined the Force and is an opportunity for the people of Northamptonshire to put their questions to him.

Facebook Live Q&As were first introduced at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with Nick joined by two superintendents every week, for more than three months, to answer questions, ease concerns and reassure the public during a time of worry and uncertainty.

Since then, the Q&As have branched out to cover a variety of topics as well as special one-off sessions for children where questions have ranged from the asking of advice on how to become a police officer to one four-year-old child asking why the Force don’t have police crocodiles.

Now, to mark his fourth year in the job, Nick will be hosting a session in which the public are invited to ask him all manner of questions – whether that be what his vision is for the coming years in Northamptonshire, to questions about his career or what he does in his spare time.

Children and young people are also more than welcome to submit questions via their parents/carers if they would like to ask Nick a question.

In May, Nick announced the four crime types Northamptonshire Police will be focusing on over the next three years. They were – violence against women and girls, drug harm, serious and organised crime and serious violence. People are also welcome to ask him questions on these topics too.

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, said: “Our live Facebook Q&As have proven popular with the public because they’re not scripted.

“We don’t know what questions are coming, it’s not polished PR, and our local communities in Northamptonshire have really appreciated this.

“As a Chief Constable, I want the public we serve to feel that I am approachable, accessible and willing to answer their questions directly. Akin to many of the sessions I have taken part in, I am sure some of the questions will be difficult but people in this county deserve that interaction and those answers.

“I look forward to answering as many questions as I can during the session and people who can’t make it live are invited to pre-submit their questions to our communications team by emailing”

The session will be held on Facebook on Tuesday, August 9, at 5pm.



The Parish Council are very interested to listen to you, and to hear your views on how you feel about the work the Council is doing on your behalf. Please take a few minutes to answer this survey. In return, the Council is committed to taking action to follow up on comments made.

Deadline for response: Wednesday 31st August 2022

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A hard copy of the survey will be delivered with the next Parish Council newsletter also if you would prefer to complete the survey via that method.