Yelvertoft Solar Farm

As some of you may know a planning application has recently been submitted for a 200 acre Solar Farm on fields 700m from the village on the Crick Road.

The Parish Council wants to hear your views on this development before we respond on your behalf to Daventry District Council which will decide the application in early June.

We have decided to conduct a simple survey to find out residents’ views. Given the very tight timescales of consulting on this during lockdown we have needed to use an online survey tool. You can take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3V283HK

The Parish Council will then discuss these ,and other responses, at a planning meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30pm on 1st June.

Please do have your say. This is a major development. The feedback request will be publicised to residents via this website, Facebook, and a flyer to each household. 

Click Yelvertoft Solar Farm application to view the application.

Click here to view the flood report: Flood report

  • The Solar Farm is being developed by Lightrock Power www.yelvertoftsolarfarm.co.uk
  • The thousands of solar panels will fill 200 acres of open farmland and will each be almost 3m tall and 4m long .
  • The developer acknowledges the flooding threat to Yelvertoft and says that the flood measures they will put in place will not increase the risk of flooding. (see Flood_Risk_Assessment_&_Drainage_Strategy_FINAL.pdf contained within the application.)
  • You can view the planning application at the web address above.
  • The developer has stated that it will generate 49MW of electricity.
  • Construction traffic will come through Lilbourne and Yelvertoft from the A5/M1.
  • Planning permission, if granted, will be for a period of 40 years.
  • Unlike the Wind Farm, there is no obligation for the developer to make a financial contribution to the local community (or offer cheaper electricity or domestic solar panels to village residents.)
  • You can respond directly to DDC by emailing: alee@daventrydc.gov.uk or writing to Development Control, DDC, Lodge Way, Daventry, NN11 4FP

 

Anglian Water Priority Register – Support for residents

Anglian Water (AW) have asked that we advertise the fact that some residents, including those people who are self-isolating due to Coronavirus can register for free, additional practical support from AW’s Priority Services.

Some of the ways being on the Priority Services Register could help include help with reading the water meter, a knock and wait service where AW will wait longer for the door to be answered when visiting, and a scheme to protect people from bogus callers and scams.

Registration is quick and easy!

To find out more about Priority Services and to sign up call Anglian Water on: 0800 919 155 or visit http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/help-and-advice/extra-support/priority-services/.

Alongside Anglian Water, other Water and Energy providers offer a Priority Service. If you think you may need extra help during an interruption to supply or a power cut due to being medically dependent on electricity, elderly or disabled or if you have specific communication needs, contact your provider to find out how they can assist you.

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

YELVERTOFT PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

I herewith give notice of a vacancy for a Parish Councillor arising from the resignation of Councillor

……………….Nichols……………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Unless ten electors of the Parish give written notice to the *Proper Officer of the District Council within 14 days# after the date of this notice requesting an election to fill this vacancy, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Signed…….S. Haywood……………………………..    Date…….10.04.20…………………………..

Parish Clerk

*          The Proper Officer of the District Council, Elections Section, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP

#          Excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and bank holidays.

 

New campaign – NorthantsTogether – launched to help share local information and advice about COVID-19

#NorthantsTogether campaign

A new campaign called #NorthantsTogether has been launched 02 April to help share local information and advice about COVID-19.

Across Northamptonshire, a wide range of organisations and individuals are working really hard to help our communities during the outbreak and keep people safe. Many of these organisations are now beginning to use the shared hashtag #NorthantsTogether in their messaging to demonstrate the scope of activity and support available across the county.

These organisations include health services, local councils, the police, the fire and rescue service, as well as care providers, community groups, voluntary and charitable organisations and education providers.

Regular updates and information related to COVID-19 are being issued to the public from a variety of sources including; health and government advice, latest regulations and guidance, details of the community support available, as well as changes and amendments to local services.

Our approach is to help our communities to link together locally. By using the shared hashtag #NorthantsTogether or by referring to it in our communications, it will make it easier for local people to identify local messages and discover what support and information is available in the county, and how the vulnerable are being cared for. We know not everyone will have access to social media, so while we will use this as a hashtag for social media, it’s a way of showing we will all work together to support Northants Together!

Toby Sanders, Chief Executive of NHS Northamptonshire CCG and Chair of the Strategic Co-ordinating Group said: “The #NorthantsTogether campaign is a great way to share the incredible work going on across Northamptonshire. People have really stepped up and pulled together to help our communities during this enormously challenging time.
“There are so many organisations and individuals doing their bit to help, which is fantastic. Through #NorthantsTogether we can share important local information and advice and help people find and access the range of support on offer.

“In addition, we want to use this campaign to show our appreciation of key workers, who are working so very hard to keep the system going. We also want to recognise and thank the people of Northamptonshire for the massive part they are playing in reducing the spread of coronavirus in the county. We are all in this together – #NorthantsTogether”.

Lucy Wightman, Director of Public Health Northamptonshire, said: “There is a significant amount of activity happening within the county and I’m pleased that people will be able to keep up to date with the latest local advice and support through the #NorthantsTogether hashtag, particularly during this period of social distancing.
“The social distancing measures in place to delay the spread of the virus are vitally important. They remain the best way to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

“I want to thank the people of Northamptonshire for their support with this.

“We really need our communities to continue to fully follow the Government’s social distancing and social isolation advice. It will make a huge difference in reducing the number of cases in the county and in reducing the number of deaths.

“Unfortunately we don’t know how long these measures will need to be in place but I anticipate it will be some time yet before they can be relaxed. I urge the public to continue to do their bit and adhere to the advice and guidance they’ve been given and stay at home as much as possible.”

Cllr Matthew Golby, Leader of Northamptonshire County Council said: “We are very pleased to be part of the #NorthantsTogether campaign. It is a great way to co-ordinate information and help the people in our towns and villages identify and learn about what’s available to support them, and to keep up to date with changes in services under one hashtag.

“The campaign is also an ideal way to share the amazing work of the hundreds of community groups and volunteers who are working with us to provide community resilience and make sure that care and support is in place for the isolated and vulnerable. We have lots of local heroes in Northamptonshire and #NorthantsTogether is a brilliant way to recognise and celebrate them.”

Contact: nccg.urgentresponsecomms@nhs.net

Funding for Groups – Coronavirus

The Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF) has launched a Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund. It is open now for applications up to £3,000. NCF aims to make BACS payments quickly once the application is approved without recourse to a contract, although it will expect some basic due diligence from new and emerging groups.

Please visit the NCF web site at https://bit.ly/3aBlHzs to complete a short online application.

Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme

Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme

Our grants aim to sustain rural communities, improve the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses, and support aid delivery in an emergency and build resilience.

https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/downloads/grant-e-g-document/eligibility-and-guidance-document-covid19-march-2020.pdf

Key areas the Fund seeks to address

To be eligible for a grant you will need to demonstrate that your project is providing emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals in rural or farming communities across the UK.

Supporting Aid Delivery in Emergency and Building Resilience:

The Fund will assist projects that support farm businesses or other rural business and rural communities to cope with the effects of Coronavirus.

This many include but is not limited to: –

  • Fuel costs for grocery and prescription delivery from rural community shops, pubs, and hubs –
  • Costs associated with emergency support by farm and agricultural support groups –
  • Rural foodbanks and food delivery

Applications close on Wednesday 15th April at 12pm.

Northants ACRE

 

 

Need support during the Coronavirus crisis?

The County Council have now opened their emergency response line 0300 126 1000 option 5, anyone that calls the line needing help with groceries or prescriptions will be directed to a local group of volunteers to help and support them. If you haven’t registered your group yet, you can do that on the County Council website. This is also the number you need to phone if there are any safeguarding concerns.

The web link for referrals is: https://northamptonshire-self.achieveservice.com/service/Make_a_request_for_support?fbclid=IwAR1dFdh8TkUmniNig6VBoqX3ucT6W6EEPBXtXy7zx1z4Ey4MNLc4ynjW24A

Village Contractors

Please can we ask that people do not approach any of the village maintenance contractors during the coronavirus crisis.  If you have any questions please contact the Parish Council and we will be more than happy to answer them.

Support during the coronavirus pandemic

Are you in need of extra support during the coronavirus pandemic? Or do you know someone in your local community who might need some help?

Daventry District Council is working with a range of partner organisations to co-ordinate local efforts to get people the help they need during these difficult times.

An army of volunteers has come forward to offer their help with everything from collecting prescriptions or shopping for people who cannot leave their home, to offering a friendly ear to those who might be feeling a bit lonely.

So if you are in need of any support, or know anyone who might need help, please get in touch.

Help that can be arranged includes:

▪️Collecting prescriptions

▪️Help with shopping/emergency supplies

▪️Telephone befriending

If you are in need of help and support please go to Daventry District Council’s website to complete an online form: https://bit.ly/3dvE2A4<https://bit.ly/3dvE2A4?fbclid=IwAR22O0YVYUFcG3KfO7xOwCp-1KS9ptQq8l11yRD7lPH4OJRUcHbM2YqacEQ>

Once you have completed the form, we will match you with a community group of volunteers who will contact you as soon as they can to arrange the support you need. Please be aware we are experiencing huge demand for these services at the moment, so you may not get a response straight away.

Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4FP

T: 01327 871100        W: www.daventrydc.gov.uk

 

Coronavirus – Volunteering Opportunities

If you and your family and friends want to be involved in volunteering opportunities in Northamptonshire there’s more information on the Northampton County Council website.  Volunteering – Coronavirus.

Volunteers will be matched with those requesting help, according to their skills and locations.  Volunteering could include delivering prescriptions or helping the food bank or other local essential community schemes.

Please take care and stay well.