April Parish Council meeting date 2020

The Parish Council meets the second Monday of each month except January and August.  Please note that as the April date falls on a bank holiday the meeting will take place on 6th April as opposed to 13th April.  Meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Reading Room and residents are always very welcome to attend.

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

Video: https://youtu.be/h2L1rh1sN2s

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

Proposed Solar Farm – Yelvertoft

A solar farm is proposed for the land on Crick Road.

All residents are invited to a public exhibition where they can learn more and view the plans.

Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 4.30 to 7.30pm, Reading Room, High Street.

Plans are expected to be submitted in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Affordable Housing – Proposed new development in Yelvertoft

A representative from Daventry District Council (DDC) and a representative from Northants Housing Association (NHA) confirmed that following the housing needs survey carried out earlier in the year, there is a need for affordable housing.  A plot of land at the top of Hillmorton Lane has been identified for four bungalows and five houses.  Five of the properties will remain affordable in perpetuity. There will be a mix of rented, shared ownership, and market housing. This will be a rural exception site but will not set a precedent for future development outside of the village boundary. The Parish Council can be involved at all stages of the development.

The Parish Council have advised that they would prefer not to have responsibility for further street lighting.  NHA confirmed that there are alternatives such as PIR lighting.  There may be a need for a new street light at the top of Hillmorton Lane.

NHA confirmed that the properties will be eco e.g. airsource heat pumps.  Solar panels can be considered.

NHA confirmed that the properties will meet national standards e.g. larger properties, bungalows having wet rooms.

 

 

Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant

Yelvertoft Parish Council

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We, the undersigned, commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces

Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.

The Armed Forces Covenant

An Enduring Covenant Between

The People of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty’s Government

  • and –

All those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown

And their Families

The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.

Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.

This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.

Section 1: Principles of the Armed Forces Covenant

  • We Yelvertoft Parish Council will endeavour in our business dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are:
  • no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
  • in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.

Section 2: Demonstrating our Commitment

2.1      We recognise the value of serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families; and will aim to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:

  • Armed Forces Champion: appointing an Armed Forces Champion to promote support for the Armed Forces community;
  • Promoting the Armed Forces: promoting the fact that we are an Armed Forces-friendly Council, to our members and wider public; celebrating the work of the Armed Forces and encouraging positive interaction between them and members of the public;
  • Veterans: Recognising that military veterans are a valued part of our community; facilitating and encouraging their participation in civic and community events; providing a link to the Veterans Gateway on our website; encouraging local businesses to support the employment of veterans;
  • Service Spouses & Partners: encouraging local businesses to support the employment of Service spouses and partners;
  • Reserves: encouraging local businesses to support the employment of Reservists;
  • Cadet Organisations: encouraging support for and membership of local military cadet units;
  • Armed Forces Events: promoting Armed Forces events such as local Breakfast Clubs, Coffee Mornings, Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities;
  • Armed Forces Charities: encouraging support for Armed Forces charities;.
  • Commercial Support: encouraging local businesses to consider offering discounts to members of the Armed Forces community.

2.2      We will publicise these commitments through our social media and on our website, setting out how we will seek to honour them and inviting feedback from the Service community and our customers on how we are doing.

 

 

what3words

You may have heard about what3words. It can be very beneficial for remote villages. Northamptonshire emergency services are using the scheme.
 
what3words has divided the globe into 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address. It means everywhere can be located with just three words. For example ///kite.chats.dine will take you to a precise spot in a field next to the River Ouse in York.
 
what3words is available as a free app for iOS and Android and online map.
Very useful for those who enjoy countryside walks and horse riding.

New Ultrafast Broadband for Yelvertoft

Work starts to install new ultrafast broadband by Gigaclear in November 2019 and will be completed by May 2020.  A message from Gigaclear:

Gigaclear are currently building your ultrafast, full fibre broadband network. During this phase our contractors will be in your community installing the fibre cables needed to bring you the best broadband speeds in the country.

For any questions during the build phase, please contact our dedicated Network Build Care team:
networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com
01865 591 137
www.gigaclear.com

Click here for Gigaclear Build FAQ’s

Your guide to key dates in General Election countdown

Residents are being advised of some important deadlines in the run-up to the General Election on 12 December.

Daventry District Council verifies and counts the votes for the Daventry Parliamentary Constituency, which includes Daventry District as well as to two wards from the borough of Wellingborough (Earls Barton and West) and the South Northamptonshire district wards of Harpole & Grange, and Heyfords & Bugbrooke.

People who are not already registered to vote have until midnight on Tuesday 26 November to do so if they wish to vote in this General Election. The quickest and easiest way to do this is at www.gov.uk/registertovote

The deadline to apply for, or cancel, a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. Once people have received their postal vote they should mark their vote on the ballot paper and send it back so that it arrives by close of poll, which is 10pm on Thursday 12 December.

Anyone who cannot get to a polling station and wishes to appoint someone to vote on their behalf can apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on Wednesday 4 December, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after this date they may be able to apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on 12 December

Proxy and postal vote application forms can be requested by contacting Daventry District Council’s Electoral Services team at electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk or on 01327 871100.

Meeting set to discuss climate emergency

People are invited to a meeting to explore what can be done in Daventry District to help prevent climate change.

The event, which takes place at Daventry District Council’s (DDC) Lodge Road offices from 7-8.30pm on Monday 11 November, has been organised by a task panel of councillors who are exploring what can be done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the District.

The panel wants to hear people’s views on the action that DDC, Daventry Town Council, parish councils, voluntary organisations and residents can take reduce our carbon footprint.

There will be contributions from local organisations and activists concerned with climate change, followed by an open discussion on what should be done in Daventry District.

The cross-party task panel consists of Councillors Ken Ritchie, Jonathan Harris and Rupert Frost and was set up by DDC in July to consider how the Council can further reduce the environmental impact of its own activities, as well as encourage others to make improvements.

The panel is consulting experts in a range of fields in the course of its research, including climate change, sustainable housing and renewable energy, with a view to producing a final report containing its recommendations in the New Year.

The meeting on 11 November is open to anyone who is interested. It is helpful if those who plan to attend could email KRitchie@daventrydc.gov.uk or phone 07754 165551 ahead of the event to help the panel manage the arrangements, but this is not essential.