Notice of Casual Vacancy

Yelvertoft Parish Council




that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Yelvertoft following the resignation to accept office of Lynn Nicholls.

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 21st May 2024.

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, The Guildhall. St Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE

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

This notice is dated 30th April 2024.

Name: 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.

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No Mow May advert

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Yelvefoft Volunteer Recruitment Poppy Appeal 2024 (002)

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Help shape the future planning in West Northamptonshire

People across West Northamptonshire are being invited to have their say on the draft Local Plan strategy which enables West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) to plan for the future of the area positively and sustainably by guiding decisions on future development proposals and creating places where people wish to live, work and visit and will thrive.

The draft Plan sets out a vision and objectives for the area, its ambitions for new development and commitment to dealing with climate change. The Plan allocates land for housing and employment and contains a series of planning policies for these and many other topics such as leisure, transport, health and wellbeing, infrastructure and the environment and where development can and cannot take place.

Once adopted the new Plan will replace current plans that cover West Northamptonshire and form part of the development plan against which planning decisions are made.

This consultation is gives residents the opportunity to get involved with this stage of the local plan process and will help WNC consider and address issues before a final draft is produced.

People can have their say from Monday 8 April to Sunday 2 June by visiting: Have your say on West Northamptonshire’s new draft Local Plan – West Northamptonshire Council – Citizen Space

Cllr Rebecca Breese, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Built Environment and Rural Affairs at WNC, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for local businesses, residents and community groups to help shape the future of planning across West Northamptonshire.

“The local plan provides the guiding principles for new development, dedicated green spaces and infrastructure across the area; and has an impact on everyone’s lives across the area. We invite the community to review the plans and have their say.”

The Plan is still being prepared, evidence gathered, and proposals considered, and WNC invite comments on the fully developed policies, the partly developed policies and any other parts of the Plan including allocations for housing and employment growth and guidance that applies to your area.

The draft Plan is accompanied by a number of technical documents and other evidence. All can be found on the dedicated New Local Plan for West Northamptonshire page.

The evidence will continue to be updated as the Plan progresses.



Openreach have advised that they are intending on carrying out repairs to telecom frames and covered. To undertake this work safely they will require that the Crick Road be closed for up to 3 days and it is expected that the works will commence on the 5th June 2024. The closure and diversion can be viewed here
If you require more information about the works please contact Beth Jordan on 01675 446285.

Cadet Recruitment

Calling all young people!

The Cadet recruitment window is now open for their September 2024 intake and young people across the county are being encouraged to do something amazing with their time and join up to the Northamptonshire Emergency Service Cadets (NESC).

Those successful in joining the cadet scheme:

  • Receive training in all elements of emergency services.
  • Learn transferable skills such as excellent communication tools and broaden your knowledge of public services.
  • Make positive contributions towards public safety.
  • Meet new and interesting people and develop new friendships.
  • Open up opportunities for future careers in any of the three services

If you are aged between 13-18 and are interested in learning more about the scheme, you can find out more information at

If you would like to apply for this year’s intake, or know someone who would be interested, please head to the website, and complete the form before the closing date, Sunday, April 7, 2024.

The meetings follow a set curriculum where you will take part in activities such as visiting the Force Control Room, and officer safety training, as well as supporting each service at community events.

There are currently 6 cadet units in Northamptonshire that meet on a weekly basis between 6pm and 9pm – Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough, Daventry, Towcester, and Corby.

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Mature Drivers roadshow May 24

Mature Drivers roadshow May 24

Annual Litter Pick

2024 Litter Pick ad

2024 Litter Pick ad

Annual Parish Meeting 2024

APM poster 2024

APM poster 2024