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The Village Shop is to Close

Del and Margaret have advised the Parish Council of their intention to retire from the proprietorship of the Village Shop and Post Office at the end of June this year.

They are now entering their 70 th year and feel that the time is right to take things a little easier.

However, they are concerned about the loss of a further village amenity. The Parish Council is working closely with Del and Margaret... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 12:20 by Liz Turner

Tags: Post office

Thank you to Brian Billingham

Thank you to Brian Billingham

As some of you may know already, Brian Billingham our stalwart village volunteer, has decided to cut back a little!

Brian has decided to retire from one of his regular voluntary roles: the cutting of grass and
general clearing and tidying of leaves in the children's playground at the top of Lodge Road.
Brian has given his time freely for many, many years and has often used... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 12:14 by Liz Turner

Tags: Playground

Views to be sought about visitor impact on former gravel pits

Views to be sought about visitor impact on former gravel pits

Public views will soon be sought on plans to limit the impact recreational use has on the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Special Protection Area (SPA) to the east of Northampton. The area lies between Brackmills Industrial Estate and Riverside Retail Park and is part of a series of former gravel pits running along the length of the River Nene... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 12:19 by Jack Sumeray

Tags: Planning

Funding for West Northants community groups now available

Funding for West Northants community groups now available

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) has announced its new Community Funding Grant Scheme, open for applications. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to community and voluntary sector organisations in West Northants to enable them to deliver important services and activities to our communities. The next funding round which is for grants... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 12:18 by Jack Sumeray

Tags: Funding

Speeding in the village

During our September meeting we considered the increasing volume and speed of traffic flowing through the village. Our concern is always to create a safe, peaceful environment for everyone; our children, walkers, people exercising dogs as well as cyclists and the cars and commercial vehicles using the roads.

We have been discussing the studies to reduce speed of vehicles through villages carried out... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 19:21 by Jack Sumeray

Tags: Cars, Speeding, Traffic

Why have a village website?

Not many people have visited the current Little Houghton Village website recently. However, as it is a legal requirement that the Parish Council must have one to publish its agenda and meeting minutes, the Council reviewed the current content and not surprisingly found that it carried a lot of information relating to pre Covid times. It was also found to be difficult to navigate so it was decided that... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 19:20 by Jack Sumeray

Tags: Website

Playground Update

The Parish Council welcomes the new team of fundraisers that have volunteered to take the reins from the long-standing committee members. A huge thank you to Sarah Arrowsmith, Fiona Freestone, Rachel Buglass and Di Harris who, for over 20 years, have raised funds and provided a dedicated service to make the playground a safe and fun place for the village. Thank you also for the wealth of knowledge,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 19:17 by Jack Sumeray

Tags: Playground

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