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Welcome to the Parish web site of Cold Higham. We are a small community in South Northamptonshire comprising the ancient settlements of Cold Higham, Grimscote, Fosters Booth (West), Potcote and the surrounding rural area.

Cold Higham Parish Council provides YOUR local services. For details about the Council use the Main Menu on the left of the screen.

Our website aims to provide information about ALL services, whether provided by the Parish, District or County Council. Search the A-Z of Services via the Main Menu or use the keypad on the right.

For information about the parish hall or St Luke's Church, please click the links on the left panel. The parish clerk is not responsible for these places.

A lot of other information is also available through the site:

  • Under Community in the Main Menu other organisations in the Parish can be found, as well as a What's On calendar.
  • Catch up with local news items (the latest will appear on the Home Page below).
  • Find local groups and businesses in our Community Directory.
  • Many other useful contacts can be found under Useful Links.
  • See some local scenery in the Gallery.
  • Use the Search facility (enter a keyword) or browse the site (you can use the Site Map) to find whatever you are looking for.

If you have news to tell, local photos to display, events to publicise we would love to hear about them.

Some pages are still under construction, but if you cannot find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Census 2021 Information

Posted: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:16 by Site Editor

Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is Sunday 21 March. You've probably seen lots of advertisements and information on the TV, in newspapers and social media. You will already have received your purple postcard and if you have not already received your Information Pack which contains your unique access code it will be with you shortly. More »

You can start to complete the form as soon as you get your access code and if you think nothing is going to change before 21 March - Census Day - you can submit the form once completed.

What is the Census used for?

For historians, the census is a treasure trove of fascinating detail that brings the great currents and events of history down to a local level.

One of the most significant trends of the 1800s, for example, was of internal migration from the countryside to the towns and cities, a consequence of the industrial revolution that had created plentiful work in the mines and mills of Northern England.

In 2011, the most widely spoken languages after English were Polish (one per cent, 546,000 individuals), followed by Panjabi (half of one per cent, 273,000) and Urdu (half of one per cent, 269,000). A small percentage (22,000) of usual residents reported a sign language as their main language; of these usual residents 70 per cent (15,000) used British Sign Language.

This year, the Census will tell future generations how we were living during the pandemic which is one of the biggest disruptions to our society since World War 2.

Importantly, the Census is used to inform policy makers which in turn influences the amount of funding that is available for a range of services at both national and local level.

Completing your census form/questionnaire

Your Information Pack will explain how to complete the census. Use the unique access code to complete the form online using any device. If you'd like a paper form, call the Help Line.

Does everyone have to complete the census form?

Yes. It's a legal requirement to complete the census. You should include everyone in your household including babies and children and anyone staying in your home (eg lodgers, temporary guests, an older relative who is staying with you because of Covid-19).

University students should be counted as living in your home on 21 March. They will also be counted at their University Halls of Residence or other accommodation whilst at university, whether or not they are actually living there. There is a major promotional campaign designed specifically for students explaining everything to them.

Where can people get help?

Call the Census Help Line on 0800 141 2021 or visit census.gov.uk

What special help is available?

Text Relay Service (18001) 0800 141 2021

Free language helpline 0800 587 2021 and online translations in a variety of languages

Help for anyone with accessibility needs such as Large print formats and Information in Braille Call 0800 141 2021

British Sign Language support is available online. » Less

Information on Local Walks

Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 15:50 by Site Editor

A new page has been added to the web site, giving some information about local places to walk, an interactive map, and information about the Countryside Code.

Census 2021 - It's Nearly Here

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:16 by Site Editor

Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is on Sunday 21 March. You've probably already seen lots of advertisements and information on the TV, in newspapers and social media and you should have received your purple postcard in the post.

Look out for your Information Pack More »

Next week every house will be sent an Information Pack which will explain how to complete the census and contain a unique code which will give them access to the form using any digital device.

If someone doesn't want to complete the census themself, a family member or a trusted person can do it on their behalf. People can also request a paper copy. Everything will be explained in the Information Pack.

Where can people get help?

Call the Census Help Line on 0800 141 2021 (from 1 March)

Calling the Help Line
When someone calls the Help Line they will hear a recorded message and be given three options. The system uses interactive voice response to make a selection.

Option 1: Requesting a Paper Questionnaire

This is an automated service. The person calling will not need to speak to anyone if this option is used. There is a unique reference number on each contact letter. This should be entered on the handset. A paper questionnaire pack will then be dispatched.

Option 2: Hear frequently asked questions (FAQs)

These FAQs are changed over time according to demand.

Option 3: Will enable the caller to speak to an adviser.

What special help is available?

Text Relay Service (18001) 0800 141 2021

Free language helpline 0800 587 2021


Help for anyone with accessibility needs such as Large print formats and Information in Braille Call 0800 141 2021

British Sign Language support is available online.

Does everyone have to complete the census form?

Yes. It's a legal requirement to complete the census.


Help your community complete Census 2021


There is a special website for Community Groups where you can download lots of information in a variety of languages.

To read more visit - Census website

Follow and repost - Census2021 on social media platforms (eg Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Contact - Gwen Rhys, the ONS's Census Community Engagement Manager can help you if you need printed leaflets. She can also give a presentation at one of your regular meetings. Email Gwen or call her on 07452 934885.

Gwen Rhys | Community Engagement Manager South West Northamptonshire | Office for National Statistics | +44 (0)7452 934885 | gwenllian.rhys41@field.census.gov.uk | www.census.gov.uk | Twitter » Less

Earlier News Items

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