Cold Higham Parish Council

Serving the people of Cold Higham, Grimscote, Fosters Booth (W) and Potcote

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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

Funds Available to help Fly-Tipping Victims

Funds Available to help Fly-Tipping Victims

Posted: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 16:27 by Site Editor

Private landowners who are the victims of fly-tipping can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to help cover the cost of removing it.

Local authorities do not remove fly-tipped waste on private land, as it is the responsibility of the landowner to clear.

Under this scheme, farmers and private landowners can apply for a grant towards the cost of having the fly-tipped waste cleared away and to support them in putting prevention measures in place to make the land less vulnerable to fly-tippers in future. More »

The scheme is run by the Police, Fires and Crime Commissioner, with support for the West Northants Council.

Grants of up to £1,55 are available. For more information see here. » Less

Christmas 2021 waste and recycling collection arrangements - from WNC

Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:46 by Site Editor

Collection days

There will be no changes to the days on which your bins are collected over the festive period. You can check your collection day at


Additional recycling can be presented alongside your bins or boxes in clear sacks or in additional boxes.

It can also be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Centres will open as normal except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, when they will be closed, and Christmas Eve when they will close early at 2pm. Find your nearest at More »

Garden waste

Garden waste collection services across West Northants will be suspended from 27 December until 7 January.

Real Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees will be collected in the weeks beginning 10 and 17 January.

If you live in the Daventry and South Northants area, please place your trees next to your garden waste bins.

If you live in Northampton please place your tree next to your recycling bin. Residents on sack collection rounds should present their trees beside their recycling boxes and green sacks on their collection day

To help our collection crews, please ensure trees over 6ft tall are cut up into manageable pieces.

Find out more

Download your 2022 bin collection calendar and check your collection day at

Check what goes in each bin or box, plus general information about waste and recycling at

Report a missed collection

Any missed collections can be reported via our online self-serve system: » Less


Posted: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 15:12 by Site Editor

From this coming Thursday (18 Nov 21) the van will try going to Cold Higham. Plans to stop near the phone box and expects to be there 7.30-7.45pm. Times are always approximate and a bit variable – varies according to how long earlier stops take.

There's an advert in the Autumn Around Pattishall that has more details, including the online tracker that lets you see where the van currently is: There's also a phone number for the van (07711 402066). More »

Use it or lose it!! » Less

Earlier News Items

For earlier news items go to News