Cold Higham Parish Council

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

  • Spring Lambs 2

    Spring Lambs 2

  • St Luke's Church at night

  • Parish Hall (old school building)

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. In the early stages some of this information is still being assembled.

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

Parish Street Lights - Briefing Notes

Parish Street Lights - Briefing Notes

Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:05 by Site Editor

Cold Higham Parish

Street Lights Briefing

Summary of Public Briefing – 8 Aug 19

  • The parish has 15 lights – Fosters Booth 1, Cold Higham 6, Litchborough Rd 1, Grimscote 7. All are 35 W Sodium lamps, perhaps 30-40 years old.
  • The plan is to replace these with modern LED lights. The advantages are:
    • Current lights at end of useful life
    • New lights have much lower energy and maintenance costs
    • New lights depreciate more slowly
    • New lights have a much lower carbon footprint
    • They provide better colour rendering – see attached comparison pictures.
    • Phase 1:
      • New pole and light in Litchborough Rd
      • New lights in Grimscote, Cold Higham (Banbury Lane) and Fosters Booth
      • Phase 2: New lights in Church Lane
      • Cost for Phase 1 will be covered by New Homes Bonus Grant from SNC.
      • Cost for Phase 2 to be confirmed once reconfiguration of electricity distribution in Church Lane completed (?2020).
      • Likely savings once completed c. £750 pa (8-9% of CHPC total expenditure).
      • Carbon Dioxide emissions reduced by c. 280 lbs pa (c. 1.25 tonnes over 10 years).
      • Timescales to be confirmed.

Police: Man arrested as Part of Investigation into Illegal Sheep Butchery

Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 19:23 by Site Editor

A man has been arrested as a police investigation into illegal sheep butchery continues.

Operation Stock is the Northamptonshire Police investigation into a number of reports of sheep being killed and illegally butchered across the county.

On the 24th July, a 40-year-old Hampshire man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and theft as part of the investigation, which was launched after the first reports of illegal slaughter were received earlier this month. More »

Detective Inspector Johnny Campbell of Northampton CID, the senior investigating officer for Operation Stock, said: "We're taking this fast-moving investigation very seriously with a dedicated team following a number of lines of inquiry into these awful crimes.

"One man arrested in connection with these incidents has been released under investigation, with inquiries ongoing as our investigators and the Rural Crime Team work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice.

"We're receiving lots of intelligence into CID regarding Operation Stock and I'd like to thank everyone who has reported suspicious activity to us. These reports are vital to our work and I'd urge anyone with potentially relevant information to contact us via 101 or online."

Inspector Tracy Moore, rural crime lead at Northamptonshire Police, added: "We're aware of the impact these dreadful incidents have had on our farming community, and our dedicated Operation Stock police patrols continue around the clock.

"We're also working with partners and the community to provide reassurance and advice, including the distribution of livestock warning signs kindly funded by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

"Our Neighbourhood Policing and Rural Crime teams are working closely with investigators in CID, and I'd repeat our previous messages to encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to call us on 101 quoting Operation Stock, or 999 in an emergency."

Message Sent By
Katrina Heath (Police, Rural Crime Co-ordinator, County Rural & Wildlife Crime Team)

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Police Message for all Farms and Small Holdings

Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:27 by Site Editor

Following a number of sheep being illegally slaughtered and a recent theft of a large number of sheep, we believe those that are committing the crimes may be putting markers on the perimeter fences and gates of sites that they plan to target.

Could all farmers and landowners of livestock check their entry points to their fields regularly. If you identify any type of marker please report this to the police as soon as possible. More »

If you have any information about any suspicious activity please call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting Operation Stock. In an emergency, always call 999.

Message Sent By
Katrina Heath (Police, Rural Crime Co-ordinator, County Rural & Wildlife Crime Team)

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Earlier News Items

For earlier news items go to News