CORONAVIRUS - Local Support

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.

Click on the Gigaclear logo on the left hand panel for information about their current activities in the area.

Latest News

New Logo for West Northants Unitary Authority

Posted: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 09:19 by Site Editor

The new logo for the forthcoming West Northants Unitary Authority can be seen at the link.

Update on Covid19 from Director of Public Health Northants CC

Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 19:36 by Site Editor

Dear Residents,

I am writing to you directly, as we enter the winter period, to inform you of the current situation relating to Coronavirus in Northamptonshire and specifically the areas in which you live. I'm also hoping to share some key tips to help you and your families stay safe during the winter period and how to access support if you need to self-isolate, if you become unwell, or if you require help with shopping, medication or loneliness. More »

We are currently seeing the largest rise in cases in Northamptonshire since the first national lockdown. Positive cases range across all age groups, but significantly are largest in the age groups from 10 to 59. We know that these age groups are amongst the most sociable, go to school, university or work, and may be involved in the care of others, children and/or older people.

Worryingly, we are also seeing a rise in cases amongst those aged over 60. This age group is the group that are most likely to become severely unwell should they get Coronavirus, they may need to stay in hospital and sadly, as we are starting to see once again, more of this age group are likely to die from the virus.

Transmission can easily spread within families, especially where children and parents mix with grandparents and particularly in indoor settings. Whilst we recognise the importance of social interaction, we would recommend that if you have to work with or care for someone who is older or more vulnerable, or if you ordinarily mix with grandparents, that you consider reducing your social contacts elsewhere, or move your interactions with those older, more vulnerable contacts to an online format where possible during the winter period.

The introduction of recent national lockdown guidance will help us to reduce community transmission of the virus. Community transmission is where the virus spreads in households with people mixing in indoor spaces in particular. We would recommend that where anyone enters your home, or you theirs, for example for childcare purposes, that everyone wears a face covering, maintains a two metre social distance, and keeps interactions as short as possible. Continue to wash your hands regularly and clean any surfaces or contact points such as door handles, cupboard handles and taps.

If you have any concerns about whether you may have COVID19, how to get a test, how to get more support for someone who is vulnerable or the current guidance and what you can and cannot do, visit the County Council website. https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/default.aspx

We all need to work hard to ensure that case numbers reduce in our local area, to ensure that we keep the people we love safe, and so that we can return to a more normal way of living as soon as possible when the national measures come to an end. We are all in this together and all of our actions contribute to the outcomes we face. Let's continue to work together, to wash our hands regularly, to wear our face coverings and to keep two metres from others.


Lucy Wightman
Director of Public Health, Northamptonshire County Council » Less

Building Stronger Communities - SNC Public Consultation

Posted: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 09:42 by Site Editor

SNC are seeking to develop an action plan for building stronger communities into the future. They are asking for public input to their proposals, and have asked us to help circulate this survey.

The survey is available on their website:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/StrongerCommunitiesConsultation2020

There are a number of sections to the strategy under four main themes. Residents can comment on the specific areas they are interested in. More »

We are a large, rural district, which despite being generally affluent, has hidden poverty and disadvantage and specific local challenges, such as isolation and connectivity. The strategy outlines priority areas to increase community resilience and to positively shape the future of the residents of South Northants as we move to the new West Northants Council. » Less

Earlier News Items

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