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 Council or West Northants 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

Struggling Households Can Access Support

Struggling Households Can Access Support

Posted: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 10:34 by Site Editor

(Message from WNC).

Struggling households in West Northamptonshire who work but are on a low wage can apply for the Government's Household Support Fund and potentially receive £250 in cash.

We are urging residents on a wage of £400 or less to visit the Household Support Fund page on our website or call on 0300 126 7000 to check if they are eligible for the payment, which is paid into a bank account in two instalments. More »

This scheme aims to support those who have not received any of the £650 Cost of Living Payment and the previous phase of the Household Support Fund.

People will need to be earning less than £400 a week and must provide:

• Two of their most recently monthly payslips or four of their most recent weekly wage slips

• Identification such as a recent bank statement, driving licence or recent utility bill.

The first award of £125 will be credited to the applicant's bank account at the point of approval of the application. The second payment will be credited to the same bank account 60 days later.

To qualify, people must be employed, have a valid bank account, live in the region, not been in receipt of the recent £650 government Cost-of-Living payments and be over 18.

The rising cost of living is causing uncertainty, worry and concern for many of us right now, but we want people to know – you are not alone and there is lots happening both in the local community and nationally that can offer support.

Our Council's Anti-Poverty Strategy sets out how we will work with partners to support people struggling financially, what we will do to stop people falling into poverty and how we will work to get the best deal for the people of West Northants. This work is underway, and we are committed to its delivery.

Residents can access a full range of Cost-of-Living assistance on our Cost of Living Support Hub, which is full of information and advice to help residents find support and help.

We continue to offer our thanks to all Town and Parish Councils offering Warm Spaces - non-judgemental, safe and welcoming places where people in West Northants can come together » Less

Have Your Say on Rural Cost of Living Survey

Posted: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 10:27 by Site Editor

People living in rural areas are being urged to complete a survey on the cost of living.

The Rural Services Network (RSN), in partnership with the Citizens Advice Rural Issues Group, has launched the Rural Cost of Living Household Survey to understand more about rural household budgets during what is a very difficult time for many.

Independent research commissioned by the RSN in the summer last year showed rural areas are suffering more acutely from the cost of living crisis compared to urban areas. More »

To lend more weight to the argument for more funding for rural areas the RSN is calling on as many rural residents as possible to complete a Rural Cost of Living Household Survey.

Research has shown that those living in rural areas face extra costs and the RSN wants to explore the impacts for households. Town and Parish Councils can help spread the word by forwarding the survey link to contacts and networks: Rural Households Survey on the Cost of Living » Less

Parish Hall Hire details 2023

Parish Hall Hire details 2023

Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 14:33 by Site Editor

Parish Hall hiring details 2023

Earlier News Items

For earlier news items go to News