Cold Higham Parish Council

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

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

Virtual Litter Pick

Some litter collected

Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:40 by Site Editor

The Parish Council thanks all those who took part in the litter pick over the weekend. A lot of rubbish was collected.

Green Homes Grant - SNC Message

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:53 by Site Editor

Council backs new Green Homes Grant scheme offering up to £5,000 for home improvements

Vouchers worth up to £5,000 will be issued to eligible homeowners across South Northamptonshire to make their homes more energy efficient under a new government scheme being launched at the end of September.

South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is encouraging eligible homeowners to apply to the Green Homes Grant scheme, which could help pay for environmentally-friendly home improvements such as heating controls and insulation or double and triple glazing. More »

Cllr Karen Cooper, portfolio holder for wellbeing, said: "This is a welcomed announcement from the Government, that we are pleased to support.

"Green home improvements will not only help many residents cut carbon emissions and save money on their energy bills but will create work for many thousands of builders and tradespeople across the district.

"The government will provide a voucher that covers up to two thirds of the cost of qualifying home improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000. However, you may be able to receive up to £10,000 if you or a member of your household receives a qualifying means-tested benefit."

To obtain a voucher, homeowners will have to make an online application detailing the energy efficiency measures they wish to carry out.

Registration for a voucher will open late September 2020 at

Cllr Cooper added: "Although we are yet to hear from the Government when registration will be open, we would like to encourage those who are eligible to start thinking about their application. The Simple Energy Advice website is currently open for potential applicants to complete a pre-checker and to approach trust mark businesses to get estimates ready for when the online application is ready to go live."

The measures will be spilt into two categories: primary and secondary. Homeowners must install at least one measure from the primary category to qualify for the vouchers.

Potential applicants can visit for further information on the categories and to check their eligibility.

Once homeowners have applied, their details will be forwarded to accredited local suppliers.
Once one of the suppliers has issued a quote, and the requested work has been approved, the Government will issue the voucher.

Further information from Government can be found on the Department for Energy & Industrial Strategy website -

Thank you,

Healthy Communities

South Northamptonshire Council,

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A Message from Towcester Foodbank

Posted: Sat, 05 Sep 2020 08:49 by Site Editor

Anyone who is struggling to find money for food can get in touch with Towcester Foodbank. See linked page for details.

Earlier News Items

For earlier news items go to News