Cold Higham Parish Council

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

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  • Parish Hall (old school building)

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    Springtime cometh

    Snowdrops in Grimescote


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

Cost-of living support for West Northants’ most vulnerable residents

Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:30 by Site Editor

This is a press release from WNC

In line with the council's recently approved Anti-Poverty Strategy, pensioners, families facing financial hardship, and older people with disabilities in West Northamptonshire will benefit financially from a second tranche of the Household Support Fund.

At West Northamptonshire Council's (WNC) Cabinet Meeting last night (14 June), councillors agreed how to best use the fund within the scope set out by government ministers. More »

Previous funding has supported households with food, energy and water costs, and this extension will ensure that this support continues through to the end of September.

The £2,599,628 from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be distributed by WNC and is earmarked to target the most vulnerable households and individuals in the area.

A third of the funding is ring-fenced to support families with children, while another third is firmly dedicated to pensioners. This ensures the people who need it most will continue to receive vital support to meet essential household costs.

WNC will work with more than 30 local voluntary and community groups and organisations to ensure the remaining third of the funding goes to those households in severe financial hardship and most need of help towards significantly rising living costs.

The money will be distributed, via various packages, to families and individuals in specific financial hardship over the course of the summer period.

Families who are eligible for free school meals are set to receive £20 per week food vouchers during the summer holiday and eligible households suffering severe financial hardship will get a £100 food voucher in a bid to offset the recent increases in food and fuel costs.

Over 6,500 pensioners receiving Pension Credit will also receive £100, with an additional Pension Credit Top Up of £50 for pensioners with severe disabilities.

The second allocation of the government's Household Support Fund will be shared as follows:

  • £20 per week food vouchers to go to 10,530 children, the intention being to cover the holiday period for children on school meals. School meal payments are expected to be made direct to parents via the schools a couple of weeks before the start of the holidays.
  • £100 payment voucher for 6,500 residents who receive Pension Credit. Residents do not need to apply for this and will be advised by post during July using the Pension Credit system.
  • Pension Credit Top Up for pensioners with severe disabilities - £50 payment for each registered recipient of this benefit. There is also no need to apply for this and those eligible will be advised by post in July using the Pension Credit system.
  • The Council will partner up with over 30 local voluntary and community organisations to distribute approximately £865,000 of hardship payments to the most vulnerable households across West Northamptonshire this summer, as part of a wider approach to support communities with the cost of living crisis.

Work is currently taking place to shape arrangements with the community and voluntary sector, and residents are encouraged to look out for further information in the coming weeks.

Matt Golby, WNC's Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Public Health, said: "Our vision at the council is for everyone to be able to live their best life, free from poverty and inequality.

"The cost-of-living crisis is extremely challenging, and this further allocation of the Household Fund ensures the most vulnerable members of our community will continue to receive vital support to meet essential household costs.

"We are working with a range of partners including schools and local voluntary organisations on arrangements to ensure this funding is received by those who need it most this summer.

"Further details on these arrangements will be publicised in the coming weeks but pensioners, families facing financial hardship, and older people with disabilities will receive the financial support they need."

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Cold Higham Cinema Evening 4th June

Posted: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 09:26 by Site Editor

Cold Higham Cinema Evening Saturday 4th June - UPDATE. This will now take place inside the hall, a test revealed it's too light outside, and pretty chilly!! So hopefully much more cosy ☺️ fireworks will be outside so wrap up for that. Should be a great night!!

Changes to the UK Telephone Network

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2022 11:26 by Site Editor

Changes to the UK telephone network are continuing to progress with Openreach and other UK telecoms providers decommissioning the old copper network and moving customers over to all digital (Internet Protocol or IP). Most of the UK is expected to be digital by the end of 2025. This means landline voice calls will become Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) i.e. provided via broadband rather than analogue copper services. If you have any devices or systems at home or at work which currently run over copper telephone lines you need to check if they are IP compatible. This could be burglar alarms, personal healthcare pendants, and some CCTV or door entry systems etc. If you are dependent on your landline, ensure your service provider is aware of your needs when the time comes to switch. You can find out more about the digital switch at UK Landline Digital Upgrade (

Earlier News Items

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