Cold Higham Parish Council

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

Author: Site Editor

Advice on Bonfires during COVID 19 Crisis

South Northants Council have issued advice about lighting bonfires during the Coronavirus period. See the linked page for full information, but they start by saying:

"...with the current Coronavirus pandemic we would strongly urge that bonfires are not lit at this time. Coronavirus is a respiratory disease and people's breathing could be worsened due to smoke inhalation."

Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 18:10 by Site Editor

Tags: Coronavirus, SNC

A Message from Towcester Foodbank

A letter from Towcester Foodbank, outlining how those in need can obtain food during the Coronovirus crisis, is now on the web site:

If you know of anyone in need please let them know help is available.

A reminder that local volunteers are available to support anyone in need. They can be contacted through or 01327 830521.

Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 12:19 by Site Editor

Tags: Charity, Coronavirus

Keep Active and Well at Home during COVID-19

Keep Active and Well at Home during COVID-19

South Northants Council have a useful section on their web site with ideas about keeping active at home.


Posted: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 12:14 by Site Editor

Tags: Coronavirus

A5 Roadworks - Update 23 Apr 20

The latest update can be seen here:

Note this quote:

"During these works, every effort will be made to maintain access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butchers's Lane crossroads in Foster's Booth. However, particularly when existing drainage pipes are being relined from access chambers within the crossroads, it may not be possible to cross for short periods. When driving... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 10:11 by Site Editor

Tags: Roadworks

A5 Roadworks - Letter to Permit Holders

Highways England have asked us to publicise a letter to those people with permits to drive along the A5. They have said some people are abusing the system.

See the letter at

A new Update will be issued on Thursday.

Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 11:31 by Site Editor

Tags: Roadworks

Anglia Water Support For The Vulnerable

Anglian Water has asked parish councils to advertise the fact that some residents, including those people who are self-isolating due to Coronavirus can register for free, additional practical support from AW's Priority Services.


Posted: Sun, 19 Apr 2020 12:31 by Site Editor

Tags: Coronavirus

Police Will Use Enforcement Against Those Who Continue To Flout Covid-19 Restrictions In Northamptonshire

Police Will Use Enforcement Against Those Who Continue To Flout Covid-19 Restrictions In Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Police is preparing to up its enforcement activity against those who continue to flout the COVID-19 restrictions in the county.

The Force has not issued any fines for non-compliance so far, preferring to adopt an approach which seeks to educate people, engage with them and explain how their behaviour could affect others.

While the majority of the public have been fantastic in staying... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:52 by Site Editor

Tags: Police

A5 Roadworks - Update 3 Apr 20

An update to the work in progress on the A5 can now be seen on the A5 Roadworks page.

Note, the update indicates that no closure of the Banbury Lane/Butchers Lane crossroads is planned at present.

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:35 by Site Editor

Tags: Roadworks

Gigaclear Update

The latest update from Gigaclear about work within the parish to lay fibre cables for superfast broadband can be seen on the Gigaclear page.

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:37 by Site Editor

Tags: Computer, Parish Council, Roadworks

Covid-19 Update from Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly

"Police forces in the UK have a relationship with the public that is the envy of the world and we would always rather work with the public than against them."

These are the words of a senior police officer at Northamptonshire Police as no COVID-19-related fines were issued by police officers across the county over the weekend period.

Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly, said: "Firstly, I would like... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:36 by Site Editor

Tags: Police