Cold Higham Parish Council

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

Author: Site Editor

Local Government Reorganisation - New Councils created

On Monday evening (20 Jan) Northampton Borough Council (NBC) made the historic decision to create a new town council for Northampton, which will come into being on 1 April 2020. We think it will be the biggest town council in England, with 80,000 plus electors (exact numbers are being crunched). NBC also approved the creation of parish councils for Kingsthorpe and Far Cotton, meaning that the whole... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:10 by Site Editor

Tags: Local Government

Problems with Local Roads

Residents can report problems with our local roads direct to the responsible authority, using Fixmystreet (the successor to Street Doctor). This includes such things as mud on roads, potholes, damaged signs.

There is a direct link from this web site to Fixmystreet on the right-hand side of the Home Page.

Posted: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:36 by Site Editor

Tags: Roadworks

Rural Matters Jan 2020

The police newsletter Rural Matters is attached.

Of general interest are articles such as:

Grants for community projects

Results of police action over sheep slaughtering and hare coursing

NFU rural crime hub launched

Other advice sections

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:29 by Site Editor

Tags: Police

Bin collections over Christmas and New Year 2019/20

Extract from SNC web site :

Arrangements for bin collections over Christmas and New Year 2019/20

  • Collections due Wednesday 25 December will be made on Monday 23 December
  • Collections due Thursday 26 December will be made on Saturday 28 December
  • Collections due 1 January will be made on Monday 30 December

All households who have a Wednesday or Thursday collection will get a tag on their bin in early December... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:52 by Site Editor

Tags: Recycling

Police Survey on ANPR Technology

Northamptonshire Police is today launching an online survey about the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology across the county.

Running for two weeks, the survey aims to give local communities the chance to voice their views and understanding of how ANPR works and how it is used to tackle crime.

ANPR is a technology whereby images of passing vehicle number plates are captured by... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:07 by Site Editor

Tags: Police

Plant Theft - Fosters Booth

There has been a report of plant machinery theft from a driveway on Banbury Lane, Fosters Booth.

This took place between 08:00am and 8:00pm on Saturday 30th November 2019.

Did you see or hear anything in the area that was suspicious?

Do you have CCTV or Dashcam footage that may have captured any sightings of the offenders or any possible vehicle.

If you noticed anything suspicious in the area or have any... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:26 by Site Editor

Tags: Police

London Bridge Attack - Northants Police Message

Officers and staff from Northamptonshire Police are working with colleagues across the country in response to the incident on London Bridge on Friday. Whilst there is no suggestion at this time that anywhere in the county is at increased risk officers have been identified to patrol areas where large crowds are expected. These officers are there to provide reassurance as well as to respond to incidents... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 15:38 by Site Editor

Tags: Police

Parish Christmas Party

Parish Christmas Party

Sat 10 Dec 6-9pm

Carol Singing led by The Highamettes

Mulled wine and mince pies

Parish Hall

Adults £5. Under 18s free.

Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:15 by Site Editor

Tags: Entertainment

VE Day Meeting - Wed 30 Oct 8.15pm

The Parish Council and Village Hall Committee are holding an open meeting to discuss ideas and plans for the VE75 weekend next year. Everyone is welcome. 8 May 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, a Bank Holiday, and there will be national celebrations across the whole weekend (8-10 May).

Mooted ideas so far include a street party, a concert, tug-of-war, other competitions, various children's activities... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 27 Oct 2019 15:44 by Site Editor

Tags: Entertainment, Recreation

Free Adult Learning Computer Course

Life Online Courses

The adult learning team at Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is putting on a free, 4-week basic IT skills course and it is aimed at anyone in Northamptonshire that wants to learn how to use the Internet, stay safe online, complete online transactions and make the most of apps and cloud storage. The course runs on Tuesday afternoons starting on 5 November 2019 at Northampton Central... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:29 by Site Editor

Tags: Computer