Playing field improvement : Slide removal

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Following on from the recent post regarding the need for safety surfacing around the slide at the playground, it has now been confirmed that the slide doesn’t meet current health and safety standards. Therefore, the Parish Council have taken the decision to remove it. This will be done very soon.

You may also remember from this post and the parish newsletter, Jackie Fountain and Lisa Callan have created a playground committee, consisting of parishioners who are committed to raising funds and applying for grants to give the playground an overhaul.  If you are keen to help in the redevelopment or have funding ideas or sources, please contact Lisa or Jackie.

Jackie Fountain  jfountain40@googlemail.com 780070
Lisa Callan   lisa.callan@yahoo.com  781230

 

NNOR Consultation : Change of dates

NCC has announced that the consultation regarding the Northampton North Orbital Route has had to be delayed as they are not allowed to consult during a general election period.

The consultation will now run 19 June – 4 August. Further details about exhibitions will be provided when they are published.

Road Safety : A43 dualling update

NCC have notified today that the webpage for the A43 has been updated.

There will be various works and disruptions to the end of the year, starting today with 4-way lights at the Moulton roundabout. The information has been copied to our road safety page.

Annual Parish Meeting : 30 May at 7:30pm

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The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 May at 7:30pm in the village hall. In keeping wth previous years it is part a social occasion and part an opportunity for the Parish groups to report on their progress and priorities for the next year.

More details will be provided nearer the event, Continue reading “Annual Parish Meeting : 30 May at 7:30pm”

Support the playing field : improvement group being set-up

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

As part of the Parish Council’s obligations the playing field equipment was inspected, and apart from general repairs there are some updated safety regulations with which we must comply.

For instance,  you may have noticed the swings and their chains have been replaced, but the slide has been placed “out of order” as it needs safety matting to be put in place because the “drop height” exceeds the statutory level.

This is a great opportunity for the Parish to look at modernising the playing field equipment, but this is going to require some fundraising as well as organising!

If anyone is interested in helping Jackie and Lisa create a ‘Playing Field Development Group’  to modernise the playing field equipment and keep it in use then please get in touch. The Parish Council has earmarked some funding in 2017/18 to help get the project off the ground, and Lisa and Jackie are already looking into grant-funding opportunities.

Jackie Fountain  jfountain40@googlemail.com 780070
Lisa Callan   lisa.callan@yahoo.com  781230