Planning Application- Sargeants Yard, Sywell Rd

The Parish Council have been notified of a planning application for a property on Sywell Road. Please click here to access the planning application page to see the relevant details. If you want to go to the WNC website to see the detailed plans then please click here and use the code WND/2022/0380. Written comments must be submitted to WNC planning team by the 13th June.

Jubilee Schedule Amendment

The Parish will now kick off the Jubilee weekend with a floodlit church on Thursday evening. Why not take a stroll to the White Swan on Thursday night and get a chance to see the church in all its illuminated glory on your way home!

Also a reminder to those who have already bought tickets to the barn dance on Saturday night (55 tickets sold so far!) please can you bring your own glass to use with your own beverages. Thank you.

Annual Parish Meeting- a big thank you!

The Parish Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended last night’s meeting. The turn out was so much better than last years on-line meeting and it felt so good to be together discussing issues that really effect the parish, especially the topics of HGV weight restrictions, traffic volume and speeding. We were lucky to have a few members of the local police force in attendance and ended up having a very lively debate concerning the best use of limited police resource. So please keep your eyes open for details surrounding HGV monitoring and Community Speedwatch initiatives. All volunteers will be gratefully received!

Please click here to read the full Chairs report, and here to access Councillor Mike Warren’s report. These reports can also be found on the Parish Council page on the website.

Knife Amnesty on 17th May 2022 at Moulton Community Centre

Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be holding a Knife Amnesty on 17th May 2022 at Moulton Community Centre between 11.00am-1.00pm

Please come along to speak to your local officers and dispose of any unwanted knives and sharp items from within your home.

This initiative is designed to help tackle knife crime in location which is a priority for Northamptonshire Police.

Pc 879 Martin and PCSO 7145 Wright, Daventry Neighbourhood Policing Team

This is an ideal time to remind everyone of the KNIFE ANGEL EDUCATIONAL ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAMME & TOUR

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Northamptonshire Adult Learning Courses

Do you fancy learning a new skill either for fun or to further your education/training? Then why not check out the courses that Northamptonshire offer at a variety of locations. The courses can be a short as a couple of hours or run for a number of weeks. There are courses in the day, evenings or at weekends. There is something for everyone. Depending on your income levels there’s the option of having subsidised prices too!

Click here for more information

Holcot Flower and Vegetable Show- 4th September

A date for your diaries! The Holcot Flower and Vegetable Show will be taking place on Sunday 4th September. Looking forward to seeing you all there. The full program can be found on the Shows dedicated webpage. There are some changes this year so do make sure you visit the page and read through the changes and handy hints!!

HGV Traffic Survey- Thursday 9th June

SAVE THE DATE This will be a full day survey 7.00am to 7.00pm

Holcot sits within a 7.5t weight limit area, meaning that the only vehicles over this weight limit allowed are those making a delivery or receiving goods from within the weight limit area.

Unfortunately this weight restriction continues to be broken by some hauliers and truck drivers, this was evidenced by a recent survey undertaken by the Parish Council over a month but taken at different times of the day. This data has been provided to the police who are responsible for the policing of this weight restriction, however no noticeable reduction to this unauthorised traffic has occurred. The Parish Council has decided to provide further information regarding the continuing breach of the regulations by undertaking a whole day’s survey. 

The HGV traffic causes pollution, damage to parish properties close to the affected roads, damage to verges and serious congestion when these Juggernauts attempt to utilise our narrow roads as well as danger to Pedestrians. The surrounding areas to Holcot are being significantly developed and unless action is taken the situation is only going to get worse.?

If you would like to help by giving up an hour of your time, please contact Cllr Chris Bailey.

Email:  inthehedges@mac.com      Tel :  07970 702021

The results of the survey will be presented to Northants Police and will be available on the parish council website

Planning Application Appeal

The Parish Council have been notified of an appeal against a decision of a planning application submitted in the summer of 2021. The property/land concerned is behind Hillcrest on the Moulton Rd. Click here to go through to the usual planning page. Both the original planning number and the appeal reference number can be found there.

As this is an appeal the process is slightly different to the normal comments procedure.

If you would like to submit comments to the planning team and have NOT previously submitted any comments then please contact Nisar Mogul on the following address Planning.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk or call on 01327 302247

If you have already submitted comments and would like to withdraw or amend them please use this link https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/.

All comments or amendments need to be submitted no later that the 1st June. This appeal will be discussed at May’s Parish Council meeting on the 16th

Date confirmed for HGV survey -9th June

The Parish Council will be holding a full day survey of all HGVs above 7.5T travelling through the village on the 9th June. If you can spare any time at all to help support this important initiative, please can you contact Chris Bailey by email inthehedges@mac.com or by phone 07970 702021. A big thank you to the volunteers who have already confirmed their support.

Weight Restricted HGV Update

As you are aware Holcot is a restricted area for HGVs above the weight of 7.5t. The volume of traffic using Holcot as a cut-through appears to be growing and this is an obvious concern especially due to increased local construction taking place. So late last year a number of residents volunteered to collect information regarding the registration plates and companies of those vehicles coming through the village. The residents had direct visual access to the Sywell Rd and monitored the traffic from the 19th October until the 19th of November.

During this period 62 vehicles came through the village each weighing between 14 and 44 tonnes. On some days the amount coming through the village was as high as 12 vehicles.

A standard letter was sent to each company which was in violation of the weight restrictions.

33 letters were sent – and below is the summary of responses

11 -companies advised that drivers had been subsequently told to avoid the area

5- were local deliveries

1- was a company based within the restricted zone

11 companies did not respond.

In terms of next steps the Parish Council will be sharing the detail of the study with the local police force and Holcot’s WNC unitary councillor. In the Spring the Parish Council will be holding a formal full day monitoring session based at the crossroads and will be looking for volunteers to help support this. If you would like to help in any way or feel you have additional information to add please can you reach out to Phil Scordelis at phil.scordellis@gmail.com

The parish council would like to thank everyone who has helped capture & analyse this detailed information, and for those individuals who followed up with letters and phone calls to the companies involved. It has been a hugely time consuming exercise. So many thanks to all involved.

HOLCOT VILLAGE HALL – MAKE A BOOKING REQUEST OR ENQUIRY

RESIDENT REQUESTS

Booking requests of all types are invited from residents of Holcot.

NON-RESIDENT AND BUSINESS REQUESTS

Non-residents and businesses are invited to complete booking requests to hire the village hall for individual events between 07:00 and 18:00, subject to consideration by the Holcot Village Hall Association Committee. The Committee regrets that non-resident and business booking requests for individual evening events will not be accepted.

GROUP/REGULAR BOOKINGS

We invite booking requests in both daytime and evenings from non-residents as well as residents (e.g. Fitness classes, musicians, hobby groups, dance classes etc.). These requests must be for a minimum of 12 sessions per year.

Please use this page to make a booking at Holcot Village Hall. The information you enter is emailed to the Booking Secretary who will be in touch by email (or telephone if necessary). You can also use this form to enquire about specific availability.