Planning Application : Appeal

There is an appeal for Land To The West Of Mercedes Avenue, Brixworth (Brixworth/Scaldwell Parish), Northamptonshire (see planning applications page for summary).

The process with this is a bit different…a session will be held by the Planning Inspectorate on 27 July via a Microsoft Teams call/telephone. Additional (ie; new) comments have to be provided before 29 June (three copies, on paper).

The Parish Council will consider at their June meeting whether they need to make additional representations. If anyone else would like to contribute comments please send to before the meeting.

If you would like to make your own comments direct, please contact the clerk for full instructions before 20 June.

Planning Application : Sywell Road

A second planning application has been received for Ivy House – details on the planning applications page.

The application will be considered at the June meeting of the Parish Council.

AGAR : Notice of Public Rights

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The Parish Council have today published a notice of the rights that Parishioners have to examine the accounts and return of the Parish. This is the annual process.

The full notice, and an explanation of your rights, is here. Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) are here. Both are also posted on the Parish Council page.

The period of inspection runs 14 June to 23 July. Please contact Ruby to exercise your rights.

Updated Planning Application : Poplars Farm

West Northamptonshire Council have sent a revised planning consultation letter for the car boot sale at Poplars Farm.

The description is changed, and the response date is revised.

See the Planning Applications page.

The Parish Council will still consider the application at their June meeting.

Planning Application : Sywell Road

A new planning application for Ivy House on Sywell Road has been received.

The Parish Council will consider the application at their June meeting.

If you wish to write direct to WNC, your response is due by 29 June.

See the Planning Applications page for information.

Planning Application : Poplars Farm

A new application has been posted on the Planning Applications page, related to the car boot sale at Poplars Farm.

Details of how to comment on the applications are on the page. 

The Parish Council will consider the application at their meeting on 21 June.

Tony Moulds : A note of thanks

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Richard Moulds writes…

On behalf of Tony’s family we would like to thank everyone who paid their respects to Tony, it meant such a lot to us.

Also Dad would have been touched by the fly past of the Spitfire and Hurricane that flew overhead as his coffin was coming out the hearse ?. Along with the tractor with the sprayer attachment, very agricultural. And very fitting.

Parish Council : New Council met for the first time

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The new Parish Council met for the first time last week. A short general update…

David Walker was elected Chair, and Kathryn Bourner Vice-Chair.

We co-opted Trudi Townsend of Main Street which now gives us a full council. We have allocated sectors to Councillors as shown in the table below. The objective is that these Councillors are your first port of call in respect of anything that you would like to discuss with the Council. Alternatively, talk to any Councillor or contact Ruby (our Clerk). This information is also shown on the Parish Council page.

Main Street, Farm Close, Walgarth CourtTrudi Townsend07583
Back Lane, Brittens ViewDavid Walker 07802
Moulton Road, Tithe CloseCaroline Ferguson07710
Sywell Rd, Ivy Farm, Sunny BankSian Stone07816
All properties outside village confinesKathryn Bourner 07814
Rectory Lane, Beelhook, Walgrave RdPhil Scordellis07785
Brixworth Road, Glebe CloseMartin Baldwin07902
Poplars Lane, Winsland CourtJames

We also allocated responsibilities to individual Councillors as shown on the Parish Council page. A notable change for Parishioners is that Caroline Ferguson is now Editor for the website – the email address remains of course. David Walker will deputise if necessary.

Planning Applications

Two new applications have been posted on the Planning Applications page.

The first is for the Crossroads Oasis on Sywell Road, the second for Church Bank on Main Street.

Details of how to comment on the applications are on the page above.

The Parish Council will consider the applications at their meeting on 21 June, although if you would like to comment direct to West Northamptonshire Council the date is earlier.

A43 : Roadworks

Work to install 6km of new water pipes commences on 4 May and is expected to finish by the end of October 2021.

This will necessitate a 30mph zone on the A43 and footpath closures.

The location of the works is shown below. The full letter from Anglian Water is here.

Unitary Council : West Northamptonshire

West Northamptonshire Council vested on 1 April.

All of our services previously provided by Daventry District Council and Northamptonshire County Council are now provided by West Northamptonshire.

Anyone for tennis?

A message from Pam Wilson..

According to the Government’s roadmap, tennis will be able to resume on outdoor courts with effect from Monday, 29th March.

For those of you new to the Parish, we have a beautiful tennis court situated at the Cricket Ground off the Moulton Road.  The membership is open to all Holcot residents, the annual family fee is £15 (plus a refundable deposit of £10 for the court key).  

Members will be issued with a court key, a gate code and given instructions on how to book online.

If you wish to join please email or contact Pam Wilson 01604 781026

Pam Wilson

Church : Opportunity to help their fundraising

The Church are asking parishioners to support them through the EasyFundraising initiative. The attached summarises how you can help.

Need transport to get your Covid Jab? Holcot Cars will help.

Nick Metaxas of Holcot Cars on Moulton Road is offering a free taxi service for people who need transport to get to their vaccination.

Nick describes how to book….. “Dead simple process.  When people have a date and time for their vaccination, book at or call me on 07801 030400.”

A brilliant community service for these unusual times, and a local taxi service for everything else.

Help offered : Supporting Independence

A message from Fatma at Public Health Northamptonshire.

My name is Fatma and I work as part of Public Health Northamptonshire for the Supporting Independence Programme. Now, more than ever, services across the community are working together to support those most affected by COVID. Our aim is to support and enable people to maintain their independence and resilience for as long as possible. We are keen to work in partnership with local parishes to promote our service to the wider community, in order to support vulnerable adults to improve and maintain their independence and wellbeing.

Our service can be tailored to support anybody in the county, over the age of 18, who may be struggling with one or several areas of their life, leading to mild frailty or reduced independence. We are currently operating as a telephone service, offering 12 weeks of person-centred support with a trained Wellbeing Advisor. Advisors have a wealth of knowledge and contacts for community services, charities and organisations across the county, working in partnership to achieve a positive outcome for customers. Referrals are dependent on successful completion of the eligibility criteria, which are just a few quick questions included within the referral form. Our administrator will then contact the customer within 2 working days to arrange an initial appointment with an allocated advisor. Examples of areas we support with include:

·         Social isolation

·         Falls

·         Lifestyle

·         Medication

·         Mental and emotional health

·         Physical health and mobility

For more information and to access the online referral form, please visit:

Interested in a source of walks?

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Please see the following message…

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

Walking in Northamptonshire is the website for you!  

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Northamptonshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (  – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris


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