Parish Council : December meeting and other updates

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The Parish Council meeting has been cancelled in December. In the normal way,  a special meeting will be held if there is any exceptional business that cannot wait until the January meeting.

Thank you to the Parishioners who attended Monday’s meeting, and to Glynn from Gigaclear for listening and understanding the Parish’s concerns. Parishioners also noted for Glynn that contractors working around the Parish have been very considerate with regard to parishioners access needs, horses etc.

You will have noticed that Gigaclear have already asked their contractors to move the equipment that had been installed at the crossroads green – it will be installed at the back of the green as was the original intention.

Subsequent to the meeting, the positioning of the remaining “small boxes” to be installed around the village has been reviewed with Gigaclear and the contractor. They have been very helpful, balancing their need to install the equipment whilst considering our practical safety and aesthetic concerns.

A separate item has been posted regarding an opportunity to make use of Walgrave Wellbeing Centre’s minibus.

Gigaclear : Road closure information

From Northamptonshire Highways…


John Henry Group, on behalf of Gigaclear, have requested a number of closures to allow for the installation of a new telecommunications network.

The project in the area will commence on the 7th January 2019 and is expected to be completed by the 3rd April 2019.  As you will appreciate there has already been some works taking place using traffic signals within the area and the closures will commence when signed on site giving a minimum of 10 working days’ notice.

With Rectory Lane, Holcot residents will have access although they will need to wait to be escorted through the works.

Plans showing the closures and diversions can be viewed below:-

Spectacle Lane, Moulton and Boughton  –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111502252

Rectory Lane, Holcot –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111483787

Poplars Lane, Holcot  –  https://roadworks.org?tm=111484946

Back Lane, Holcot –   https://roadworks.org?tm=111484842

Church Lane, Sywell  – https://roadworks.org?tm=111481663

Gigaclear : meeting notes

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On Monday, Lisa (our clerk) met with Gigaclear managers to understand the basics of their installation in the Parish. Her notes are here.

In addition, Gigaclear have provided a spreadsheet of roadworks, with the actual closures, traffic lights etc being shown on roadworks.org in the normal way.

Glynn from Gigaclear is expected to attend November’s meeting of the Parish Council.