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Harpole Parish Council

Harpole parish Council is one of over 8,700 parish and town councils representing around 16 million people across England. They form the most local level of government and cover many rural and urban areas. Parish Councils and Town Councils have the same powers and can provide the same services. The only difference is that a town council has decided that it should be known as a town council instead of a parish council, and has a mayor.  

What services do we provide?

Harpole  parish council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of the local community. Its work falls into three main categories:

  • representing the local community
  • delivering services to meet local needs
  • striving to improve quality of life in the parish 

The responsibilities of the Council  include:

  • Making grants to village organisations from council funds
  • Provision and maintenance of street lighting in the village (but not Highway lighting on the A4500)
  • allotments
  • footpaths/bridleways
  • bus shelters

The Council also works with South Northants Council and Northamptonshire County Council for other services:

  • litter bins
  • planning
  • street cleaning
  • traffic calming measures

Harpole has a Parish Council of 13 members and a Parish Clerk.  The Council meets in the Old School Hall in School Lane on the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm (unless stated otherwise).  

Agendas for full Parish Council and for Committee Meetings are posted on the Glass-Fronted Notice board outside the Old School  and on this website at least three days before the meetings.  Members of the public and the press are welcome to attend and can take the opportunity to raise issues with the Council at the beginning of the meeting.  The District Councillors generally attend, and the County Councillor and the local PCSO sometimes attend.

Harpole Parish Council – What we do, what we don’t

We do pay for and manage the grass cutting in the public areas of the village.

We do own, maintain (and pay for the electricity supply to run) the streetlights.  - but not Highway lighting on the A4500

We don’t manage refuse collection. This is undertaken by the District Council.

The Parish Council has no powers over parking issues, this is the responsibility of the Police.

We don’t mend footpaths and roads - this is undertaken by the County Council. We do liaise with the County Council Highway Department to apply pressure for repairs and improvements.

We don’t determine planning applications – South Northants Council do this. But we are consulted by the District Council on all applications within the Parish and make comment upon the application to the District Council. The District Council have regard to the comments when determining the application. If you have comments on any application, you may come to the Parish Council meeting when the application is discussed so we may understand your views - you may also comment direct to the District Council.

Contact the parish council

Parish Clerk  :    Mr. Guy Ravine. The Old Dairy, Upper Stowe.  Phone: 01327 340410. 

Chair :                 Mrs. Maxine Jones,  9 Hall Close , Harpole.   

Please use the form on the right to contact the Parish Council by Email

To report issues in the village, fly tipping, potholes, on-street issues, parking and anything that gives you cause for concern, please visit this page, which provides direct links to the most appropriate place to resolve the issue.

To contact the Clerk,  in the first instance use the links on the right hand side of this page. This site is managed on behalf of the Parish Council by Gatherum Ltd to provide information to residents about the work of the council, its meetings, finances and actions. In addition it provides community information about activities, clubs and organisations in Harpole.

This site is managed by the Parish Council to provide information to residents about the work of the council, its meetings, finances and actions. In addition it provides community information about activities, clubs and organisations in Harpole 

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