Parish Council News Please note we now have a new website https://harpolevillage.org.uk  Please update your recordsHere


Post Office for Harpole

Work Starts in later this month to build the Post Office facility into the Village Store, in advance of a mid-October opening




       Harpole Neighbourhood Plan

                 Referendum result

 

Following today’s referendum on the Harpole Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish council is pleased to report that 92% of the voters voted “Yes”, agreeing that the plan should be taken into account in future planning applications. This result will go before a meeting of SNC to be ratified, hopefully in September.









Old School Hall Management

The management committee of the Old School Hall are seeking a new treasurer. If you are interested in the role, please contact them here  


You can learn more about the Old School hall here


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HARPOLE PLAYING FIELD NEEDS YOU.

Do you and your children use the playing field? Do you use the car park? How about the tennis courts, bike track, picnic benches?  Have you ever wondered who maintains the field, the play equipment, hedgerows, ditches, car park, empties the bins……….?

Harpole Playing Field IS NOT a council run facility – it is run by a committee of volunteers known as Harpole Playing Field Association.  It is a facility that is open to everyone – regardless of age, gender, sporting ability, residents and non-residents.

We do our own fundraising and organise all maintenance.

Whether you use the field and facilities to enjoy a visit after school to run around, play on the equipment, a game of tennis,  a chat with other parents and carers – maybe even a picnic at the weekend (if the sun is shining), if your children (or grandchildren) attend the local school then they will regularly use the field throughout the year for PE lessons, sports day, Rose Queen festival and daily car parking. 

Your input would be invaluable to the committee and we invite you to come along – we meet once a month at 7pm (on the first Monday) for around half an hour. That’s it.

If you think you could offer anything - from becoming a committee member to helping out at the car boot sales in the summer or you and your children could join in with the regular litter picks - then please, please do get in touch.

This is YOUR CHANCE to ‘Give Something Back’ in exchange for a free, convenient facility – a facility that, without the committee, could become a building plot.   

 

For more information, please contact Jude Clements (Secretary) at judyjude2000@yahoo.com or on 07785 337099.




Prioritisation Framework consultation and engagement by the County Council

 

Northamptonshire County Council is putting a process in place to help make the tough decisions it has to make about what to prioritise – that is, how we share out resources to achieve the best outcomes for our residents and customers. To do this we need to be clearer what we, our residents and partners think is important to bear in mind when deciding between competing priorities. We need your help to clarify our values and principles and use these to develop the framework we will use for prioritising. You can help us in two ways – by completing a survey and/or attending a workshop

 

1.       You can find our survey on the County Council website - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Prioritisation_Stage2

 

2.       You can come to one of 4 workshops that we will be holding around the county, so we can hear from you in person and discuss our principles and values together. Details are available on the Consultation Register - http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/council/consultations/pages/Details.aspx?cid=e8c54bc6-a119-4233-a316-935654276921&returnpage=%2fen%2fcouncilservices%2fcouncil%2fconsultations%2fadmin%2fpages%2fhome.aspx 

and  will be in libraries. 

 

The workshop details are also outlined below. They are open to anyone who wants to attend, without the need to RSVP or let us know in advance.

 

·         13th March, 10 am to 12 noon, Council Chamber, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QX

·         13th March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, Weston Favell Academy, Booth Lane South, Weston Favell, Northampton NN3 3EZ

·         14th March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, KINGSTHORPE COLLEGE, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7HR

·         16th March, 1.30 to 3.30 pm, Pemberton Centre, H.E. Bates Way, Rushden NN10 9YP

·         20th March, 12.30 to 2.30 pm, South Northants Volunteer Bureau, Whittons Lane, Volunteer Centre , Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6YZ

 

We welcome your contributions and will take all the information we get from this consultation process to develop our own, unique statement of principles and values to feed into the prioritisation framework.”



Litter

The Parish Council and village residents are concerned about the amount of litter making an unwelcome appearance around the village.You will find pictures of some of the offending littering here - so please, if you see litter, either pick it up or let us know via the links in this site.




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