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MARCH 2020


The village’s annual litter pick date has been set for Saturday 4th April 2020 meeting at 10am outside the Church. We would be grateful for any volunteers to help us in this task please! Hi-Viz waistcoats, litter pickers and bags will be provided. Look forward to seeing you.



8 Mar               No Service                                                       15 Mar 11.00   Communion

22 Mar             No Service                                                       29 Mar             No Service



Another year has come around when we can look forward to Spring (hopefully), and the impending grass growing/cutting season. The Hannington PCC were extremely grateful to all who very kindly donated towards last year’s grass cutting appeal, which helped us enormously in covering the costs of maintaining the Churchyard for all to appreciate. The total cost last year was nearly £800, which with the donations received and the annual grant received from the Parish Council, we were just able to cover. The Church is unable to fund this cost, so we are appealing again for donations to help us to maintain this communal space. So, please help us and make a donation.

Donations can be dropped through the letter box of Andrew Greatrex, Birchdale House, Hannington (Cheques to be made out to Hannington PCC). Your support will be very much appreciated. Thank you.



The January Tote winner is number 110 belonging to T Kidger and February 2020 is number 8 belonging to J Basford. Congratulations!


A reminder that the Tote 2020/2021 collections will start in March 2020; the annual subscription is £12.00.  Contact Vanessa Goodrum for more information on 01604 781015 or 07398 985099 or call in at 2 Red House Lane Hannington.



If you would like your copy of Hannington Life delivered direct to your e-mail on the Friday following the PC meeting then please email the Clerk at



There are currently three allotment spaces available for anyone interested. Price is £20 per year for Hannington village residents or £25 for those outside of the village, subject to a refundable £50 deposit.

If you feel one of these spaces would be too much and you are daunted by the size, why not consider half a plot? The cost would be £10 for Hannington village residents of £12.50 for those outside the village. If you are interested, please contact Caroline Tel: 01604 781631



The Village Hall is available to hire. The charge is £6.50 per hour (subject to a minimum charge of £13.50).  For further details and bookings please contact Maureen Souter (781486).





The following planning applications have been received by the Parish Council and any decisions by Daventry District Council:

DA/2020/0124 - Construction of building for storage of grounds maint. equip. – (resubmission) .Mere Farm Business Complex.  DDC require comments by 11 March.

DA/2019/1048 & 1049 – Construction of first floor to garage to create self-contained annexe ancillary to main house.  The Old House, Main Street, Hannington. Also Listed Building Consent.

DA/2020/0048 – Two storey rear extension.  Rosebank, Walgrave Road, Hannington.

DA/2020/0041 – Change of use to baking school & production kitchen.  Manor Farm Outbuilding, Bridle Road, Hannington. 

DA/2019/0816 – Construction of building for storage of grounds maint. equip. Mere Farm Business Complex. This item was WITHDRAWN by the applicant on 11 February.

S119 Public Path Diversion Order 2019 – Public Bridleway CT8 (Part).

DA/2019/0327 – Change of use of land for the development of a lodge park to contain holiday lodges & glamping holiday accommodation.  Land at Mere Farm Business Complex, Red House Lane, Hannington. REFUSED by DDC on 13 February 2020.


Any comments should be directed to The Planning Department, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road,

Daventry, Northants NN11 4FP quoting the application number or email



Do you care what happens to your community? – Hannington needs residents to stand as Parish Councillors.  It is not an onerous job and usually just involves your attendance at one meeting per month (except August) and delivering a small number of Hannington Life’s.  The length of the meeting is dependent on the agenda items to be discussed and can range from 17 minutes (!) to a maximum of 2 hours – generally they last c1 hour.    All seven seats on Hannington Parish Council will be contested on the election to be held on 7 May -  NB the current Councillors DO NOT automatically get re-elected   To qualify, a person must be a Commonwealth citizen or EU national, over 18 years of age and an elector, must reside within the parish of Hannington, or within 3 miles of it, or occupy as owner or tenant any land or premises therein, or have their principal or only place of work there, and must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.  Anyone interested in standing, should contact the Clerk, who has been emailed the nomination pack (although the register you will need for elector numbers will not be available until March) and she will forward you a copy.  Alternatively they can be downloaded from the web site. Once completed, they need to be returned to Daventry District Council, between Monday 30 March and Wednesday 8 April (weekdays only), for which an appointment will be required between 10am and 4pm for an informal check – telephone 01327 302311, 01327 302507 or 01327 302321, or email for an appointment by contacting  from 16th March.


Failure to find sufficient Parish Councillors to make a quorum may see the District Council step in and in the worst case scenario, ultimately a parish can be dissolved and that area would come under a neighbouring parish.  In Hannington’s case it might come under Walgrave or Holcot, for example.  All the councillors might be from outside Hannington, so although they should represent the whole area they might have an unconscious (or even conscious!) bias towards their own village, and Hannington would get left behind.  No one will care more about Hannington than the people that live in Hannington.


The next Parish Council meeting will be held on MONDAY 6 APRIL at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.  All villagers are welcome to attend.


All villagers are reminded that any problems with pot holes, overgrown verges, empty salt bin etc can be reported directly to Fix My Street – NCC would prefer contact to be made online and have advised that “If the problem is categorised as an emergency then the phone number will appear for people to ring instead.”


 Problems with the street lights however must be reported to the Clerk as these need to be directed to E.on.


Page Last Updated - 06/03/2020
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Church ServicesAll Church services have been cancelled & the Church locked.
Agenda & MinutesDraft 2 March minutes uploaded 4 March.
PlanningDA/2020/0333 - hay store etc.
Brook Paddock, Red House Lane. DA/2020/0328 - side & rear extension. 4 Main Street
Here To HelpUpdated 15 April 2020.
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