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JULY 2018


The Hannington PCC would like to take this opportunity to extend a big thank you to those within the village who have already contributed to the above appeal, together with Hannington Parish Council, who have also very generously donated towards the fund.  However, we are making a further appeal to help us fund the grass cutting of the Churchyard.  If you can support this appeal, we would be very grateful, as the Churchyard is a focal point of the village, not only for those who live here, but also for visitors who come to Hannington, or those who pass through.

Donations can be popped through the letter box of Birchdale House, West Farm Close (behind the red telephone box).  Cheques made payable to Hannington PCC.  Many thanks for your valued support.



8 July                           No Service                               15 July             09.00   Family Communion

22 July                         No Service                               29 July                         No Service

5 Aug               09.00   Family Communion                 12 Aug                         No Service

19 Aug                         No Service                               26 Aug             10.00   Benefice Family Communion

2 Sept                          No Service                               9 Sept                          No Service


Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride 2018 - Call for Volunteers

The annual Ride and Stride will be held on 8th September this year. This event raises money to help preserve Northamptonshire’s 350 beautiful churches. You can help by walking or cycling from church to church, manning a church or by sponsoring someone to Ride, Stride or Man. The money raised in Hannington will be divided equally between the NHCT and St Peter & St Paul in our village.

Sponsorship forms and a list of open churches and chapels are available from Tim Kidger (01604 781361 or


As you will be aware, the Temporary Bridleway route that was created three years ago at Hannington Lodge has been reverted back to the original route since the middle of April. Since then, we have been asked by many regular users (both walkers and riders) to revert the bridleway permanently as they prefer the new temporary route. This request is currently being assessed by the Map Officer at Northamptonshire Highways and until we have a final decision, the original route is the only one that can be ‘signed’; we have therefore moved all of the signs accordingly. Northamptonshire Highways also expressed that it is our personal choice whether or not to provide access to the temporary route around the outside of the deer field. As we were inundated with local people asking us to, we decided to continue to allow access to that route and therefore they are both currently open. We would however very much appreciate it if Walkers and Riders could keep to those assigned routes. In recent weeks, a small number of walkers have used headlands on fields and tracks along hedgerows that are not on either Bridleway or the existing Footpath that runs through from Hannington to Holcot village. We feel we are trying to grant as much access as possible but there are limits when we find people walking nowhere near either route. There may come a time shortly (though with great regret) that the temporary bridleway will have to be locked until a final decision has been made by Northamptonshire Highways. This would then hopefully alleviate any confusion.



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



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).



There is currently an allotment space available for anyone is interested. Price is £16 per year for Hannington village residents or £21 for those outside of the village, subject to a refundable £50 deposit.

If you are interested, please contact Caroline Tel: 01604 781631




Consultation on a re-structure of local government in Northamptonshire starts today, with opportunities for all residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the county to have their say. All eight authorities in Northamptonshire are working on a proposal for the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government that “must command a good deal of local support”, so stakeholders across the county have an opportunity to comment before a final proposal is submitted. Formal consultation runs until 22 July 2018.

People are being encouraged to have their say by going online to complete a questionnaire at

There they will also find a detailed consultation document that fully explains the proposal. The Government’s invitation to submit a proposal follows a Best Value Inspection of Northamptonshire County Council, which concluded that its financial, cultural and governance problems could not be solved in isolation and recommended that plans be developed for two unitary authorities. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has asked that the eight authorities in Northamptonshire submit a proposal that meets the following criteria:

A single county-wide unitary is explicitly excluded as an option. Each new proposed authority must have a population substantially in excess of 300,000. The proposal must be based on existing council boundaries. Alongside the consultation website, copies of the consultation document and the questionnaire are now currently available in libraries and local council offices.

Editor’s notes - In addition to the criteria set out by the Secretary of State, Government has stated: Only one proposal will be accepted, not a range of options. It must demonstrate clear potential for savings. It must command a good deal of local support. Due consideration should be given to recommendations in the Best Value Report. Any solution should prioritise the Government’s wider housing and growth agenda. Extensive consultation must be carried out.





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

DA/2018/0481 Variation of condition 2 of planning permission DA/2015/0288.  Brookside Farm, Red House Lane, Hannington.

DA/2018/0322 Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of a 2  storey dwelling and detached garage.  Wakelins Close, School Lane.

DA/2017/0574 Development of a leisure park to contain lodges & glamping holiday accommodation.  Mere Farm Business Complex, Red House Lane.

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

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



The Parish Council currently has two vacancies that can be filled by co-option.   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.  Please contact the Clerk if you are interested in filling these positions.



The next Parish Council meeting will be held on MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.  All villagers are welcome to attend.

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