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FEBRUARY 2020

                                                                         CHURCH SERVICES

9 Feb               No Service                                                                   16 Feb 11.00   Communion

23 Feb             No Service                                                                   1 Mar   11.00   Communion

8 Mar               No Service                                                                   15 Mar 11.00   Communion

 

HANNINGTON LIFE

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 clerk@hanningtonparishcouncil.org

ALLOTMENT VACANCY

There are currently three allotment spaces available for anyone interested. Price is £18 per year for Hannington village residents or £23 for those outside of the village, subject to a refundable £50 deposit. If you are interested, please contact Caroline Tel: 01604 781631

BEREAVEMENT

We are extremely saddened to learn that Mr Humphrey Clarke, a long-standing resident of our village and former Chairman of the Parish Council, has passed away. Our sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

HANNINGTON VILLAGE HALL

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).

 

HANNINGTON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

PLANNING APPLICATIONS UPDATE

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

DA/2020/0041 – Change of use to baking school & production kitchen.  Manor Farm Outbuilding, Bridle Road, Hannington.  DDC require comments by 12 February 2020.

DA/2019/1020 – Construction of 2 detached dwellings & garages.  Land at Wakelins Close, School Lane. REFUSED by DDC on 30 January 2020.

DA/2019/0816 – Construction of building for storage of grounds maint. equip. Mere Farm Business Complex.

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.

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

Daventry, Northants NN11 4FP quoting the application number or email comments@daventrydc.gov.uk

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on MONDAY 2 MARCH at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.  All villagers are welcome to attend.

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 7 MAY 2020

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.  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.  More details to follow.

WHAT IS A PARISH COUNCIL AND WHY BECOME A PARISH COUNCILLOR?

What is a Parish Council?

A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish.  It is the level government closest to the community, with the district authority Daventry District Council above it in the hierarchy.

As it is the authority closest to the people, parish councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas. For this reason, they are a vital part of any community.

Why become a Parish Councillor?

If you’ve never been to a parish council meeting before, you may be forgiven for thinking that parish councillors are a group of (probably older) people who meet now and then in a draughty village hall.  If, however, you live in a community where something ‘big’ has happened, you’ll know that when people in the community need support and guidance, it is sometimes the parish council that is turned to.

By becoming a parish councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support, a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve. Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped make, is something that can give you a sense of achievement and pride.

What decisions do Parish Councils make?

Parish councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that parish councils get involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.

It’s true to say that on their own, parish councils have limited powers to make decisions but they do have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence, those other organisations that do make the final decisions (such as the borough council, health authorities, police etc).

In this respect parish councils are extremely powerful.  The organisations that make the final decisions know that a parish council gives the best reflection of how a community feels about something, and its views will be taken seriously.

How much time does it take up?

Councils usually meet once a month for the council meeting, to which members of the public are also invited.  Meetings may last one to two hours, depending on the agenda set for the meeting to discuss.  Some councils have committees to deal with specific subjects, such as environmental issues. You don’t even have to attend every monthly meeting!

FIX MY STREET (FORMALLY STREET DOCTOR)

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.”

www. fixmystreet.northamptonshire.gov.uk

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

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Church ServicesJan - Mar Church Services updated.
Agenda & MinutesRevised 2 March Agenda & draft 3 February minutes uploaded 19 February.
HPC Annual Report2018/19 Annual Report now available
PlanningDA/2020/0124 Storage maint bld, Mere Farm BC, DA/2020/1049 First floor to garage, The Old House & DA/2020/0048- Two storey rear extension. Rosebank,Walgrave Road.
2018/19 AccountsDetails of 2018/19 accounts etc uploaded
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