In these unprecedented times it is easy to overlook some of the more simple things that facilitate everyday life in the village. As a village we have more than our fair share of small paths or roads that directly border people gardens. This can pose a problem of all in the village if our trees and shrubs are allowed to become overgrown. It could be people walking along the paths with small ones or the elderly out for a stroll or it could impact drivers dropping off children at school where they forced to move out towards the middle of the road.
Could we please ask residents to review their borders and keep this in mind. Especially if you border a narrow path or have a border that is directly adjacent to the road. On behalf of those who use the paths and road please accept our thanks for your co-operation.
Northamptonshire ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) are offering a scheme to any villagers please see details below –
Our Northamptonshire villages already have a number of members enjoying the benefits of our bulk oil buying scheme, which helps them to save money on their heating oil. But we are asking for your help to spread the word to others in Rothersthorpe who may like to take advantage of the scheme’s savings. We advise our customers to stock up on oil during the warmer months so that they can take advantage of cheaper prices and at the moment, heating oil prices are very low, so it’s worth purchasing early. Please see the attached flyer for further information on how residents can join the scheme or see our website for details. You are welcome to pass the flyer on to any resident who you feel may benefit from joining our scheme.
All members benefit from achieving the lowest possible prices each month without having to shop around or to commit to buying large volumes. In addition, they will have the satisfaction of knowing that they’re making a valuable contribution to their local community by helping to reduce the volume of tanker traffic on our rural roads.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation current meeting will be a virtual meeting.
Should any one from the parish wish to attend the open session please contact any parish councillor by e-mail before the 1730 hrs on the day of the meeting. We will send you an invite to attend the Zoom meeting. The meeting will start at 1930 hrs. This can be done from most android, IOs or Windows systems. I would request anyone joining ensures they have reviewed the link below for help. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
Those who cannot pay their Council Tax due to the Coronavirus are being urged to claim the benefits they are entitled to by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC). Councillor Peter Rawlinson SNC’s portfolio holder for finance, performance and governance, said: “We continue to provide local services to communities. Waste and recycling collections continue, planning applications are being processed and housing needs are being fulfilled. “The collection of Council Tax from residents helps us to fund these services.
If at any point in the next weeks or months you find you have to self-isolate, and need help in some way, e.g., collecting groceries or a prescription, walking the dog or just a friendly phone call. We are here to help! You can contact the following people within the village: Val 07515647309 Jodie 07875478976 Lisa 07798922350 Shayne 07831567765 Karen 07703364396 AJ 07954970799 Denise 07588315793 George 07792727434 or 07949155578 Victoria 07894266271 Samantha 07799887947 or Julia 07887535112. There has been lots of other offers to help on the Rothersthorpe Community Facebook page if you are on Social Media.
We are all keen to live in a safe environment for us and our families. Perhaps you would be shocked to see how many people drive through our village and at what speeds. The parish council annually support a speed watch survey which helps the police in their understanding of the hot spots around the county. We are always struggling for support and thought people may be more motivated to support the annual survey if we shared our latest data from last year. We are currently running the 2020 survey and would welcome local support for a few hours. Please contact one of you councilors using the details on this website.
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Residents in South Northamptonshire could win rewards as well as helping the environment just for recycling their food waste. Thanks to the In to Win scheme, around 200 people from 65 different towns and villages across Northamptonshire, have already claimed rewards including vouchers for local shops and restaurants, free leisure centre passes, experiences and days out since the scheme first launched in 2015. In to Win is now being relaunched to encourage even more residents to recycle their food waste. The scheme has also contributed towards an increase in food recycling across the county, from the 9,429 tonnes collected in 2015/16, to more than 12,000 tonnes in 2018/19. Organised by the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, In to Win operates across the South Northamptonshire, Daventry District, Northampton Borough, East Northants and Corby local authority areas. Cllr Dermot Bambridge, portfolio holder for South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) environmental services, said: “Our households are some of the best in the country for recycling their food waste, however, there are always areas where we can do more to help the environment. “I would therefore encourage every household in the district to sign-up to this initiative for that extra bit of incentive. All residents have to do, unless they have previously done so, is sign-up on the website and then they will receive a welcome pack with a sticker to put on their outside silver food caddy. Then they just have to make sure they put their food waste caddy out for collection as normal each week.” Cllr Tim Allebone, Chairman of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, said: “We are recycling around 2,600 more tonnes of food waste per year than before In to Win was introduced, helping us to create renewable energy and save money which can be used on other services. “Whilst this is a great effort, we want to capture more of your food waste – making your local collection more efficient and turning waste food into renewable energy. “In to Win has lots of exciting rewards to choose from and winners can pick whichever reward suits them the best. So – if you haven’t started to recycle your food – now is a great time to start!” One winner is randomly chosen every month from each of the five council areas taking part and can choose from a range of rewards shown on the website or choose to donate the cash equivalent to their local food bank. So far £330 has been donated to local food banks across the county on behalf of winners. To enter the monthly prize draw, householders should visit www.feedyourcaddy.co.uk and click on ‘register online’ to claim their welcome pack.
It seems ages since we last provided you with an update but a lot of what we have been working on has been groundwork preparation that is necessary but not very interesting so we wanted to move on a bit further before we got back in touch. So here it goes…… We have set up a constitution and registered as a Charity with the ‘Charity’s Commission’. This has allowed us to access legal support and helps when applying for funding.In the last couple of weeks the lease has been finalised and we are in the process of tying up the last few details. We have had the 3 pre- development conditions signed off by South Northants Council which consisted of conducting a contamination survey, an archaeological survey and having a landscaping scheme approved (both for the tree planting for the security border and the hard landscaping for the path into the play area).Now that these have been discharged we can begin on work on the site. We applied for some free trees and shrubs from the Woodland Trust and a charity called ‘I dig Trees’, these applications were both successful, Laura Clarke (leader of the Eco Council at the primary school) has also ordered some additional trees which will arrive in the next week or so. We have marked out where the trees will go and Steven Dellar has kindly offered to help drive a digger to remove the top layer of soil to prepare the site (this is happening this week). We have 2 planting weekends planned for which we require volunteers. These are on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March and then if needed Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March. Both weekends will start at 10am, if you are available meet on site (you will need to use the emergency entrance along Banbury Lane which will be sign posted, or alternatively if you meet at the cemetery at 9.45am we can walk you down).We have started making some funding applications to the National Lottery, Postcode Lottery, Tesco Bags for help and the Grand Union Housing Group and will be applying to the London Marathon Charity Trust before the deadline in May. Whilst we are talking about fundraising we kindly received a grant of £550 from Bugbrooke Community Café which we will be using to purchase and gate and posts to allow a maintenance access behind the planted security border. The WI also made a kind donation of £126 from the quiz they held. Community fundraising events have included 2 Sunday meals, the Christmas Meat Raffle and the New Year’s Eve Party- all of which have been well supported. Moving forward we are planning on holding a further meat raffle, car wash, American Night and Halloween at the Pop Up Social Club as well as a talk by the son of the man that the ‘Kinky Boots’ story is about- watch this Space! If you have any ideas for fundraising, or would like to be involved please let one of us know.The next step will be to work with highways to have the entrance approved and then seek funding for this work, hopefully some of which will be provided by highways themselves as without a safe highway access to a ‘community facility’ is being denied! The good news is that we have full support from the District Councillor Karen Cooper so hopefully she will use her influence to help us press forward with this!Finally we have our first AGM planned for Thursday April 9th at 7.30pm in the committee room. The agenda for this will be published nearer to the time. We hope to see you there!I think that is about it for now, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support so far and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to talk to one of us. Regards Jodie (on behalf of the Dickens Field Trust)