We’d like to provide an update on the Community Space. Firstly we haven’t progressed as much as we would have liked since the last meeting so think it is best to cancel the meeting planned for the 15th November. We have attached the Draft minutes from the first meeting here for you to read. We have progressed in engaging a number of play equipment providers, although need a third visit to ensure we research as wide a range of local offerings as possible and understand a competitive cost. We also believe we’ve identified the correct documentation to put the legal requirements in place for the space; we just need to arrange for some advice on how to develop the exact wording we require and to engage a solicitor to set it all up. To do this we need to make a decision on a name for the space and therefore the Trust. Name suggestions will be distributed via a number of methods in the next week or so and we’d ask you to vote for your favourite. Lastly as mentioned at the previous meetings we are looking to recruit a few more members on the committee. If you would be interested in joining us please let us know, also if you have any questions feel free to ask.
The Community Space Committee.
AN UPDATE FROM NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HIGHWAYS:
BANBURY LANE, ROTHERSTHORPE STRUCTURE 3284
PROPOSED PARAPET RECONSTRUCTION WORKS
I write to inform you that Northamptonshire Highways are planning to carry out maintenance work on a the above structure.
It is intended to remove the damaged parapet from the embankment, rebuild the damage section of the parapet wall and refresh the road markings.
Works were due to be undertaken in November 2018, however, there are structures within the county, under road closures awaiting repairs, that have taken priority.
The new start date on site is intended for 14th January 2019. It is anticipated that it is likely to take approximately 20 working Days to complete (weather permitting)
Signs will be erected shortly before the works commence, confirming to residents and motorists exact dates and times. Where appropriate, a further letter may be sent to some Residents prior to the scheme commencing, by our Construction Team, when programme dates, durations and timings etc. are finalised.
Due to the nature of the works and the equipment involved, it is necessary to operate some traffic restrictions to maintain both the safety of the public, residents and work force. A Temporary 24 hour closure and diversion will be in place whilst the works are carried out.
The council will be mending the bridge on Banbury Lane in the coming weeks and during this time the road between Rothersthorpe and Northampton will be CLOSED. This closure will be between 28th November and 19th December. It is likely that the diversion will be through Kislingbury.
Having gained planning permission (dependent on conditions) the current committee is looking to transition to the next phase and kick starting this with our inaugural AGM on Thurs 18th Oct @ 7.15pm in the committee room.
Key to the meeting will be agreeing our group constitution and discussing future funding opportunities to maintain momentum and finally look to deliver the long awaited community space.
Please come to the meeting and offer your support.
Dog Show Classes (£1 per entry per class)
The dog show is just for fun, please bare that in mind when taking part.
Everyone is welcome but this isn’t Crufts!! Rosettes will be presented to the first
3 winners of each class. The classes are as follows:
• Best puppy (up to 12 months)
• Best Yearling (12-24 months)
• Best adult (2-7 years)
• Best veteran (7 years +)
• Best coat
• Prettiest eyes
• Most handsome dog (any age)
• Most handsome bitch (any age)
• Waggiest tail
• Best junior Handler (under 10 years)
• Best junior Handler (under 10-16 years)
Fruit and Vegetable show classes (£1 per entry per class)
Specimens should be clean, free from blemishes and even in shape.
Where a number of specimens are requested these should be the same size.
Onions should have their outer layers of skin on, and tomatoes should have their green ‘calyx’ where the fruit joins on to the plant still present.
The judge looks for quality before ‘show presentation’. The classes are as follows:
• Five pods of runner beans
• Three tomatoes
• Three carrots
• Three onions
• Three potatoes
• Specimen vegetable (s) other than above (one variety only)
• Heaviest marrow (will be judged purely on weight)
• Three dessert apples
• Three cooking apples
• Specimen fruit-other than above (one variety only)
• One jar of homemade jam-any kind made this year
• One jar homemade marmalade-made this year
• One jar homemade chutney
• Fruit cake made in 7 or 8 inch tin
• Victoria sponge made in 7 or 8 inch tin
• An apple pie
• Five cheese scones
• Homemade bread
• Six shortbread biscuits
Entries to both shows can be made on the day between 11.30am and 12.30pm. If you would like any more information please contact Jodie on 07875478976 or Val Bridges on 07515647309
The café continues to be open of Fridays throughout June (9-11.30am). If you would like to use the facilities for a charity fundraiser contact Val on 832422.
Great news from the weekend. The annual plant sale raised £529 for Church Funds. Thank you to everyone who supported the event, either running stalls, providing plants or simply attending.
The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 14th May in the Committee room. There will also be the AGM and Annual Parish Meeting on the same evening from 7pm. The Agendas are displayed on the notice boards and are also available electronically via the Parish Council Tab.
A second phase of formal consultation for the Rail Central development will take place between 15 March and 11.59pm on 23 April 2018.
As part of this the applicant will be holding a series of exhibitions at venues close to the site. Members of the project team will be available to answer questions. Events are scheduled as follows:
The Walnut Tree Blisworth, Thurs 15th March 2pm-8pm
Milton Malsor Village Hall, Sat 16th March 12.30pm-5.30pm
Roade Village Hall, Wed 21st March 1pm-7pm
South Northants Council Chamber Thurs 22nd March 1pm-7pm
Milton Malsor Village Hall Fri 23rd March 2pm-8pm
Blisworth Village Hall Sat 24th March 10am-4pm
Ashfield Land and Roxhill between them appear more determined than ever to build the largest warehouse park in Europe (this is not an exaggeration) in the middle of four rural villages, changing the character and nature of south Northants forever. Their bland and unsubstantiated assurances that the detrimental effects can be ‘mitigated’ are risible and insulting: you cannot build something of this size without inevitable overspill into the sur rounding communities. If you are not yet angry about this unwanted intrusion into our lives then I would urge you to start getting angry now. None of this is inevitable but if we all do nothing we will get what we deserve. You will get just one chance for your voice to be heard: please do not waste it. Please attend the (Blisworth) village hall meeting 12th March @ 7.30pm.