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.
The Parish Council would encourage you to use the below links. To inform you of the future plans and to not miss out by having your say on this matter. We would encourage all to voice their comments. Thank you
ACRE have published a rural events calendar for 2019/20 which lets you know information about local events including shows etc. Please find a link to the calendar here The RPC now have an ACRE representative so this kind of information should be available more often and will be published as soon as it is received.
SENT ON BEHALF OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RURAL CRIME TEAM
Rural residents and workers are being encouraged to use an online reporting form to alert police to any suspicious or criminal activity in their area.
Northamptonshire Police’s rural crime team, whose remit includes wildlife and heritage crime, wants to hear from people about anything which strikes them as out of the ordinary.
PC Abbey Anstead said: “We always want to hear about incidents, and our online reporting form is a really quick and easy way to tell us about non-emergency crime and suspicious activity.
“If you’re a victim of crime or see something that doesn’t seem right, follow your gut instinct and report it to us, because we need the information you have – you are the eyes and ears of your community.
“Don’t worry that you’re wasting our time. No matter how small an incident, we need to know about it so we have an accurate picture of rural criminal activity to help us take targeted action against it.”
The rural crime team is especially keen to encourage people to be aware of and report wildlife-related crime.
PC Anstead said: “Even a small piece of information helps build a bigger picture. Completing the online reporting form only takes a few minutes, and the information provided really does help us better serve our rural communities and protect people and wildlife from harm.”
Report crime and suspicious activity by filling out the online reporting form here
or call 101. In an emergency, dial 999. Information can also be shared anonymously with Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.
On Friday the Parish Council received notification that the Appeal against the decision of refusal for Outline planning permission for up to 66 dwellings with associated landscaping, open space and vehicular and pedestrian access off of Kislingbury Road, had been dismissed. The documentation including reasons given can be viewed at: http://snc.planning-register.co.uk/plandisp.aspx?recno=98714
Councils in Northamptonshire have been given an extra year to prepare for the biggest shake-up of local government since the 1970s. Today, James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) gave his thumbs up to proposals which will see the number of councils providing services to the district reduced from eight to two. South Northamptonshire Council (SNC), Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council and (half of) Northants County Council will form a new authority serving the west of the county. It will now take charge in April 2021 rather than 2020 as originally proposed. Cllr Ian McCord, Leader of SNC said: “I welcome the decision from Government at long last. “Ministers have taken twice as long to read and decide on the proposal as they gave us to put the bid together. “The election of the shadow council and a 2021 start date was something I asked MHCLG to consider a year ago, so I cannot now claim disappointment. “We will now use the time wisely to prepare the four councils for the new unitary structure in the West. “Our experience with Cherwell and South Northants integration tells us that the best way to do this is by bringing everyone with you. “We have been developing a plan for this scenario over the past few weeks and we will be ready. “We now must seize the opportunities that a new council will present to us. “The reasons for this decision are well known and today is about looking forward and ensuring that our residents get the best possible local government available.” The announcement includes confirmation that the elections to run the new bodies will take place in May 2020, alongside the delayed Parish and Town Council elections. Those elected in 2020 will form the Shadow Authority for its final year of planning, and then move over to run the new council proper. The announcement also paves the way for Kettering Borough Council, The Borough Council of Wellingborough, East Northants Council, Corby Borough Council and (the other half of) Northants County Council to form a new local authority serving the north of the county. The formation of the authorities is still subject to Parliamentary approval. The Government will also be establishing a Children’s Trust to take over responsibility for children’s social care across the authority. Today’s announcement also confirmed that elections for the new West Northants council (and its shadow council) will be on the basis of three members per existing County Council ward, totalling 93 across the 31 Wards in the West Northants area.
As you may be aware the applicant has made an appeal to the Secretary of state about the application below after being refused planning permission by the Local Council:
Site Address: Land south of Kislingbury Road Rothersthorpe Description of development: Outline planning permission for up to 66 dwellings with associated landscaping, open space and vehicular and pedestrian access. Application reference: A/2017/2620/MAO Appellant’s name: R L Collins, S Collins, C L PassmoreJon Appeal reference: APP/Z2830/W/18/3206346 Appeal start date: 25 July 2018
The appeal will be decided by means of an Inquiry chaired by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The Inspector nominated to hold the inquiry is P Major BA (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI. The Inquiry is scheduled to last four days and will commence on Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 10.00am and will be held in the Council Chamber, The Council Offices, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD. A copy of the appellants’ statement may be viewed here along with a copy of the Local Planning Authority’s questionnaire and statement of case, and any further comments/documents relating to the appeal.
You may attend the Inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, give your views.
All comments that you have previously made on the application will have already been considered and the Parish Council will be sending in a statement to be read out at the hearing.