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Clerk: Mr Lalitkumar Patel
52 Meadow Lane, Little
Houghton, Northampton NN7 1AH

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    Canal in Spring

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    Sheep in Spring

Hunsbury Meadows Parish Council represents the people of Hunsbury Meadows parish, delivering services to meet your local needs and working hard to improve overall quality of life.

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If there's anything you need to know please feel free to contact us.

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Enjoy an Easter eggstravaganza on Northampton Market

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:07 by Parish Administrator

Enjoy an Easter eggstravaganza on Northampton Market

Celebrate the start of the holidays at Northampton Market's Easter eggstravaganza on Saturday, 31 March.

Whether you are a family of aspiring artists or clue spotting detectives, there are activities, throughout the day, to suit all ages and interests.

The event hatches at 10am, with the Market's first ever Easter Bonnet Making Workshop. During the workshop, which runs until 1pm, you and your family will be given plenty of materials and encouragement, allowing you to create a show stopping bonnet. These can be taken home or paraded around the Market Square later in the day. More »

From 11am, those with an enquiring mind might like pick up their magnifying glasses and follow the Easter Egg trail around the market stalls. After collecting a clue sheet from the market office, you and your family can hunt down all the clues you need to name a famous Easter animal and win a chocolate prize.

At 1.30pm its hats off to the bonnet makers, as those who are proud of their creations get to show them off during the Easter Bonnet Parade. Once participants have taken their turn of the Market Square, prizes will be awarded to the top three, most popular hats.

Cllr Phil Larratt, the Deputy Leader of the Borough Council, said: "We hope that our family friendly activities on the Market Square continue to attract families into the town centre, during the lead up to Easter.

"The Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Making Workshop and Parade provide the perfect way for families to get involved and find out more about what local traders have to offer."

For further information, visit @LoveNorthamptonMarket and @AbingtonMuseum on Facebook » Less

Community Centre and Retail Units at Pineham Village

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:27 by Parish Administrator

Community Centre and Retail Units at Pineham Village

At the Parish meeting last night our County Councillor Pinder Chauhan updated the Council on the Community Centre and proposed shops that are being developed in Pineham Village. She forwarded an email containing information on the development and the details are below.

Planning application No. N/2015/0707

Construction of neighbourhood centre comprising:

  1. A single storey building for:
  • Retail (Class A1)
  • Professional and financial service (Class A2),
  • Café/restaurant (Class A3) and hot food takeaway (Class A5)
  1. A two-storey building for a children's nursery (Class D1) and parking.

This permission expires on 26th October 2018. The above application was varied under planning application no. N/2016/0716 to allow for 3 units instead of 4, with the erection of a cycle shelter and with alterations to the layout and elevations. More »

The proposal still includes a children's nursery. A condition of the consent is that development should be commenced before 26th October 2018.

Outline planning permission was granted for land at Pineham Barn Farm for up to 625 dwellings, a primary school and community resource centre, local centre and public open space (N/2007/1570 refers).

It was the subject of a S106 agreement that was signed on 21 December 2012. Subsequently full planning permission was granted for a primary school by the County Council in 2015 (15/00071/CCDFUL refers).

The S106 agreement required that the developer paid a contribution of £550,000.00 towards a community resource centre, which is defined as a flexible multi-purpose building including meeting space, youth space provision, health consultation room, community learning and public services of up to 530 square metres.

The money has subsequently been paid directly to NCC by the developer. The school which was developed by NCC will include the community centre but checking on their website it would appear that the community centre facilities are not yet available.

As far as NBC are concerned, NCC should be providing the community resource centre.

Pinder also published this information on the Pineham Village Community Discussion Group on Facebook where some further information on the retail units was shared by a Pineham resident. In summary this was:

Negotiations are progressing for regarding the nursery and the retail unit and the agents are still looking for businesses for the other units. It also appears that there is the possibility that the nursery may be split and incorporate a pharmacy or dentist.

This is all the information that Hunsbury Meadows Parish Council have on the progress of the Community Centre and retail units at present and we will keep people informed when we learn anything more. » Less

Operation Crooked launched to tackle serious acquisitive crime

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:38 by Parish Administrator

Operation Crooked launched to tackle serious acquisitive crime

Northamptonshire Police has launched an operation targeting criminals wanted for burglary, robbery and vehicle crime offences.

Throughout March, Operation Crooked will see officers take action against known and wanted suspects across the county, including the release of images to help identify and locate individuals.

Op Crooked will also see increased patrols and activity in key areas including Kettering and parts of Northampton, as well as the sharing of crime prevention advice to help people take action to reduce their risk of crime. More »

Superintendent Chris Hillery, who is leading the operation, said: "Op Crooked is all about being on the front foot in preventing serious acquisitive crime in Northamptonshire.

"These types of offences can cause a huge amount of harm and distress, so our work will focus on prevention from both sides, combining daily intelligence-led disruption and enforcement activity against offenders with providing simple but effective advice to help people reduce their risk of becoming a victim. Most offences happen as a result of insecurities, so something as simple as always locking external doors and windows is a really effective prevention tool."

Crime prevention tips and advice will be delivered by neighbourhood policing teams and crime prevention officers, aided by partners including Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.

It will also be shared online and on social media, along with live operational and arrest updates. Information will also be shared through community partnerships and key contacts.

Supt Hillery said: "I want to reassure people that as a force we are here to listen, and to offer support and help. We also want to work with you – information from within our communities is an essential tool in fighting crime, as people know who offenders are, and who know is selling stolen goods.

"To criminals, my message is equally clear – if you're involved in any form of burglary, robbery, vehicle crime or the handling of stolen goods, you'll be hearing from us. Your family and friends will also hear from us, and your photograph will be shared so your face is known to the community."

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold is backing Operation Crooked.

He said: "I welcome and wholeheartedly support the launch of Operation Crooked. I want to assist the Chief Constable, officers and staff from Northamptonshire Police, as well as the public, in reducing crime and targeting those few members of society who chose to engage in this type of criminal activity.

"We are looking for local people to help prevent this type of activity by making sure that they act responsibly with their property. Closing doors and windows when out is a great example of this, as this still very much remains one of the key reasons that people's homes get burgled. I also want Northamptonshire to be a hostile place for people to operate if they commit this type of crime.

"I welcome the publication of persons committing these crimes so that the public, local Neighbourhood Watch groups and others can help make their own communities safer and report to us those that are actively committing burglaries, and assist us in locating and arresting those responsible. I want to make sure, through the Chief Constable, that the Force is relentless in doing this and disrupting those that choose to behave in this way."

Information about crime, suspicious activity or the suspected handling of stolen goods can be reported via 101, citing Op Crooked, or online here. You can remain anonymous if you wish. Information can also be reported free and in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Find Operation Crooked news at www.northants.police.uk/news, follow Northamptonshire Police on Facebook and Twitter @northantspolice or search for #OpCrooked for updates. » Less

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