First grass cut of the year
Duck in flight
Canal in Spring
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.
Wed, 23 May 2018 10:39 by Parish Administrator
People will be aware that the grass verges and the grass in the playgrounds have got very long and overgrown. The Parish Council is aware of this, but the grass cutting is carried out by the Borough Council who state that:
"Mowing takes place once the grass starts growing usually during the spring and summer. The areas throughout the town are worked on a rotational basis. There is no set quantity of cuts to the grass; however, we aim to do at least 8 cuts throughout the season." More »
We have contacted the Borough Council asking for a cut as soon as possible, but the matter is out of our hands.
For information the grass along Upton Valley Way East is maintained by the Highways Agency who seem to have a more regular frequency of cutting and again this is completely outside of the control of the Parish Council.
We are as unhappy at the state of the grass as other residents and are trying to get the situation sorted. » Less
Thu, 10 May 2018 16:04 by Parish Administrator
Plans are well under way for the launch of the new environmental services contract, which leading company Veolia takes over on Monday, 4 June.
During the initial few months of the new contract, residents are reassured that their collections won't change, as Veolia will continue the same rounds as currently received.
A change in the recycling collection service however, will be implemented as Veolia introduces a 'all-in-one' recycling service. More »
In preparation for this change, orders for the current recycling boxes, from residents on wheelie bin rounds, will cease on Friday, 25 May. These residents should be aware that any orders for recycling boxes that have not been delivered by 1 June, will not be fulfilled.
Instead, residents on bin collection rounds, will receive their new 'all-in-one' recycling wheelie bin during August, ready for use in September.
Recyclables will still be collected between June and September. Residents with boxes, can use any box to put their dry mixed recyclables, and anyone without a box, will be encouraged to present their recycling in clear or white plastic bags instead.
People on sack collections rounds will continue to receive recycling boxes when replacements are needed. However due to the move to an 'all-in-one' service, any colour box may be issued as a replacement, as residents will be able to put all their recycling in any box.
For residents who live in flats, containers will be re-labelled for commingled collection.
Residents will be advised of any change by further communications.
Cllr Mike Hallam, Cabinet member for environment, said: "We understand that there will be a lot of anticipation ahead of the new environmental services contract beginning in June, which is why Veolia will be spending time getting to know the area and routes first.
"The change to a new 'all-in-one' recycling service, with residents in wheelie bin areas receiving an extra lidded bin, will be introduced later in the year, addressing issues residents voiced during the consultation period, with recyclables being blown out of boxes and littering the streets."
Keith McGurk, Regional Director for Veolia said: "Veolia look forward to working with Northampton Borough Council in the years to come to help make Northampton a borough that its residents can be proud of. Veolia is committed to enabling residents to recycle more of their waste, more easily. We are working hard to ensure that the changes happening are communicated to residents." » Less
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:02 by Parish Administrator
At the June meeting of the Parish Council on the 6th June we will have a representative from the Community Relations Team, Costain to discuss the work on the M1 to convert it to a Smart Motorway which starts May 2018 to March 2022
Please come along and ask questions or if you can't make it send us your questions