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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.
On the site you will find details on everything we do, including our role, meeting minutes, planning applications, as well as news and local events.
If there's anything you need to know please feel free to contact us.
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:27 by Parish Administrator
With the darker nights drawing in, don't forget about your home security.
Many burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves who simply enter homes through open windows or unlocked doors. Improving your home security is the best way of reducing the chance of being burgled and, for a relatively low cost, you can protect your property and make it difficult for a burglar. Look at your home through a burglar's eyes, and see where opportunities exist for your home to become a target. More »
Simple security tips:
• Keeping your doors locked, even when you are at home, is vital for good home security. Keep keys out of sight, and reach, from cat flaps, letterboxes, and downstairs doors and windows.
• Don't be tempted to keep a spare key hidden outside; this is an open invitation to thieves.
• An open window may let in more than a cool breeze. If you open a window for an air, make sure you close it when you go out. To limit the windows opening, consider fitting restrictors to downstairs windows.
• Ensure all ground floor windows, and any that are easily accessible from a flat roof, are fitted with window locks.
• The right lighting, correctly positioned can be a real deterrent to a burglar. Lighting allows a property to look occupied, and removes the offender's cover of darkness. Be wary not to light an offender's path, only illuminate areas which are overlooked, and where an offender is likely to be seen.
• A constant level of lighting provided by a dusk-to-dawn sensor light is ideal at the front of the house.
• Lighting your front doorway removes the cover of darkness, and allows callers to be identified at night.
• At the rear or to the side of your property, passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor light will draw your or your neighbours' attention to any activity.
• Homes that do not look occupied after dark are a target for burglars, especially in the winter months. Use energy saving lights with timers to make your home look occupied
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:49 by Parish Administrator
Northamptonshire's Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable are setting up their stall in Northampton and Corby to meet local people and hear what they have to say about policing in the county.
On Friday, November 16, Stephen Mold and Nick Adderley will be in the lower mall of the Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, between 11.30am and 1.30pm. Everyone is invited to drop in for a chat, to ask questions about policing and community issues, raise any general concerns and queries and give feedback to the PCC and the Chief. More »
There will also be an opportunity for people to have their say on the PCC's consultation on the level of council tax they would pay to support Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service next year.
Then from 2pm-4pm on Thursday, December 6, Stephen and Nick will be at Morrisons in Oakley Road, Corby, ready to talk to shoppers in the north of the county.
Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said: "I represent the people of Northamptonshire in policing and I want to make it as easy as possible for people to speak to me and pass on their feedback. Nick and I are really looking forward to meeting people and hearing what really matters to them. I'm grateful to the management of both the Grosvenor Centre and Morrisons for allowing us this opportunity to be seen in such informal and accessible locations."
Chief Constable Nick Adderley, said "Being accessible to the people of Northamptonshire is hugely important to me and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to these sessions with any concerns, queries or comments they may have.
"I'm sure some of the conversations we will have at these sessions will be difficult but Stephen and I know how important it is to engage with the public and I'm very much looking forward to hearing what people have to say." » Less
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:35 by Parish Administrator
We have been forwarded this below information from the Rothersthorpe Community Facebook page
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. More »
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. » Less