• First grass cut of the year

    First grass cut of the year

  • Duck in flight

    Duck in flight

  • Canal in Spring

    Canal in Spring

  • Spring boaters

    Spring boaters

  • Sheep 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.

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.

Latest News

Spring Litter Picks

Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:26 by Parish Administrator

Spring Litter Picks

Due to commitments of Parish Councillors and the date of Easter this year we will be holding the Spring Litter Pick on two separate days

We will be holding the Litter Pick for the Banbury Lane area on Saturday 21st March 2020. Could all volunteers please meet up at the Banbury Lane playground 10:30am.

The Litter Pick for the Pineham Village area will be held on Saturday 18th April 2020. Could all volunteers please meet up at the Pineham Barns School at 10:30am.

Trading Standards Warn Homeowners To Be Aware of Bogus Cold Callers

Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:11 by Parish Administrator

Trading Standards Warn Homeowners To Be Aware of Bogus Cold Callers

Message sent on behalf of Trading Standards

HOMEOWNERS WARNED TO BEWARE OF BOGUS COLD CALLERS

Northamptonshire County Council Trading Standards is advising people affected by the impact of storms Ciara and Dennis to be alert for bogus cold callers offering home repair work.

Trading Standards is warning homeowners that rogue traders could use the damage caused by the storms as a way of persuading people that they need work done on their property. More »

Their advice is not to buy goods or services from a doorstep caller, even if they claim that the work needs doing immediately.

Those who have suffered damage as a result of the storms should first check with their insurance company to see if they are covered for repairs, as some policies include emergency assistance support.

People who rent their property should contact their landlord and their contents insurance company. Most insurance companies will appoint their own trades people to carry out the work.

For those who are not covered by insurance for any repairs, they can find a reliable trader through the Trading Standards approved trader scheme called Buy With Confidence.

County Council Cabinet Member for Place, Highways and the Environment, Cllr Jason Smithers said: "While we haven't received any direct reports, we are encouraging homeowners to be on their guard against less reputable traders who may take advantage of any damage caused by these storms and try to convince homeowners to pay for unnecessary or over-priced repair work.

"If people are concerned about a caller at the door or suspect that rogue doorstep traders or distraction burglars are operating in their community, they should contact the dedicated Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) by calling 0345 23 07 702."

For more information about Buy With Confidence, the Trading Standards approved trader scheme, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/approvedtradersor telephone 01392 383430.

Trading Standards in partnership with Northamptonshire Police can also provide No Cold Calling stickers on request by calling the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133. They can also provide consumers with information about their legal civil rights.

Message Sent By
Susan Fletcher (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Northamptonshire)

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Distraction Burglary Scams and Fraud Prevention Event 26 February 2020

Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:27 by Parish Administrator

Distraction Burglary Scams and Fraud Prevention Event 26 February 2020

Distraction Burglary, Scams and Fraud Prevention Event – 26 February 2020 - AMENDED MESSAGE

On Wednesday 26 February from 13:00 – 16:30 Northamptonshire Police, Trading Standards and Neighbourhood Watch will be relaunching the Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) to help prevent distraction burglary and rogue trading offences. The event is specifically aimed at service providers, organisations, carers, friends and family who support the older community within Northamptonshire. The Doorstep crime Action Network is about bringing together members of the public, private, charity, and community sector organisations to pass on simple crime prevention messages and help to prevent those vulnerable. More »

We will also be providing advice and guidance on recognising and preventing a number of different Scams and Fraud and are pleased to welcome guest speaker Marilyn Baldwin founder of TH!NK JESSiCA.

The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Water Lane, Collingtree, Northampton, NN4 0XW from 13:00 – 16:30.

If you would like to attend, please contact the police Crime Prevention team on crimeprevention@northants.pnn.police.uk

Preventing distraction burglary:
• Display a 'No Cold Calling Home' sticker – available via susan.fletcher@northants.pnn.police.uk
• Not expecting visitors? There is no need to open the door to callers – its ok and not rude to send someone away
• Set up passwords with utility companies
• Keep the outside of your property well maintained
• Don't keep large amounts of cash at home
• IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, DON'T OPEN THE DOOR
• If you're worried or suspect that doorstep rogue traders or distraction burglars are operating in your community or targeting someone you know, please call 0345 23 07 702 or 101
• If a crime is in progress, call 999
• Pass these messages on to help others within the community

Message Sent By
Susan Fletcher (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Northamptonshire)

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