Huge increase in HGV Traffic in Blisworth from proposed new development of land west of Northampton Road

Is this the future look for Blisworth village?

Blisworth Parish Council has received notification of the proposed development of 182,000 sq ft of industrial units on Northampton Road opposite the Station Cottages.
This development will generate approximately 17 HGV movements per hour during the work day,  that’s one every three minutes.
It is a fact that this traffic will either travel north through Milton Malsor or south through the our centre of our village.
We would encourage all residents to make their views known to West Northamptonshire Council on application WNS/2022/1134/MAO using the below link.
Please let other residents know about this new planned development and if possible help friends and family to submit their objections so that WNC has the opinion of all the residents of Blisworth village and not just those that are happy and able to submit information online.
Proposed site:

 

Collection of Unwanted Garden  Waste Bins

West Northants Council will be collecting the unwanted garden bins in Blisworth on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, during the hours of 9am – 5pm on both days.  Households who have not subscribed will receive an individually addressed letter, delivered via Royal Mail, to inform them of the arrangements. The letter explains that residents can still subscribe online or by phone, but if they do not wish to subscribe then they can put their bin out and it will be removed over that weekend. Please see example letter below.  If anyone misses the collection then WNC will make separate arrangements to collect it on another day (the resident will need to contact WNC and will get confirmation of the date for removal).  Unwanted garden bin letter 2022

Details of End of Year Accounts and Exercise of Public Rights to view accounts for 2021 – 2022: Please click on the Documents Tab, Finance.

Community walk with Gigaclear Project Delivery Lead

Gigaclear’s Project Delivery Lead will be reviewing the works carried out in Blisworth in June (a date has not been given as yet).  Could we please ask residents to email the Clerk at blisworthparishcouncil@gmail.com if there are any issues you would like the Council to raise on your behalf.

Gigaclear – Blisworth Parish Council received an updated notification of their planned works on 23/05/22. Please click on the link for details.  Road works – Updated Information received from Gigaclear 23.05.2022.

Covid Update

The latest figures show that the drop in COVID-19 case rates has been slowest in the over 70s. Sadly we are still seeing deaths from COVID-19 in Northamptonshire and nationally.  The Spring Booster campaign began in March.  Anyone over 75 who got their previous booster around six months ago is invited to get an additional booster dose of vaccine. Residents of older adult care homes are also eligible to receive the Spring booster jab, as well as people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed.  This additional booster is currently being offered to those at extremely high risk to help minimise the chance of becoming severely ill with COVID-19 and having to be admitted to hospital.  Will you check if loved ones who are older or immunocompromised have had their Spring Booster or have been invited but not yet booked an appointment, or taken up the offer?  This can be accessed online at http://nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.

COVID Clinics
We all need to help keep on top of the Coronavirus infection rate, and key to that is to keep up the vaccination programme.  Details about where people can get vaccinated can be found here: Coronavirus vaccination in Northamptonshire – Countywide services, and here: Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site – NHS (www.nhs.uk). Further information about the vaccination can be found here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk).  You can download graphics for use on social media from https://www.northantscalc.com/coronavirus for the walk-in vaccination clinics at Brackley Library (6 July 2022), Northampton Town Festival (1 to 3 July 2022), and St Johns Square (8 July 2022).

Citizens Advice Bureau – if you are worried about debt, benefits, housing or anything else – Drop in to see an advisor at the Towcester Foodbank every Tuesday 12-2pm.  Citizens Advice & Food bank

Don’t forget to contribute to the Northants Police current priorities survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NorthantsLocalPriorities.  This is an opportunity for you to let Northants Police know about our concerns regarding  traffic and speeding in the village and hopefully this will inform the Police that  road safety is a priority for our village.

Garden Waste Collection – You will now have to pay for your garden waste collection from WNC

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) will be charging an annual subscription charge of £42 for the fortnightly service from April 2022 to the end of March 2023.  Click on the link to find out how to pay for this service. WNC Annual Subscription charge for Garden Waste Service

Police & Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (helping to prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour).  If residents would like to receive notifications direct, you can register with: www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk/

Even more TRAFFIC for Blisworth

Kalvec Ltd, the owner of the brownfield site at Northampton Road, Blisworth, have produced a leaflet detailing their proposed development of the land.  However the leaflet does not highlight the growth in traffic that this development will produce.  On the website, they describe it has a small amount of traffic!   

  • 16 HGV movements per hour during workdays 
  • 16.5m articulated HGVs
  • 671 trips out of the site anticipated every week day
  • Key roads: A43 via  High Street (Blisworth) and Northampton and Towcester Road

Click on the link to see if you agree with their assessment of a small amount of traffic!  Kalvec Traffic Problems for Blisworth

Please help Blisworth Parish Council to support residents.  Click on the ‘Operation Snap’ link below to find out how to report vehicles that exceed the 3-Tonne weight limit situated on the Stoke Road (near the canal tunnel entrance).   Operation Snap

Blisworth Parish Council Surgery

We will be hosting another informal surgery session where councillors will be present at the Blisworth Baptist Church for discussion on any parish issues. It will be a great opportunity to join us for a chat and air any concerns over a cup of coffee and maybe a bit of cake!  We are extremely grateful for the support of the Baptist Church and the use of their facilities to further support our local community.  Our next session will be on 12th July 2022 (10:00 – 12:00).

Traffic and Road Closures Update:

Gigaclear – Blisworth Parish Council received an updated notification of their planned works on 23/05/22. Please click on the link for details.  Road works – Updated Information received from Gigaclear 23.05.2022.

Knock Lane/Roade Road will be closed on 20th June to 9th July 2022 whilst BethMar complete rural broadband works. Gigaclear Road Closure 20.06.22 – 09.07.22

Highways have notified us that  part of Stoke Road will be closed 6-19th June to allow for carriageway subsidence investigation works to be undertaken.  Highways have now revised their plan and notified us that the closures will be from 6 – 16th June. Please click on the link to view the revised plan that shows the extent of the road closure and the diversion route. Stoke Road Blisworth Road Works 06.06.22-16.06.22

Part of Stoke Road will be closed on 13th July for one day whilst tree cutting works are undertaken to the overhead cables.  Should you need any further details please contact Shannon Smith of Sunbelt Rentals on 03700 500792. Stoke Road Closure 13 July 2022

M1 UpdateM1 Update from Highways 07.03.2022

A43/A5 Towcester Roundabout Resurfacing worksA43-A5 Towcester works

M1 Junction 13 – Junction 16 smart motorway, upcoming weekend closure, Friday 10 to Monday 13 June – M1 Junction 13 – 16 Closure Friday 10 to Monday 13 June

Reminder of closures M1 Junction 13 – Junction 16 Smart motorway, Closure 10 June – 13 June 2022

 

 

 WE STILL NEED YOU!  Parish Councillor Vacancies

There are four vacancies for a member of the public to become a Parish Councillor.  If you feel you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community, local issues and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live or work, then this is the position for you!  Do you have an interest in your local environment, local transport, local government finances, amenities, planning and housing issues, community events, anti-social behaviour and policing, and want to make a difference then please apply!

  • You must be aged 18 years and over, eligible to vote and have lived or worked in the parish of Blisworth for 12 months or more, or within 3 miles of the parish boundary.
  • Any elector can identify a potential councillor and nominate candidates for election and have the right to elect a councillor who represents their interests.
  • The role of Parish Councillor is unpaid however training and support is provided.  If you are interested please contact the Parish Clerk on blisworthparishcouncil@gmail.com

Support to elderly residents

Northamptonshire Age UK provides support to elderly residents with a wide range of services including domestic cleaning, gardening, handy person, carer sittings service, day care at home, information and advice.  For more information please call 01604 611200 or email access@ageuknorthants.org.uk or visit www.ageuknorthants.org.uk.

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Grass cutting

Residents with any questions, concerns or issues about grass cutting in the village please could you contact the Clerk of the Parish Council and not the contractors that way we can make sure issues are logged and tracked.  Blisworth Parish Council:  blisworthparishcouncil@gmail.com


Blisworth is a thriving, picturesque village in South Northamptonshire situated 5 miles south of the county town. It has some 900 homes and an estimated population of 1870 (2010 village survey).
The West Coast Railway runs close to Blisworth and the Grand Union Canal passes through the village which extends from the famous Blisworth Tunnel, to the outlying residential areas of Blisworth Arm and Blisworth Park.
Village amenities include a primary school, a village shop with news agency and post office and two local pubs. Many small businesses surround the area, largely in discreet attractive business parks.

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