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.  As our older population were some of the first to get their vaccinations, along with those who are immunocompromised, it’s vitally important to make sure their protection from COVID-19 is topped up, as vaccine effectiveness appears to wane with time.  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.

Northamptonshire Police in conjunction with PACE and Barnardos are hosting a free webinar for parents, carers and professionals who work with children to raise awareness of county lines and child exploitation – this free webinar is being held online on 17th May from 7-8:30pm.  Parents Relating to Child Exploitation and County Lines Event Flyer

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 surveyhttps://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.

West Northants Council – Housing Strategy Consultation
Let WNC know about your ideas/concerns about this housing strategy

West Northamptonshire Council is developing a new Housing Strategy.  They wish to ensure that the new housing strategy covers the housing issues important to residents and stakeholders and therefore they would be grateful if you could:

The consultation runs from 14 April – midnight on the 24 May 2022.

Please tell your friends and family to complete this survey. This is an opportunity for residents to inform WNC about your concerns/ideas, be it the impact of further housing on the increased traffic for local communities or indeed any concerns you may have about their housing proposals (concerns/ideas can be added within in the comments section of the survey).

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

Thank you to the many dog-owners in Blisworth who routinely use the dog-waste bins, rubbish bins or take their dog-waste bags home.  Please report those few dog-owners that persist in not disposing  of their dog-mess bags in the many bins provided to West Northants Council.

Information from the Police & Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (helping to prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour):  There was a theft on Gayton Road, Blisworth.  Please see the attached report for details and how to notify the police if you have any information.  Gayton Road, Blisworth Theft

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!!

Our next session will be on 14th June 2022 (10:00 – 12:00).

We are extremely grateful for the support of the Baptist Church and the use of their facilities to further support our local community.

 

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 for 20 days whilst BethMar complete rural broadband works. Knock Lane-Roade Rd Closures

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.  Please click on the link to view a plan that shows the extent of the road closure and the diversion route.  Stoke Road Closure

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

 

 

 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.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the website please contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance:- E-mail: blisworthparishcouncil@gmail.com
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