Blisworth Community

Welcome Blisworth Community Page. You will be able to find information on the Community. In this section, you will find out about any planning permissions they may have. This could include information on projects that may take place or information on projects which have been given the green light.

It will also talk about the Neighbourhood watch, this will inform people on how they are making Blisworth a better and safer place to live. It is designed to prevent crime from taking place and making the security in Blisworth that little bit better to protect its surrounding and residents. If there is a sense of crime, then the Neighbourhood watch will be able to help the police out in making sure everyone is safe.

You will also have any information on any community groups that take place throughout the village. There are a number of groups that take place allowing people to meet new people, make friends and get involved in activities. The groups range from different activities meaning there should be a group for everyone.

It will also contain images of Blisworth and its surrounding beauty. Images like the canal bridge which residents of Blisworth love, it will also contain other images such as the countryside, pubs or landmarks.


All Parish Councils in England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting between March 1 and June 30 each year. The meeting allows the Parish Council and local Community Organisations to explain what they have been doing over the past year and what plans they might have for the coming year.    It is also the forum for electors to have their say on anything which they consider is important to the people of the parish.

In law a Parish Meeting consists of the local government electors of a parish (s.13 of the 1972 Act) and the purpose of the meeting is to discuss parish affairs (s.9 of the 1972 Act).

Anyone may attend but only registered electors may vote on topics that require a vote. An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Lindsey – this will be welcomed and it is the whole purpose of the meeting.  Normally the Chairperson of the Parish Council will chair the meeting otherwise the meeting will elect a Chairperson from among those electors present.   Parish Councillors may attend and speak as necessary but the purpose of the meeting is to enable the electors to have their say. Councillors will listen and as electors themselves, also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.

A written record of the meeting will be taken and presented at a future meeting of Parish Council for their consideration.

Annual Parish Meeting

Thank you to all the residents that attended the Annual Parish Meeting and for your engagement with the voting process about Blisworth Parish Council’s future priorities. It was great for the councillors to hear your views and share ideas, as well as enjoying cake!

We asked residents to vote on seven different suggestions/future expenditure priorities (listed below) to identify where residents might want to spend our limited funds and which ones are thought to be the most urgent.   (The pound signs are an indication of the costs involved).

  1. A traffic calming chicane on Stoke Road (within village limits) similar to a chicane in Shutlanger village. ££££
  2. Further Signage: 20 mph limit near the school, improve weight-limit signage for Stoke Road etc  ££
  3.  Traffic operated crossing across High Street, near Blisworth School (where the current bus lane is).  ££££
  4. Happy to Chat Bench in the village to improve village interaction. £
  5. A footpath from the Tunnel Carpark into the village   ££££
  6. Electric E charge on the streets to encourage electric car take up Free
  7. Improve pavements including installing dropped kerbs £££

Below are the results of engagement with residents on future expenditure priorities (including votes collected at the Annual Parish Meeting, online votes via Blisworth Parish Council Facebook page and voting boxes at the Blisworth shop, St John’s Church and the Baptist Church).

128  Votes – A calming chicane on Stoke Road (within village limits) similar to the chicane in Shutlanger village.

123 Votes – Further Signage: 20 mph limit near the school, improve  weight-limit signage for Stoke Road etc.

113 Votes – Improve pavements including installing dropped kerbs.

104 Votes – A footpath from the Tunnel Carpark into the village.

57 Votes – A traffic operated crossing (current bus lane) High Street near Blisworth School.

25 Votes – Community engagement initiatives – e.g., ‘Happy to Chat Bench.’

13 Votes – Electric E charge on the streets to encourage electric car take up.

Blisworth Parish Council will need to seek further consultation and agreement from West Northants Council and Highways prior to actioning these initiatives.


Footpath from TunnelPavementsChicane on Stoke Rd

Happy to Chat BenchElectric car changing pointsSignage

Pelican Crossing


Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting for Blisworth 16 May 2022

May 2022 edition of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s newsletter.

In this issue you can read about a brand new campaign that has brought organisations from across the county together to say ‘It only takes one community to say enough is enough’ to violence against women.  We’ve also attached the campaign partner pack which provides supporting artwork and guidelines should you wish to promote the campaign through your own networks.

There’s an update on the Safer Streets project and information on a series of webinars that will help adults spot the signs of criminal exploitation of children.

This edition outlines the success of Operation Crooked and the reduction in the number of burglaries across the county as well as the Commissioner’s support for partnership working, as Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and Northants Search and Rescue formalise their working relationship.  NFRS also led a multi-agency training exercise at Rushden Transport Museum and Railway which was attended by East Midlands Ambulance Service, British Transport Police, Network Rail and Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Also read about the Knife Angel as it lands in the county as part of its nationwide tour, raising awareness of the consequences of knife crime.

The newsletter can also be viewed or downloaded from our website – Newsletters 2022 – Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (

It only takes one community to say enough is enough’ to violence against women and girls information pack. IT ONLY TAKES ONE COMMUNITY PACK links 22 Apr 22

Supporting Independence Programme
Click the link to find more information. Supporting Independence Programme

Nature notes

Bees’ Needs Week
This week has been Bees’ Needs Week (18 – 24 July) with a call on the public to take five simple actions to help pollinators.  Parish and town councils can implement the five actions themselves where applicable, and challenge residents to do the same.  To sustain bee populations:

  • Grow more flowers, shrubs, and trees
  • Let gardens grow wild
  • Cut grass less often
  • Don’t disturb insect nest and hibernation spots
  • Think carefully about whether to use pesticides

Monitoring for insects is also a great way to help scientists understand what pollinator populations look like. The Pollinator Monitoring Scheme is the first scheme in the world to generate data on the abundance of bees, hoverflies and other flower-visiting insects at a national scale. It will provide information that will help measure trends in pollinator populations and target conservation efforts. Everyone can get involved, and takes only 10 minutes observation.  Pollinator Monitoring Scheme:

Churchyard Wildlife     Springtime      Graveyard in June