Neighbourhood Plan reaches next stage…

Preparations are near completion for the submission of the Neighbourhood Plan to ENC for a further round of consultation and independent examination. A new page on this website refers to ‘Regulation 16’, where copies of all relevant documents will be found, including the latest version of the Neighbourhood Plan along with appendices and maps.

These documents will be before the parish council on Wednesday 13th December for approval before submission to ENC, before the year ends.

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Parish Council Meeting 13th December

The AGENDA for the Parish Council meeting, to be held on Wednesday 13th December in the Village Hall, at 7.30 pm is now on this website. CLICK HERE for the AGENDA

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Neighbourhood Plan latest minutes

The MINUTES of the recent meeting of the Glapthorn Neighbourhood Planning Group (GNPG), held on 30th November, are now available on this website.

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Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Service Review 2017 Consultation

To read/download full message CLICK HERE

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) needs to find £115m savings over the next four years predominantly to meet social care costs in the county.

The NCC is examining the current Northamptonshire Library and Information Service as it operates over its current 36 static and one mobile site, to see where savings can be made.

NCC is consulting upon three options for the future of the Library and Information Service. Each section of the questionnaire gives more detail on what the options mean.

See full message for details of the three options.

In all three options, libraries with Children’s Centre designation are proposed for closure so it is important to consider the full range of services provided at the libraries when thinking about each of the proposals.

NCC want to hear your views about these options to understand the possible impact of the proposals and what would be the best way forward for the Library and Information Service in Northamptonshire.

Click the link at the top of this page for the full report and detail on how to respond to this consultation; and how you can give your feedback to these proposals.

This consultation closes at 5pm on 13th January 2018.

Footnote: Under these proposals the mobile library will go! And so might Oundle Library, or at best, it will become a community-managed service. If a library is important to you, your children, your grandchildren, please respond to this consultation. Also, consider lobbying Oundle Town Council because, if they are to help and find a solution, and create a community-managed service, they will require input from outlying communities such as Glapthorn.

The subject will also be on the agenda for the Glapthorn Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 15th November 2017. Note, PC meetings are now on a Wednesday.


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Glapthorn Street Lighting upgrade …

The Parish Council has completed the upgrade of all 13 street lamps within the village.

The new lamps, of the LED type will save the community over £700 a year in running costs. Each lamp has an estimated life of 25 years.

For more information, make a comment below. If you wish to see a data sheet showing the new lamp CLICK HERE.

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Neighbourhood Watch Alerts (NHW)

At present NHW alerts are available via to those who subscribe to receive them. If you would like to be on the distribution list please send an email to Jeff Knowles. Link below.
It is hoped that, in time, we shall  be have a direct link to the feed on this website. 
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Sign up for the Parish Council News Group

If you would like to receive the latest Parish Council News, by email, take a look at the side bar of this page and sign-up today.

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Village Newsletter

Did you know that you can submit a piece for publication in the Village Newsletter? Yes – it is not just for groups and organisations. Just contact Ursula Wide at or call her on 272594. The copy deadline for the next  issue is 1st December.

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