The Annual Glapthorn Litter Pick will take place over the weekend 6th,7th and 8th April. The aim is to clear all the road verges in the parish of rubbish and discarded items. The roads have been divided into nine roughly equal strips, each of which requires a co-ordinator and at least one other person (see below).

Black bags, picker sticks, hi viz jackets and gloves will be available from The Chestnut Tree, Southwick Road (Nick Knowles’ house, on corner of Main Street).

Full bags and large un-bagged items should be piled tidily by the public bench at Southwick Road/Main Street junction for collection by ENC Waste Services on Monday 9th April.

If anyone would like to take part, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01832 275281 or email to

Strip 1 Cotterstock Rd – (Oundle Sewage Works to the Brook)

Strip 2 Benefield Rd – (Southwick X roads to MZ12)

Strip 3 Southwick Rd – (Southwick X roads to Water Tower)

Strip 4 Southwick Rd – (Southwick X roads to Main St junction)

Strip 5 Southwick Rd – (Main St junction to Oundle boundary)

Strip 6A Main St thru Village – (Village Hall to Benefield Rd)

Strip 6B Main St thru Village – (Southwick Rd to Village Hall)

Strip 7A Benefield Rd – (Southwick X roads to Main St junction)

Strip 7B Benefield Rd – (Main St junction to Glapthorn School)

Strip 8 Benefield Rd – (Glapthorn School to Sandy Lodge)

Strip 9 Benefield Rd – (Sandy Lodge to Gated Rd)

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Parish Council Meeting

The minutes for the Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 15th March will be available soon.

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Neighbourhood Plan now sits with the Independent Examiner

Regulation 16 consultations are complete and the Glapthorn Neighbourhood Plan is now with the Independent Examiner. For more details on the ‘Examiner’ and the Regulation 16 consultation responses, go to the Neighbourhood Plan page above.

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Glapthorn Recreational Area

Following the unsuccessful efforts of Glapthorn School Governors to purchase land behind the school for use as a playing field, Glapthorn Parish Councillors voted to take up the project.

The Glapthorn Neighbourhood Plan (now in its final stages), under Policy 12, supports the development of a recreational area for the use of both the community and the school. This policy had very strong community support.

Agreement with the landowner, on the price for the land behind the school, has been reached and access to the site through part of the school’s land has been agreed with the Peterborough Diocesan Education Board. The school governors are also very supportive.

A draft plan has been drawn up which proposes a facility to provide:-

1. a playing field/recreational area for various sports and activities (for use by the school, the community and clubs).
2. a children’s play area (ages 4 to 8)
3. a car park for 41 cars including a dropping off/picking-up area for use by parents at the start and end of the school day.
4. changing rooms/club house to encourage community and sports club use outside school hours.

The funding for the project will be sought from local authorities, the Lottery Fund and charity funders. Without such funding the project cannot proceed.
However, in order to be successful in approaching funding sources the Parish Council must demonstrate that the project has significant community support.

The Council intends to set up a Playing Field Association, made up of councillors and members of the community, to manage and run the project, and you are invited to express your interest in joining such a group.

If you wish to express your support please click on the ‘Leave a comment’ below and make your views known. Alternatively, please write to the Parish Council c/o Crown House, Glapthorn PE8 5BJ or  30 Lytham Park, Oundle PE8 4FB or by email to

Please tell us if you are a village resident or a parent of a child at Glapthorn School – thank you.

Alan Tresadern (Clerk to the Parish Council)

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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 25th May 2018.

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