Welcome to the website of Spratton Parish Council.
This website is managed by the Parish Council for the benefit of the residents of the village of Spratton in Northamptonshire.
Here you will find details of the responsibilities and workings of the Parish Council, as well as local events in the village. Please contact us to give your news and views on any matters you wish.
Explore the menu above to see what's being discussed and agreed.
- Urgent Message : This is an urgent message from the Parish Council to anyone with an interest in walking The Gallops (The large field on the corner of A5199 and Teeton Road). There are signs around the field requesting that the use of the field be respected with no litter or dog mess etc. There are also regular requests in the parish Newsletter that the permission to allow for walking there be respected otherwise it will be removed. Unfortunately the tenant farmer has now come to the end of his tether regarding the misuse of the field. Some of the electric fence posts which cordon off the hay or the sheep, depending on the time of year, have been removed, are missing or thrown into the long grass. Dog mess is not only left around the field but put in bags and left. The farmer has asked the Parish Council to give one final warning that the permission will be removed if this behaviour continues. The late Mrs Joan Tice gave permission for villagers to use the field for walking provided they respected it. This is NOT an official footpath. The footpath from the north east corner of the Gallops to Teeton is a permanent official footpath donated by the generosity and kindness of Mrs Tice.
The privilege of the many people who enjoy the Gallops will be removed if the very small minority of those who abuse it, continue their behaviour. Please pass this message on to anyone you know who has an interest in the Gallops.
- Coronavirus up-date : The authorised Community Response in Northamptonshire, provided by the district and borough councils and co-ordinated by the county council, is working extremely well. The telephone number for anyone needing help is 0300 126 1000 (Option 5). Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
- 01/04/20 New Coronavirus support line launched: A new support line has been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community. The new support line - which can be reached on 0300 126 1000 (Option 5) - allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require. There are a large number of people across Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and those with existing health conditions, those who are pregnant or those aged 70 and above.
- The Customer Service Centre at Northamptonshire County Council will be managing the helpline, ensuring that each call is appropriately triaged so that individuals receive the care and support that is appropriate to their needs. The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with the District and Borough Councils, mapping those requests by area and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their support
Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number:
0300 126 1000 (option 5)
People can also fill in NCC's online form
Find out more about the range of support on offer during this time on NCC Coronavirus advice pages
- Daventry District Council: Are you in need of extra support during the coronavirus pandemic? Or do you know someone in your local community who might need some help? Daventry District Council is working with a range of partner organisations to co-ordinate local efforts to get people the help they need during these difficult times.An army of volunteers has come forward to offer their help with everything from collecting prescriptions or shopping for people who cannot leave their home, to offering a friendly ear to those who might be feeling a bit lonely.So if you are in need of any support, or know anyone who might need help, please get in touch.
Help that can be arranged includes:
▪️Help with shopping/emergency supplies
If you are in need of help and support please go to Daventry District Council's website to complete an online form:
Once you have completed the form, we will match you with a community group of volunteers who will contact you as soon as they can to arrange the support you need. Please be aware we are experiencing huge demand for these services at the moment, so you may not get a response straight away.
- Volunteering opportunities: If you and your family and friends want to be involved in volunteering opportunities in Northamptonshire there’s more information here: https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/volunteer-to-help-those-in-need-coronavirus.aspx Volunteers will be matched with those requesting help, according to their skills and locations. Volunteering could include delivering prescriptions or helping the food bank or other local essential community schemes.
- SPRATTON REC PUBLIC NOTICE: Spratton Playground, Skatepark and Zip line are closed until further notice. This is in line with Government guidance for the health and saftey of the public due to the current Coronavirus situation.
- Government up-date regarding the Coronavirus can be found here.
- Coronavirus updates Find the latest local and national coronavirus updates affecting Northamptonshire on the link below. This includes health advice and guidance, changes to council services and events, and support available for businesses and educational settings.
- Spratton Parish Council Coronavirus leaflet Spratton Parish Council aims to deliver a leaflet to homes in the village this weekend giving information and contacts to help villagers during this difficult time. A copy of this leaflet can be seen by clicking here.
- Give your views on new measures to tackle anti-social behaviour: People are invited to have their say on proposals to give police and council enforcement officers additional powers to help combat anti-social behaviour in Daventry. Daventry town centre is currently covered by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which makes it an offence for someone to fail to surrender alcohol when asked to do so by a police officer, police community support officer, or authorised council officer. Anyone who fails to comply can be issued with a £100 fixed penalty notice, which may be reduced if it is paid early. While the PSPO has helped reduce a culture of street drinking in the town centre, it is hoped that widening its scope will enhance the police and council’s ability to deal with different aspects of anti-social behaviour.
A 12-week consultation is asking people for their views on the current PSPO, as well as on proposals to expand it with a range of new offences. People can also have their say on proposals to expand the PSPO to cover the whole town, rather than just the town centre, and the potential to expand the range of organisations which are able to enforce the Order. People can have their say by completing an online survey at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation or by requesting a paper copy on 01327 871100. The deadline for comments is Friday 8 May.
- Council agrees final budget ahead of unitary change: Daventry District Council (DDC) has set its final budget and Council Tax level before it is replaced by a new unitary authority next year. At last night’s Council meeting (Thursday, 21 February), councillors approved a £17.5million revenue budget for 2020/21 – money that will be spent on the day-to-day running of its services. The budget takes account of a 1.5% increase in the funding settlement that the Council is expected to receive from central Government for the next financial year, which begins in April. At the meeting, councillors also set the authority’s Council Tax level for the year ahead, agreeing that DDC’s portion of the bill, including special expenses, will increase on average by about £5 a year for a Band D property in the District – equivalent to just under 10p a week. Members also heard that DDC would be in a healthy and stable financial position for the next 12 months, with £30.5m in reserves, before it is replaced as part of the new West Northamptonshire Council on 1 April 2021. Throughout its final year as a district authority, DDC will continue to invest in improving local amenities and services, earmarking money within its capital programme for the ongoing regeneration of Daventry’s town centre and other developments. Projects set to move forward in the year ahead include the Mulberry Place cinema in Daventry town centre, a new public leisure centre in Moulton and the development of a new Reach for Health rehabilitation centre.
- An opportunity for young people from your Parish to become a member of Northamptonshire’s OPFCC Youth Commission The Youth Commission has been set up by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the views of young people are heard, and help change services for the better. The hope it to recruit up to 30 young people from across Northamptonshire to form the 2020 Youth Commission. In addition to those young people who might ordinarily apply, young people whose voices might struggle sometimes to be heard are encouraged to apply. Furthermore young people who have already had experience of the criminal justice system should apply. You can check out information about the commission at http://www.northantspfcc.org.uk/opfcc-youth-commission/ where you will find an information sheet that can be downloaded, and an online application form for young people to complete.
- Spratton Youth Club: Spratton's Youth Club is up and running click here for the Youth Club's timetable.
- Government says yes to two unitary councils for Northamptonshire Two brand new unitary councils will be established in Northamptonshire on 1st April 2021 (Vesting Day). The West Northamptonshire unitary will cover Daventry District, Northampton and South Northamptonshire and the North Northamptonshire unitary will cover Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough. The existing district and borough councils and Northamptonshire County Council will all be abolished. The Secretary of State James Brokenshire has reviewed all the evidence and representations received, and has now decided that replacing the eight councils with two unitary authorities is in the best interests of the residents of Northamptonshire. Parliamentary Orders will follow later this year and there will be elections to the Shadow Authorities in May 2020. Shadow Executives for the two unitaries will be selected from those elected and will determine the structure, budget and service delivery models for the new councils. Services which complement one another but are currently divided between the district, borough and county councils, such as bin collections, waste disposal, planning and roads, will be brought together under each of the two unitary councils.
- Spratton Parish Council currently have vacancies for Councillors. If you would like to apply to become a Councillor please click here.
- The Chairman of the Parish Council is Cllr John Hunt.
The Parish Clerk/RFO is Mrs Emma Gibson.
Tel No: 07715 651904.
- Highways Issues eg Potholes. Please report online at streetdoctor
- Street lighting Issues. Please report to Parish Clerk on the e-mail or telephone details above.