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.
- 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.