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Volunteers Needed to Listen to Children Read in Local Primary Schools
Our reading volunteers are going to be desperately needed due to Coronavirus. Thousands of children won’t have had enough reading practice during lockdown. In a normal year, one in four children leave primary school unable to read well. Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now wider. Children who struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed as adults.
Schoolreaders needs more volunteers in your local area to support children’s reading and prevent them falling further behind. If you want to make a difference to a child’s life, apply to become a Schoolreader. No qualifications are needed; just a love of reading and some spare time each week. The process to become a Schoolreader takes a few weeks, so please apply now so you can be ready to start as soon as it can be arranged.
To join us, please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org/volunteer-application-form or call 01234 924111 for further information.
Reg Charity: 1159157Volunteers Needed Sept20 PDF
Planning Application 20/00260/DPA – to build at:
Fircroft Nurseries Stamford Road, Stanion, Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 1DU
For: The erection of a self-storage building (Class B8) (4,466 sqm GIA) with independent Office use (Class B1) of 200 sqm) within the self-storage unit, 9 Units in flexible use Class B1 (b, c) B2 and/or B8 uses with ancillary Trade/Retail Counter amounting to 879 sqm GIA, Class A1/A3/A5 Coffee Drive Thru (168 sqm) with new access, associated car parking and landscaping.
This is in addition to applications:
- Midlands Logistic Park (MLP) 5 million sq ft approved and currently reaching completion and,
- Cowthick Plantation Logistics Park (CLP) a site of 162.53 hectares, which is an Outline Planning Application for a logistics park, which is bigger than the MLP project
The Parish Council has objected on every possible occasion to the Cowthick Logistics Park development proposal, which will have a devastating impact on Stanion and all villages along the A6116 and A43, and despite this application not conforming with the North Northants Joint Core Strategy Plan 2011-2031, for development in the county, Corby Borough Council Development Control Committee are seeking to approve the plan, and to delegate responsibility for all the Planning Conditions to the Corby Borough Council Planning Department. This will mean that detailed scrutiny of the conditions will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the general public to challenge.
The Parish Council will be objecting to the Fircroft Nurseries development, which will sit some 275 metres from the roundabout of the A43/A6116, and will further adversely impact the village if approved. So, if you value the quality of life that we currently enjoy and do not want to have this degraded or diminished, now or in the future, Write and Object to this latest imposition on the village. Objections must be submitted by 18th September 2020 at the latest, in writing to CBC Planning Department for attention: Mrs Farjana Mazumder or via the CBC Planning Portal.
You will see from the various class uses described below that this site may contain virtually anything – and on your doorstep…
Building Use Classes:
A1 – Shops, sandwich bars, dry cleaners, various retail outlets etc.
A3 – Restaurants/cafes etc. – consumption on premises
A5 – Hot food takeaways – consumption off premises
B1 – B1a – offices, other than financial/professional services etc. – B1b – R&D of products or processes –B1c – Industrial processes
B2 – General industrial
B8 – Storage or distribution
Please note: The use classes have changed from 1 September 2020 but as the application was submitted prior to that date these classes will be used in determining the application.
Planning Application 18/00621/DPA – to build 5 Houses on Land to the East of Little Lane
We are pleased to announce that the Appeal lodged by the Developer to overturn the refusal by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to grant planning permission for the application to build 5 houses in the paddock at the northeastern end of Little Lane; an important part of the conservation area, has been refused. The full written decision may be viewed in the Planning Area of this website.
Cowthick Plantation Logistics Park – Planning Application 18/00817/OUT
Throughout the year we have been engaged with other local parish councils in a concerted effort to have this application refused. Corby Council’s Development Control Committee (DCC) were initially scheduled to meet to discuss the application on 23 March 2020, at the Council Chamber, Corby Cube; with a great deal of lobbying we were able to have the meeting deferred until 23 June 2020, by which time virtual meetings were in place and we were able to represent the views of the Village. Due to the number of objections raised, some of which were submitted late in the day, the meeting was opened and adjourned until the 29 June 2020. The meeting finally took place at 7 pm on 29 June and we made our representation on behalf of the Village, strongly opposing the application.
The DCC then made its decision: approving the application, as recommended by Corby Planning Officers.
However, this is not the end of the matter. Subsequent to the meeting a number of representations were made in respect of the conduct of the meeting, and some regarding procedural errors. Post the meeting, Corby Borough Council issued a further Public Notice in respect of the application, inviting further comment, we therefore submitted a further letter of objection raising a number of issues and concerns.
In addition to submitting a further objection to Corby Borough Council, we have written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, requesting that he call-in the application for his consideration. If his Office deems this appropriate then the matter would receive a high level of detailed scrutiny. A number of other villages and parishes along the A6116 and the A43 have also submitted requests to the Secretary of State for him to call-in the application, we hope this combined effort will prove successful.
All of the Stanion Parish Council letters submitted to Corby Borough Council and to the Secretary of State may be viewed in the planning area of this website. Those for Corby may also be viewed at the Corby on-line planning portal, under: Planning Application 18/00817/OUT.
We wish to thank publicly, the small but intrepid group of volunteers who, of their own volition, continually collect and remove the litter from the verges, roads and other areas around the village. Some of these residents combine their litter picking with the routine of their daily exercise. One lady in particular manages to do so despite having to use a walking aid. We are very grateful and appreciative of their continued selfless dedication.
You may see the bags containing this litter placed adjacent to some of the waste bins around the village, this is perfectly OK and is part of an arrangement with CBC to collect the litter. Anyone who wishes to join the litter pickers is welcome to do so, the parish council can provide you with the equipment for you to participate.
Dog fouling is a perennial problem that affects most villages in the county. We have many reports of dog faeces around the area of the football pitch adjacent to the village hall, and on the footpath at the entrance to Church Piece, on the short grass, in clear view, and less than 2 metres from the recently installed additional dog waste bin. This is particularly disappointing as we have provided these extra bins to make it easy and convenient for dog owners to dispose of dog faeces safely, for the benefit of everyone.
The refusal of some owners to clean up after their dog and to make full use of the waste bins provided, indicates that the behaviour is determined by the attitude of the owner and not by any prevailing environmental or other conditions.
So, we ask once again that all dog owners act responsibly, consider other residents, and especially children, and clean up after their dog wherever that might be in the village, and dispose of the dog faeces in the bins provided for that purpose.
Vacancies & Volunteering
There are still vacancies for councillors and opportunities to support the village by becoming a volunteer to assist the Parish Council in its work, in a capacity that suits your availability and skills. If you are interested then please contact: Cllr Helen Heelan Clerk Stanion Parish Council (unpaid) Stanion Parish Council, The Village Hall, Brigstock […]
Crime & Police Matters
Despite having a very low crime rate for a very long time, recently the Village has experienced some very disturbing criminal behaviour, all of which has been reported to the Police, who are investigating with a view to gathering evidence that will lead to a prosecution. The incidents were: 1. Criminal Damage – A number […]