North Northamptonshire Unitary Authority

The following link: futurenorthantsnorth.org will take you to a website designed to keep us all informed about the ongoing local government changes and the move to unitary authorities in the county. The new North Northamptonshire unitary authority will cover the areas of Corby Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council and Borough of Wellingborough Council.

Litter Picking, Car Parking & Buses

The Village Litter Pick held on Saturday 21 September 2019, proved to be very successful, with a large amount of rubbish removed from the areas around the Village Hall, Brigstock Road and the Corby Road entrance to the village. A big thank you to all who gave of their own time to improve the look of the village. The removal of  plastic and other waste, toxic to wildlife, will help the ecology of the area and is a fitting way to protest at the blight of littering; with effective action. What is disappointing is to see that some residents and/or their contractors appear to view public areas of our village as cheap and convenient landfill sites, and rather than make the small effort of disposing of builders’ waste (much of which is toxic to wildlife) via the correct channels, treat our environment with contempt and just dump it in public areas, despite the detrimental impact on us all. <strong

The ‘Community Payback Team’ attended the village on Monday 23rd September to clear the verges along Corby Road and Reservoir Close, they have made a great job of clearing the overgrowth and restoring the full width of the walkways for pedestrians. They will be with us once a fortnight and will work their way around the village undertaking similar tasks at the village hall, including the car park and many other areas. They will be supervised at all times whilst they undertake the work.

Car parking is an ongoing concern. People are still parking on the pavements, partially or fully blocking access for pedestrians, which creates huge difficulty for those with mobility problems or visual impairment and those pedestrians using prams or accompanied by children. Please be considerate and think about the consequences of how and where you park. We would also remind people not to park on the grass verges.

There has been some consternation regarding the continued provision of the bus services that run through Stanion. The Council has been in contact with Northampton County Council (NCC) regarding this for some considerable time. The current investigations by NCC will result in a decision on the way forward, sometime in September. Once we receive a formal response and decision from NCC on the outcome of their deliberations, we will inform parishioners. Please do not listen to rumours, which are likely to be inaccurate.

We still await the September update from NCC.