General Administrative Update

Litter

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

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.


Annual Parish Meeting 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Annual Parish Meeting for this year was cancelled. The Chairman’s Annual Report to the Parish for 2019/2020 has been published on this website.

Grass Cutting

Stanion Grass Cutting

The next grass cutting will be undertaken on Wednesday 1st July 2020.

 

The Parish Council Spring/Summer Newsletter 2020

The updated Spring/Summer Newsletter has now been published on this website under ‘Newsletter’ and it will be delivered to all homes in the village in the week commencing 29 June 2020.

Stanion Village Community Update

The Parish Council had intended to provide a children’s summer sports programme this year, along the lines of the event held in summer 2019, which was so successful. Regrettably, but also understandably, the Lottery Fund has refused our submission for a grant this year, as all COVID-19 projects are a priority for the next six months. We will revisit this next year.

Working with the Village Hall Committee, we have been successful in securing a grant of circa £10k to enable the repainting of the village hall and we are hoping to carry out further work as the year progresses. The Village Hall Committee have been working very hard and have secured funding to assist with maintaining the viability of the hall, by covering its running costs whilst it is closed because of the current restrictions.

For those unaware of the history, the hall was built with the help of Corby Borough Council, who provided the land and additional funding, with our community making a considerable financial contribution over a number of years to provide the remainder of the funding for the project.

It would be a travesty if the physical and financial effort and commitment of those who preceded us were to be undone by apathy and the village hall was to close.

So if you are community-minded and you are willing to help in any small way, please contact Len Farrow by email:

Important Notification – Planning Application Cowthick Plantation Update 31 March 2020

Mulberry Developments Ltd/Greatline Developments Ltd, have applied to Corby Borough Council for outline planning permission to build another Logistic Park, comprising office and commercial facilities with associated infrastructure on Land at Cowthick Plantation, Stamford Road, Corby.

These proposals are currently under consideration by Corby Borough Council under planning application reference 18/00817/OUT, the application has seen various amendments and updates to the original form of the application, first submitted in December 2018.

We are pleased to announce that, as a result of lobbying by us with regard to the date of the hearing for the Cowthick Plantation application, the Corby Council Development Control Committee *Special* Meeting scheduled for 23 March 2020 to hear and determine this application has now been deferred and the meeting will be rescheduled once the current government restrictions in respect of public association and meetings are revised and published. 

The Parish Council’s written responses to the application are on this website under Planning.

 

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, Car Parking & Buses

Despite a short-term improvement and the best efforts of the volunteer litter pickers, litter continues to be a village problem. We have now received an increase in the number of multi-purpose (dog waste friendly) litter bins around the village, so we have moved some bins to new locations and re-sited some of the dog waste bins. This should make it easier to dispose of general litter and for dog owners to pick up dog waste and dispose of it in a considerate and neighbourly manner, because some owners still appear reluctant to shoulder this responsibility as they leave their dog’s waste for others to clear up.

It also remains disappointing to see that some residents and/or their contractors still 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, they treat our village environment with contempt and dump their rubbish in public areas.

The ‘Community Payback Team’ continue to attend the village. They will be with us once a fortnight and will work their way around the village undertaking tasks at various locations, the village hall has already received some attention and we now intend to continue, restoring walkways and clearing the neglected and overgrown areas. The Community Payback Team 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.

We are very pleased to confirm that the bus service is now provided by Whippet. This solution will remain extant until the end of July 2020. Any changes to the provision of the service that we are made aware of will be notified via this website.

There is a link to the bus timetable on the home page.