Welcome to the website of Overthorpe Parish Council, Northamptonshire. This website has been developed to provide the community with useful information about what is happening within the Parish.
In this section, you can find out who is on the Parish Council and about what is being discussed at the Parish Council meetings. You can also send in any comments you have to the Parish Council.
24th March 2020
The last 10 days have seen rapid changes in advice and instruction from Government and Local Authorities, alongside an increasing number of local initiatives in response to Covid-19.
Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the actions of many residents who have already taken action, either by contacting their neighbours to offer assistance to those in self-isolation, or to get involved with groups co-ordinating support. Thank you for all your efforts.
Your Parish Council cannot provide advice on Covid-19 or updates on restrictions imposed by Government. In the first instance, changes are happening too fast for us to keep you informed. Please refer to the NHS website 111.NHS for advice. You should obtain other information from trusted websites such as BBC News - How Do I Stay Safe?.
As part of The Great British Spring Clean Cllr Cavanagh organised a litter picking day in Overthorpe on Saturday 30th March 2019. A number of parishioners kindly offered to help with the litter pick and the event was a great success with a large amount of litter removed from the village. The parish council would like to thank all those involved for their help.
The way to get your County Council to improve the roads and potholes is to report them to FIX MY STREET.
Flytipping needs to be reported to South Northamptonshire District Council
Maintenance of our roads is the responsibility of the Highways Department of Northamptonshire County Council. Their website provides current information on who or what part of the County's Services are responsible, click here for more information.
During late February / early March volunteers completed a two-week programme of traffic monitoring through the village as part of the Community Speed Watch project. Unfortunately, the weather did not help this time around but it now means the team have been actively speed checking traffic in Overthorpe for more than 12 weeks in total over 3 separate sessions since it started in early 2017.
The Parish Council would like to thank all of the volunteers who have given up so much time to help with this invaluable work which has been much appreciated by many in the village.
Rural residents and workers are being encouraged to use an online reporting form to alert police to any suspicious or criminal activity in their area.
Northamptonshire Police’s rural crime team, whose remit includes wildlife and heritage crime, wants to hear from people about anything which strikes them as out of the ordinary.