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.
Following the increase in traffic through Overthorpe in recent weeks (caused by the roadworks on A422/M40 Junction 11 roundabout), there have been a large number of posts on What’sApp with suggestions of how to mitigate the problems.
Usually, around this time of year, there would be a Parish Meeting – an opportunity for residents to put forward their concerns to Parish, District and County Councillors. Obviously, as a consequence of Covid19 restrictions, we cannot hold a meeting this year.
All of the issues raised via What’sApp have been raised at some time in the last 30 years – either through the Parish Council, or previously the Residents Association, so we thought it would be useful to review past proposals, ideas and action:
Overthorpe Parish Council
Clerk to the Council:
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR
Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Martin Holt, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
In accordance with the Local Elections Rules an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 25 September 2020), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to The Returning Officer, South Northants Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD by TEN electors for the Electoral Area, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
In line with the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is called it will take place on or after 6 May 2021.
Dated 7 September 2020
Making Overthorpe a Wildlife Friendly Village
The UK’s wildlife is struggling. In the last 20 years the number of hedgehogs in Great Britain has halved, 95% of turtle doves have disappeared and over 60 species of wildflowers have gone extinct in Oxfordshire alone. But it isn’t too late! Together we can make a big difference by making Overthorpe a wildlife-friendly village!
Northants Couny Council want to hear YOUR ideas for making Northants a better place for cycling, walking & maintaining social distancing.
As Government Covid-19 lockdown procedures are adjusted, they want to hear your ideas for making the streets in Northamptonshire better for walking and cycling.
Whether you are concerned about the ability to maintain social distance, want a new cycle route, or have ideas for creating quieter residential streets or around schools, they want to hear from you.
Use their interactive map to log your suggestions for cycle routes, cycle parking, improved footway space and quieter streets
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?.