As part of The Great British Spring Clean Cllr Cavanagh organised a litter picking day in Overthorpe on Saturday 30th March. 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.

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.