Author Archive: Peter Rowbotham

Entrance Planters

Last Spring Brixworth Parish Council organised planters at the entrances to the village.

The bright floral displays won great praise and feedback from residents, including Lynne Compton who said: ‘what a lovely addition to the village’.

Following this success, the scheme has been extended to include Station Cottages on Station Road.

The Parish Council wish to thank Brixworth & Scaldwell Scouts, the Parish Council groundsman and Mr Troop for making this scheme such a success.

 

Community Grants

The Parish Council has recently awarded a number of important small grants for the benefit of the Brixworth residents.

We are pleased that these grants encourage and support our voluntary organisations with their community activities and projects.

All applications for funding are considered on their merits and the amount of any Grant awarded is always at the sole discretion of the Parish Council. The grants awarded during the last financial year include £300 to the University of the Third Age (U3A), £525 to Brixworth Juniors Football Club, £4,000 to the Saxon Spires Patients’ Participation Group, £762 to meet the printing costs of the 2018 Brixworth Calendar and £1500 to the Brixworth Music Festival.

If your local group would like to be considered for a Brixworth Community Grant please check eligibility and download the forms from here.

Have your say on the future of local government

It is proposed that local government in Northamptonshire should change.

One important reason for this is that a recent Northamptonshire County Council Inspection report, commissioned by the Government, found that the County Council did not have the right culture, governance and processes to make robust decisions, and subsequently has over-spent on its budget in previous years and faces significant on-going budget deficits.

It is important that you have a say in how these and many other services are delivered in the future.

You can read more about the proposals at https://www.futurenorthants.co.uk

From this web site there is a link to a questionnaire available for you to complete. It is important that your views are heard before any decisions are made