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Conservation Area Review – Exhibition

Daventry District Council are undertaking a review of the Brixworth Conservation Area.

The conservation area was designated in 1979 and last reviewed in 2000. From this review a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan  will be drafted.

This Appraisal will set out the special architectural and historic interest of Brixworth village, including highlighting features which is desirable to both preserve and enhance. This includes architectural features as well as elements such as trees, green spaces and views. The Appraisal will also detail the general character of the conservation as a whole, including its setting.

The Management Plan will set out actions for the preservation and enhancement of the conservation area.

The Conservation area designation introduces certain controls over development, demolition and works to trees which recognise and aim to protect features of architectural and historic interest.

As part of the review there will be a public exhibition during the drafting stage. This will take place at the Community Centre on Wednesday 19th April between 3pm and 6.30pm. Please come along and learn more about this important piece of planning work.

 

Join us at the Annual Parish Meeting

The agenda has been issued for this year’s Annual Parish Meeting. The agenda can be found here.

This meeting will take place on  Tuesday 18th April at the Community Centre, Spratton Road, Brixworth and tea and coffee will be served from 7.00pm.

As well as being able to listen about the great work in and around Brixworth by our volunteer groups you will also be able to meet your local PCSO and Parish Councillors.

This is not a Parish Council meeting, but an opportunity for local residents to get together and find out about what’s been happening in Brixworth, including hearing from groups such as the Cricket Club, Junior Football Club and the Historical Society, and what’s being planned for the future.

Please join us for an interesting evening.

Grass Cutting

The grass cutting season is once again underway and the Parish Council has already been working throughout the village maintaining its verges and open spaces.

Parking on grass verges is a persistent problem in some parts of the village and can lead to verges becoming an unsightly state. The Council has already missed some streets as drivers parking on a grass verge have prevented  grass cutting from taking place both underneath the vehicle and around it.

Please help us keep Brixworth ‘Clean and Green’ – and do not park on the verges. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parish Council Surgery

 

This Saturday (April 1st) sees our next Parish Council surgery take place at the Library & Community  Centre. Why not pop along and speak to our Parish Councillors about local issues? Councillors Justyna Pittam and Anthony Jennings will be hosting the Surgery from 10am until noon.

Brixworths Great British Spring Clean 2017

Children can teach us many things and it was inspiring to see so many children involved in Brixworth’s Litter Pick which took place on 18 March 2017.  The youngest child to volunteer was two years old and the oldest was 12. We should be proud that these children stepped forward to clear up the waste discarded by others.

Many adult members of the public also turned up to make our village a more pleasant place to live, including representatives from the 1st Brixworth & Scaldwell Girl Guides, Brixworth Christian Fellowship and the Olive Branch. One dog walker was apologetic that he could only offer ten minutes of his time, but we were grateful to all volunteers, and ten minutes the volunteer filled half a bag. Just ten minutes made a real difference!

The volunteers litter picked The Ashway Playing Field and the streets and footpaths around The Ashway, Spratton Road playing field, Northampton Road (including the layby to the south of the village), and the Conservation Area including the church grounds. In total, 49 full bags were collected, plus ten tyres, a pair of Hunter wellies, two very sad dolls, some wire fencing, an oxygen tank and a microwave oven!

Brixworth Parish Council would like to thank the volunteers from Brixworth Christian Fellowship and the Olive Branch for providing free refreshments, and the 1st Brixworth & Scaldwell Scouts for providing the gazebo.

Extra special thanks to all the members of public, old and young, who gave up their own time.