Woodford is a large village on the banks of the River Nene in Northamptonshire about 2 miles west of Thrapston and 7 miles east of Kettering between junctions 11 and 12 of the A14.
The early settlement was mainly a farming community with an increasing number of men working in the ....... more
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Fire Service Annual Report
The 2020/21 Annual Report of the Northamptonshire Fire Service can be found here.
Development in Thrapston Road
Updated 1 July 2021
A Planning Application has been lodged with North Northamptonshire Council. for two static caravans and four touring caravans for two families. The Planning Application is 21/00960/FUL and can be viewed here (application form) or at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/viewplanningapplications. All comments and representations should be made to North Northants Council using the link on the abovementioned page or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also guidance about the type of comments which can be made........ more
Attendance Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council meetings are now being held, however, due to COVID-19 restrictions space is very limited. As a result only 2 members of the public can be accomodated at any one time, so it may be neccessary for you to make your statement or ask your question and then withdraw. A response will be made to you in writing following the meeting. If you feel you must attend then you must wear a mask / face shield (unless medically exempt, this will be recorded), you must respect social distancing and not be experiencing any Covid symptoms. Please use Rose Terrace entrance only.
July Parish Council Meeting
The Council welcome Mr Tish Swiecicki to his first meeting and the Council is now at full strength.
At the July Parish Council meeting, councillors unanimously agreed to object to the new development currently underway in Thrapston Road.
Once again despite being assured in late June that a fair would be on the village green from 7 July it did not materialise. The fair has been visiting the village the week after Kettering feast for well over 100 years and it’s arrival has been taken for granted. The Council agreed that from next year a formal booking would be made for a different fair to attend (as opposed to historically receiving a request from the fair to accommodate them).
Lastly, the large number of cars parked around the vicinity of the village green were discussed. A number have not been moved for a number of months, and the matter has been referred to the relevant authorities for investigation.
Accounts Year ending March 2021
The accounts for year ending March 2021 can be found here.
Should you wish to inspect more detailed information please see Inspection details.
Village Diary is taking a break until certain incompatible software issues are resolved.
In the meantime The Woodford Walks still take place each Wednesday morning from at. and morning services are held at the Church each Sunday at 10:45am
Open Gardens and Church Fete are to be held on 3rd / 4th July as is a Motocross event in Thrapston Road.
Also on the site are several historic photographs of Woodford and transcripts of various documents relating to the village.
Please report any faulty street lamps to email@example.com. Woodford Parish Council owns all of the lamps in the village and repairs can only take place if we know about the fault and authorise the repair. Once the Parish Clerk is aware of the fault the contractor will normally repair the lamp in about a week. All you need to report is the lamp number (if known), or the location/address. Please don't assume someone else has reported the fault. We'd rather have two reports than none.
Potholes, dangerous pavements and blocked drains/gullies within the village and all approach roads are handled by Street Doctor.
This County Council service can be reached on the County Council Website.
The Parish Council occasionally receives complaints regarding noisy neighbours, especially from music being played loudly through open windows etc. The Council has no power to intervene in such matters, however East Northamptonshire Council advise in the first instance you should contact the person creating the noise and ask them to reduce the volume. If they do not, the matter should be referred to East Northamptonshire Council. The East Northants Council website containes information regarding what is considered to be a nuisance and how you should report such events