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County Council Election 4 May 2017
Northamptonshire County Councillors are to be re-elected on Thursday 4th May. Woodford is in the Irthlingborough Division and and has four candidates - one from each of the three main parties and one independant candidate. The Polling Station will be in the Baptist Chapel, accessible from Rose Terrace only, and will be open from 7.00am until 10.00pm.
Speeding in Mill Road
Latest results (18th April) from the Speed Identification Device (SID) reveal that only 44% of vehicles travelling into Woodford are within the legal speed limit of 30mph. A further 49% travel at speeds between 31 and 40 mph. The remaining 540 vehicles were travelling at a speed exceeding 40mph with the highest recorded speed being 61mph some 200metres inside the 30mph zone. Further details
Kill Your Speed; Not a Person!
Woodford Open Gardens returns once again this year at the end of May. If you'd like to open your garden then please see attached poster for contact details. The Open Afternoons are Sunday and Monday, 28th and 29th May.
Maps showing locations of participating gardens, and tickets will be available on the day from the Village Green (High Street) or Parish Church (Church Street).
April Parish Council Meeting
At the April Parish Council Meeting Councillors heard that there had been a number of burglaries affecting houses and outbuildings in Woodford. Representations will be made at the next Police Joint Action Group meeting for a more frequent Police presence especially after dark. Bob Tattersdale (representing the users of the Motocross track) spoke to Councillors more
Motocross events in Thrapston Road are planned to take place on the weekends of 9th July; (Classic bikes, pre 1965 models), 16th July; (may be rearranged), 10th September and 8th October.
The motocross track has been vandalised in recent months through misuse by unauthorised persons. If you have any information as to who could have caused the damage, please let the Police know, or contact the Clerk to Woodford Parish Council and the information will be passed on to the leaseholders and Police
Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death among children in the UK. One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK and hundreds more suffer life changing injuries through near drowning. For more information follow this link
Greg's Fish and Chips
Congratulations to "Greg's" on achieving twenty five years of business in Woodford. This makes "Greg's" the oldest current business (under the same ownership) in the Woodford.
Responsible Dog Owners required
With the longer warmer days now upon us, dog walkers are now excercising their pets more. Please remember to clean up after your pet. It is an offence not to do so, and if you are observed by the Dog Warden you could receive a fixed penalty fine of £75.. Please clean up any mess your dog leaves behind and either take it home with you or deposit in one of the ten dog bins that can be found around village. If you are out in the fields then alternatively you could use the "stick and flick" method of disposal especially if near a hedgerow. Please don't bag, and then leave it hanging on a tree.
If you are aware of dog owners who frequently flout the law then why not take a photo and send it to the Dog Warden at email@example.com..
For more information about dogs and the law, please see East Northants Council Website
Riverbank Tree Undergrowth Clearance
Trees and undergrowth are being cleared and burnt along the river bank upstream from the Woodford Lock (between the lock and Woodford) along side the bridleway and riverbank. These trees and shrubs were planted in the early 1990s in conjunction with the Countryside Commission, Northamptonshire County Council, Woodford Parish Council with permission from Drayton Estate to encourage riverbank wildlife. A number of these trees are understood to have been cleared as recently as 10 March, without the permission of the landowner. If anyone is aware of who is carrying out this work please either contact Drayton Estate Office on 01832 732405 or contact clerk @woodfordpc.co.uk and the information will be passed on.
The Village Diary includes dates commemorating the centenary of the deaths of those named on the Village War Memorials. On the actual anniversary date a biographical note will also be posted.More details
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