Annual Meeting of the Parish of Islip 21st June

After a break due to Covid, the Annual meeting of the Parish was held this June, where a number of representatives from village linked organisations gave a brief overview of the year just gone. Report below

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Titchmarsh Boundary Walk

STAUNCH would like to inform you of their next fund raising event which is on Sunday 22nd May.

They are collaborating with the Parochial Church Council to organise a 30th Titchmarsh Boundary Walk.

This will raise funds to help pay for legal representation at expected appeals to the proposed planning

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Supporting Independence Programme

The Supporting Independence Programme is a Northamptonshire Public Health service, delivered free of charge in community clinics across the county. We provide tailored support to clients (aged 18 & over) in several areas of their life, which may impact their every-day independence & wellbeing.

With up to 12 weeks of one-to-one support, our dedicated Wellbeing Advisors are committed to improving client’s health and wellbeing, helping them to achieve a better quality of life.  

Examples of support include:

•                     Opportunities to meet with your Advisor to ‘Walk and Talk’ with the aim of increasing physical activity and socialisation.

•                     Support to access social opportunities within your local community to reduce isolation, including volunteering and clubs, groups and events to suit your hobbies and interests.

•                     Identification, intervention and support for low-level mental health and emotional difficulties.

•                     Identification, support and referral as appropriate to support daily life including housing support and money advice.

•                     Advice, information and support on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19.

•                     Advice, information and support on lifestyle issues such as nutrition, smoking and alcohol use.

•                     Identification of other issues such as blood pressure or use of multiple medicines and referral where appropriate including to memory clinics, continence services or community pharmacies.

Individuals can self-refer or make a referral on someone else’s behalf and can do this by completing our short eligibility assessment via the link below. A member of our administration team will endeavour to contact clients within two working days to arrange an initial appointment.

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Spring Newsletter

This should be dropping through your doors shortly- please see the digital version here

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Parish Councillor Vacancy

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Castle Manor Farm- Thrapston

February 2022. The Parish Coucil has been informed of an application for a major warehouse development near Thrapston.


More details can be found on North Northants Planning Portal –

Application reference is NE/22/00151/FUL Comments should be in by 13th March 2022

A campaign group has been set up – information available from

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Message Sent By
Timothy Butter
(Police, PCSO, EN4 East Northants)
Dear Resident,
Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be holding a
CRIME PREVENTION EVENT at Thrapston Farmers Market on Saturday 5 February between 10am & 1pm.Please come along to speak to your local officers about any issues of concern in your local community.
To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Northampton, they can
be contacted on the following email:  
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit  

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Post on behalf of the Northampton Male Voice Choir


Who Are We?

We’re the Northampton Male Voice Choir (NMVC) comprised mainly of men from the county of Northamptonshire.
We have great fun performing in concerts and events around Northampton and the surrounding areas and, in the process, we raise substantial amounts of money each year for both local and national organisations and charities.

What Are We Doing?

We’re planning a series of “open evening” rehearsals aimed at recruiting more men to join us.
The first open evening is on 22 February at the Old Northamptonians RFC Clubhouse, Billing Rd, Northampton NN1 5RX.
If you’re interested, why not come along and meet us and our music team, enjoy a free beer and find out all about us?
We’re sure you won’t regret it!

Future open evenings are currently being planned at other locations in the County.

If you’re interested, or would like more information, please contact Marc Bentley on 07999 942 390 or

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A14 works- commencing 26th January.

A drawing showing the main diversion route is enclosed for your information. Please contact us if you would like further detail.

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November Parish Council meeting- Tuesday 16th November

The Parish Council will now be meeting at Islip Village Hall, on Old Farm Lane, for the foreseeable future. All welcome. Agenda available by clicking on this link.

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Next Parish Council meeting- Thursday 23rd September

The Parish Council return refreshed from their summer break and look forward to seeing residents at the next meeting- to be held at the Sports Pavilion 7.15pm Papers available on the page

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Summer Newsletter

The Parish Council do not meet in August- however, there will still be plenty of work going on in the background. Take a look at the Summer newsletter to keep you up to date!

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Draft Minutes for the Annual Meeting now available

These can be found on the page

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Election – Statement of persons nominated

Islip have received ten nominations for nine councillor seats- so residents will be able to vote for their chosen candidates on Thursday 8th May

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Official Notice of Election

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Nine Arches Bridge closure

Repair and strengthening works on Nine Arches Bridge in Thrapston over the River Nene on Bridge Street/Kettering Road are set to take place 
between February and July 2021, lasting around five months.

The first stage will require a six-week road closure
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross the river using the separate
footbridge, as works will not affect this.Cyclists will be asked to dismount.
Nine Arches Bridge is a historic structure and is frequently inspected.
Recent inspections have shown a weakness in the arches meaning works are required to enable the structure to carry all vehicles.

Following the six-week road closure and works to the main navigation
arch of the bridge, Northamptonshire Highways will continue their work on the other arches to repair and strengthen. This work will take place
under the bridge and not affect the road.
During the closure, a diversion has been agreed with Highways England
to use the A14 and traffic should access Thrapston at Junction 13.

The majority of the work will be carried out from below the bridge, therefore we are working closely with the Environment Agency to ensure we
complete the work before the boating season officially starts on 1st
Currently, adjacent land is saturated and river levels are high and works could be affected by bad weather. Severe weather or flood alerts would mean that the pontoons being used to carry out these essential repairs
would need to be removed and would stop works. This would be
necessary to ensure nothing affects the flow of the water, which would increase the risk of flooding. Depending on the stage of works, this would mean the road might remain closed for a longer period.
·       The site compound will be located on land adjacent to Kettering Road, opposite Chapel Hill and set up will start on Monday 1 February.
·        Bridge Street over the river will be closed at Nine Arches Way from
the east and Kettering Road over the bridge from the west will be closed at Chapel Hill  Monday 15 February – Friday 26 March.
Access to properties will be maintained during the closure.
At the end of the repairs, the road will be closed for short duration to
allow for resurfacing. Detail will be provided nearer the time.

Access to Thrapston
·        Drivers will need to use A14 Junction 13 from both east and west directions to access the town
·        There will be no vehicle access into Thrapston from the west through Islip, junction 12 of the A14 or from the A6116 from Corby.
·         From Corby and the A6116 go straight across the roundabout where you would normally turn left into Islip and Thrapston. Join the A14 at Junction 12 and then take the exit at Junction 13.
·        Access from the A605 from Peterborough, Oundle and the A1 will be as normal, as will the route using the A45 from Rushden, Irthlingborough, Raunds, Wellingborough, Earls Barton and Northampton.
You can keep up to date with all roadworks and closures in your area by visiting or by following us on Twitter @nnhighways
We are also creating a Thrapston Nine Arches mailing list. To register for e- bulletin updates please email
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Virtual Parish Council meetings

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Parish Council meetings are allowed to be held using Zoom video conferencing. Residents are able to attend these virtual meetings, using the unique invitation available for each meeting published with the Agenda. If you need any help with Zoom- the conferencing software, please contact the Clerk. Thank you

Januay 18th th Meeting Agenda and paperwork can be found on the page and the Agenda also contains the Zoom Link for attending the virtual meeting.

Dec 15th Meeting Agenda and paperwork can be found on the page and the Agenda also contains the Zoom Link for attending the virtual meeting.

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Covid-19 Information

A poster explaining that the county is under Natioanl Lock down restrictions

During this health crisis, the Parish Council will strive to keep residents informed and work to help all in the village

The Government website has frequently updated information, and what you should be doing to keep safe

NHS advice can be found at

Northamptonshire County Council- local advice

Think NHS 111 First

NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. 

As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.

If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised. 

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at

Further information about NHS 111 First is available at

1st April
A leaflet should be delivered through everybody’s door in the next few days – our Vice Chairman Cllr Duval is taking calls and co-ordinating volunteers on 01832 735943 or 07951110552



31st March 2020 Northamptonshire Community Resilience Service has launched a Coronavirus Support Line

The new support line, which goes live today, allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number.

0300 126 1000 (option 5)

Individuals can also email and ask for help.

Updated advice on what Parish Councils can and can’t do during this time is available from our advisory body Northants Association of Local Councils

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Message from Lucy Wightman- Director of Public Health-Northamptonshire

A letter explaining how to stay safe during the second covid lockdown
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Digital Newsletter now out!

Update- November 2020. The Parish Council will deliver the Christmas Newsletter to households soon- following all relevant government safety guidelines. A digital copy is still available by following the link page

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, we will not be delivering paper copies of the newsletter this summer. We do hope you understand, and can enjoy the digital version instead- available on the page

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Draft Minutes for September 2020 meeting now available

Please go to the page to access them

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Casual Vacancy

Follwoing the resignation of Cllr Duval, there exists a vacancy on the Parish Council. If ten or more residents require it, an election will be held to fill the post. Failing that, the council may co-opt a councillor. Please see below Notice

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor- dated 1st September
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Change of Bus services-Sept 2020

Dear all

Whippet Coaches will be revising services 8 and 18 from Tuesday 1st September 2020.

As shown on the attached timetable, service 18 will be renumbered service X3 (and X2) and linked to the current X3 Huntingdon – Cambridge service. As a result bus passengers will have a through service from Corby to Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Service 8 will be revised with Brigstock, Stanion and Little Stanion having additional journeys to Kettering.

Also, the service from Stanion and Little Stanion to Corby has been revised to provide a journey every 1-2 hours throughout the day on Mondays to Fridays.

Please contact Northants County Council if you require further information at this stage.

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Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

(b)                      Ms C Tilley    Clerk & RFO


                          07756 851026

commencing on (c) Monday 15th June 2020  

and ending on (d)  Friday 24th July 2020 

Copy of the Notice is on the Village Notice Board and available here

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Agenda for March 17th Meeting

This and associated paperwork is now available and can be found on the page

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February Parish Council meeting- Agenda published

Residents are very welcome to attend the next Parish Council meeting on the 18th Feb- 7.15pm at the Sports Pavilion- Toll Bar Rd. We look forward to seeing you. All paperwork can be found on the page

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A6116 Overnight road closure 19th -21st Feb 2020

Northamptonshire Highways are requiring to close a section of the A6116 at Aldwincle, Islip and Lowick for three nights (8pm to 6am) from the 19th February 2020.  The closure is to allow the carriageway to have chippings removed following the resurfacing works last year.

The closure and diversion can be viewed here

If you require more information about the works please contact Gavin Hopkins on 01604 883400.

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Happy New Year. Please come along to the January meeting- 21st Jan 7.15pm at the Sports Pavilion, Toll Bar Rd. Lots of local issues to be discussed!

Please visit the for the Agenda and associated paperwork

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Have your say….

East Northamptonshire Council’s Residents’ Survey for 2019 is now open. This is an opportunity for residents to give their feedback on public services within the district and where they feel improvements could be made.

They would like as many residents as possible to complete the survey.

The survey can be accessed through the council website at and is open to all residents of East Northamptonshire.

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Draft Minutes for December meeting available

Please go to the page to view these

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