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 April.” 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 one.network 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 https://111.nhs.uk/
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.
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 https://islip-parish.co.uk/newsletters/ 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 https://islip-parish.co.uk/newsletters/ page
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
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.
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:
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 https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/ page
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.
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.
Islip Parish Council has received the following information from Northamptonshire Highways
Following a number of attempts to procure a replacement contract, a contract has been awarded to Whippet Coaches Limited in the last few days and today a registration has been received for a replacement for services 8 and 18. Subject to approval from the Office of the Traffic Commissioner, a Government body, this will commence on Monday 28 October.
The timetables from Thrapston, Brigstock, Little Stanion, Stanion, Corby Old Village, Geddington and Weekley are comparable to the current timetables, albeit with slight amendments. It is worth noting, however, that passengers from Brigstock who wish to arrive in Kettering before 1100 should travel on services towards Corby and remain on the bus.
Whippet Coaches, operating under the name “Go Whippet”, are based in Cambridgeshire between Huntingdon and Cambridge. As a result of this and the operator’s requirement to run buses to their depot to relieve drivers for a break, we are able to offer an experimental direct service from Corby and Thrapston to Huntingdon three times per day in the off-peak. Full details can be found on the following link: http://www.go-whippet.co.uk/latest-news/news/
The External Auditors- PKF Littlejohn LLP have completed their review of the AGAR for year ending 31 March 2019. A copy of their report, along with Sec 1 & 2 and the Notice of Conclusion of Audit can be found on the Parish Council Noticeboard and on the Annual Return 2018-2019 page
This can be found on the https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/ page. After the Summer break, the Parish Council meet again. That’s not to say that they have been idling the summer away! Please come along to the next meeting, where there is a lot to discuss!