Agenda available for final meeting of 2019

All residents welcome to the next meeting on Tuesday 17th December- 7pm at the Sports Pavilion. The councillors will be discussing next years budget – come along and see what they intend to spend the precept on! Go to https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/ page for all the details

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Coming soon- to a letter box near you!!

The Islip Christmas newsletter is being circulated- an electronic copy is available on the https://islip-parish.co.uk/newsletters/ page

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THE BIG ISLIP QUIZ IS BACK!!!!

Quiz night- 7pm Saturday 25th January 2020 at Islip Village Hall. Tickets 12.50. Teams of up to six. Burns Night Theme- prize for fancy dress
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Draft minutes now available for November meeting

Please go to the https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/ page

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Buses are changing

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/

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Draft Minutes for October now available

Please go to the https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/ page

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Parish Council meeting- 16th October.

All welcome to attend this next meeting at the Sports Paivlion, Toll Bar Rd, Islip- Agenda and papers available on the https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/ page

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Draft minutes for September meeting now available

These can be found on the https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/ page

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit

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

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Next Parish Council meeting-17th September

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!

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Draft Minutes for July meeting now available

These can be found on the Minutes page https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/

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Next Parish Council meeting- 16th July 7.15pm

All residents welcome to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council at Islip Sports Pavilion at 7.15pm. Please note there will be no meeting in August .

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Community message from the Police

Good Afternoon

We have had a request by members of the public that have brought to our attention of unacceptable behaviour and have requested this message to go out and shared to everyone.

Could all dog owners, while enjoying the country walks , please keep all dogs under control at all times, when out to which we encourage doing, Please observe/respect the countryside code:

We would like to advise leaving gates open or shut as you find them, keep to footpaths, avoid climbing over fences, and please be mindful and park in a considerate fashion so that you are not blocking residents and farmers from using the track.

Sheep worrying by dogs is becoming a major issue in the countryside, and this behaviour is unacceptable.

We apologise and fully understand this message is not intended to everyone, sadly and unfortunately a very small minority of us have to be kindly reminded from time to time. We do Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.

Regards
Your Local Policing Team






 
 
 
Message Sent By
Arthur Pereira (Police, Community Support Officer, East Northants)
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Overnight road closures A14 between J12 and J13 8th July-22nd July

Please see attached letter about a road closure due to works on a bridge extension joint over the River Nene in Thrapston . There is also a map of the diversion route

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Agenda and papers for next meeting-18th June 2019

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Annual Meeting Draft minutes available

Please click on the following link to access this months minutes- who was voted in as the new Chairman??? https://islip-parish.co.uk/events/minutes/

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Bus Timetable changes

Please see below information received from Northamptonshire Highways

Dear All

Since 23rd July 2018, services 8 (Kettering – Geddington – Lt Stanion – Corby) and 18 (Raunds – Thrapston – Brigstock – Lt Stanion – Corby) have been running under contract to Northamptonshire County Council using what remained the section 106 public transport funding from Little Stanion that was part-funding the previous service 8. 

The present service 8/18 arrangement, in addition to Little Stanion, is partly funded by other section 106 funding in Thrapston and the inclusion of two entitled home-to-school transport services within the timetable.  On bus takings and concessionary fares reimbursement cover about 55% of the net operating cost of the service.

At this rate, the funding will cease in September or October of this year and, given that the service does not cover costs, under these circumstances it is unlikely that any commercial operator would take over the service.  However, there is scope within the timetable to make measured reductions in order to reduce costs and prolong the life of the service.  These discussions have been on-going with Centrebus over the last month.

It is intended that a revised service comes into force from the end of May 2019, that achieves sufficient savings so that it is hoped that the service can continue until at least this time next year, or beyond if usage of the service continues to grow.  The final detailed timetables are still being drawn up, and will be shared in due course, however the headline changes that you should be aware of are as follows:

·         The service between Little Stanion and Corby will be reduced to approximately every 2 hours after 1000.  It is currently every hour, but usage data clearly shows that the busiest journey is the 0750 arrival in Corby, with busy journeys immediately after 0930 but otherwise low usage spread across the remaining journeys.  By removing the need for the bus to be in Little Stanion every hour, we can be more flexible with the way in which the buses are scheduled and we can incorporate drive rest breaks within the time.  This reduces costs a great deal.  There will also not be an opportunity to travel from Little Stanion to Kettering until a bus arriving at around 1300, outside of peak hours (see the next bullet point).

·         It is proposed that there will be a new journey from Corby to Kettering, on schooldays, arriving between 0800 and 0830, with a matching return journey in the afternoon.  The morning journey will not serve Wood Street, only the main road in Geddington in order to save time at busy peak hours.  To accommodate this, the 0750 arrival in Corby from Thrapston will be advanced to arrive at 0740.  This is subject to being able to accommodate the school bus from Gretton to Corby Business Academy elsewhere.

·         The Saturday service will be reduced to be operated by one bus instead of two.  As a consequence, rather than every 2 hours similar to weekdays, it will be much more based around a single journey from the villages to either Kettering or Corby, or between Raunds and Thrapston, outside of peak hours.

·         Journeys on service 18 will be centred around morning journeys to Raunds/Thrapston and afternoon journeys to Corby, rather than every 2 hours throughout.

·         Opportunities to access Corby from Geddington will be greatly reduced, and there is little evidence from the passenger loadings that there is demand for this.

·         There will be a single workers journey home from Kettering and single workers journey home from Corby at 1745 each day.

·         There will be no notable reductions to services between Brambleside and Kettering, given that this is generating a significant amount of the usage, thus income, on the service.  Journeys between Geddington and Kettering will be retimed, with certain journeys stopping only on the main road in the village in the interest of making these journeys as quick as possible.  Return journeys from Kettering will all serve Wood Street, as now, as will the first two buses towards Kettering after 0930.

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Road closure

John Henry Group, on behalf of Gigaclear, are carrying out major telecom ducting works in the area and as part of this will be requiring a combination of traffic signals and road closures.
All the information is also on roadworks.org and linked to the permits so any changes to the dates will be reflected.

Mill Road, IslipFrom Lowick Road to end of road.Controlled access.From 17th to 25th July 2019.
Mill Lane, Islip.From Mill Road to end of roadControlled access.29th July to 5th August 2019.
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Islip Parish Council Annual Meeting

All residents welcome to attend the above meeting, to be held at the Sports Pavilion, Toll Bar Rd at 7.15pm.

Please click on the links for meeting paperwork Agenda

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May Newsletter out now!

Islips’ newsletter will soon be dropping through your door with a wealth of information about the village. An electronic version is also available on this website on the Newsletters page

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Road Closure 2nd May 2019

Northamptonshire Highways have informed us that the A6116 will be closed overnight 8pm-6am on the 2nd/3rd May to allow surface dressing to be done. Please see the attached PDF for further information

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BBC Radio Northampton

Tune in to BBC Radio Northampton today- 29th April – to hear our very own councillor Bob Lymn talking to Helen Blaby (schedule starts at 12pm)
as Islip is being featured in their A-Z of Northamptonshire

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Draft Minutes now available for April meeting

These are available on the Minutes page

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Parish Council Meeting Tues 16th April

The ordinary Parish Council meeting will follow the Annual meeting of the Parish

Click on links for April Agenda 2019   and associated papers

List of Payments to be authorised- April 19

Summary Receipts & Payments by Budget Heading 31_03_2019

Detailed Receipts & Payments by Budget Heading 31_03_2019

Bank Reconciliation EOY Mar 2019

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Annual Meeting of the Parish- Tuesday 16th April 7.15pm

Residents welcome to attend the Annual Meeting of the Parish of Islip- where various organisations will give a report on their activities during the year

Annual Parish Meeting 2019

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Dog owners- please beware!!

It has come to the Parish Council attention, that there have been instances of dogs possibly consuming rat poison  around the lake/nine arches bridges.

Owners/Dog walkers are urged to be extra vigilant when walking in this area, and suggest keeping dogs on the lead.

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Recreation Ground Refurbishment- Grand Re-opening!

Islip Parish Council are to delighted to announce that the refurbished recreation ground will be officially re-opened on Saturday 6th April at 11am by the Chairman of East Northants District Council- Cllr Wendy Brackenbury.

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Spring Litter Pick- Change of date

Thanks go to the lovely residents who have already volunteered to take part in the Annual Litter Pick, more help gratefully received

Please note that the litter pick will now be on 14th April meeting by the village sign at the top of Chapel Hill, time to be confirmed .
Gloves pickers bags etc to be supplied with tea or coffee and bacon rolls afterwards!

Image result for spring clean

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Next Parish Council Meeting 19th March 7.15pm

All residents are most welcome to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council

Come and meet the new Clerk!

Click on the link to see the Papers available    Agenda and minutes page  

 

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Gigaclear Fast Broadband coming soon…..

Gigaclear, in conjunction with a County Council initiative will be installing fast broadband (up to 900 megabytes) to the North end of the village in the Summer. Currently there are no plans for the rest of the village, but if residents register their interest, and enough do so- it may be considered.

Go to their website https://www.gigaclear.com/postcode-checker  and follow the instructions

 

 

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