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.

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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Spring Newsletter now available

Please click on the link  to the following page to read our latest Newsletter

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Draft minutes now available

Draft minutes for the February meeting are now available here. These are subject to change until approved at the March meeting

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Macmillan Quiz night -22nd Feb- Oundle Rotary

Oundle Rotary are holding a quiz night for Macmillan

Please go to their Facebook page for more details



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Neighbourhood Alert

Please see below important information about unauthorised canvassers in the area, received from Neighbourhood Alert

4th to 10th February 2019
Covering Raunds, Thrapston, Rushden & close surrounding areas
The canvassers are recruiting new members to join the weekly Air Ambulance Lottery.
They will not be collecting any cash or taking any donations whatsoever, the new members they sign up agree to play/join via Direct Debit or cheque.
The canvassers are dressed in hi-visibility jackets with Air Ambulance displayed front and back or grey fleeces displaying Air Ambulance on the front left breast or yellow polo shirts with Air Ambulance displayed both front and back and carry picture ID cards.
The canvassers usually operate Monday – Friday between the hours of 10am and 8pm and occasionally at weekends. 
Further clarification can be obtained by calling the Air Ambulance Lottery office on 
0844 567 0844 during normal office hours. 

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Parish Council Meeting Dates

The Parish Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except August.

Dates for this year’s Parish Council Meetings

15th May 2018 – Annual Meeting

19th June 2018

17th July 2018

18th September 2018

16th October 2018

20th November 2018

18th December 2018

15th January 2019

19th February 2019

19th March 2019

16th April 2019 – Annual Parish Meeting first

21st May 2019 – Annual Meeting


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Rec Refurbishment Consultation

Please let the Council know if you are in favour of refurbishing the Recreation Ground.

This consultation forms part of our application to ENC for the Communities Facilities Fund and without a good response our application will fail.

There is a 25% match funding for this award so watch out for fundraisers to raise this money which will need your support.  A quiz night is planned in September and if you have any ideas that will help the Council raise the 25% required, please let me know.

Julia Tufnail, Clerk

07756 851026



Rec Consultation

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MEETING 18th December 2018

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 18th December 2018 in the Pavilion, Toll Bar Road from 7.15pn

You are most welcome to come along.


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The Phone Box renovations have been compeleted and the Defibrillator has been installed.  The Cabinet is locked for security but if you need to use it, just ring 999 for the ambulance and they will be able to instruct you further.

The Defibrillator is inspected weekly as part of the village checks to ensure all is in order but if you notice any problem with it please contact either the Clerk (07756 85102) or Cllr Bob Lymn (01832 730119).

If you have had cause to use the Defibrillator, please let the Clerk know as soon as possible so that new pads can be put on the machine ready for use again.

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Councillor’s Register of Interests

ENC list of councillors interests can be found here.




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