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Welcome to the East Haddon Parish Council website. The Parish Council works hard to make East Haddon a great place to live. Our website contains information about what we do and how we conduct our business. Use the search box or browse the site to find what you're looking for. If you can't see what you need then please contact us.

This website is here as a village and community site so that it can be central place for people to find out what is happening in our village. If there are any groups in the village who would like to be included in this, or you run something that benefits the village and would like to update the "Latest News" section then please contact us. Anything that you would like to be posted should be village orientated and not advertising, and will be at the website administrators' discretion.

Latest News

Neighbourhood Watch Alert

COURIER FRAUD

Police officers will NEVER ask you for money – please warn elderly relatives about this emerging scam

Fraudsters pretending to be police officers are repeatedly targeting the elderly in Northamptonshire.

Over the past few months, a number of incidents have taken place across the county where fraudsters have pretended to be police officers conducting covert investigations in order to gain the trust of elderly people with the aim of scamming them out of their money.

Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:55 by Shirley Cumbleton

Disabled Facilities Grants Available for Home Improvements

Daventry District Council has Grant funding available to help local vulnerable residents to access funds for disabled adaptations. Grants now available to adapt your home Grants of up to £30,000 available for disabled residents Improving homes and lives Disabled Facilities Grants Can be used to fund all sorts of works from ground floor bedroom and bathroom extensions, walk-in shower rooms, widening of doorways, ramped access, driveways, parking solutions, stair lifts and step lifts plus lots more …If you have any queries please do not hesitate to Care & Repair Daventry District Council Tel: 01327 302230

Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:13 by Shirley Cumbleton

RECRUITMENT OF PARISH COUNCILLORS

You may have read in my annual report as Chairman of the Parish Council of the urgent need to attract more villagers to become Parish Councillors for East Haddon.This report has been published on the Parish web-site. At present the Council consists of 7 Councillors and a Parish Clerk. Our establishment is for 9 Councillors and a Parish Clerk.

Now you may already be thinking: "Huh! What's the Parish Council ever done for me?!" Well you might be surprised. Perhaps you have not had personal attention from the Council but you have benefited in many ways, as have other villagers. For example who do you think has been responsible for the Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs), refurbishment of our War Memorial, improved signage at the cross-roads with the A428 and improvement to the S bend on the A428 towards Northampton? Who looks after the maintenance and grass cutting in the cemetery and the churchyard? Who makes recommendations on planning applications? Who provides annual grants to the PFA, the Village Hall and Friends of the Primary School? Your Parish Council is responsible for all these matters and the list is not exhaustive. Nevertheless, I hope it gives you a flavour of how you benefit from the efforts of a talented and experienced group of people who devote their time and energy to providing the best possible service for our village. More »

Now a bit of background, a Parish Council is NOT a committee. It is a legal entity enshrined in law. It has strict conditions and obligations to consider. This might sound onerous to you but with the experience within our Council the rules and regulations are dealt with efficiently and with the minimum of fuss. You will no doubt have read about the huge change that will take place in local government in the form of two unitary Councils, one for West Northamptonshire and one for North Northamptonshire. Whatever changes result from this new format, one thing is certain, Parish Councils will continue to form the bedrock of local government.

Your present Councillors have a wide range of personal experience and disciplines, i.e. civil service, farming, military, engineering and commercial. Your Council is NOT a replica of "The Vicar of Dibley"!! If you decide to become a Parish Councillor you will be supported with training and guidance. You will learn all sorts of transferable skills which can be used in your work place or the community. Being a Councillor will increase your knowledge of the village and you will work in a team to further the brilliant community that is East Haddon.

Now if you have got this far well done because here is the punch line. If villagers in East Haddon do not come forward to fill the existing two vacancies and more in the future as resignations and the grim reaper take their toll, East Haddon will no longer have a Parish Council run by its villagers. Outsiders will be appointed to run the Parish Council; outsiders who perhaps have never been to East Haddon before. What do you want, a Council run by villagers for villagers or strangers? I can assure you that without a local involvement, overtime you will start to see a difference; a difference you will not like.

Why don't you come along to one of our bi-monthly Parish meetings and see what we are all about. They usually last from an hour to an hour and a half and are normally held in the Village Hall. The dates are on our web-site. Our July meeting will probably be a virtual one. There will be a link on the web-site. If you want more information the contact details of our Parish Clerk are also on our web-site.

We look forward to meeting you.

John Benson,

Chairman, East Haddon Parish Council » Less

Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:30 by Gilly Wrathall