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Aston le Walls Parish Council

Serving the people of Aston le Walls

Clerk: Mrs. Gillian Taylor
Timbercroft, Welsh Road
Aston le Walls, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 6UD

Tel: 01295 660363

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Latest News

Deadline looms for voter registration

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:52 by Dick Stephen

Time is running out for people to register to vote in this year's general election with less than two weeks to go until the application deadline.

Eligible voters who have yet to submit their details for the electoral register only have until 11.59pm on Monday, 22 May to ensure they are included in time to vote in the general election, which takes place on 8 June. Electors who voted in the recent May elections or received a poll card do not need to re-register. More »

Paul Sutton, (Acting) Returning Officer for South Northamptonshire and Cherwell, said: "The eligibility criterion for those able to vote in the upcoming general election is different to the local elections which took place in May. However the one thing that remains the same is that those who are eligible must be registered to vote or they will be turned away on polling day. Any eligible voter who was registered to vote before 26 April this year should have received their poll card for the general election. Anyone who registered after this date will receive their poll card when the second and final batch is posted on 25 May. What's important is that anyone who has not received a poll card and who has not registered needs to do so before the 22 May deadline or they will not be able to have their say in the general election."

Eligible voters in a general election are British, Republic of Ireland or qualifying Commonwealth citizens who are over the age of 18 and not subject to any legal incapacity to vote. Exceptions include - but are not limited to – convicted prisoners, members of the House of Lords and EU citizens (other than UK, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) who are resident in the UK. The upcoming general election will enable eligible voters to elect an MP to represent their local constituency.In South Northamptonshire, electors will be voting in either the South Northamptonshire or Daventry constituencies. Anyone who will be unable to attend a polling station to vote on 8 June has until 5pm on 23 May to apply for a postal vote which will be delivered on or around the 25 May or 30 May. Postal votes will need to be returned to the issuing council along with the signed declaration and their date of birth in the envelope provided before 10pm on 8 June. It is crucial that these forms are completed in full to ensure that postal votes are valid. Alternatively, those who cannot attend a polling station have until 5pm on 31 May to apply for a proxy vote. This will entitle them to nominate a trusted friend or relative to vote on their behalf at their polling station on 8 June.

To register to vote visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before 11.59pm on 22 May.

For more information on registering for a postal or proxy vote visit www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk. » Less

Reducing the impact of collecting South Northants rubbish

Reducing the impact of collecting South Northants rubbish

Tue, 09 May 2017 21:02 by Dick Stephen

The cost of running South Northamptonshire Council's (SNC) fleet of refuse and recycling collection vehicles is being reduced, as SNC nears the end of a vehicle replacement programme.

The new refuse and recycling collection vehicles have the highest environmental ratings (Euro 6) which reduce potentially harmful emissions such as Nitrous Oxide (NOx) by 80 per cent compared to the old vehicles they replaced More »

And despite the £165,000 price tag, they will cost less to run than the older vehicles operated under a lease agreement. That means a saving to the council tax payer.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environmental services, said: "Before SNC went into partnership with Cherwell District Council (CDC) we had nowhere to maintain our fleet of vehicles, so leasing with a service agreement was our only real option. Today SNC's 12 collection vehicles are serviced at the Thorpe Lane Depot alongside CDC's fleet of 20 trucks, and with a new workshop and MOT bay under construction at Towcester's Tove Depot, we can maintain the vehicles there. This will decrease the amount of time vehicles are out of action by avoiding journeys to and from Banbury."

Nine of the 12 SNC collection vehicles are now owned by the council rather than leased, and the final three on lease will be replaced next year. Vehicle lease costs vary according to the size of vehicle, but on average SNC was spending around £39,000 a year per vehicle over a seven year agreement.

Purchasing the vehicles gives the council more flexibility and the ability to determine the lowest whole life costs of a vehicle. » Less

Thoughts sought with annual residents’ satisfaction survey

Thoughts sought with annual residents’ satisfaction survey

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:40 by Dick Stephen

Residents across the district are being asked to give feedback on the services that South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) provides by completing the annual residents' satisfaction survey.

Launching on Monday, 8 May and running until Friday, 16 June, the survey will be available for completion over six weeks, with residents being encouraged to tell the council what they think of the services it provides, whether it offers value for money and the quality of its day-to-day operations. More »

Scott Barnes, SNC's director of strategy and commissioning, said: "Feedback from residents on how we are doing is vitally important to how we operate as a council. As with any other organisation, we strive to continually evolve and improve. The results from this survey will allow us to measure our performance and tailor what we are doing to the wants and needs of those directly impacted by our services; the residents in the district. I would encourage everyone who uses our services to take the time to tell us what they think, as it's your feedback that we need in order to improve."

This year's survey aims to encourage as many people as possible to take part and is therefore available online here.

An external market research organisation, Marketing Means, will be managing the survey on our behalf.

A number of hard copies will be distributed to selected addresses for completion and further hard copies can be requested by calling 01327 322322 or emailing consultation@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk for any resident who can't access the survey online. » Less