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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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Crime Prevention Advice For Darker Nights

Crime Prevention Advice For Darker Nights

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:17 by Dick Stephen

At home

  • Keep front and back doors locked at all times and keep keys and valuables out of sight and reach from cat flaps, letterboxes and downstairs doors and windows
  • Close, and ideally lock, all windows when you're not in the room – approximately one in four burglaries in the county still happen because doors have been left unlocked or windows left open
  • If it's dark before you get home, use timer switches to turn on the lights – change the times that the lights come on, to create the illusion that someone is moving around inside the house. Plug-in dusk-to-dawn lights are also popular
  • Make sure your door is well lit and fully visible from the street – dusk-to-dawn lamp adaptors are available from DIY stores
  • Check existing lighting is in good working order and replace any faulty equipment – remember to check batteries in torches and smoke alarms
  • Keep shrubbery and hedges at the front of the house pruned to below one metre – remove any cover for a burglar to work unseen and give your neighbours every chance to spot something suspicious
  • Keep curtains closed at night – if you are away, ask a trusted neighbour to close them for you, and open them again in the morning
  • On cold mornings, never leave your car unattended with the engine running to defrost the windows
  • Assess your property's perimeter and check it is secure. Cut back overgrown hedges and repair broken fences and gates
  • Secure sheds and outbuildings with good padlocks and consider fitting alarms. Lock all tools and ladders away securely

When out and about More »

  • When out in your car, look out for Park Mark accredited car parks and remove all items from your vehicle when you leave it
  • Don't leave your keys in the ignitions, even when filling up with fuel or popping into the shop
  • De-clutter your handbag – take out only what you need and avoid carrying large amounts of cash
  • When you're out shopping, keep all bags firmly closed and on your person at all times
  • Carry wallets and phones in inside pockets of jackets or coats, not in the back pocket of trousers
  • When using your credit or debit card, shield your PIN and take the time to make sure you safely put away your purse or wallet
  • Never leave your bag unattended on the back of trolleys or pushchairs
  • Don't be tempted to return to your car and drop off your shopping bags – keep them with you or take them home
  • If you see anything suspicious, or have an information about crime or criminals, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
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Second consultation to begin on parish and town boundaries

Second consultation to begin on parish and town boundaries

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:13 by Dick Stephen

Have a say and help make history by taking part in the next phase of the Community Governance Review (CGR), running from Monday, 30 October until Friday, 8 December.

Following the results of an initial consultation held earlier this year, residents are being asked to influence the evolution of their communities by giving South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) their comments on the CGR.

Cllr Phil Bignell, SNC's portfolio holder for HR, ICT and Governance, said: "Following the first consultation we have listened to the feedback we have received, responded and adapted. This second consultation is another opportunity for the public to have their say, before the consultation closes. It's vital that those affected participate so that, once again, we can take on board the comments that can shape the future of the district." More »

Following a meeting of SNC's full Council on Wednesday, 18 October, members agreed to consult on the following recommendations:

  • boundary between Towcester and Paulerspury
  • boundary between Brackley and Evenley
  • creation of a Brackley North ward at town council level
  • name of Greatworth Parish Council changing to Greatworth and Halse Parish Council
  • number of parish councillors for King's Sutton Parish Council reducing from 15 to 11

All parishes and towns in the district had been contacted in December 2016, with eight asking to be included in the review; Boddington, Brafield-on-the-Green, Brackley, Greatworth, Hackleton, Harpole, King's Sutton and Towcester.

Tiffield also expressed an interest in a possible change to incorporate Caldecote, however during a consultation which ran from May to July, the CGR concluded that the boundary should remain as it is.

Boddington, Brafield-on-the Green and Harpole advised they did not wish to proceed with their initial requests.

Hackleton and Quinton parish councils, following the first consultation were advised by the CGR working group that the boundary remain as it is, of which they were content.

The consultation will run from Monday 30 October until Friday, 8 December

Full details on the consultation can be found at www.southnorthants.gov.uk/community-governance-review from Monday, 30 October. » Less

Voter registration continues with doorstep campaign

Voter registration continues with doorstep campaign

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:07 by Dick Stephen

A four week campaign from Friday, 27 October until Monday, 27 November will see electoral canvassers employed by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) visit the homes of 10,160 non-responding properties, to help them confirm or update their details on the electoral register.

Canvassers will be knocking on doors between 9am and 8pm and will be identifiable by high visibility jackets and photographic identification containing the SNC logo. More »

The campaign forms part of the national electoral registration canvass which requires all voters to provide up to date details for the electoral register on an annual basis.

Yvonne Rees, Electoral Registration Officer for SNC, said: "I appreciate that we are all busy, so updating your electoral register details can be easily forgotten. But we're here to help, so if you haven't already done so you are likely to receive a visit from one of our friendly officers who can assist. We don't want people to miss out on their chance to vote, plus it can have a positive impact on your credit rating, so by taking a few minutes to make sure your details are correct you are gaining in more ways than one."

The electoral register is used to perform credit checks for applications including mortgages, mobile phone contracts and loans or credit cards. It is also used for jury service selection.

Forms were sent to all households in August asking people to confirm or update their details using the designated text or telephone numbers, by going online or returning the signed form using the enclosed self-enclosed envelope.

Those who failed to respond were then sent reminder forms at the beginning of October and anyone who still has outstanding information will be visited by an electoral canvasser.

Residents of new build properties whose address has yet to be automatically registered will need to submit their details online at www.householdresponse.com/cherwellandsouthnorthants or by calling SNC on 01327 322128.

Although it is not a legal requirement to vote, people are legally obligated to update their details on the electoral register. Failure to do so could result in a fine of £1,000.

To register online visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote » Less