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

Rural Communities Encouraged To Use Online Crime Reporting Facility

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:19 by Dick Stephen

Rural residents and workers are being encouraged to use an online reporting form to alert police to any suspicious or criminal activity in their area.

Northamptonshire Police's rural crime team, whose remit includes wildlife and heritage crime, wants to hear from people about anything which strikes them as out of the ordinary.

PC Abbey Anstead said: "We always want to hear about incidents, and our online reporting form is a really quick and easy way to tell us about non-emergency crime and suspicious activity. More »

"If you're a victim of crime or see something that doesn't seem right, follow your gut instinct and report it to us, because we need the information you have – you are the eyes and ears of your community.

"Don't worry that you're wasting our time. No matter how small an incident, we need to know about it so we have an accurate picture of rural criminal activity to help us take targeted action against it."

The rural crime team is especially keen to encourage people to be aware of and report wildlife-related crime.

PC Anstead said: "Even a small piece of information helps build a bigger picture. Completing the online reporting form only takes a few minutes, and the information provided really does help us better serve our rural communities and protect people and wildlife from harm."

Report crime and suspicious activity by filling out the online reporting form here

https://www.northants.police.uk/webform/online-crime-reporting

or call 101. In an emergency, dial 999. Information can also be shared anonymously with Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111. » Less

Citizen information leads to fines for fly-tipping and dog fouling

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:00 by Dick Stephen

A man who dumped unwanted clothes and a dog walker who failed to clear up after their animal were ordered to pay a combined total of £200 after Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) were issued by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) last month.

In March, a woman walking a dog in King's Sutton was recorded on private CCTV allowing the animal to defecate on a public footpath and was then seen to walk away without clearing it up. More »

Then in April, those taking part in the Passenham community litter pick came across a black bin sack and a carrier bag containing men's clothes.

In both cases SNC's environmental enforcement team were able to identify the individuals responsible and they were invited to be interviewed at the council's offices in Towcester.

They both admitted their offences and accepted and paid fines; the dog walker £50 and the fly-tipper £150.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environmental services, said: "Fly-tippers and dog foulers beware, there doesn't have to be an environmental enforcement officer on every corner. The vast majority of responsible citizens of this district are also watching."

To report an incident of dog fouling or fly-tipping click on the Report tab at the top of the SNC website, visit - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/report or call 01327 322322. » Less

Joint statement from Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council

Thu, 31 May 2018 11:58 by Dick Stephen

The Local Government Review in Northamptonshire has required the Leader and the administration of Cherwell District Council (CDC) to reflect upon its future and consider what is best for its residents.

As a result, they are minded to formally end their successful partnership with South Northamptonshire Council (SNC), and are looking at future options that will best suit the interests of its residents. More »

Councillor Barry Wood, the Leader of CDC, said: "The knock-on effect of the situation at Northamptonshire County Council sadly has led us to have to consider terminating our current successful relationship with SNC. At present we are considering shared service arrangements under a joint Chief Executive with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) in which both organisations would retain separate councillor bodies, budgets and decision-making processes. In line with our ethos we will consider all partnerships that fit with our culture. In short, we do not and will not, operate a 'one size fits all policy' – but take individual decisions based on customer need and evidence."

Councillor Ian McCord, Leader of SNC, said: "We have had an excellent working relationship with CDC that has led to impressive savings over a number of years, and it is unfortunate that external events have led to this situation being forced upon us. We fully understand that circumstances in Northamptonshire have completely changed the landscape. CDC have had to consider their options, and our separation is totally amicable."

Joint working arrangements between CDC and OCC would need to be formally agreed under what is known as a Section 113 agreement, and this decision will be taken by the Cabinet of OCC on 4 June before being considered by CDC. » Less