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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Deadlines announced as voter registration drive continues

Deadlines announced as voter registration drive continues

Posted: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 16:30 by Dick Stephen

Registration deadlines for the 2019 general election have been published, as South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) continues its annual electoral canvass.

The election has been called for Thursday, 12 December. The council is highlighting to local voters that the deadline to register to vote and the deadline for postal vote applications are both Tuesday, 26 November.

Postal vote applications will close at 5pm and applications to register to vote will be open until midnight. More »

People who have recently registered to vote and whose circumstances are unchanged do not need to re-register to vote in the general election.

SNC has been running its annual electoral canvass, aimed at keeping the electoral register up to date, since July. Canvassers are now going door to door to register those who have not yet responded.

Richard Ellis, returning officer for South Northants, said: "It is often the case that the postal vote falls after the vote registration deadline, so we want to make it really clear to people that this time they are both on the same date: 26 November.

"We've been running our annual registration campaign since July, and I would reassure anyone who knows they have already responded to that and registered to vote, that they do not need to do so again for the general election.

"As always, anyone whose circumstances have recently changed, for example moving home or turning 18, should update their information as soon as possible.

"And I encourage anyone who receives a knock on their door from our team of canvassers, to welcome them - they are there to make sure you can vote in the general election.

"The door-knocking campaign will continue until Monday, 25 November, but it is not too late for people to update or confirm their electoral registration details by responding to the Household Enquiry Form or reminder letter.

Residents can respond by text message, online, phone, or using the enclosed self-addressed envelope. Text and online responses are the quickest and most efficient.

After responding to the Household Enquiry Forms, those not already registered to vote will be able to register through an Invitation to Register application form or www.gov.uk/registertovote.

Anyone whose circumstances change must make sure their electoral registration information is up to date. That could include moving home, turning 18 and needing to register for the first time, or a change of name following marriage or divorce.

Voters wanting a new postal vote, or looking to change an existing postal or proxy vote, must apply by 5pm on Tuesday, 26 November. Anyone applying for a new proxy vote must do so by 5pm on Wednesday, 4 December.

The council will publish the statement of candidates for the South Northants parliamentary constituency on Thursday, 14 November. » Less

Winter Crime Prevention Message

Winter Crime Prevention Message

Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 10:33 by Dick Stephen

As the nights draw in and winter approaches, detectives from Operation Crooked are warning the public that burglars love it when the clocks go back and to encourage them to make their homes as hard a target as possible to hit.

With many people looking forward to the extra hour in bed on Sunday, October 27, burglars are looking forward to the cover of darkness winter brings, as this darkness helps them to commit their crimes. More »

Most burglars look for a soft target – homes without lights on that look unoccupied or homes which look insecure and easy to break into. By leaving a light on while you're out, especially using a timer, you really will reduce your chances of being burgled.

Similarly, we'd advise people to always keep their windows and doors locked and to not leave valuable items in view of anyone who may be looking for easy-pickings. Please don't leave keys within easy reach either.

We also recognise the huge benefits technology now has in terms of home security with things such as alarms, video doorbells and other remote monitored security cameras really helping us out in terms of investigating and preventing burglaries.
Operation Crooked aims to make Northamptonshire a hostile environment for burglars and we hope that the public follow our advice and help us to make sure that there are no easy pickings for burglars in this county.
If you notice any suspicious activity in your area, please call the police on 101. In case of an emergency or crime in progress, call 999.

For more advice on what you can do to protect your home this winter, please visit: https://www.northants.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rc/rural-crime/rural-crime-prevention/

The clocks go back one hour on Sunday, October 27. » Less

Public asked to comment on Examiner’s Local Plan modifications

Public asked to comment on Examiner’s Local Plan modifications

Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:22 by Dick Stephen

Examination of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 continues as a six-week public consultation is launched on proposed changes.

The Local Plan is a major planning policy document that will help guide planning decisions across the district.

Following public hearings in the summer the Examiner appointed by the Planning Inspectorate has called for some changes, or modifications, before it can be adopted by South Northamptonshire Council. More »

A consultation on those modifications started on Monday, 7 October and ends Friday, 15 November.

To view the modifications and to make a comment, visit - https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/consultation. » Less