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

Christmas comes early for waste and recycling collections

Christmas comes early for waste and recycling collections

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:49 by Mark Hazelton

Households in South Northamptonshire due to have a bin collection on Christmas Day are being warned to put their bins out three days earlier this year.

Collections due on Tuesday, 25 December will be brought forward to Saturday, 22 December 2018.

Collections due on Boxing Day, Wednesday, 26 December will be brought forward to Monday, 24 December.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, South Northamptonshire Council's portfolio holder for Environmental Services, said: "Our collection crews have a busy time over the Christmas period. Waste and recycling volumes reach a peak at this time of the year and they will be flat out doing the rounds so please give them some thought. More »

"We can all help by making sure that our bins are out for 7am. Lots of us will also have visitors but please make sure they park so that bin lorries can get through."

The collection due on New Year's Day, Tuesday, 1 January 2019, will also be brought forward to Saturday, 29 December 2018.

Once again green bin garden waste collections will be suspended for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.

In the east of the district they resume in the week commencing 7 January 2019 and in the west 14 January. Residents can recycle their real Christmas trees by placing them in or next to their green bins. All decorations and lights must be removed.

Households in South Northants can place as much recycling out for collection as they want next to their blue bin as long as it is bagged or tied up (no black bags).

But households that have the room and would like to permanently boost their recycling capacity can purchase an extra blue bin for £18, saving £12 on the normal price during a sale between Saturday, 1 December and Monday, 31 December.

For more information visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk/rubbishandrecycling, or call 01327 322344. » Less

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government launches consultation on unitary proposal and indicates postponement of elections

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government launches consultation on unitary proposal and indicates postponement of elections

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 18:28 by Mark Hazelton

Consultation by the Secretary of State (SoS) over plans to restructure local government in Northamptonshire which could include two unitary authorities has started today, Thursday, 29 November 2019.

The Government consultation has launched following proposals submitted by Northamptonshire councils back in August 2018.SoS, James Brokenshire has announced that he will consult with all principal councils in Northamptonshire, principal councils neighbouring Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, local health bodies, the University of Northampton, and representatives of the voluntary sector. More »

He also welcomes views from any interested persons, including local residents and organisations.

The consultation period will run for eight weeks until 25 January 2019 and is available online at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-proposed-reorganisation-of-local-government-in-northamptonshire.

Paper copies will also be available in public offices and buildings of all the Northamptonshire councils.

Mr Brokenshire has also announced today that following a request from the eight Northamptonshire councils, he will bring forward an Order in Parliament to postpone district and parish elections that were due to be held in May 2019 until May 2020.Should he decide to implement the proposal of two unitary authorities, it would have meant district and parish councillors serving only one year before unitary authority elections would be held in 2020.

He explains:"Elections in such circumstances risk confusing voters and would involve significant costs that would be hard to justify. Accordingly, I have concluded that irrespective of whatever my future decision might be on the restructuring proposal, the right course is to postpone these elections."

Cllr Ian McCord, Leader of South Northamptonshire Council commented: "Whatever we think about the proposal, or the circumstances that led us here, I am pleased after all these delays that we are now moving forwards." » Less

Police Officers Issue Warning Following Handbag Thefts

Police Officers Issue Warning Following Handbag Thefts

Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:09 by Mark Hazelton

Police officers in Northamptonshire are issuing a warning to people across the county about a recent spate of handbag and purse thefts.

The incidents have taken place in Northampton, Kettering and Corby and have happened mostly in supermarkets with the criminals mainly targeting elderly women.

Paul Golley, Crime Prevention Team Leader, said: "It takes a real low-life to follow elderly people around a supermarket, waiting for the right moment to steal their handbag or purse. More »

"Unfortunately these people do exist and they often use distraction techniques to get what they want. This can involve bumping into victims - something that causes them to be flustered and unaware someone has stolen from them. Or it can involve working in pairs with one person distracting the victim while the other steals from them.

"It's worth making sure you read the tips below in order to best prevent yourself from becoming a victim and making sure any elderly people in your life are aware of these tips as well."

  • Beware of pickpockets.
  • Attach a bell to your handbag so you can hear if it is moved.
  • Never hang your handbag on pushchairs or shopping trolleys.
  • Keep your bag firmly closed and on your person at all times.
  • Wear shoulder bags with the flap against your body.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Only keep items in your bag that you need for that occasion.
  • Remember thieves can use cards to make contactless purchases.
  • Do not store your pin number in your handbag or purse.
  • If your purse is stolen, report the loss of your cards immediately to the card issuers.
  • Protect your pin when withdrawing cash from an ATM.
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