A summary of some of the information in this months Newsletter.


 At the June meeting the councillors welcomed Richard Gent as our new member who has Police Liaison as his main portfolio task, being the Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator for the villages.

Road related issues were re-visited/ reported on :- water in middle of road in Church Lane; the hole in the road also at the top of Church Lane which restricts access; the requested works to footpaths in both villages; The hedge line by 10 Cottages in Church Brampton; The request to have vehicles over 7.5 tonnes barred from Pitsford Road; These are all still ongoing problems which we are seeking assistance from the higher councils and landowners. The gullies on the A5199 have at long last been cleared south of the village and we are awaiting approval from DDC to have work carried out on the Cedar Tree and Tulip tree (conservation area requirement)

Our first application for funding to carry out the planned car park extension has been turned down and we are seeking alternative avenues.

We are awaiting the loan of a speed activated warning sign for Back Lane, Chapel Brampton on a trial basis.

The July Parish Council meeting is on 21st the school at 7.30pm and member of the public are welcome to attend any council meeting


As reported above, Richard Gent is the Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator and also provides an email based alert service to those who wish to be kept advised of criminal activity in the Bramptons and the surrounding area as well as forwarding intelligence from the police and other bodies regarding scams and other suspect happenings.

To join up to the NW scheme and to receive emails please contact Richard via email on


 In addition to ‘Neighbourhood watch window stickers there are also stickers available to display by your front door stating:-

  • “This is a Doorstep crime Action Network
  • ‘No Cold Calling Home’
  • WARNING we do not deal with uninvited traders
  • Failure to do so is a criminal offence”

To obtain these please email Derek Bland – ‘derek.bland1@btopenworld.com’ or phone 01604 842238 and I will drop them off to you.


The Coffee Morning held in St Botolph’s for Christian Aid raised the sum of £263. Many thanks to all who helped and supported the event.         Jane Oliver
St Botolph’s Patronal Dinner 22nd June

We thank all those who contributed to a very successful evening which was attended by 57 parishioners. The atmosphere was happy and the meal and splendid venue provided by the Northamptonshire County Golf Club were appreciated by us all.     Alison, Marion, Wendy.