Below is a list of Parish, District and County Council notices that may be useful
Everyone is welcome at St Helens this Christmas – the programme of events can be found here
Severe weather causes disruption to refuge collection
DDC Councillor Gilford has reported bin collections have been severely disrupted today, and this will no doubt continue throughout the week. As we receive updates we are informing customers by FB and the website. Some collections are being attempted but safety of crews and public is the first priority.
Defibrillator and VETS
We have a defibrillator in the village and a Village Emergency Telephone Scheme (VETS) is also available. Details can be found here
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We are fortunate that crime is generally low in Sibbertoft, but all residents (and visitors) are encouraged to be aware of any suspicious activity in the village and report it either to the police using the 101 phone number or to Richard Gibbs (01858 881210), the Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator who is in regular contact with the police. Remember, if the suspicious activity involves a vehicle it is important to let the police have the registration number.
Police notice on tourist-targetted scams can be found here
Report and track highway problems using Northamptonshire County Council’s Street Doctor website – click here
As of 1st December 2015 new legislation means that you can be fined for “failing to pick up after your dog. This will now include all land to which the public can gain access including agricultural land” and “failing to provide at the request of an authorised officer the means to pick up after a dog”
All dog owners, please be considerate and Scoop Your Poop!
Free School Lunches
Changes in National Strategy mean Free lunches are available to Key Stage One pupils. Details provided by Northamptonshire County Council are available here
Refuse and Recycling
Check your rubbish collection day here
County Connect is an ‘on demand’ rural public transport service run by Northamptonshire County Council. Rather than fixed timetables, people wishing to use the service can phone up to a week in advance to make a booking.
For more information, phone 0345 4564474 or visit the CountyConnect website.
Interested in lift sharing? click here
Bus Passes and Blue Badges
If you qualify for either a bus pass or a blue badge these can now be renewed online. Click here for information on BUS PASSES and here for details about BLUE BADGES. Alternatively telephone NCC on 0300 1261000
Vehicle Enquiry Service
There have been changes to the regulations on car tax and you will not be required to display a tax disk on your windscreen. You will still need tax and can get this in the normal way. If you are concerned there is an untaxed car in your area you can check by visiting http://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk