Below is a list of Parish, District and County Council notices that may be useful
Sibbertoft Parish Council currently have a Councillor vacancy, please see the attached for further information. Casual Vacancy
Hope Centre – Village by Village
Sibbertoft is collecting for the Hope Centre village by village initiative supporting the most vulnerable and those most disadvantaged in our communities. All of Northampton’s homeless community have been offered hotel accommodation which was secured in partnership with Northampton Borough Council but they still require feeding involving the production of just over 2,000 meals each week for the homeless in hotels as well as food parcels each week for 160 individuals and families who cannot afford to eat. All this has presented a great challenge, not least a lack of funding and food.
Sibbertoft and our neighbouring villages have joined together to collect donations that will be delivered to the Hope Centre on a weekly basis. In Sibbertoft you can leave items at any time during the week in the collection boxes in the church porch and at the end of Sue McCrae’s drive (42 Welland Rise – just opposite The Red Lion Pub). There will also be collection boxes at our pop-up stalls on Saturdays. Your ongoing support will be hugely appreciated.
Up-to-date information about the most needed items will be posted on our village Facebook page as well as on the various Whatsapp groups. In addition to the Hope poster shopping list they are very much in need of fresh vegetables.
Please contact Carolyne Robinson via phone or email should you require more information or have any questions.
Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime panel.
Northamptonshire County Council is currently inviting applications for independent members to join the Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Panel. This opportunity is being publicised from this week, including on the Council website at the following link:
If you know anyone in your local community who you think may be interested in this opportunity then please do bring it to their attention.
The Police, Fire & Crime Panel is responsible for scrutinising the Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, who is in charge of setting the priorities and resources for policing and the fire and rescue service in the county, including setting the annual budgets and Council Tax precepts.
The Panel acts as a check and balance on the Commissioner and holds him to account for the way in which he delivers these responsibilities.
Independent members serve on the Panel along with councillors from each of the councils in Northamptonshire and contribute to ensuring that the Panel has the knowledge and expertise to enable it to carry out its role effectively.
The independent members will be appointed to serve until April 2024 and will be paid travel and subsistence expenses, as well as being provided with appropriate training to carry out the role.
For further details, including an application pack, please contact: James Edmunds, Democratic Services, Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton NN1 1ED. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 07500 605276
The closing date for submission of applications is Friday 5th June 2020.
Village pop-up shop
Due to current events Sibbertoft Sunday teas opening is delayed we may not be able to open for business at all this year! A great disappointment to many as we know how much our loyal customers look forward to visiting us week by week throughout the season. We have also lost a huge part of our income stream (£8000 pa). Many people have no idea that the basic cost of running our church is £20,000 a year! So we have come up with a new ideas to raise funds and keep connected with the community. The weekend Pop-up Shop is born. At the time of writing (16th April) we have been open for 2 weekends and are overwhelmed by the support and generosity people are showing. We have raised £400! Thank you to all who have supported thus far.
Lesley’s and Cynthia’s greenhouses are filling up nicely and our allotments bursting into spring growth. Our Pop-up shops are situated outside Roserie Cottage, Westhorpe and Beam House, Welland Rise. Weather and stock permitting we will set up on Saturdays and or Sundays offering a selection of seasonal ornamental herbaceous/perennials and annual plants and flowers. Vegetable and salad plants to grow in your own gardens, greenhouses or patios. Plus cut flowers fresh fruit and vegetables as they come available. Together with home-made jams, marmalade etc. We are happy to receive donations of suitable items to sell from other residents. Contact Lesley via Sibbertoft Social WhatsApp group.
Contactless, hand washing facilities. Honesty box and IOU system. Recycling containers, no transport miles and introducing peat-free compost. All good environmental practices and free gardening tips and advice should you need it.
Funds raised will go to the Nan on the Run project (https://www.give.net/Nanontherun2020_21/fundraising), supporting St Helen’s Church and the Reading Room refurbishment project
DDC have agreed to continue funding (until March 2019) the County connect bus 59/60 service, which provides a daily service (Monday to Friday) between Sibbertoft and Market Harborough. Please see Timetable for further information. County Connect 60 59 timetable
DACT volunteer Car Scheme
Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT) provide a service for residents in the Daventry District, to access medical facilities including: GP Practices, Health Centres, Hospitals, Dentists and Opticians. For further information please see DACT website. http://dact.btck.co.uk/VolunteerCarScheme
Bin collection days changing across Daventry District
Bin collection days are changing for households across Daventry District from 4 June as part of major changes to the waste and recycling service.
The day changes start from the week beginning 4 June 2018, when households will receive the new 123+ waste and recycling collection service:
- 1 weekly food waste collection
- 2 weekly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin
- 3 weekly general waste black bin collection
- + Plus an optional two-weekly garden waste service for an annual fee of £37 a year.
Residents can also look up their new collection days by typing in their postcode on the Council’s website at Bin Collection Calendar
Any breach of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) could result in the issuing of a £100 fixed penalty notice or being taken to court and receiving a fine on conviction of up to £1000.
Report dog fouling here: Daventry DC dog fouling
Gigaclear Superfast Broadband
If you have any issue or complaint regarding the Gigaclear installation, please contact the Clerk to Sibbertoft Parish Council or Gigaclear direcct: Glynn.email@example.com
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
Sibbertoft has an active Facebook page. Sign in to keep up to date with what’s happening in Sibbertoft
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
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