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Collingtree Parish Council

Community & Parish News

June 2019

Update on the Community Bus Service

Fantastic News for Collingtree residents, after months of no public transport in the Northants village of Collingtree near Northampton, a local social enterprise has come up with a solution to help the residents and employees who do not have not had a bus service.

ABILITY Community Transport have over a period of months been working with the members of the Collingtree Parish Council and residents to bring back a bus service to the village. The new service will commence on mid June. Call 07799 522097 for more details.

Collingtree Service

The solution is to commence a once a week service every Tuesday to allow people to get to Northampton for shopping, health or leisure purposes. It will pick up passengers from agreed pickup points close to  Watering Lane, High St, Ash Lane and Spinney Drive and will allow a couple of hours in Town (dropping off at TESCO, ALDI, Market Square) before returning to Collingtree.

Depart 10:30 arrive Town Centre 11:00                   Return 13:15 departure arriving back by 13:45

This type of service has been extremely successful in other parts of the county and following funding from South Northants Council, a pilot scheme commenced in January for the Hackleton parish which covers Horton, Hackleton and Piddington.

Click here to read the press release


May 2019

Police Speed Monitoring on Ash Lane Results

Speed Monitoring on Ash Lane took place between 15 May 2019 and 22 May 2019.

In that time:

12586 vehicles were surveyed.

1034 (8%) exceeded 30mph

246 (2%) exceeded the National Police Chiefs Council Threshold of 35mph.

The average vehicle speed was 25mph.

For Consideration of enforcement activity the Police measure the average for 85% of vehicles, this was 29mph.


May 2019

The Parish Council working alongside Ability Transport to offer Collingtree Residents a Community Bus Service

A proposed New Bus Service for Collingtree is Fantastic News for Collingtree residents, after months of no public transport in the village of Collingtree near Northampton, a local social enterprise has come up with a solution to help the residents. ABILITY Community Transport have over a period of months been working with the members of the Collingtree Parish Council and residents to bring back a bus service to the village.

Please find a links attached to a

Press release, Registration form (if you are interested in subscribing to the scheme) and an Excursion booking form.

Please note the registration form must be completed before someone will be able to travel. You can also register online or over the phone.

Ability transport hope to attend local events to help promote the scheme and hand out flyers.

Please note: Ability Transport are also looking for volunteer drivers to join them.


May 18th 2019

Two New Britannia Bus Services to commence in July 2019 

Please find attached a link regarding two new bus services Britannia Bus will be commencing in July 2019. The numbers 86 and 90 Deanshanger. Both services will run one day a week and will go via Collingtree.


March 2019

Community Defibrillator Training Session

March 27th 2019 at 6.30pm at the Village Hall.

The Parish Council have organised for the South Northants Community Responders Team to provide an hours training on the Parish Defibrillator before our next Parish Council Meeting. The training will take place on Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 6.30pm.

All are welcome.


February 2019

Recreation Ground Play Area

Collingtree Parish Council are considering upgrading and improving the play area at the recreation ground and would like to consult with the local community to gain a wider perspective on a number of points.

We have listed below a number of questions, together with room for further comment, and would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing this questionaire.  We would be grateful if responses could be returned by 25th March and placed in the Parish Council post box held in the phone box on the High Street,  alternatively responses can be emailed to the Parish Clerk at collingtreeparishcouncil@gmail.com. The questionaire can also be downloaded here.


The Post Office are making it easier for people to find local post offices and the services they offer. Check out their webpage for furthe information.



Local School Girl Poppy Wright raises funds to help towards the costs to purchase a Community Defibrillator

Poppy Wright a local school child and Collingtree resident attended the meeting to present a cheque for £430 to the Parish Council. The Parish Council Chairman Mark Underwood received the cheque on the PC’s behalf.

Poppy was recently unwell which resulted in visit from the paramedics. During their visit Poppy had a discussion with the paramedics about the benefits of community defibrillators and how they saved lives. This discussion sparked an interest in Poppy to fund raise to raise monies towards the costs of a Parish Defribrillator.

Poppys fund raising consisted of the making and selling of home made slime, baking cakes to be sold as refreshments at school events and organising a mufti day at school. Huge thanks are given to Collingtree Primary School for their support in allowing Poppy to fund raise at the school. A village defibrillator was recently purchased by Collingtree Parish Council and is fixed to the side wall of the Village Hall. Thanks are also given to the PCC for allowing the installation of the defribillator on their wall.

Special thanks are also given to Poppy for her hard work and fund raising efforts. Well Done Poppy!




NBC News Announcement

Date  02 March 2018

Status  For immediate release

Cabinet agrees plans for 1,000 new affordable homes in Northampton

Northampton Borough Council has thrown its full weight behind a plan to deliver more than 1,000 new affordable rented homes over the next ten years.

The project will provide homes for hundreds of families across the town while also helping to reduce the demand for temporary accommodation.

In what promises to be one of the most ambitious housing projects it has undertaken in decades, the Council will set up a community benefit society and expand the role of Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) to include the development of new homes, for rent and for sale, outside of the Housing Revenue Account.

At a full council meeting on Monday night (26 February), members agreed unanimously to back the proposal. The news comes after last week’s Cabinet backed the plans.

Cllr Stephen Hibbert, Council Cabinet member for housing, said: “Delivery of new housing is a top priority and we believe a new community benefit society will enable us to make full use of the Right to Buy receipts, increase the supply of affordable rented housing and get the best deal for the local taxpayer.

“The Right to Buy scheme is a national scheme and it is fantastic that so many residents have an opportunity to buy a home of their own. Although the sale of council homes has reduced Northampton’s stock of affordable rented housing, we want to reinvest all of the money that we receive from sales, build new homes and make the most of the tax exemptions available.

“Northampton Partnership Homes currently manages and maintains the Council’s housing stock on the Council’s behalf and is very keen to build new homes. It is already providing more than 90 new homes in the borough and has the skills and experience to deliver this larger programme.

“Since it took over management of our housing stock a few years ago, NPH has demonstrated its worth and we’re delighted to support this latest phase in its development.”

Just Collingtree Website

For more local information on Collingtree Village whether it be past, present or future news, please also check out the Just Collingtree website at http://www.justcollingtree.co.uk lots of interesting facts and local news can be found on this website.

Find your local JobCentre Plus including address information, opening times and contact details.

Jobcentre Near Me makes it easy to find your nearest jobcentre plus offices and information about benenfits, support and Universal Jobmatch.

The general Jobcentre Plus phone number is 0345 608 8545. It’s a free phone number and can be used to check on a benefits application, change your address, complain about a Jobcentre office or get general advice.

Find out more about benefits and support including: JSA, ESA, ESA, Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.

Search for jobs available through JobCentre Plus using the Universal Jobmatch website. Universal Jobmatch features jobs advertised by employers and recruiters.


Design Plan for a proposed Collingtree Traffic Calming Scheme

Residents in Ash Lane will be receiving a letter from the Parish Council in August detailing a design plan received from Northampton Highways for a proposed traffic calming scheme. Please email the Parish Clerk at collingtreeparishcouncil@gmail.com with any comments you may have.

Copy Letter  Copy of Design Plan

Are you a local Charity, Club, Society?  Can Tesco help you?

Alex Cairns is the new Community Champion for Tesco at Mereway. Alex's has a full time position and goes out into the community to see how Tesco as store can help local charities, clubs, societies etc. Tesco's can offer potential raffle prizes, food donations and staff to volunteer their time to help local projects.

Residents are asked to get in touch with Alex and let Alex know about people who Tesco's could possibly help. Alex's contact email is communitychampion2952@gmail.com