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Collingtree Parish Council

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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!




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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.”

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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.

Local Policing Information

PCSO Danny Steele left Northamptonshire Police on Sunday 25 September 2016.

This leaves the team with the following Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers:

PC James Lemon – Beat Manager- Briar Hill, West Hunsbury, East Hunsbury and Nene Valley.

PC Gary Parr- Beat Manager- Far Cotton and Delapre.

PCSO Kerry Parris

PCSO Craig Egdell

PCSO Debbi Davies


Although the Police Officers have geographical ownership all of the team currently cover the following policing area:

West Hunsbury

Camp Hill

Briar Hill

Far Cotton


East Hunsbury



Great Houghton

There are no immediate plans to replace Danny, as such the work streams and responsibilities he held will be distributed amongst the remaining team,

If you have any queries or need to contact your local PCSO, please direct any queries to the Team email address: 

SCT-NorthamptonSouthWest@northants.pnn.police.uk this will allow your query to be addressed promptly and appropriately.



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