Village Sign

Clerk: Sarah Gresly
12 Charles Close, Old
Northamptonshire NN6 9RQ

Welcome to the village of Old

About our village

Old is situated in the rural heart of Northamptonshire with a population of over 400 people living in almost 200 homes of various styles, sizes and ages including a number of listed buildings made of local stone. The historic village grew around the year 2000 as a result of the construction of new homes at Cherry Hill.

The name Old is derived from the Saxon 'Walda' (meaning woodland or high heathland) and can be traced back to the Domesday book, becoming Wolde in the fourteenth century and then Old by the 1930s.

Today the village comprises an active community spanning all ages that enjoy getting together as a community for various village events throughout the year including a fete, village dances, plays and productions, pub quizzes and a wide variety of sporting and social groups.

At the heart of the village is the historic church of St Andrews which holds weekly services for its congregation. Together with the White Horse pub and restaurant, St Andrews can be seen from the central Jubilee Tree.

The village also boasts a large playing field which is home to the Old Cricket Club and our village hall which opened in December 2010.

The village's most endearing physical feature is arguably its restful pace and its beautiful surrounding countryside with widespread cultivation of cereal crops and rape as well as traditional pasture fields supporting grazing cattle, sheep and horses. These features can be enjoyed using various paths and bridleways.

Latest News

Have your say on a new political map for West Northamptonshire Council

Have your say on a new political map for West Northamptonshire Council

Please find below a message from West Northamptonshire Council:

The number of West Northamptonshire councillors and voter areas are set to change the next local elections in 2025 under The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) proposals.

The proposals include reviewing the number of councillor and new boundary areas for West Northamptonshire council wards. Residents are now being encouraged to review the plans and provide their views on recommended voter wards. More »

The LGBCE has today launched a public consultation today on the proposed map and councillor numbers, following the first stage consultation which took place in autumn 2022 where residents gave their views.

The consultation on the outline areas will run until 15 May and people can get involved by giving their views on the LGBCE's website where they will also find useful guidance and maps of the current wards, via email at or by post, by writing to the West Northamptonshire Review Officer at: LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing West Northamptonshire to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The last electoral review in Northamptonshire took place in 2013 and WNC's current electoral arrangements are based on those of the previous county council, with 93 councillors serving across 31 wards.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to West Northamptonshire. It is proposing that there should be 35 wards, an increase of four from the current arrangements. There will be seven one-councillor, 15 two-councillor and 13 three councillor wards across the council area. The boundaries of all wards should change. 

Based on the evidence received, the Commission is recommending a council size of 76 and not 77 as it originally proposed.

Councillor Suresh Patel, Chairman of the Council's Democracy Standards Committee and the Local Boundary Review Working Group said: "Following the first stage of consultation, we welcome the recommendations from the Commission and the outline proposals.

"The next stage in the consultation provides a great opportunity for our residents and businesses to have their say and help shape our future electoral landscape.

"We want the best outcome possible for West Northamptonshire from the Commission's review so I would everyone to look at the plans and ensure their views help to shape the best outcome for our area."

The review is expected to end in late 2023, once the LGBCE has made its recommendations to government and an Order is laid in Parliament to change the legislation and make the new electoral arrangements.

You can access the consultation and see more information and timescales about the review on the LGBCE website.

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Posted: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 21:24 by Clerk

Community Bus Update - £2 fare & Seaside Trip!

Please find below a message from ComMunity Bus/Kettering Catcher organisation:

We know that our passengers are explorers and won't be happy to be bound by the territory of our service Q or K. That's why we'll be running a connecting service for you to join a seaside day trip!

For information, please refer to our newsletter, uploaded onto our website. To book a seat, use the form at: or call 07888011891 (Please leave a message if your call aren't picked up - we will allocate the seats based on the time of completing the form / emailing / calling us). More »

To book for other trips, go to and choose the form you need!

Meanwhile, we're also extending the £2 fare discount to June. Grab the deal and travel more! » Less

Posted: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 12:23 by Clerk

Unsafe products removed from sale thanks to Trading Standards team

Unsafe products removed from sale thanks to Trading Standards team

Please find below a message from West Northamptonshire Council:

Nearly 2,000 unsafe electrical products have been removed from sale and are set to be destroyed after intervention by West Northamptonshire Council's Trading Standards team.

The items, including a range of electrical beauty products as well as induction cookers and heat lamps, were found in a fulfilment warehouse in Northampton.

Their discovery followed a tip-off from Suffolk Trading Standards, who detained a consignment of similar items at the Port of Felixstowe that were bound for the same warehouse. More »

The goods found at the Northampton warehouse included 757 nail lamps, 456 Electric combs, 224 manicure and pedicure sets, 201 induction cookers, 177 facial massagers, 104 sets of hair straighteners and 72 heat lamps – all posing serious risk to the public as a result of various safety issues including faulty wiring, non-compliant fuses or counterfeit plugs.

There were no adequate instructions, and the products did not carry the correct markings or arrive with the proper paperwork and test certificates as required by law.

All of the items were removed from online sale immediately following their discovery and will now be destroyed.

Councillor David Smith, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Engagement, and Regulatory Services on West Northamptonshire Council, said: "Our Trading Standards team works all-year round to protect residents in West Northants and further afield by preventing the sale of unsafe and illegally imported goods.

"Importers are responsible for ensuring products comply with product safety legislation, and it is a criminal offence to supply an unsafe or non-compliant product.

"These items posed a serious risk of electrical shock or overheating to anyone unfortunate enough to purchase them, so I am delighted they have been removed from sale thanks to the swift actions of our team.

"It is also a great example of how Trading Standards teams across the country work in partnership to share intelligence, expose wrongdoing and protect the public."

If you have purchased a product that you think may be unsafe, stop using it immediately and report it to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.

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Posted: Thu, 02 Mar 2023 20:59 by Clerk