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'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.
Please find below a message from West Northamptonshire Council and Kier.
Upcoming drop in events:
Brackley Library, 29th September, 10:00-12:00
Hunsbury Library, 19th October, 13:00-16:00
Moulton Library, 27th October, 10:00-12:00
Please just drop in to discuss any Highways concerns or questions with our Kier representatives. We will be happy to assist. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Posted: Sat, 16 Sep 2023 21:46 by Clerk
Please find a link to the Armed Forces Community Hub days.
Their hubs are a friendly, informal drop-in service. All members of the Armed Forces community are welcome to gain advice and support, or just pop by for a chat.
Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2023 15:27 by Clerk
Please find below a message from West Northamptonshire Council:
People living and working in West Northamptonshire are being invited to have their say to help shape the future of bin collections and other waste services across their area.
West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) collects and empties more than 21 million wheelie bins, sacks and caddies every year and provides essential street cleansing services to keep our areas clean and green. WNC's recycling centres receive more than 500,000 visits from West Northamptonshire resident's each year. More »
The Council wants to continue improving these services and ensure they align with Government proposals to change waste policies nationally, so is developing a Resources and Waste Strategy that will set out its long-term vision.
People's views will play a key role in creating the new strategy and are being asked to have their say on a range of services including:
- Collections of general waste, garden, food and recycling
- Waste prevention and reuse opportunities
- Household waste and recycling centres
- Street cleaning
- Clinical waste services
- Commercial waste
- Collections of bulky household furniture.
Cllr Phil Larratt, Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Highways and Waste at WNC, said: "Since we became a new authority in April 2021, we have made several changes to align our waste services across West Northamptonshire and deliver improvements for residents and businesses. We want to continue improving the fairness and consistency of the services we provide to residents and businesses in the area and reduce the impact the waste we collect and how we collect it may have on our environment.
"But we cannot do this without listening to people's views on how they want to see these services developed in the future - this is key to ensuring we shape and deliver sustainable, quality and value-for-money services that meet the needs of all our residents and businesses.
"Whether you have views about your current bin collection or how your local streets are being cleaned, or about your local recycling centre, I would encourage everyone to take part in this important consultation."
Feedback will help us shape the overall West Northamptonshire Resources and Waste Strategy for residents using the household waste collection services. The online consultation will take place from 5 July to 21 August. Click here to have your say.
Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2023 17:34 by Clerk