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Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Accounts
Fri, 30 Jul 2021

2020 2021 Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Accounts

Save the Date - Village Fete
Sun, 11 Jul 2021

Summer Fete - Sunday 11th July, on the playing field at Old Village Hall

Sat, 10 Jul 2021

Every year Northamptonshire Libraries deliver the Summer Reading Challenge, which challenges children to read 6 books during the summer holidays - click the title for more information

Tue, 01 Jun 2021

The UK's biggest Challenge

We challenge you to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June! That's 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

When you sign up, you'll get a free pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!).

The Wildlife Trust

Tue, 01 Jun 2021

The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee."

Annual Parish Meeting at the Village Hall
Fri, 28 May 2021 7:30pm

Old Annual Parish Meeting is to be held on Friday 28 May 2021 commencing at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Charles Close.

All village organisations, clubs, groups and residents are invited to join us and take the opportunity to meet and chat with parish councillors, charity trustees, and representatives of organisations within the village of Old.

We would be very pleased if you could join us.

The Local Government Act of 1972 places an obligation on the parish council to hold a parish meeting each year. Although this meeting is a legal requirement, there will only be a very short formal session. The council wish to keep it as informal as possible, as in previous years, the meeting is primarily a social occasion held in conjunction with Old Parish Charities Trustees.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Old Housing Needs Survey Report
Tue, 18 May 2021

The results of the recent survey of all households in Old is now available

Old HNS Report (PDF, 384 Kb)
Thu, 13 May 2021

West Northampton Parish Council was amazed to discover that its bank account had swollen to more than £6.4 million. The normal balance is less than £10,000.
The error occurred when government treasury officials transferred £6.4 million in Business Rates Retention Grant monies to the council believing it to be West Northamptonshire Council, which is the new unitary council for the area.
West Northampton, a tiny village of no more than 500 people between Upton and Duston in Northamptonshire, is now wondering whether to repay the money to the government, or find things to spend it on in the community.
The Chairman of West Northampton Parish Council, Councillor Percy Verance, said "The play equipment needs a good clean down, and they need water installing at the allotments, but that wouldn't touch the sides. Perhaps we should think big - a splendid new village hall perhaps!"
A treasury spokesman, Louise De Crus, said "We have a list of all local authorities in England in our database and the two councils are adjacent. A clerical assistant selected the wrong one, for which we apologise. We will of course need the money back from West Northampton Parish Council".
The Clerk to West Northampton Parish Council was contacted for comment but their telephone number appears to forward to a number registered in Jamaica.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:02 by Danny Moody

Notice of Uncontested Election
Fri, 09 Apr 2021

West Northamptonshire Council Election of Parish Councillors for Old on Thursday 6 May 2021

Anna Earnshaw, Returning Officer at the above election, reports that the persons whose names appear below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Old

BURY Rosemary Ann

GREEN Edward Jeffrey

GREENFIELD Ruth Mary

West Northamptonshire Council will replace Daventry District Council
Thu, 01 Apr 2021

1st April 2021 is Vesting Day for North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) and West Northamptonshire Council (WNC).

All principal council duties, powers and functions are now vested in the unitary councils. Today is also the day that Corby Town Council (CTC) and Kettering Town Council (KTC) officially come into existence, so Happy Birthday to those two brand new local councils! It means that Northamptonshire is, as of today, 100% parished. Every part of Northamptonshire is now represented by a parish, town, or community council or a parish meeting. These truly local councils are the FIRST tier of local government, closest to the people they serve, and together the county's 271 local councils have a very strong voice!

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