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14th May - Home page: Election update. Parish Council: Meeting minutes updated. 8th May - Home page: Election results added. Link to consultation video with Comex and Gigaclear added. Arrangements for future Parish Council meetings amended. Parish Council page: Draft Minutes for May meeting added.
3rd May - Home page: link added for consultation meeting concerning Fibreoptic cable installation. Village walks: Parish Path Warden report updated.
Parish Council Election
West Northamptonshire Council and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire elections were held on Thursday 6th May. The result of the election for councillors is shown in the attachment below. Steven Mold was re-elected as our Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Find news and information from Stephen Mold.
An election was not necessary for the Parish Council in Cosgrove, as there were less candidates than the nine councillor positions for our Parish Council.
Details of the Parish Councillors that will continue in office are contained in the attachment below. The vacancy has now been filled by co-option of long standing councillor Tony Bracey.
Cosgrove Community & Parish Council Update
Parish Council Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, unless notice is posted in advance of a change.
Parish Council Meetings are held each month and from June will return to The Village Hall. Members of the public may attend meetings briefly to raise any issues, but won't be able to sit or stay beyond this part of the meeting, due to Covid-19 restrictions in place for everyone's safety.
It is planned to provide visibility of the meetings for the general public using Zoom.
For details on how to join meetings visit the Parish Council page.
West Northamptonshire Council have contracted with Gigaclear, to install fibreoptic cabling throughout the village, commencing in April. Gigaclear have provided contact details for any resident that may have concerns or questions.
Phone: 01865 591137
Residents are also able to use this postcode checker to see if they will be part of the Gigaclear build.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Fibre Optic Installation Cosgrove Village.
The Parish Council arranged an on line zoom meeting for Gigaclear and Comex (contractor) to attend and give more information about the work in progress in the village. This was held on Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 7.00pm.
To view and listen to the consultation click here.
The below are the expected installation works dates, but these may change due to weather.
Bridge Road (Road Closure)
27th April to 11th May 2021
The road will be open completely on the 6th due to the election (access will be available for residents and emergency vehicles)
11th May to 25th May 2021
Two way traffic lights
15th April to 27th April 2021
Two way traffic lights will be used for crossings
4th June to 17th June 2021
Two way traffic lights may be used
30th April to 5th May 2021
13th April to 4th May 2021
21st April to 5th May 2021
2 way lights may be used/access will be available for residents and emergency vehicles.
24th May to 26th May 2021
2nd June to 8th June 2021
13th April to 30th June 2021
Concerns continue to be raised over vehicles driving through the village at unacceptable speeds. Sadly, it's reported that these incidents are often residents and not delivery drivers or visitors to the village, who show great respect. Drivers are reminded that our village roads are congested all through the year, requiring vehicles to be driven well below the speed limit to ensure the safety of everyone. Please remember that the speed limit is not to be exceeded and should not be treated as a target to reach. All restrictions apply when entering and leaving the village, observing maximum speed limit signs. Our speed indication devices are in place to remind drivers, please take notice and keep speed well below the limit. Records of excessive speed are recorded and may be shared with the police in an attempt to keep everyone safe and encourage offenders to be more considerate.
Litter and Dog poo
Sadly our village is suffering from litter and a small minority of dog owners not picking up after their dog. Dog owners must also pick up when walking our Rights of Way and in fields or meadows. Other users don't want to tread in it and grazing animals can be seriously harmed if consumed. More information is available on our Village walks page. Please help keep our parish tidy and use the bins provided throughout the village to dispose of all litter. If not near a bin, please keep it until you find one, or take it home and place in your own bin. Together we can keep our village looking its best.
The allotment site has now been partially cleared, making it possible to plan the number of required plots. Covid-19 restrictions have impacted on developments, but legalities are progressing with the landowner and it's expected that the transfer of the land to Cosgrove Parish Council, will be concluded soon. No more work will be done on the plot until after the land is registered. Further information will be posted as it develops.
It has taken a number of years for the Parish Council to identify and organise, with many previous requesters disappointed by the unavailability of suitable land. The efforts and hard work by project leader and Parish Councillor, Jeff Proctor, have taken this from a wish to reality. If you wish to register your interest in an allotment plot or find out more, please speak to, or email Jeff Proctor.
Playing field equipment
The playing field and equipment are open for use, but users are must take extra precautions to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Parents are reminded that the play area is not supervised, there is no provision for sanitising equipment and no hand washing facilities. Please ensure that extreme caution is taken when using the equipment. The Parish Council strongly recommend that the Risk Assessment, available on the Covid-19 page, is read by all parents before their children use the play equipment.
For government, Public Health England and information on what you are allowed and not allowed to do, view our Covid-19 page.
Neighbourly support is encouraged to assist people who are advised to self isolate. The Parish Council has organised a community support group to help members of the community who need help with shopping or collecting medication from local chemists. For details visit our Covid-19 page.