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Welcome to your village website, here you'll find information about Cosgrove and the community. Use the menu above to find news and points of interest for our village, where to eat, drink & stay, local businesses and our country walks. Spend some time to meander through our gallery of village views, both present and yesteryear. To help provide more interesting information and photographs, we have our Recent events page. Please take a look and see who's in the news this month.

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Recent updates: 

28th July - What's on: updated. Covid-19: information updated. 24th July - Home page: Fibreoptic cable installation programme updated. Parish Councillors: Declarations of Interest completed. 

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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 at the The Village Hall. Members of the public may attend briefly to raise any issues with the clerk or councillors outside the hall, but won't be able to enter the hall, 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.

 

Fibreoptic cabling

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.

Emailnetworkbuildcare@gigaclear.com

Phone: 01865 591137

Residents are also able to use this postcode checker to see if they will be part of the Gigaclear build.

The inconsiderate siting of the green termination box on the corner of the play area, at the junction of The Stocks with Stratford Rd without the required authorisation, has compelled the Parish Council to demand that it is relocated to an acceptable location. With all the work completed by volunteers to make the area a pleasant place for sitting, the green box must not spoil this and needs to be sited in a less obtrusive location.  

Traffic

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.

Allotments

The legal process for the land to be transferred to the Parish Council has taken far longer than expected. Our Parish clerk and Councillor Jeff Proctor have worked tirelessly to get this over the line and recent communications from our legal consultant indicates that it's almost there.

The allotment site was partially cleared, in anticipation that it would be available for tenants to work on their plots during the Spring. With legalities now advancing, 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. 

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 for 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.

COVID-19

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.

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Bus service and timetable                                                               Canal and River Trust

Cosgrove Village Primary School                                                      Report or track highway problems - Street Doctor

St Peter and St Paul Church                                                            Towcester Household Waste Recycling Centre

View Planning Applications                                                              Waste bin collection

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