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Cosgrove village

Welcome to our village website, where you'll find information about Cosgrove and the community.
Cosgrove village is a rural community located in South Northamptonshire and is served by West Northamptonshire Council.

Use the menu and dropdowns above to find information, news and points of interest for our village, where to eat, drink & stay, local businesses and our country walks. The Events calendar page shows what's on in the village, and when and where it's held for the current and next month. 
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 News roundup and Village Events pages. Please take a look and see what's made the news.

For an email notification of important news, select the News tab, where you can add your email address. You will receive an email informing you, whenever items of news are added to the website.

Development and Planning information can be selected from the menu above. 

If you can't find what you're looking for, please let us know by selecting Contact from the options above.


Recent updates:

28th February - Parish Council: Agenda for 5th March 2024 PC meeting uploaded.
11th February - Parish Council Meeting Minutes 2024: February 2024 Draft Meeting Minutes uploaded.
8th February - Parish Council Meeting Minutes 2024: January 2024 Approved Meeting Minutes uploaded.


The Old Mail 

Our three village, monthly magazine is in need of support. If you have the skills required and willing to help keep the much valued magazine alive, please consider volunteering.

Cosgrove Village Home

For more details please contact Peter Webb on

Poppy Appeal November 2023

Collections made in the village, school and at the Barley Mow amounted to a total of £675.24.

  • Doorstep collections - £525.04
  • Barley Mow - £90.87
  • Cosgrove Village Primary School -  £59.33

Thank you to everyone who gave their time and donated to support those who have served.

Public Spaces Protection Order - Dog Control and Prohibition of Smoking in specific public places 2022 - extended to include Northampton

The Order that currently covers South Northants extends to include Northampton. This comes into effect from 3rd October 2023.
The requirements and restrictions of the variation to the Order for Cosgrove are summarised and can be read on the News roundup screen.  

Yardley Road/Castlethorpe road junction

Improved signage has been installed by WNC Highways at the junction. Read more on the News roundup screen.

Traffic and Speed Indication Devices (SID)

The three Speed Indication Devices located in the village are helping drivers realise and control their speed.
Data downloads from the SIDs indicate that 99% of vehicles driving in the village are within the 30mph speed limit. Read more on the News roundup screen.

Planning Application for Proposed industrial development for land off Stratford Road and at Furtho Pit (AL5)

Information can be viewed by selecting 'AL5 site - Stratford Road and Furtho Pit' in the dropdown menu under Development and Planning above.

Furtho Development Objection Group work hard to read the documents posted and  produced a table of concerns referenced to the guidelines and policies issued by West Northamptonshire Council. This work helped many to comment and is very much appreciated. View the table on the Furtho Development Objection Group screen.

Organisations & Services

Access Services and Support screen from the dropdown menu above, under Home.

Parish Councillor vacancy

Notice of Casual Vacancy for the vacant Parish Council position can be viewed on Parish Council screen.

Further information for the headlines below can be viewed on News roundup screen from the dropdown menu above, under Home.


The village allotments are now well established and providing healthy returns for the efforts made by gardeners.

Bus services

The Britannia bus service has ceased to operate in Cosgrove. An alternative on demand service is promoted in the area.

Litter and Dog poo

Sadly, our village is suffering from litter and a small minority of dog owners not picking up after their dog.

Play Equipment Improvement

Interest has been raised from residents for improvements to the equipment on the play area. With a range of age groups to provide for, the Parish Council welcomes suggestions from the community. The majority of the existing equipment has been sourced through Wicksteed Park Play Equipment, but if your suggestion is available from an alternative supplier, please include the supplier, cost and preferred location. Suggestions can be sent to the Parish Council clerk or using the Contact tab above.
Play equipment can be viewed at

Roads & pavement issues, blocked drains, obstructions

West Northamptonshire Council rely on residents to identify and report issues that they are responsible to maintain. 

Road surfaces and 20 mph requests

Highways advise that the criteria for road surface repairs on Bridge Road, below the bridge, aren't met and decline any attention.

Pavements and paths

With increasing volumes of traffic through the village it is vital that pavements and paths are kept clear, and pedestrians not forced to walk in the road.