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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, when and where it's held and which rubbish bins will be emptied each week 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
Click the blue hyperlink to be directed to the page on the website.

17th April - West Northamptonshire Council: Consultation for West Northamptonshire's draft Local Plan, which closes 2nd June 2024.
15th April - Events calendar: updated with forthcoming activities and events organised for the village.
4th April - Parish Council members: updated following resignation. Parish Council Meeting Minutes 2024: April 2024 Draft Meeting Minutes uploaded.
30th March - Village Events: Easter Saturday volunteer work party.
26th March - Parish Council: Meeting Agenda for Wednesday 3rd April

Parish Councillor vacancies

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

Garden waste - green bin annual subscription

WNC charge an additional amount to have garden waste collected in the green bin. To set up for collection or renew the annual subscription, visit


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. 
Concerns have been raised at the March Parish Council about vehicles being parked inconsiderately. In one location vehicles are forced over the centre white line when passing the vehicle.
Vehicles parked near to the crossroads create blind spots for drivers, as it's impossible to see if a vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction.
The Parish Council appreciate that parking is difficult, but appeals to everyone to consider whether their parked vehicle creates an unnecessary hazard.  Please check that your vehicle is parked as safely as possible and that you've checked if another location may be safer for everyone.

Cosgrove Village Home
Cosgrove Village Home
Cosgrove Village Home

Musica Charity Choir MK Concert

Once again many thanks to everyone concerned for making this a terrific success. The concert held on Saturday 2nd March in Cosgrove Village Hall was well supported and a good time was had by all. 
Musica Charity Choir MK entertained us wonderfully and a light supper was provided half way.  Many thanks go to those who provided the supper, donated prizes to the Raffle, ran the Raffle and provided the Bar.  Also a big thanks to the two helping to park so many vehicles, and those who kindly help set up and tidy away  afterwards, all of which helped to make a great evening.

The proceeds of the evening amounting to £1,925.00 are going towards the much needed repairs and maintenance to our lovely village church here in Cosgrove.

Lent Lunch

Many thanks for all those who attended the Lent Lunch held in Cosgrove Village Hall on 21st February.  We are pleased to say that we raised £350.00 for Willen Hospice.  Always a good cause, at least three of the Lent Lunches held in the Benefice this year are raising money for Willen Hospice, and hopefully our contribution can help if only in a small way. 

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.  

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  produce guidance for objecting to the proposed development. Visit their website to gain an understanding of the impact this may have on the local area. Click here

Organisations & Services

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

Information on matters affecting Cosgrove can be viewed on News roundup screen, also accessible from the dropdown menu above, under Home.