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 Village Events page. 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.
9th December - Parish Council Meeting Minutes 2023: December Meeting draft minutes uploaded. November Meeting minutes approved.
3rd December - Finance - Cosgrove PC: Internal Audit Report 2023-24 uploaded.
30th November - Parish Council: Agenda for December PC meeting uploaded. West Northamptonshire Council: Recycling encouragement and new consultations added.
20th November - Home: Old Mail request for a volunteer advertisement co-ordinator.
18th November - Development and Planning: updated.
14th November - Village Events - Remembrance Sunday at the crossroads.
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.
For more details please contact Peter Webb on firstname.lastname@example.org
St Peter and St Paul Church, Cosgrove
The church will be closed from Monday 23rd October until early to mid December for redecoration. Services normally held in the church have been moved to either Yardley Gobion or Wicken. Details on Events calendar screen.
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 as follows.
Anyone who is in control of a dog in a public place must:
- pick up after the dog immediately
- have the appropriate means to pick up after that dog
- prohibit dogs from entering the following: children’s play areas; schools when open and in use by pupils
- keep the dog on a lead when in: Cemeteries; burial sites; graveyards; memorial gardens; allotments; car parks; sports grounds, fields and pitches, when in use for authorised sporting activity;
- put the dog on a lead when requested to do so by an Authorised Person
- restrict the number of dogs that can be walked by one person to a maximum of 4 dogs at any one time, unless they are a licensed boarder, breeder or dog day care provider whereby a maximum of 6 can be walked at any one time.
- smoking of tobacco, tobacco related products, smokeless tobacco products including electronic cigarettes, herbal cigarettes or any illegal substances is prohibited in the following areas: Children’s play areas; land near schools when open and in use by pupils.
A £100 fixed penalty notice (FPN) may be issued if you fail to comply with any of the requirements or restrictions contained within the varied PSPO. For more details view our West Northamptonshire Council screen.
Yardley Road/Castlethorpe road junction
An accident occurred at the junction on Wednesday 30th August, six weeks after the previous incident on Thursday 13th July.
Concerns raised on Facebook have been answered by Cosgrove Parish Council, who, await the attention agreed by West Northamptonshire Council Highways.
Correspondence from WNC confirm that a WNC Highways Engineer has visited the junction and assessed the need for required safety improvements. WNC have committed to improving the signage at the junction, clearing road debris and re-painting the white lines. The re-painting of the white lines has been completed in early October.
Please report any future incidents at the junction on Cosgrove Village Facebook page, email the clerk or tell your nearest Parish Councillor. 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 traffic driving in the village is 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
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.
The Britannia bus service continues to operate through to mid October.
An alternative on demand service is also being 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 www.wicksteed.co.uk/
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.