Parish Council Minutes January 2017
Bugbrooke LINK February 2017 Issue
Parish Council Budget 2017-2018
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Council grant shines a light on Bugbrooke residents
A council grant of £12,000 has been awarded to Bugbrooke Parish
Council to install environmentally-friendly street lights in the
After the parish council consulted with residents, they approached
South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) with the project idea, which
proposed to replace the existing bulbs with energy-efficient street
lights that are more in keeping with the village.
The £12,000 SNC Community Grant will be used towards the
installation of the new lights, which will help save electricity and
maintenance costs, as well as reduce light pollution while providing
a well-lit environment for longer hours.
Cllr Peter Rawlinson, SNC’s portfolio holder for finance and
procurement, said: “The council works very hard to ensure that
villages and communities are preserved and enhanced for residents.
The project was well supported by the village and an investment like
this will have both economic and environmental benefits.
“Particularly with the darker mornings and nights drawing in,
switching to energy-efficient lights will ensure they can keep the
lights on from dusk to dawn, while still reducing energy costs at
the same time – a win-win situation.”
SNC Community Grants are mainly funded by the New Homes Bonus (NHB),
a grant paid to local authorities by central government for every
new home built within the district.
They are available to any not-for-profit organisations located in or
associated with the district.
A wide range of projects and activities may be eligible for help,
including capital projects (buildings and infrastructure), as well
as smaller projects such as supporting the purchase of much needed
equipment or the delivery of local schemes.
The deadline for the current round of funding is
30 November 2016.
For more information on SNC Community Grants, e-mail
call Katie Arnold on 01327 322216, or visit
Event Organisation Advice from SNDC
Following a recent fatality involving a bouncy castle at a fair (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-35906226)
the Commercial & Business Support Team have produced the attached
guidance to help organisers of village fetes and similar events.
These events are great community occasions and it is hoped the advice
sheets and checklists will help organisers consider some of the key
hazards at their event. If the Parish or Town Council is not
directly involved in organising these events, I would be grateful if you
could forward the information to the relevant person.
More detailed information can be found on the Health and Safety
Executive website at
or on the Northamptonshire Resilience Forum website under the Planning
Please contact us if you need any guidance or would like further