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An extra recycling bin is not just for Christmas


As households stock up for another festive season, South Northamptonshire Council is urging people to be prepared for the leftovers.


Starting this week SNC is hosting a month-long sale of the blue recycling bins which will cost a one-off fee of £18, saving residents £12 on the usual price.


Hundreds of extra blue bins have been sold since SNC launched the recycling scheme in 2013, but with Christmas looming the Council wants to give residents more capacity to recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and cans.


The sale starts Monday, 28 November and ends Saturday, 31 December 2016, during which time it is expected the district will produce 30 per cent more recycling.


Councillor Dermot Bambridge, SNC’s portfolio holder for environmental services said: “Most households find the standard blue bin allocation fine, and any extra recycling can be bagged up and left beside it for collection.

“But if you regularly fill up your blue bin, now is the perfect time to permanently increase your recycling capacity.”



The extra bin remains the property of SNC, and any replacements and repairs will also be carried out free of charge.


Bins can be ordered over the phone by calling 01327 322344 weekdays between 9am and 5pm


For information or comment contact Geoff Cooke on 01604 832125




Newcomer to Bugbrooke?

The 2015 edition of the 'Welcome to Bugbrooke' leaflet is available for download here.



Flooding ? - View the NCC and Anglia Water Flood Tool Kit



Directory of Local




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Local Planning Applications

Follow this link, and select Bugbrooke as the parish.



Bugbrooke East Africa Trust

Find out all about it

Wheelchairs are available from the British Red Cross on short term loan subject to availability.

A delivery and collection service is available to those who cannot collect items themselves.


Hatton Close

Moulton Park, NN3 6SU

         ( 01604 678500

Mon-Fri  10am – 4pm

Other Red Cross information



Bugbrooke LINK Xmas issue 2016


Parish Council Minutes October 2016


Parish Council Budget 2017-2018


All 200 issues of Bugbrooke LINK are now available for reading/reminiscing on this website, from 1983 upto the latest issue.


Reminder - The Parish Clerk, Sally Bramley-Brown, will be in the Community Cafe on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11 if any one wants to come and talk to her.



 Police Community Messaging.


Anyone with information please call us on 101 or alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Read the Police Ward update for February 2015


Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

This is an update to a previous alert sent from Action Fraud in November 2015.

Fraudsters are setting up high specification websites advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The website will state you can pay via card; however when the purchaser goes to pay, this option is not available and the payment must be made via bank transfer.

The fraudster entices the purchaser and reassures them it is a legitimate purchase by using the widely recognised Trusted Shop Trustmark. They then use the Trustmark fraudulently and provide a link on the bogus electrical website to another bogus website (which purports to be Trusted Shops). This website shows a fake certificate purporting to be from Trusted Shops and provides thousands of reviews for the bogus electrical website. These reviews are all fraudulent. The website has not been certified by Trusted Shops and therefore the purchaser is not covered by the Trusted Shop money-back guarantee.

Protect yourself:
  • Check the authenticity of the website before making any purchases. Conduct a ‘Whois’ search on the website which will identify when the website has been created- Be wary of newly formed domains. You can conduct this search using the following website – https://who.is/
  • Conduct online research in relation to the website, company name and the business address provided to identify any poor feedback or possible irregularities.
  • Check the Trusted Shops Facebook page where warnings about websites using their Trustmark are published. If you are in doubt about the legitimacy of a Trustmark then you can contact Trusted Shops on 0203 364 5906 or by email service@trustedshops.co.uk. They will confirm whether they have certified that website.
  • Payments made via bank transfer are not protected should you not receive the item. Therefore always try to make the payment via PayPal or a credit card where you have some payment cover should you not receive your product.
  • If the item advertised seems too good to be true, then it probably is. 

If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.



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 village.

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 grants@southnorthants.gov.uk  call Katie Arnold on 01327 322216, or visit http://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/grantscommunity.htm


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 www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/index.htm.  or on the Northamptonshire Resilience Forum website under the Planning Events Tab https://www.northants.police.uk/lrf/

 Please contact us if you need any guidance or would like further information.