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
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
The extra bin remains the property of SNC, and any
replacements and repairs will also be carried out free of
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
Newcomer to Bugbrooke?
The 2015 edition of the 'Welcome to Bugbrooke' leaflet is
Flooding ? -
View the NCC and Anglia Water Flood Tool Kit
Cant find it? Look at the Site Directory
Local Planning Applications
Follow this link, and select Bugbrooke as the parish.
Bugbrooke East Africa Trust
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.
Moulton Park, NN3 6SU
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.
Anyone with information please call us on 101 or alternatively,
information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555
Read the Police Ward update for February 2015
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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