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Local MP Fights for Community Green Spaces

In January, Oundle campaigners who launched the fight to save primary school playing fields in Oundle were invited to the House of Commons by Tom Pursglove MP for the second…

Primary School Field Earmarked for Disposal

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) have announced that they are seeking to dispose of one acre of the Oundle Primary School playing field on Cotterstock Road. This decision reignites a debate…

Buy-to-Let Hike

On the first of April 2016, a new government scheme was introduced to counteract the buy-to-let boom. Investors buying a second home or buy-to-let property will now pay a 3%…

Fletton Field in Application for Village Green Protection

Oundle is in the midst of an ongoing conflict regarding the potential development of green space. On 10 December the Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) submitted an outline planning application for…

Heritage Policy at Odds with Energy Conservation

Strict planning regulations about micro-energy generation units in Oundle‚Äôs conservation area are preventing residents from making a green contribution to the global effort to tackle climate change. The residents of…

Businesses Object to Parking Congestion

Businesses Object to Parking Congestion

Local residents and businesses around the East Road area have been struggling to find available parking for the past two years due to the lack of designated parking for Waitrose…

Northants Considers Unitary Authority

It could soon be all change for Northamptonshire after a proposal by Councillor Adam Collyer (UKIP) at a county council meeting on March 17 to restructure the local government services…

Community Watch on Heavy Loads

Community Watch on Heavy Loads

With new housing developments at opposite ends of town, residents are noticing an influx of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) travelling through Oundle. The current 7.5-ton lorry limit in Oundle has…

Councils in the News

Councils in the News

> There are not many other dramatic subplots about council life that would seem to be necessary after the Oundle Town Council was left nearly abandoned following nine resignations, and…

What Your Councillors Do For You

A town council is the lowest tier of local government, but plays an important part in maintaining community services. Just what do councillors actually do? A local council such as…

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