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Residents resulne fight to keep Fletton Field green

Residents resulne fight to keep Fletton Field green

The ongoing fight to keep Fletton Field as a green space at the centre of Oundle has been renewed by a group that includes Oundle Town Council, Oundle Transition, Oundle…

Oundle scrubs up well

Oundle scrubs up well

Blooming Oundle is a new volunteer project initiated by Transition Oundle and Oundle Business Association to encourage people to take responsibility for improving the public spaces around Oundle. The last…

Historic England audits links to transatlantic slave economy

Historic England audits links to transatlantic slave economy

Earlier this year, English Heritage published an audit of Britain’s built environment that had links to the transatlantic slave trade that they had begun in early 2020. Their 157-page report…

Planning rules expose conservation areas to development

The government has introduced new planning rules that will allow commercial high-street properties to be converted into housing without full planning applications from August 1. Although it has been possible…

Right to regenerate targets unused land

A new government initiative could force councils to sell vacant plots of land and derelict buildings for redevelopment under plans announced in January by the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP.…

Diocesan pushes ahead with land sale

Despite objections from Titchmarsh parish residents, the Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance voted in December to proceed with the sale of 114 acres of glebe farmland. In an emergency meeting…

Conservatives claim majority at new North Northants Council

Oundle has elected three councillors to the new North Northants Council, all from the Conservative Party, in what was a successful set of local elections for the Conservatives overall. These…

The higher purpose of government

Last February one unsuspecting council and a certain Jackie Weaver were catapulted into the limelight. The YouTube video of a fractious Handforth Parish council instantly became a national talking point…

Parish Path Wardens keep footpaths from being lost

Parish Path Wardens keep footpaths from being lost

Northamptonshire has 1929 miles of rights of way in a network that includes footpaths, bridleways and byways used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders who enjoy getting out into the…

Chains of office are archived as East Northants Council is shuttered

Retirement of the ENC chains of office marks the beginning and end of another phase in the cycle of local government. The residents of Oundle said farewell to the ENC…

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