West Hunsbury Parish Council

Serving the people of West Hunsbury

West Hunsbury Parish Council

Clerk: Mrs Fiona Young
32 Holdenby Road, Spratton
Northamptonshire NN6 8JD

Tel: 07729 608062

  • Lake in Ladybridge Park

  • Welcome to West Hunsbury

    Welcome to West Hunsbury

  • Green Lane, Hunsbury Hill Road

    Green Lane, Hunsbury Hill Road

West Hunsbury Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make West Hunsbury a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and information for all. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us

Our parish clerk, Fiona, is available on the contact details above, please note that our mobile phone is monitored between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday but as our Clerk works part time there is an answerphone available outside her usual working hours.

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT (1972 (Section 87(2))

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of West Hunsbury following the resignation of Cllr Andrew Vincent.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the ward in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Proper Officer to hold an election to the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules, **of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on 15th August 2022

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Proper Officer's address is:

Electoral Services, West Northamptonshire Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.

The telephone number for further guidance is 0300 126 7000 or email: electoralservices@westnorthants.gov.uk

This notice is dated _26.07.2022___

Name,__Fiona Young , Clerk to West Hunsbury Parish Council

* There is no form of word for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as 'We the undersigned being electors of the [Ward of] …. Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of *. A template entitled "Request for an Election" is available from the Parish Clerk. It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.

** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Good Friday or a bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities)(England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies.

Latest News

Parish Office Closed

The parish council office will be closed from Friday July 29th to Monday August 8th due to staff annual leave.

If your enquiry is urgent please call our council Chairman, Carl Squires on 07795112177 or alternatively send us an email on Clerk@westhunsburyparishcouncil.gov.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Posted: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 15:49 by Fiona Young

Notice of Casual Vacancy July 2022

Following the resignation of Cllr Andrew Vincent, West Hunsbury PC has a casual vacancy. The vacancy notice lasts for 14 days and following that period, assuming that no more than 10 electors request an election, the vacancy will be filled by co-option in the September meeting.

For more information or to register your interest in the vacancy please email the parish clerk on clerk@westhunsburyparishcouncil.gov.uk

Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 10:28 by Fiona Young

Warning of the hidden dangers of swimming in open water

With the high temperatures expected to continue into this weekend (July 23/24), Northamptonshire Police is urging the public not to be tempted to swim in unsafe open waters.

The warning is being issued following the death of a number of young people who have sadly drowned in England over the past few days after getting into difficulties in rivers, lakes, canals, and quarries.

Whilst the Northamptonshire Police Force Control Room has also seen an increase in the number of reports of adults and children swimming in open water at various locations across the county. More »

Swimmers have been spotted at the River Nene at Wadenhoe, Corby Boating Lake, Kinewell Lake at Denford, Summer Leys Nature Reserve at Wollaston, and Naseby Reservoir, however the Force is warning that all open water poses potential hidden dangers.

In addition to weeds and undergrowth which swimmers could become tangled in, there may also be other hidden hazards beneath the water surfaces such as strong currents as well as the risk of cold-water shock.

Cold-water shock forces swimmers to gasp for breath and can cause them to lose control in the water, regardless of whether they are strong swimmers or not, and increases the difficulty in getting out of the water.

If you find yourself in the water:

  • Take a minute. The initial effects of cold water pass in less than a minute so don't try to swim straight away
  • Relax and float on your back to catch your breath. Try to get hold of something that will help you float
  • Keep calm then call for help or swim for safety if you're able

If you see someone else in the water:

  • Do not go into the water to rescue them. You could get into trouble yourself
  • Call 999 and ask for the fire service and be as precise as you can with the location
  • Tell the struggling person to float on their back in a star shape
  • Throw something that may help them float – like a branch, an inflatable ball or even a water bottle
  • Download the what3words app to help give emergency services your precise location

More details about open water safety is available from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service website or the Royal Life Saving Society UK website. » Less

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:31 by Fiona Young