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.

Latest News

Next council meeting agenda now available

Agenda now available for the next council meeting on January 21st 2021.

Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:20 by Fiona Young

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

West Hunsbury Parish Council wish all our residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The parish office and Northampton Borough Council will be closed over the festive period. For any emergencies please call the NBC emergency phone line on 0300 330 7000

For non urgent parish council enquiries please email our Clerk on clerk@westhunsburyparishcouncil.gov.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible on our return to the office on January 4th 2021.

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:56 by Fiona Young

Volunteers needed for severe weather shelter

With temperatures set to drop over the winter period, Northampton Borough Council is seeking to recruit more volunteers to help operate the town's severe weather shelter.

The severe weather shelter provides somewhere warm, dry and safe to stay for people who are sleeping rough – including those who may be reluctant to engage with services – when the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is activated. More »

This winter, suitable Covid-secure town centre premises are being used and, when SWEP is activated, each guest will be provided with their own room. Special measures and safeguards have been put in place to ensure that everyone working, volunteering and staying in the severe weather shelter is protected from coronavirus.

In Northampton, SWEP will be activated when the Met Office forecasts that overnight temperatures in the town will be:

  • 0°C or below for at least three consecutive nights; and/or
  • -1°C or below for at least two hours between 9pm and 9am on one or more nights.

Additional volunteers are needed, during the evenings and the mornings, in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They help with a variety of tasks including welcoming and registering guests, providing meals, companionship and information, and ensuring that the shelter is left clean and tidy once everyone has left.

The Council, Northampton Hope Centre and NAASH are responsible for organising, managing and staffing the severe weather shelter, working alongside the Single Homelessness Forum and a wide range of other local services and organisations.

Rev Sue Faulkner, Chair of the Single Homelessness Forum, said: "Our SWEP shelter performs an important role in keeping safe those who would otherwise have nowhere to go during a cold snap.

"However, the severe weather shelter cannot run without the vital support of our amazing team of volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure that the shelter is able to operate safely around the clock when SWEP is activated.

"We need more kind people who are committed, respectful and trustworthy to step up and become SWEP volunteers, so please get in touch if this is you and you would like to make a real and lasting difference to your local community."

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.northampton.gov.uk/swepvolunteer » Less

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:27 by Fiona Young