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 Katie Macey.

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 October 10th 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 _20.09.2022___

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

Major change to bus service for West Hunsbury

Network & Timetable Changes: Northamptonshire27 Sep 2022 to 13 Nov 2022

From the 30th October there will be changes to bus services across Northamptonshire to provide a more sustainable bus service for the future.

The changes are necessary to better reflect customer travel patterns that have changed over the last 2 years and ensure that the networks operated are sustainable. The changes come after a period of consultation with North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council as part of all parties' commitment to review the bus networks and work in partnership to deliver improvements to the network in the future. More »

These changes reflect the way customers now travel as well as the cost of running bus routes and the availability of staff to drive and maintain them. Following the changes buses will run more reliably helping us to deliver a better service.

Service 3 (Northampton to Camp Hill): Section between Camp Hill & East Hunsbury Tesco withdrawn.
New timetable available soon.

The above was taken from the Stagecoach website. The parish council are deeply concerned about the removal of the No'3 service and have requested answers from both Stagecoach and West Northants Council as to why this decision has been taken and who was consulted. » Less

Posted: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 13:44 by Fiona Young

Nominations open for West Northants Male Role Model Awards 2022

Men and boys who have made important contributions in West Northamptonshire are to be recognised in the WNC Male Role Model Awards 2022.

Organised by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), the awards aim to raise awareness around men's well-being and celebrate those who inspire and have a positive impact on the lives of others in the community or the workplace.

We are looking for men who have been inspirational in the broadest sense and would like to know how they have inspired you or others, what they have achieved, or what they have done to help you or your community. More »

Nominations open on Monday 3 October and close on Sunday 6 November. The finalists will be announced at an awards ceremony which will take place at Northampton Museum on International Men's Day on Friday 18 November 2022.

Cllr David Smith, WNC's Cabinet Member for community safety and engagement, and regulatory Services, said: "There are so many men playing hugely important roles across West Northants communities and workplaces.

"However, we cannot recognise these individuals without the help of residents who know and work with them closely, so we are calling on you to help!

"What we're looking for is not only someone who goes that extra mile, but that person who has made a real difference to those around them and helped to support their community and nurture the next generation of young men.

"Potential nominees could include someone who has inspired you through their charity work, an inspirational business owner or someone who has helped you personally.

"It could be a family member who has been a rock during a challenging time, a neighbour who has set up a community group to support local children, or a friend who has campaigned for better healthcare – nominate your role model now!"

International Men's Day (IMD) is celebrated around the world, and in the UK focusses on the core themes of making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys, promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity and raising awareness of charities supporting men and boys' wellbeing.

For more information about the WNC Male Role Model Awards 2022 and to make a nomination, please visit: www.westnorthants.gov.uk/malerolemodel.

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Posted: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 13:50 by Fiona Young

Parish Council Surgery this Wednesday October 5th 2022 from 11.45am

There is a parish council surgery this Wednesday, between 11.45am and 1pm at St Benedicts Church, West Hunsbury.

Please come and meet us and have a cup of tea!

Posted: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 13:26 by Fiona Young