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If you put up posters around the village to advertise an event or for another purpose, the Parish Council would appreciate it if you could remove your posters after the event date has passed.
Old posters become tatty and become an eyesore, spoiling our village.

The latest report from East Northants Councillor Helen Howell can be downloaded here

Councillor Nick Peck was re-elected as the Parish Council Chairman for the forthcoming civic year. Councillor Sue Kitchener has been elected as vice-chair.

To get the latest information about the restructuring of councils in Northamptonshire, particularly in our area, please go to the dedicated website

Future Northants North

NHS 12 week 'shielding' letters

Have you or someone you know received a letter telling you to 'shield' for 12 weeks due to health concerns?

If you have AND would like assistance under the scheme from the government, you MUST register through the website.

If you need help with registering, please contact George if you are a Stanwick resident or the county support line:

0300 126 1000 (option 5)

Help and Guidance for Residents

The RSPCA has produced a poster that can be downloaded and filled in by members of the public who have pets/animals. The aim being they will approach family/friends/neighbours who can care for their pets if they are hospitalised. This poster should be displayed in a visible place, for example on the fridge, etc so that the emergency services can see plans have already been made for the animals. Please do share this with the public in your community to try and help ease the pressure on the Adult Social Care teams in finding boarding spaces for animals.

Residents urged to dispose of garden waste sensibly during coronavirus crisis

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is asking residents to consider options such as the council’s garden waste scheme or composting waste, instead of lighting bonfires, to be more considerate to neighbours and protect the respiratory health of the vulnerable during the pandemic.

With the temporary closures of local Household Waste Recycling Centres, residents may be struggling to dispose of garden waste, especially with more people working from home and the recent nice weather. But ENC is urging residents to think of others and consider the alternative options which are available across the district.

The council’s garden waste scheme allows residents to sign up for £55.00 a year and receive a 240L bin that is emptied once a fortnight, alongside the household’s recycling bin.

Alternatively, residents could consider purchasing a compost bin via a company like or storing garden waste in a safe, dry place until local HWRCs re-open.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:

“We understand that residents are spending more time in the garden and may be looking for other ways to dispose of garden waste, but we urge everyone to consider all options on offer.

“As a council, we have a duty to all residents to provide suitable waste options and have an excellent garden waste collection service, which at present is still running as normal or residents could consider using a compost bin.

“If you must have a bonfire, we urge you to be responsible and follow advice from the experts which is there to help protect us all.”

If you have no other option but to light a bonfire, the ENC’s Environmental Health team advise that you follow these tips:

  • Never burn household rubbish, plastic, rubber, furniture foam or tarred felt;
  • Do not light a bonfire if it is wet or windy;
  • Never leave a bonfire unsupervised or leave it to smoulder. Douse it with soil or water if necessary;
  • Avoid burning at weekends and on Bank Holidays, warm sunny days or other times when your neighbours may want to enjoy their gardens;
  • Site the bonfire so that it causes least disturbance to your neighbours; this may include taking into account the wind direction;
  • Only burn dry material, this will reduce the amount of smoke produced.

Detailed advice on bonfires can be found at

For more information about ENC’s garden waste scheme and to sign up, please visit

East Northamptonshire Council receives Government funding to support businesses during coronavirus pandemic

As part of help on offer for local businesses across the district, East Northamptonshire Council has been allocated support funds to provide financial grants to those companies in need.

This money has been received by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) from central Government and will be distributed to companies over the coming weeks to provide vital support for organisations across the district. 

The Business Rates team from ENC is now working hard to identify further businesses that are eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant and as part of this work, the Council is urging business owners to come forward. The grants are in in addition to the £12m Expanded Retail Relief that ENC has already awarded to businesses across East Northants.

If a business in the district hasn’t already been contacted by ENC, then they are advised to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and assistance.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:

“As a Council, we have a duty to help support residents and businesses during difficult times and we urge those who are struggling to come forward and contact a member of the team, who will be able to advise and assist.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those businesses who continue to provide vital services to the community including food stores and distributors, during the pandemic.”

Business owners should keep up-to-date with the Government guidance at and further advice can be found through SEMLEP’s website or by calling SEMLEP’s Growth Hub on 01604 212 696.

The Government also has a dedicated Business Support Helpline at or on 0300 456 3565 or 01604 212 696.

We ask everyone to comply with public health guidance and to use common sense when out of their own homes when exercising their animals.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) states that there is no evidence to suggest that animals infected by humans are playing a role in the spread of COVID-19. Human outbreaks are driven by person to person contact.

The latest Government advice for people with animals can reached from this link.

Northamptonshire’s Community Resilience Service launches new Coronavirus Support Line

 Following the incredibly successful appeal last week to find volunteers to help those in need in Northamptonshire during the coronavirus pandemic, a new support line has now been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community.

There are a large number of people across Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and those with existing health conditions, those who are pregnant or those aged 70 and above.

The new support line, which goes live today, allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.

The customer Service Centre at Northamptonshire County Council will be managing the helpline, ensuring that each call is appropriately triaged so that individuals receive the care and support that is appropriate to their needs.

The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with the District and Borough Councils, mapping those requests by area and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their support. 

Matthew Golby, Leader of Northamptonshire County Council said:

“The launch of this new support line means that we can provide care and support to those that really need our help.

“By working together with our Borough and District Council colleagues, and with the hundreds of groups and individuals who have volunteered their help, we will be able to provide coordinated local support to the most vulnerable across the county”.

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number.

0300 126 1000 (option 5)

Individuals can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask for help.

The decision to cancel the Stanwick Showcase due to be held on 16th April was made shortly before the 'lockdown' announced on 23rd March.

It is possible that a smaller version of the meeting will be held before the end of May, depending on whether it is permitted under the pandemic restrictions. A decision on this will be made as the situation evolves.

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.

There have been reports of people using the cemeteries as an alternative to parks to get round the social distancing measures.

This is not acceptable and could compromise the aims of the Government’s measures to slow the spread of the virus. The Government gave very clear guidance about the reasons that people can leave their homes – visiting a cemetery or crematorium other than for a funeral is not one of them.

We understand that families want to visit graves at significant times such as anniversaries, birthdays, and key times of the year such as Easter. However, until the Government restrictions are lifted, we would respectfully request that you do not visit the cemetery.

Our contractors are still working to cut the grass and keep the cemetery generally tidy.

The Government has stated that funerals are exempt from the restriction on social gatherings of only two people, but have issued guidance that says that immediate family only may attend, whether this is a burial or a cremation.

Anybody subject to the requirement to self-isolate, or if they are showing any of the symptoms of Coronavirus, must not attend a funeral. Anyone who attends a funeral must observe the rules on social distancing. The exemption of funerals by the Government does not give permission to people to attend a funeral en masse – the number must be restricted according to the Government’s advice.

The Parish Council expects Funeral Directors to discuss such arrangements with the bereaved family.

Thank you for your understanding

The functions of the Parish Council will continue during the COVID-19 crisis however in accordance with Government restrictions requiring everyone to work from home where possible, the Parish Office will remain closed until these restrictions are lifted.

If you need to contact the Council please email using the details on this site. 

In accordance with Government restrictions imposed on Monday 23rd March the children's play area at Stanwick Recreation Ground has been closed until such times as these restrictions are lifted.

Public spaces remain open but please limit your use of them to the ONE excerise outing a day and only with members of your household. Maintain your distance from others at all times until the restrictions are lifted.

Thank you

Highways England have a dedicated web page detailing the progress of the improvement works at the A45/A6 Chowns MIll Roundabout that can be reached by this link.

Information on what can and can't go into your roadside recycling wheelie bin can be found on the East Northants Council website that can be reached by this link here

A 'Flood Toolkit' for advice on dealing with flooding is available on a dedicated website

The Government has decided to postpone the elections for 12 months due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus 

The latest cemetery memorial inspection report has been made available on the Cemetery page.

There will be a temporary road closure on Chelveston Road (past the cemetery) on Weds 5th February to allow for essential maintenance work.

Information about the A45/A6 Chowns Mill roundabout improvement works and road closures by downloading by clicking the link below.

Details of the public information event for the A45/A6 Chowns Mill roundabout improvement works can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

East Northamptonshire Council's annual residents' survey is now open and will close on 31st January 2020. It can be reached via clicking this link.

ENC Councillor Helen Howell's latest report can be read by using the link below.

The Notice of Election for the UK parliamentary election can be read using the link below.

ENC Councillor Helen Howell's latest report can be read by using the link below.

Gigaclear have been awarded a contract by Superfast Northamptonshire to bring ultrafast fibre broadband to a small section of Stanwick

George Konstantinidis has been co-opted to the Council to replace Trevor Chinery.

Cllr Nick Peck was relected as the Parish Council Chairman for the new muncipal year at the Annual Council Meeting on 16th May 2019

The Office of the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner is recruiting new members to join their Joint Independent Audit Committee. The advert can be seen below and the application pack downloaded as well.

The Police Fire and Crime Commissioner (Stephen Mold) is offering some new grants. Please click on the link below to open a poster with more information.

There is a vacancy on the council that will be filled by co-option. If you are interested in putting your self forward, please contact the Clerk via our contact page.

The Parish Council is interested to hear from Stanwick residents who might like to become an allotment tenant.

East Northamptonshire Council's Transformation Committee is preparing the District Council for the transfer to Unitary. Minutes to the Transformation Committee metings can be found on their website via this link to the East Northants Committee page

Some taxi licence plates have been stolen from local vehicles. Please be vigilant and ensure you are using a geniune taxi.

Stanwick Remembers and Ceasefire Celebration will be taking place over the weekend of 10th & 11th November 2018.

Julie Paterson has been co-opted to the Parish Council to fill the vacancy created by Graham Roberts

The Council would like expressions of interest from residents interested in attending an evening presentation by the civil engineers DSA

There is vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Graham Roberts. The vacancy notice can be read as a PDF below.

Cllr Nick Peck has been elected as chairman for a second year.

District Councillor Helen Howell's annual report can be downloaded as a PDF below.

The annual parish council newsletter has been delivered to homes in Stanwick. It can be downloaded as PDF below.

A combined timetable for the bus services 45, X46 & X 47 can be downloaded as a PDF below. For a definitive guide to bus servives, please use the Stahe coach website.

The Parish Council has not increased the amount of local tax it is requesting from our residents for the year commencing 1st April 2018. The Council always seeks to minimise the level of the local tax as far as possible and when there are unexpected costs, it falls back on its reserves (savings) to meet the costs.

In the final quarter of 2017 double yellow lines were introduced to Raunds Road, High Street and a new area on Church Street to improve safety for pedestrains and drivers alike. This is now being followed up with visits from the County Council Enforcement Team who can issue parking tickets.

The Parish Council is pleased to be sponsoring Stanwick's entry to the Northamptonshire Village of the Year competition.

Incidents of dog mess not being cleaned up by the owner are increasing. The Dog Warden has been informed and is making additional visits to Stanwick. Information on how to report dog fouling is on the East Northants website and this link will take you their relevant page. Dog warden service

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert is a free messaging service that allows Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations keep you informed about issues in your area that are relevant to you. To sign up use this link to reach their page: Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

'Think before your park' scheme announced.

Resounding YES vote in the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

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