Whittlebury Village

Community Website

Clerk: Mrs Linda Paice
9 Bradden Way, Greens Norton
Towcester, Northamptonshire
NN12 8BY

Tel: 01327 353622

Whittlebury is a small village of some 236 households and a population of 589 (2011 Census) set on the edge of the historical royal hunting forest of Whittlewood. The earliest settlement has been traced to the Iron Age, and King Athelstan held court in Whittlebury in c.930AD. Our rural legacy can still be found today with many mature trees and views over the countryside surrounding the village with, in particular, the woods, parkland and deer park on the southern edge.

The Parish Council provides your local services and we strive to make Whittlebury a better place in which to live, work and play. This website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search facility or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

New bus service for Whittlebury launched on Wednesday 24th April 209

The attached press release from ABILITY (Northants) cic describes the new bus service for the village that was launched on Wednesday 24th April 2019. Two villagers availed themselves of a lift to Towcester and back that day and it is hoped that more will use the service over the coming weeks.

Whittlebury Parish Council has provided £500.00 to initiate this community transport scheme and it is intended that the bus will provide a lifeline to those without transport and who wish to visit Towcester for a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning for shopping, leisure activities or health appointments. More »

Villagers will need to register first by contacting the telephone number provided. » Less

Posted: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:00 by Roger Harrington

NOTICE OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION

The following Press Release was published by SNC recently.

Notice of European Parliamentary election

A Notice of Election for the European Parliament has been published today, Monday, 15 April by South Northamptonshire Council and an election will take place on Thursday, 23 May.

The announcement of the election follows the agreement of an extension to the UK's exit from the European Union (EU). While the UK remains a member state of the EU, it is required to elect members of European parliament. More »

Polling stations across the district will open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 23 May. The results will be announced on Sunday, 26 May.

South Northamptonshire is part of the East Midlands Region which elects five members under a proportional representation voting system.

Nominations should be submitted to the Regional Returning Officer in line with the details on the Notice of Election.

The statement listing the parties and individual candidates nominated will be published on the council's website on Friday, 26 April.

Registered electors will receive a polling card in the post with details of their polling station or confirming they have an existing postal or proxy vote.

If you are a UK national and already registered, you do not need to register again.

The deadline for new registration applications is Tuesday, 7 May.

Citizens of EU countries (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) will be sent a form they will need to complete and return by Tuesday, 7 May in order to vote in the UK rather than their home country at these elections.

Those who are unable to vote at a polling station on the day can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

A postal vote allows residents to post their vote to the council in advance of the election. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 8 May.

A proxy vote nominates a specific person to vote on an elector's behalf at their polling station. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 15 May.

Application forms for postal and proxy votes, and registration forms for European Union citizens are available from www.yourvotematters.co.uk

Residents who do not have internet access should call the council on 01295 227005 for help registering to vote or applying for a postal or proxy vote.

For more information please contact:

E: marie.mccormack@southnorthants.gov.uk

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Posted: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 17:58 by Roger Harrington

THE WHITTLEBURY TROPHY 2019

A FINAL REMINDER to submit your NOMINATIONS FOR THE WHITTLEBURY TOPHY 2019

See the poster attached and get in touch

Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:30 by Linda Paice