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3rd March - Neighbourhood Watch: Police Annual Report & SNAST Meeting Minutes
21st February - What's on. 10th February - Allotments and PC meeting minutes.
Cosgrove Community & Parish Council Update
Blocked roadside drains
Excessive rain this winter has failed to drain efficiently due to roadside drains being blocked. Please assist in getting this resolved, by reporting blocked drains to Northamptonshire County Council using FixMyStreet.
With temperatures falling to below freezing and the possibility of snow, footpaths and roads may become hazardous. Grit bins are located around the village for use by the public. If you are able, please help by scattering grit on public paths and roads. There is no risk of liability for anyone attempting to help others. Everyone has a duty of care and individuals are reminded of their responsibility to consider their own and the safety of others. More information available at NCC's website.
Concerns continue to be raised over vehicles driving through the village at unacceptable speeds. Sadly, it's reported that these incidents are often residents and not delivery drivers or visitors to the village, who show great respect. Drivers are reminded that our village roads are congested all through the year, requiring vehicles to be driven well below the speed limit to ensure the safety of everyone. Please remember that the speed limit is a limit, not to be exceeded and not a target to reach. All restrictions apply when entering and leaving the village, until past the maximum speed limit signs. Our speed indication devices are in place to remind drivers, please take notice and keep speed below the limit. Records of excessive speed are recorded and may be shared with the police in an attempt to keep everyone safe and encourage offenders to be more considerate.
Litter and Dog poo
Sadly our village is suffering from litter and a small minority of dog owners not picking up after their dog. Dog owners must also pick up when walking our Rights of Way, as other users don't want to tread in it and grazing animals can be seriously harmed if consumed. More information is available on our Village walks page. Please help keep our parish tidy and use the bins provided throughout the village to dispose of all litter. If not near a bin, please keep it until you find one, or take it home and place in your own bin. Together we can keep our village looking its best.
The allotment site has now been partially cleared, making it possible to plan the number of required plots. Covid-19 restrictions have impacted on developments, but legalities are progressing with the landowner and it's expected that the transfer of the land to Cosgrove Parish Council, will be concluded soon. No more work will be done on the plot until after the land is registered. Further information will be posted as it develops.
It has taken a number of years for the Parish Council to identify and organise, with many previous requesters disappointed by the unavailability of suitable land. The efforts and hard work by project leader and Parish Councillor, Jeff Proctor, have taken this from a wish to reality. If you wish to register your interest in an allotment plot or find out more, please speak to, or email Jeff Proctor.
Playing field equipment
The playing field and equipment are open for use, but users are must take extra precautions to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Parents are reminded that the play area is not supervised, there is no provision for sanitising equipment and no hand washing facilities. Please ensure that extreme caution is taken when using the equipment. The Parish Council strongly recommend that the Risk Assessment, available on the Covid-19 page, is read by all parents before their children use the play equipment.
For government, Public Health England and information on what you are allowed and not allowed to do, view our Covid-19 page.
Neighbourly support is encouraged to assist people who are advised to self isolate. The Parish Council has organised a community support group to help members of the community who need help with shopping or collecting medication from local chemists. For details visit our Covid-19 page.
Parish Council Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, unless notice is posted in advance of a change.
Parish Council Meetings are held each month as open video conference meetings, using Zoom. Members of the public are welcome to join the meetings over the internet and observe the proceedings.
For details on how to join meetings visit the Parish Council page.
Have your say on Village Matters
It’s always a good time to let the Parish Council know about issues that matter to you. Email your concerns or thoughts to email@example.com or discuss with your nearest Parish Councillor.
Volunteer Working Party
Our community is blessed with people who wish to maintain the appearance of our village. Projects are being planned for when the lockdown is eased, so please let us know if you can volunteer to join us for a couple of hours in the near future. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org