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Deene & Deenethorpe Parish Council

Deene and Deenethorpe are both small villages in East Northamptonshire. Deene has a village hall and notable buildings include the redundant St Peter’s Church, and the manor of Deene Park. The village of Deene lies to the North-West of the A43 and Deenethorpe lies to the South-East of the A43.

Deene and Deenethorpe Parish Council meets 6 times a year usually on a Monday evening. May, July, September, November, January and March. There are currently 3 Parish Councillors from Deene and 3 Parish Councillors from Deenethorpe.

Notice of Election

Deene and Deenethorpe Election (Uncontested)

NNC Election of Councillors

Election of Fire, Police and Crime Commissioner

Breheny Civil Engineering are requiring to close Gretton Road, Deene and Gretton Brook Road, Weldon to allow for major works to be completed safely with regards to the Corby Western Link Road.  The road is proposed to be closed from the 1st March until the 10th May 2021.

The closure and diversion can be viewed here https://one.network/?tm=120603080

If you require further information please contact Will Everitt on 01480 459341.

Parish Council Elections 6th May 2021

Anyone intending to stand for election should check the Notice of Election for the area where they intend to stand for details of the times and locations where the nomination papers must be delivered.   Copies of nomination papers may be downloaded from https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/local-elections-england for election to wards representing the new North Northamptonshire Council  or https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-council-elections-england for parish council elections by navigating to the relevant resources section.  Paper copies of Nomination papers will also be available from local election offices from 8th March 2021.  Please liaise with the elections team in East Northamptonshire, as usual, for this election to make arrangements for delivery/collection. Please note that changes have been made to the subscriber requirements for the North Northamptonshire Council elections.  The number of subscribers required will change to a proposer and seconder only and this has been reflected in the new nomination paper template.

East Northants: elections@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

In light of the current Covid 19 situation additional safety measures will be in place to maintain the safety and security of all those involved in the nomination process.  Visitors delivering nomination papers will be asked to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering unless an exemption applies.  Visitors will also be requested to make use of the hand sanitiser gel provided.  Other measures include an informal checking process where nomination papers may be emailed to us for checking before formal submission as well as an appointment system for hand delivery of nomination papers.  Anyone wishing to use the informal checking service should, where possible, ensure that their nomination paper is scanned and emailed as a separate attachment.  If submitting multiple nominations for informal checking please attach each candidate as a separate document. For East Northamptonshire, please send your nomination forms for informal checking to elections@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk. We will be able to make informal checks of nomination papers sent electronically from 18th March until 4pm on Wednesday 7th April.  Please note that irrespective of any informal checks undertaken, nomination papers must still be formally submitted by hand during the nomination period which starts on 25th March and closes at 4pm on 8th April 2021.  An appointment system will be in operation for the formal submission of nomination papers.  If a candidate or their representative arrives to deliver nomination papers and they do not have an appointment they may be asked to wait whilst we first process the nomination paper of a person who has made an appointment.

Nomination papers should not be delivered by anyone who is displaying Covid 19 symptoms, has recently tested positive for Covid 19 or who is isolating.  The candidate should identify another person to deliver their nomination paper in these circumstances.

A short video animation detailing how to complete a nomination paper will be made available on local websites from 15th March 2021 along with a Candidate and Agents presentation.  In addition anyone seeking further guidance about standing as a candidate or wishing to download and print a copy of the nomination paper can do so by visiting the Electoral Commission website at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/local-elections-england for the North Northamptonshire area election and https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-council-elections-england for town and parish council elections.

Other dates that may be of interest are as follows:-

  • The March electoral register is to be used for the elector numbers on nomination papers. Do not include any changes provided on the 1 April updates.
  • The last date for applications to register to vote in time for the elections is by 12 midnight on Monday 19th April 2021. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
  • The last time for applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes is 5 pm on Tuesday, 20th April 2021.
  • The last time for new applications to vote by proxy is 5 pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.
  • The last time for applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons is by 5 pm on Thursday, 6th May 2021.  The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.  To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021
  • Poll cards will be despatched as soon as practicable after publication of Notice of Election and by no later than 29th March 2021
  • The main issue of postal votes will be despatched between 16th and 20th April 2021

Useful Links

To report any Highway Issues Fix my Street

To view Planning Applications

To report any Fly Tipping

The next full Council Meeting is due to take place on Monday 17th May 2021 starting at 7:00p.m, this will be the first meeting of the 7 new Councillors and hopefully it will be held in the Deene Village Hall. The Agenda will be available on the Minutes and Agenda page of this website by Monday 10th May. The draft minutes from the meeting held on Monday 8th March 2021 are now available.

East Northants Council launches new way to report fly tipping

Having seen how successful the What3Words app has been across the world, East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is now encouraging anyone who wishes to report fly tipping across the district to use the app.

What3Words works using the principle that every 3m x 3m square of the world has been assigned an address of three words. For example one 3m x 3m square at East Northamptonshire Council’s Cedar Drive office can be identified more precisely as ‘Corded.Clean.Eased’ as opposed to ENC’s postcode of NN14 4LZ which covers a larger area.

It is hoped that by encouraging residents to download the app, fly tipping can be reported more precisely. This will allow it be located more quickly and dealt with by Council officers, especially in more rural areas of the district where a postcode typically cover a much wider area.

Anyone wishing to report fly tipping should download the What3Words app to pinpoint the three words unique to that location. The three words will then need to be pasted into the relevant box when reporting fly tipping via the ENC website.

To report fly tipping in East Northants, please visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping