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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.

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

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 8th March 2021 starting at 7:00p.m the meeting will be conducted via Zoom. The Agenda will be available on the Minutes and Agenda page of this website by Monday 1st March 2021. The draft minutes from the meeting held on Monday 11th January 2021 are now available.

Final consultation stage for East Northamptonshire’s Local Plan

East Northamptonshire Council is seeking the views of interested parties on the pre-submission version of the district’s Local Plan.

The Local Plan sets out planning policies for East Northamptonshire and helps to shape new housing opportunities and deliver community and green infrastructure to support future growth. It will also help to ensure future planning applications including up to date policy requirements adding local quality to development.

The council’s Planning Policy committee approved the Pre-Submission Local Plan on Wednesday, 27 January which enables the start of the final consultation, known as Regulation 19. This particular regulation concentrates on whether the Local Plan meets the ‘Test of soundness’ – whether the plan is sound and has been prepared in accordance with all the necessary legal and procedural requirements and is positively prepared, effective and is justified by the evidence.

Once the Regulation 19 consultation ends, responses will be compiled with the Local Plan and its supporting documentation before being submitted for independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate. If the Plan is found to be sound, it will be presented to North Northamptonshire Council for adoption.

This consultation will run for six weeks, from Friday 5 February to Friday 19 March 2021. Further details about how to respond and to view the consultation documents are available at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/consultation

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, paper copies of the draft policy cannot be displayed in libraries or the Council’s contact centre. Should you experience any difficulty in viewing the document, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01832 742140.

New tool to increase recycling in East Northants launches

As part of East Northamptonshire Council’s (ENC) long term strategy to combat contamination in recycling bins across the district, each household will shortly receive a sticker to place inside their recycling bin lid which reminds residents about what can and cannot be recycled.

The stickers will be included in the next issue of ENC’s resident magazine, ENCircle, which is due to hit doormats throughout East Northamptonshire from 12 September.

The hard wearing sticker should be affixed to the inside of the household’s green-lidded recycling bin and is designed to be a visual reminder of what should be recycled in East Northants.

If you do not receive a copy of ENCircle or your sticker is missing, please email waste@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk and a sticker can be sent out to you.

For more information about recycling in the area, please visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/recycling

Explore East Northamptonshire on two wheels

With the Government launching a new initiative to combat obesity in England, East Northamptonshire Council is encouraging everyone to explore the countryside, cycle paths and Nene Valley on two wheels whilst getting fit and healthy at the same time.

For those who want to get out and about in East Northamptonshire, but are not sure where to start, Destination Nene Valley has plenty of resources on their website nenevalley.net including cycling routes, hints and tips for beginner cyclists and details of bike hire companies in and around the district.

Across the district, there are many opportunities for residents to get out and about including the East Northamptonshire Council funded Greenway, which runs throughout the district and provides a safe routes for cyclists and walkers alike. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Greenway has proved popular with residents of all ages using the routes for their daily exercise, and it is hoped that this will continue as lockdown and current guidance is eased.

For more information about cycling in East Northamptonshire, anyone interested is encouraged to visit nenevalley.net/see-and-do/discover/cycling/ where they will find more information, including maps and routes of the local area.

More details about the Greenway can be found at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/greenway

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