Sudborough Parish Council

Welcome to the Sudborough Parish Website

Our website serves the parish of Sudborough and has two main aims:Sudborough Parish Pub

  • to allow parish council documents and information to be distributed and easily accessible
  • to display information related to the local community in order to increase awareness of what is happening in the village.

The website is run by the parish council for residents of Sudborough and aims to offer a useful information resource for all. We hope you find the website easy to use and helps you to keep connected to the activities of your parish council.

Please get in touch if you have any suggestions about how we might improve the website.

The next Full Parish Council Meeting to due to take place on Wednesday 24th March 2021,  the Agenda will be available by Wednesday 17th March.  The Annual Parish Meeting, Annual Parish Council Meeting and the first meeting of the newly formed Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 19th May 2021.

Parish Council Elections

Hopefully the long awaited Parish Council Elections will be held on Thursday May 6th along with elections for the Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner and the for the newly formed North Northamptonshire Councillors.

Expressions of interest are welcomed from anyone who is over 18 years old.

As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training . You should be comfortable working electronically . You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team .

If you are interested in joining the council please contact the Clerk Sue Cook for more information at or 07825 925 210.

The Parish Council currently meets on the third Wednesday every alternate month. If you care about your community and would like to help make a real difference then why not Become a Parish Councillor!

Would you like to be Sudborough’s Police Liaison Representative?   

Northamptonshire Police have asked each town and parish in the County to appoint someone in their community to act as the community’s Police Liaison Representative – so we are looking for someone to be our village’s representative. 

This is a new voluntary role which will involve acting as a point of contact on local community safety matters between our local Neighbourhood Policing Team and the Parish Council.  A role description for the Police Liaison Reps is available at

If you would like to apply for the role, please email our Clerk, Sue Cook, at by no later than 1st March 2021


Tresham Garden Village Housing Study

East Northamptonshire Council are carrying out a survey to provide residents with the opportunity to give their views on what housing should be provided on the new development at Deenethorpe Airfield, to be called Tresham Garden Village, and gather information about the housing needs of the existing community in the surrounding area. The final report will be published on ENC’s website for members of the public to view

The contact details for the local Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector, Sergeant and PCSO.

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

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.

Sudborough Telephone Box

Over the last few months the telephone box in Sudborough has under gone a complete overall funding by the Parish Council.  The work has now been completed and turned into “The Phone Box Gallery” which is a new project from Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, in partnership with Sudborough Parish Council and students from The CE Academy.

This gallery will show exhibitions curated and featuring work by students working on our artist led Alternative Provision programme based at nearby Sudborough Green Lodge.
The Phone Box Gallery is made possible through a grant from The Wooden Spoon Fund.

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

East Northants leisure centres set to re-open

Following their compulsory closure in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, leisure facilities owned by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) will start to re-open from Saturday 25 July.

The three leisure centres across the district, which are run by Freedom Leisure on behalf of ENC, will re-open, though customers can expect to see some changes to opening hours, programme timetables and services on offer in line with current guidance.

The Pemberton Centre in Rushden will be the first to re-open on the 25 July followed by the facilities, including swimming pools, at the Nene Centre in Thrapston and Splash Pool in Rushden on 1 August.

Visitors to all three of the centres will be asked to book to use facilities via Freedom before attending and be required to leave contact details for track and trace purposes.

Anyone wishing to visit the leisure centres in East Northamptonshire are advised to come ‘swim or gym’ ready, though changing rooms will be open for limited use, and visit to check individual centre opening hours and for the most up to date information, including booking for use of facilities and hygiene guidance.

Covid19 Community Help in and around Sudborough

Northamptonshire’s Community Resilience Service launches new Coronavirus Support Line

Covid-19 Change to services

Coronavirus letter to Sudborough

Parish Council Meetings

We are keen for you to get involved with your Parish Council! We invite you to attend as many meetings as possible so that you can contribute to and influence the development of your local community.

Residents can speak for up to 20 minutes at the beginning of each meeting (no notice needed).They can also speak for 3 minutes on agenda items, however the Clerk needs at least 24 hours notice. Contact details of the Clerk are: Sue Cook,, 07825925210

Details of the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting will be posted on the village board and also on the website here


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