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 20th January 2021,  the Agenda will be available by Wednesday 13th January 2021

The Draft Minutes from the full Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 30th September are now available.

All Saints, Sudborough Christingle, This year  Christingle will be different!! Please click here for details

East Northamptonshire Council’s Residents’ Survey for 2020 is now open. This is an opportunity for residents to give their feedback on public services within the district and where they feel improvements could be made.

The survey can be accessed through the council website at and is open to all residents of East Northamptonshire.

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

TTRO(20/21) N373 – A6116 Brigstock Road, Sudborough

Northamptonshire Highways are intending on closing a section of the A6116 to allow for the safe refurbishment of the centre lines.  It is expected that the closure will be for one night and will take place between then 7th and 11th December 2020, the exact date is weather dependent.

The closure and diversion can be viewed here

If you require more information about the works please contact Ben Wright on 01604 883400.

Consultation on Admission Arrangements for Northamptonshire Schools for 2022 Intake

Northamptonshire County Council’s School Admissions Team is co-ordinating a formal consultation on the admissions arrangements for mainstream schools within the county for the September 2022 intakes (primary, junior and secondary).  This consultation period allows parents, schools, religious authorities and the local community to comment on proposed admission arrangements.

CONSULTATION will take place between 9 November 2020 and 20 December 2020.

DETERMINATION of school admission arrangements by admission authorities must be completed by 28 February 2021.

PUBLICATION of admission policies as soon as possible after 28 February 2021 and must be completed by 15 March 2021 (published on school’s website and copy to LA).

For more information, please visit Northamptonshire County Council School Admissions.

If you have any questions or enquires about the Admission Arrangements for Northamptonshire Schools for 2022 Intake, please contact the School Admissions Team:

Give Us Your Views

Please give us your views through the Admission Arrangements for Northamptonshire Schools for 2022 Intake Consultation page.

The consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 20 December 2020.

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.

Recovery Through Enterprise – Driving economic recovery

East Northamptonshire Council, the Borough Council of Wellingborough and Northamptonshire County Council have today launched their economic recovery prospectus, ‘Recovery Through Enterprise’ to support local businesses and residents through the current economic difficulties resulting from the impact of Covid-19.

The prospectus details the programme that the councils and their local and strategic partners have put together to help meet the current and emerging needs of the local economy including:

  • A one-stop-shop to help existing businesses and anyone thinking about starting their own business
  • A fast track job match initiative to help those facing unemployment find work whilst also assisting those businesses who are looking to take on more staff
  • Working with retailers and local town councils to safely reopen high streets
  • Ensuring that public services are aligned with supporting economic recovery
  • Establishing recovery hubs within the local community to take services and offers to where they are needed
  • Working with our strategic partners at South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) and the Oxford Cambridge Arc to develop long term economic plans for the area ensuring that local priorities are considered at a strategic level

The prospectus marks successes to date including the pay out of millions of pounds of Government funding to support businesses and individuals and the setting up of a bespoke business support service to help businesses get back on their feet.

The work is being undertaken in partnership with a range of local and strategic partners including the University of Northampton, SEMLEP, the Job Centre Plus, the Crown Estate, the Federation of Small Businesses, the local Chamber of Commerce and a number of local business support companies.

In addition to increasing existing business support offers, the prospectus seeks to help local people who find themselves out of work as a result of the pandemic. This will include setting up a one-stop-shop at Rushden Lakes which will offer 1-to-1 business advice, as well as access to a wide range of support webinars and resources, including a fast track job match scheme which aims to get those out of a job swiftly back into work.

For more information visit

The prospectus can be downloaded here.

Northamptonshire County Council is consulting on proposed term dates for the 2022 to 2023 academic year.

The consultation period on these proposed dates will run from:

Monday 19 October 2020 – Friday 27 November 2020.

The proposed term dates can be viewed on the County Council website.

The previously agreed term dates (for 2020-21 and 2021-22) can also be located here.

Give Us Your Views

Please send any comments on the proposed term dates for 2022 to 2023 by email to:

Alternatively, you can contact Jan Baines (School Admissions Manager) on 07500 071983 or you can post your response to: 

School Admissions Manager
School Admissions Team
Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square
Angel Street

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 and a sticker can be sent out to you.

For more information about recycling in the area, please visit

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 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 where they will find more information, including maps and routes of the local area.

More details about the Greenway can be found at

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

Vane Arms

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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