Welcome to the Sudborough Parish Website
- 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 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, the Agenda will be available by Wednesday 12th May 2021. The draft minutes from the Full Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 24th March are now available.
Parish Council Elections
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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
Notice of Election will be published on 25th 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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting will be posted on the village board and also on the website here