Welcome to the website of the Broughton Parish Council.
Its aim is to keep the community informed of news, plans and developments around the parish of Broughton in Northamptonshire as has engaged the Parish Council or is likely to. If you have comments, enquiries or suggestions about the work of the council or how it can influence the actions of the Borough and County Councils, please contact us.
Parish Council meetings are generally held every third Wednesday of the month, except in August, commencing at 7pm in the village hall. The agenda and previous minutes as submitted for approval are all viewable from the links above. A ‘right to speak’ facility enables members of the public to address the meeting on any issue of concern and meetings of the council are generally open for public attendance.
Please contact the Clerk if serving as a parish councillor appeals; there are no current vacancies but it is always good to know of potential candidates in case a vacancy unexpectedly arises.
To report street problems requiring repair, such as manhole covers, curbs, pavements or roads, etc. please contact the Street Doctor on 0300 126 1000, and choose Option 4, or online at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk and select Street Doctor.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – IMPORTANT
The proposed Neighbourhood Plan has now successfully completed its independent examination by Inspector Ann Skippers, Dip Mgmt (Open) PGC (TLHE) (Open) MRTPI FRSA AoU.
As Independent Examiner; Ms Skippers recommended the plan and associated neighbourhood development order proceed to referendum for adoption subject to minor modifications proposed after the recent consultation exercise.
The planning authority, Kettering Borough Council, have resolved to accept this recommendation and arrangements are being made for the referendum to occur later in the summer or in early autumn (date will be confirmed here when finalised).
When the date is set, IT IS IMPOTANT AS MANY VOTERS PARTICIPATE IN THE REFERENDUM AS POSSIBLE – PLEASE TURN OUT TO CONFIRM YOUR WISHES!
The relevant decision notices and other information can be seen on the following link:
Annual Accounts 2017/18
The Council’s statement of accounts will be considered at the parish council meeting on 20 June 2018 – the following link will take you to a notice detailing public rights to inspect related records and ask questions arising from the accounts. A period of not less than 30 working days has to be specifically allowed for this, as is described in the notice, but Broughton Parish Council is happy to deal with queries at any time and strives to be completely transparent about its finances: Audit notice 2017 – 18
The statement of accounts can be viewed here: 2017-18 Accounts statements