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 health check and subsequent consultation.
Accordingly, the Borough Council has appointed Ann Skippers, Dip Mgmt (Open) PGC (TLHE) (Open) MRTPI FRSA AoU as Independent Examiner; the examination is the next step towards the Plan being subjected to referendum and adoption should this be desired by parishioners.
The Examiner has provided an information note on the process that is being followed – see link below:
The Examiner has, after commencing her examination, further provided a series of questions requiring clarification that are being considered and responded to by the Parish Council and Borough Council – see link below:
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