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 is currently one vacancy to fill but it is always good to know of all potential candidates in case any further vacancies unexpectedly arise.
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 the referenda for the plan and development order were held on Thursday 20 September 2018
The results of the referenda can be viewed here:
The two referendum questions asked were:
‘Do you want Kettering Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Broughton Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
‘Do you want the type of development in the neighbourhood development order for Broughton Parish to have planning permission?’
Key documents, supporting evidence, decisions, and information about the referenda can be seen on the following links:
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
The Parish Council is very aware some residents are unfortunately suffering due to the criminal or antisocial activities of others. It is important, for Police and other supporting agencies to gain a complete picture of the problem, that incidents suffered or witnessed are always reported regardless of whether a complaint is wanted to be pursued. This can easily be done using the on-line reporting service here: