Welcome to Hargrave Parish Council

Hargrave Parish Council (Northamptonshire)

Hargarve Parish Council is made up of residents who have put themselves forward for election (or occasionally co-option). They have put themselves forward because they want to improve our parish and they are prepared to make decisions for our community.

Parish Councils are statutory bodies, created and governed by acts of Parliament. They are not connected to the church or to the Parochial Church Council.

Download an expression of interest form by this link

There is a third vacancy, created by the resignation of Councillor Newcombe. Clsoing date for expression of interest for this seat is 24th June. Please use the form available from the link above.

Hargrave Neighbourhood Plan

Hargrave Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to a referendum on 30th June 2022. The question that will  be asked is:

"Do you want North Northamptonshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hargrave to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Should the Hargrave Neighbourhood Plan receive a majority 'Yes' vote in favour of the question the Plan will be adopted “made” by the Local Planning Authority.

The Referendum Poll will be held at Hargrave Village Hall om Thursday 30th June 2022 between 7.00am to 10.00 pm as detailed in the Notice of Poll that can be viewed and downloaded below.

Notice of Referendum

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Station

The documents that members of the electorate will be asked to vote on in the Referendum can be viewed on the North Northamptonshire Council website via this link

Tell the Police what they should focus on

The Police target their policing based on what the communities want, so they need residents of Hargrave to tell the Police what is important to you and what you want them to tackle. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NorthantsLocalPriorities

Public Rights of Way

Broadly speaking, Northamptonshire Highways are responsible for the surface being appropriate for the level of public access, also for upgrowth and bridges.

The landowner is responsible for side growth and for trees.  However there are exceptions to the above depending on the situation.  For instance, if upgrowth is a crop, then it is the landowners responsibility to keep the Right of Way clear.

If there is a fallen tree, or any specific concerns, please let Northants Highways know the exact details and location so that they can clearly identify who is responsible.  Ideally report it via Streetdoctor on their website if possible. 

Planning and development in Hargrave

If you would like to find out what planning applications have been submitted for Hargrave please visit the North Northamptonshire Council website as they are the planning authority that receive, process and decide planning matters. The Parish Council is a statutory consultee and where the Parish Council is consulted, the consultation response is shown in the Minutes of the meeting when the proposal was considered.

A step by step guide to accessing planning information on the North Northamptonshire Council website can be opened by using this link

Street Lights

All of the street lamps in Hargrave are owned by the Parish Council. We are working to ensure they are all labelled with an identifying number so that it is easier to track faults and repairs.

If you notice that a street light in Hargrave is not working, please report to the parish clerk, preferably via email, and include the street name and column number.

This link here will take you to a document that lists the lamp columns and location to make reporting easier.

Thank you.




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