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Parish Repairs & Enhancements

The following repairs and enhancements were requested, chased up, and done at the request of Parish Councillors or Parish Clerk.

  • Sept 2017 - Fly tip of mainly toys & a lounge seat at entrance of Bearshanks Wood, from a 1-2 weeks earlier, was finally reported to Forestry Commission on 29/9.
  • Sept 2017 - Fly tip near Bearshanks x-roads from just before 8/9 was impressively organised & 'aware' labelled within a couple of days; however, only finally picked up after reporting on 23/9.
  • Jun 2017 - New 'Stop' position white lining at Pilton side of Lilford bridges traffic lights following surface dressing doesn't allow wide enough passage for large vehicles from Lilford direction now; request put in to make it as it was before. [Actioned 11th July 2017]
  • May 2017 - restoration requested of the traditional 'Drove Road' guide post at the junction of Pilton Road and Northampton Way. Agreed by Highways 25th May. [Partly restored by 15th June 2017]
  • Apr 2017 - Bearshanks crossroads sign from Stoke Doyle finally replaced.
  • Jan 2017 - Bearshanks crossroads sign from Stoke Doyle reported as knocked down.
  • Dec 2016 - Electric cables installed from Pilton down to Lilford bridges by Western Power, and permanent traffic lights finally commissioned  by Northamptonshire Highways on 6th Dec 2016. An unbelievable achievement!!! Well done everybody who got involved :-)
  • Sept 2016 - Replace litter bin on Pilton side of Lilford bridges mistakenly removed by Highways as part of new traffic lights works. This bin is mainly used by anglers.
  • Sept 2016 - Replace accident damaged litter bin opposite Shuckburgh Arms Stoke Doyle.
  • Jun 2016 - Replace broken or missing reflective posts between roadway and ditch from Pilton to Lilford bridges.
  • May 2016 - All Phase 1 infrastructure work completed for installation of permanent traffic lights at Lilford bridges; now awaiting Phase 2 Western Power electricity connection. Meanwhile return to temporary traffic lights.
  • May 2016 - Fly tipped waste collected from Aldwincle Road at Wadenhoe in ditch by drove road.
  • Apr 2016 - Work started on 11th April for installation of permanent traffic lights and road widening at Lilford bridges.
  • Apr 2016 - Wadenhoe road junction at Pilton swept of gravel and debris from flooding in March.
  • Mar 2016 - Potholes filled again on Oundle Road from Wadenhoe through to Oundle.
  • Mar 2016 - Fly tipped waste collected from field gateway Pilton Road, Wadenhoe
  • Mar 2016- Proposed installation of permanent traffic lights at Lilford Bridges may happen mid-month.
  • Feb 2016 - Potholes filled where traffic from Pilton stops at Lilford Bridge temporary traffic lights.
  • Jan 2016 - Flytipped decorator's rubbish collected by Council from verge outside Stoke Doyle.
  • Dec 2015 - Missing water access cover in verge up Bearshanks road replaced by Anglian Water.
  • Nov 2015 - Highways re-painted and added extra '30' and 'SLOW' road markings in Stoke Doyle.
  • Nov 2015 - Lilford Bridge repairs completed.
  • Nov 2015 - Wadenhoe War Memorial and railings renovated.
  • Sep 2015 - Tarmac road repairs at the Aldwincle turn up at The Green where edge was eroding away.
  • Sep 2015 - Awarded grant by War Memorials Trust of 75% of estimate cost for renovating Wadenhoe War Memorial and its surrounding railings. The Wadenhoe Trust kindly offers the 25% top-up figure. Work starts by removal of the railings. It is hoped work will be completed by 8th November 2015 Remembrance Sunday. 
  • Sep 2015 - MC9 bridleway near Aldwincle cleared by Forestry Commission at request of Northamptonshire Highways Rights of Way Officer.
  • Aug 2015 - Wadenhoe & Pilton red phone boxes have been cleaned and repainted by BT at our request
  • Aug 2015 - Bearshanks crossroads sign from Stoke Doyle replaced by Highways after knocked down.
  • Aug 2015 - Fly tipped council litter bin collected by Council from near Bearshanks x-roads.
  • Jul 2015 - Dog fouling and dog-on-lead signs supplied by ENC Dog Warden & put up on Wadenhoe Mill footbridge, bottom of Wadenhoe Church footpath, Lyveden Way footpath on Aldwincle road, and at Tom Tom's Corner at top of Aldwincle byway MC17.
  • Jul 2015 - Stoke Doyle village road signs from Oundle tidied / straightened by Highways.
  • Jul 2015 - Puncture causing raised concrete Openreach box nr.Stoke Doyle given tarmac ramp by Highways after 11 months of trying Highways & BT.
  • May 2015 - Dog poo bins installed bottom of Wadenhoe Church footpath, and beside Church Green in Stoke Doyle, by ENC Waste Dept., to be emptied weekly.
  • Mar 2015 - Deep pothole/puddle getting bad around utility cover where vehicles stop at temporary lights Pilton side of Lilford Bridge, alleviated by Highways.
  • Mar 2015 - Bad deep pothole on bend road edge near drift road at Wadenhoe filled by Highways.
  • Mar 2015 - Fallen tree over bridleway in Lilford Wood cleared by Forestry / Highways.
  • Jan 2015 - Fly tipped mattresses collected by Council from near Bearshanks x-roads.
  • Dec 2014 - Pilton to Lilford ditch cleared by John Foster.
  • Nov 2014 - Horse rider warning signs put either side of dangerous bend at Wadenhoe on Aldwincle road by Highways.
  • Nov 2014 - 20mph speed limit in Wadenhoe requested - turned down by Highways.
  • Nov 2014 - Fly tipped mattresses collected by Council from between Lilford & A605.
  • Aug 2014 - Lilford Bridge half-demolished by unknown heavy vehicle [rebuild due Oct 2015]; phone calls to them since whenever temporary traffic lights fail.
  • Oct 2014 - Elder tree overhanging Pilton road outside Forest House being struck by vehicles, removed by Highways.
  • Oct 2014 - Wadenhoe Mill footpath clearance & footbridge handrail added by Northants Highways.
  • Oct 2014 - Community Enhancement Gang from Northamptonshire Highways.
  • Jun 2013 - Community Enhancement Gang from Northamptonshire Highways tidying up our villages.
  • Mar 2014 - Lilford Bridge fencing & retaining wall repairs by Northamptonshire Highways.
  • Oct 2013 - Pilton to Lilford road more thorough carriageway patching by Northamptonshire Highways.
  • Oct 2012 - Pilton to Lilford road ditch flooding road in heavy rain; Northamptonshire Highways cleared ditch & pipes, patched carriageway, installed reflector posts.