Potterspury Parish Plan 2021

In 2014 the Parish Council drew up a Parish Plan for Potterspury based on the results of a residents’ survey. Seven years on, many of the suggestions that were included in the action plan have been carried out. The village play areas have been renewed and refurbished, we resisted the imposition of two unsuitable housing developments, and installed a skatepark and multi-use games area for older children.

It’s time to renew the plan.
We are asking every household to tell us how they would like to see Potterspury develop over the next decade or so. The questions in the 2021 Parish Plan Survey deal with housing, traffic, transport, leisure facilities, healthcare, communication and business. Your answers will help the Parish Council advise the new West Northamptonshire Council on the needs of our community.

Every home will receive a copy of the 2021 Parish Plan Survey, which can be filled in and returned to a box in Cottage Stores by 14 March.

Alternatively, complete the Parish Plan Survey online here.

The PC would be most grateful if you are able to complete the online version. It takes much more human resource and time to process the paper copies.

Answers are completely confidential.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say.

Community Shield 2020

Choosing the winners of the annual Community Shield can be difficult. Handing it over to them should be a much more simple process, but like everything this year, it has proved trickier than normal. Just a few months late, the PC finally managed a socially-distanced award ceremony.

Kay, Anne and Jenny accept the Community Shield.

The small team who has done so much to strip back decades’ worth of undergrowth from the High Street Cemetery are this year’s winners. Anne Daniells, Jenny Walker and Kay Eglesfield, aka the ‘cemetery ladies’ have been quietly pruning and trimming the trees, clearing weeds and thorns and cleaning old graves, several of which had been lost for many years.

Jenny said she started the work when she heard a neighbour say that they would not consider using the cemetery as a resting place for her family because it was so overgrown, dark and spooky. Jenny and Anne both remembered how smart it was when they were children and were determined to restore it to its former glory.

Thanks to their work, it is now a peaceful oasis in the village, a haven for birds and wildflowers, and a pleasure to visit.