Stoke Bruerne Parish Council

Serving the people of Stoke Bruerne

Bridge

Clerk: Mr Bobs Damerell
4 Brae Hill, Quinton, Brill
Buckinghamshire HP18 9TF

Tel: 07724682819

Parish Council Meeting - 9 June 2020, 7:30pm

The Parish Council meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 9 June will start at 7:30, all residents are welcome, the invitation link is below

Topic: Stoke Bruerne Parish Council Meeting
Time: Jun 9, 2020 07:30 PM LondonJoin Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83475899428?pwd=cXRjcWFRa0dJN0s2MkRqbjNPeFFCdz09Meeting ID: 834 7589 9428
Password: 681889Bobs DamerellStoke Bruerne Parish Clerk

COVID-19

With the unprecendented situation the world is currently facing, the Parish Council will continue to update its website to try an provide assistance to volunteer groups or organisations which can help the most vulnerable in the Parish. Most of all residents must continue to follow the advice provide by the UK Government on Self-Isolating and Social Distancing.

Community Larder

In support of the parish activities to keep people home, safe, and well, the Community Larder can help to provide free weekly food boxes to individuals and families in Stoke Bruerne

There is a Community Larder Hub at Towcester where volunteers could collect and deliver boxes from

Access to the food is either via the parish councils or the emergency helpline who refer onwards. If you would like to access this free food please let me know and I can arrange it for you

Miranda Wixon Tel : 07974919221 or 01908 366122

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sofeacommunitylarder

SOFEA | Registered Charity: 1155783

The David Balgrove Trust - Contact the David Balgrove Trust if you are a vulnerable resident in need of assistance.

Since the closure of Pubs and restaurants many are now offering a take away / delivery service:

The Boat Inn - 01604 862428

We have also added a link to the Governments webpage on Covid-19 if you are unsure of any of the information given.

NEWS

  • Help for residents with Council Tax

Those who cannot pay their Council Tax due to the Coronavirus are being urged to claim the benefits they are entitled to by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).Councillor Peter Rawlinson SNC's portfolio holder for finance, performance and governance, said: "We continue to provide local services to communities. Waste and recycling collections continue, planning applications are being processed and housing needs are being fulfilled."The collection of Council Tax from residents helps us to fund these services.

"However, I know that households will be facing financial strain due to the Coronavirus, possibly more strain than they have ever faced previously, and we would ask people to contact the Department for Work and Pensions to claim any benefits they may be eligible for, then contact us if they still need help paying their Council Tax."The government has created a hardship fund to be administered by district councils and SNC is currently working on the process of applying this further relief to accounts that are eligible.Those who qualify will do so automatically and will be sent a revised Council Tax bill.For more information visithttps://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/12/council-tax/453/covid-19-coronavirus---council-tax-updates.The Government is also giving renters more security by suspending all evictions and extending the notice of possession period to three months, while at the same time working with lenders to offer mortgage holidays for buy to let owners -https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-support-available-for-landlords-and-renters-reflecting-the-current-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak.Separate measures are in place to help businesses, the self-employed and employee, visit - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/coronavirus.The council is also warning residents to guard against criminals and scammers exploiting concerns about Council Tax during Coronavirus emergency.To find out about the latest scams operating in Northamptonshire please visit Northamptonshire Trading Standards - https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/news/council-news/Pages/trading-standards-reminder-on-coronavirus-scams.aspx.

  • New Coronavirus support line launchedThe new support line - which can be reached on 0300 126 1000 (Option 5) - allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.The Customer Service Centre at Northamptonshire County Council will be managing the helpline, ensuring that each call is appropriately triaged so that individuals receive the care and support that is appropriate to their needs.Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number:
    0300 126 1000 (option 5). For more information on Northants County Council Website click here. The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with the District and Borough Councils, mapping those requests by area and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their supportThere are a large number of people across Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and those with existing health conditions, those who are pregnant or those aged 70 and above. A new support line has been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community.
  • Bin collections continue, but residents asked to double-bag tissuesCore waste and recycling services in South Northamptonshire are continuing as scheduled, but bulky waste collections have been suspended and the Farthinghoe Recycling and Reuse Centre is closed.SNC is also highlighting current Government advice to those with Coronavirus symptoms to separate tissues and cleaning cloths, double-bag them in tied plastic bags, and leave them aside for 72 hours before placing the bags in the black bin. Bin and food caddy collections are unaffected, but until further notice, residents will no longer be able to book the paid-for bulky waste service. The operators of the Farthinghoe centre have taken the decision to close, in-line with Government advice to protect their staff and residents. Northamptonshire County Council has also closed its Household Waste and Recycling Centres, including the centre in Towcester.Cllr Dermot Bambridge, South Northamptonshire Council's portfolio holder for environmental services, said: "I hope everyone will understand that in these difficult times it is necessary to protect members of staff and the public. "We would ask people to be patient, it is far from ideal, but please keep hold of any unwanted bulky items until normal service can be resumed and please be mindful of Government advice on how to dispose of personal hygiene items safely."

Stoke Bruerne Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Stoke Bruerne a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and information for all. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Stoke Bruerne Village Design Statement

We are delighted to be able to confirm that the village Design Statement has now been adopted by SNC - many congratulations to the committee who worked very hard on behalf of us all.

Village design statements are a form of planning guidance used to inform the design of new development ensuring that it is in keeping with existing local character and distinctiveness. The Village Design Statement for Stoke Bruerne can be found here

Latest News

Welcome to our New Parish Councillor Matt Loynd

The Parish Council is delighted to welcome Matt as a Parish Council. We are sure that he will represent residents and make a positive contribution.

Don't forget that we do still have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk.

Posted: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:53 by Bobs Damerell

Vacancy for Clerk to the Parish Council

Do you have administrative, book keeping and inter-personal skills? Are you interested in promoting the well being of the village, and in communicating the purpose of the parish council? Would you like to work from home? If so, you could be the person the Parish Council is seeking.

The Council is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed person to work for an average of approximately 5 hours per week from home and to attend an average of one evening meeting every 6-weeks in the village. Training is available, office equipment by arrangement. Salary and expenses will be paid in line with current National Agreement on Pay for Local Government Services, new SCP Range 14-17, commencing at £11.57 per hour, depending on experience. The appointment would commence from September 2019. More »

Applications are invited by covering letter and CV to the Chairman of the Parish Council, Ruth Smith, by email ruthsmith2007@gmail.com. Closing date for applications is 26th August 2019. » Less

Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 09:01 by Bobs Damerell

Is there community support for speed cushions outside Stoke Bruerne Primary School?

The Parish Council is eager to gauge support for the installation of speed cushions outside the primary school. If you do support this proposal please complete the template letter attached and return to the Clerk

Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:23 by Bobs Damerell