Harpole Parish Council
Harpole parish Council is one of over 8,700 parish and town councils representing around 16 million people across England. They form the most local level of government and cover many rural and urban areas. Parish Councils and Town Councils have the same powers and can provide the same services. The only difference is that a town council has decided that it should be known as a town council instead of a parish council, and has a mayor.
What services do we provide?
Harpole Parish Council has a responsibility for the well-being of the local community. Its work falls into three main categories:
- representing the local community
- delivering services to meet local needs
- striving to improve quality of life in the parish
The responsibilities of the Council include:
- Making grants to village organisations from council funds
- Provision and maintenance of street lighting in the village (but not Highway lighting on the A4500)
- bus shelters
The Council also works with South Northants Council and Northamptonshire County Council for other services:
- litter bins
- street cleaning
- traffic calming measures
Harpole has a Parish Council of 13 members and a Parish Clerk. The Council meets in the Old School Hall in School Lane on the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm (unless stated otherwise).
Agendas for full Parish Council and Committee Meetings are posted on the Glass-Fronted Noticeboard outside the Old School and on this website at least three days before the meetings. Members of the public and the press are welcome to attend and can take the opportunity to raise issues with the Council at the beginning of the meeting. The District Councillors are always invited, and the County Councillor and the local PCSO sometimes attend. This site is managed by the Parish Council to provide information to residents about the work of the council, its meetings, finances and actions. Also, it publishes community information about activities, clubs and organisations in Harpole
Harpole Parish Council – What we do, what we don’t
We do pay for and manage the grass cutting in the public areas of the village.
We do own, maintain (and pay for the electricity supply to run) the streetlights. – but not Highway lighting on the A4500
We don’t manage the refuse collection. This service is undertaken by the District Council.
The Parish Council has no powers over parking issues; this is the responsibility of the Police.
We don’t mend footpaths and roads – this service is undertaken by the County Council. However, We do liaise with the County Council Highway Department to apply pressure for repairs and improvements.
We don’t determine planning applications – South Northants Council do this. But we are consulted by the District Council on all applications within the Parish and make comments to the District Council the application. The District Council have regard to these comments when determining the application. If you have comments on any application, you may come to the Parish Council meeting when the application is discussed so we may understand your views – you may also comment directly to the District Council.
Contact the Parish Council
Parish Clerk: Mr Guy Ravine. The Old Dairy, Upper Stowe. Phone: 01327 340410.
Chair: Cllr David Lowrence, who can be contacted on 07912212503
Please use the link below to contact the Parish Council by Email
To report issues in the village, fly tipping, potholes, on-street issues, parking and anything that gives you cause for concern, please visit this page, which provides direct links to the most appropriate place to resolve the issue.
You can Contact the Clerk HERE
Parish Council Meetings
Harpole Parish Council Planning Committee
1. Review routine planning applications and provide feedback to the planning authority
2. Monitoring large scale planning requests from developers and report to the full council
Harpole Civic Awards Policy
Harpole Parish Council Strategy, Change and Engagement Committee
1. Ways of working
2. Planning policy e.g Neighbourhood Plan, Joint Core Strategy
3. Stakeholder engagement to include the general public, other parishes and developers
4. Supporting change projects
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