Upper and Lower Benefield is situated in East Northamptonshire, along the A427 in between Corby and Oundle.
Benefield Parish Council consists of 7 elected members who represent both Upper and Lower Benefield. The Parish Council Meetings are held every other month, January March, May, July, September and November, in Benefield Village Hall, Brigstock Road, Lower Benefield.
The Draft Minutes from the full Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 13th March 2023 are now available. The next Parish Council Meeting is due to be held on Monday 15th May 2023 the Village Hall, this will be the Annual Parish Meeting, Annual Parish Council Meeting and a Full Parish Council Meeting and the Agenda will be available by Monday 8th May.
A new page has been created on this website and all the news, newsletters and events will be posted on this page going forward. This currently has the following documents Neighbourhood Watch, Cricket Club events and the Newsletter from Jason Smithers. The page will be updated on a regular basis with other documents.
Anglian Water are intending on installing a new water connection outside Glapthorn Manor Equestrian. To undertake the work safely will require that the road is closed from the 11th to 13th April 2023.
The closure and diversion can be viewed here https://one.network/?tm=133263046
If you require more information about the works please contact Michelle Budd on 03457 145145.
Date for your diary
Tuesday 30th May @ the Cricket club 7pm Neighbourhood watch meeting with our local police coordinator
An opportunity to keep you all updated on the value of neighbourhood watch, what is happening locally and also plans to merge the Upper and Lower watches to streamline messages.
Hope you can join us
Please let your neighbours know
Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner today launches Flare Report App that allows women to report, anonymously and quickly, any incidents or behaviour that make them feel unsafe when they are out and about in Northamptonshire. Police will collate and analyse the reports made, so that problem areas can be identified and action taken to improve those areas where people feel unsafe.
Town & Parish Information – Locally Identified Priorities Link & Neighbourhood Alert leaflet
If you see anything out of the roads and footways that is not right, please just go to our Street Doctor and report it. We encourage everyone to use this great public reporting tool. https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/report-potholes-or-highway-problem Any defects or issues can be logged there and we will inspect within 5 working days and then get back to you with a response outlining what we can do. If we cannot do anything, we will explain why.
There is also some great highway information here Parking, roads and transport | North Northamptonshire Council (northnorthants.gov.uk)
To report fly tips please use this link https://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/info/200084/recycling_rubbish_and_waste/130/fly-tipping
North Northants Community Safety Partnership Structure
There is a growing Cricket Club, the Cricket Pavilion has been extended, which is situated in Upper Benefield.
The Village Church is in Lower Benefield, along the Brigstock Road, which holds regular services on Sunday’s along with an Annual Flower Festival and Garden Fete.
Dog Fouling – Clean Up After your dog – It is the Law
There have been several reports of dog poop bags being thrown into the hedgerows along the permissive footpaths, please take it home and put it in your black bin.
Using powers in the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (2005), East Northamptonshire Council has implemented four dog control orders including “Failing to remove dog faeces”. This applies to all land that is open to the air and the public are entitled or permitted to have access to with or without payment. Using these powers the council can issue a fixed penalty notice of £100 to any person that lets their dog foul and does not pick it up. Being unaware that your dog has fouled is not considered a reasonable excuse for leaving it.
If you are issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice and you don’t pay it you could be taken to court. The maximum penalty then rises to £1,000. Whenever you go out with your dog carry some bags with you, just in case. Having no bags with you isn’t a reasonable excuse for not clearing up and you could still be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.
East Northamptonshire Council’s Environmental Services Officers patrol areas where problems with dog fouling have been reported to try to catch the offender or act as a deterrent. If you would like to report a fouling problem it would be helpful if you could give them as much details such as approximate times when the fouling is happening and if possible descriptions of the dog and/or its owner. We may also be able to put up some signs warning owners not to let their dogs foul. Please see our dog fouling page for more information.
Please use the reporting dog fouling form to report an area to us where dog fouling needs to be cleaned up.