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Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Theft of a cycle from a shed in West End, Bugbrooke.
This happened between the hours of Midday on the 19th May and Midday on the 20th May.
Did you witness anything?
 Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
 Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?
 If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.
 You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
 101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999


Bugbrooke LINK August 2017 Issue

For information or comment contact Geoff Cooke on 01604 832125




Newcomer to Bugbrooke?

The 2015 edition of the 'Welcome to Bugbrooke' leaflet is available for download here.



Flooding ? - View the NCC and Anglia Water Flood Tool Kit



Directory of Local




Cant find it? Look at the Site Directory



Local Planning Applications

Follow this link, and select Bugbrooke as the parish.



Bugbrooke East Africa Trust

Find out all about it

Wheelchairs are available from the British Red Cross on short term loan subject to availability.

A delivery and collection service is available to those who cannot collect items themselves.


Hatton Close

Moulton Park, NN3 6SU

         ( 01604 678500

Mon-Fri  10am – 4pm

Other Red Cross information




Bugbrooke LINK August 2017 Issue


All 203 issues of Bugbrooke LINK are now available for reading/reminiscing on this website, from 1983 upto the latest issue.


Minutes of the Parish Council after February 2017 can be found on the Parish Council Website www.bugbrookeparishcouncil.org


Reminder - The Parish Clerk, Sally Bramley-Brown, will be in the Community Cafe on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11 if any one wants to come and talk to her.



LINK Magazine Contributors

If you contribute to the LINK please note the following:-

1 Deadlines for input to the magazine.

June issue  - 1st May 2017

August Issue - 3rd July 2017

October Issue 4th September 2017

December Issue - 6th November 2017

Feb 18 issue - 1st January 2018

April 18 issue - 5th March 2018

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Do please read through your article before sending it. I know most do, but it is obvious that some don't.


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Council grant shines a light on Bugbrooke residents

A council grant of £12,000 has been awarded to Bugbrooke Parish Council to install environmentally-friendly street lights in the village.

After the parish council consulted with residents, they approached South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) with the project idea, which proposed to replace the existing bulbs with energy-efficient street lights that are more in keeping with the village.

The £12,000 SNC Community Grant will be used towards the installation of the new lights, which will help save electricity and maintenance costs, as well as reduce light pollution while providing a well-lit environment for longer hours. 

Cllr Peter Rawlinson, SNC’s portfolio holder for finance and procurement, said: “The council works very hard to ensure that villages and communities are preserved and enhanced for residents. The project was well supported by the village and an investment like this will have both economic and environmental benefits.

“Particularly with the darker mornings and nights drawing in, switching to energy-efficient lights will ensure they can keep the lights on from dusk to dawn, while still reducing energy costs at the same time – a win-win situation.”

SNC Community Grants are mainly funded by the New Homes Bonus (NHB), a grant paid to local authorities by central government for every new home built within the district.

They are available to any not-for-profit organisations located in or associated with the district.

A wide range of projects and activities may be eligible for help, including capital projects (buildings and infrastructure), as well as smaller projects such as supporting the purchase of much needed equipment or the delivery of local schemes.

The deadline for the current round of funding is 30 November 2016.

For more information on SNC Community Grants, e-mail grants@southnorthants.gov.uk  call Katie Arnold on 01327 322216, or visit http://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/grantscommunity.htm


Event Organisation Advice from SNDC

Following a recent fatality involving a bouncy castle at a fair (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-35906226) the Commercial & Business Support Team have produced the attached guidance to help organisers of village fetes and similar events. 

 These events are great community occasions and it is hoped the advice sheets and checklists will help organisers consider some of the key hazards at their event.  If the Parish or Town Council is not directly involved in organising these events, I would be grateful if you could forward the information to the relevant person.

 More detailed information can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website at www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/index.htm.  or on the Northamptonshire Resilience Forum website under the Planning Events Tab https://www.northants.police.uk/lrf/

 Please contact us if you need any guidance or would like further information.