Grange Park Parish Council

Serving the people of Grange Park

Clerk: Mrs Tracy Sampson
Grange Park Parish Office
Community Centre School Lane
Grange Park, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN4 5FZ

Tel: 01604 702938

This is the official website of Grange Park Parish Council, run by your local parish council with the aim of keeping you up-to-date on all things Grange Park.

Here you will find information about what is happening in our area, local facilities, historical information, and all the official matters such as council meeting details and minutes. We would also love to hear from you about what you would like to appear on this site - we want to make this "the" place to find out what's happening in your area.

If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Northampton bus services : 7/7A/7B and 11/11A

Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:20 by Pete Sansom

As shown below, Stagecoach are revising service 7 (Grange Park – town centre – Moulton Park / Moulton) on Sunday 3rd November, by withdrawing the section between Grange Park and the town centre. Furthermore the bus company are introducing new service 7A (Town centre – Weston Favell), which will provide a quarter hourly service between the town centre and Broadmead Avenue in conjunction with service 7. Service 7B (Town centre – Broadmead Avenue – Moulton) will continue to operate on Sundays : More »

https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/Midlands/Northampton%20Timetables/November%202019/NN7%20TT%20031119%20website.pdf

The Grange Park – Wootton – town centre section (currently served by service 7) will be covered by new service 11 / 11A as shown below, with service 11 serving Hardingstone and service 11A serving Waitrose, Wootton :

https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/Midlands/Northampton%20Timetables/November%202019/NN11%20TT%20031119%20-%20Website.pdf

Please contact John Ellerby (+44(0) 1604 364344) if you require further information about these commercially-operated bus services at this stage. » Less

Winter Gritting 2019/2020

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:30 by Pete Sansom

Northamptonshire's 22 gritters are now officially on standby for when the cold weather hits, and they have new names too.

In preparation for the cold weather Northamptonshire Highways held their winter service induction at the weekend alongside the gritting teams from the three depots in Brixworth, Towcester and Wellingborough which are now fully stocked with tonnes of salt ready to spread. More »

The 2019/20 winter will see gritting routes reinstated across the county following a short reduction in the service last year. This will ensure that as many roads as possible are kept safe and free of ice and snow and means that, at 43% of the network, Northamptonshire has one of the longest gritting routes in the country and will include every parish in the county having a gritted route in and out to ensure villages remain connected.

1500 grit bins have been filled and is for everyone to use on public roads and footpaths. As stocks run low people can report bins that need refilling via our Street Doctor service www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/streetdoctor

As the team have been getting ready, residents from across Northamptonshire have been sending in their suggestions to name the gritters.

Nearly 1000 names were suggested by members of the public via Twitter and email following an appeal in September. The 22 successful names have been chosen by the council's winter team and gritter drivers. The full list of name will be prreleased very soon, and will be painted on the gritters.

The team is proud to be able to keep Northamptonshire safe and moving during the winter. It's worth noting many drivers have put in over 20 years into the service and one chap in particular is now in his 60th season. A true hero of the service.

The gritting teams work hard to keep the county moving during the winter, with 24 hour monitoring from now right through to April.

Do not be alarmed if you see our gritters out in the next week or so. We always carry out a dry run, especially as we welcome new drivers and changes to the routes.

We're making sure that we are ready to respond when the cold weather arrives. Keeping the county moving during the winter is a huge task and we have to be ready to tackle whatever weather we get.

The definitive map showing the routes can be found at this link: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/gritting » Less

Flu Clinics - (On behalf of Parks Medical Practice)

Posted: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:59 by Pete Sansom

Flu Clinics - (On behalf of Parks Medical Practice)

Our clinics are based around the delivery dates given by the vaccine manufacturers.

Each Surgery will have a variety of clinics available and our Saturday clinics are open to any of our patients; More »

Saturday 5th October – ROADE (over 65s only)

Saturday 12th October – BLISWORTH (over 65s & at risk under 65s only)

Saturday 19th October – GRANGE PARK (over 65s & at risk under 65s only)

Saturday 26th October – HANSLOPE (over 65s & at risk under 65s only)

Please contact your usual Surgery to book an appointment. Additional clinics will be added as vaccines are delivered.

Flu Facts

  • · The main UK flu season is December to February and you can be vaccinated any time from October to December
  • · Flu symptoms come on suddenly and sometimes severely. They include fever, chills, headaches and aching muscles, as well as a cough and sore throat.
  • · You're likely to spend 2 or 3 days in bed and antibiotics cannot cure flu.
  • · 3157 patients were admitted to intensive care units with flu in 2018/19
  • · 312 patients died of flu in 2018/19

Flu vaccine, who is eligible?

Your Surgery has a vaccine reserved for you have a history of;

  • · Asthma (using preventer inhaler)
  • · Cancer (ongoing treatment)
  • · Chronic Heart Disease
  • · Chronic Kidney Deisease
  • · Chronic neurological conditions (MS, MN, Parkinsons etc)
  • · COPD, bronchitis or Emphysema
  • · Diabetes (type 1 or 2)
  • · Treatment with high dose steroids
  • · Immunosupression
  • · Spleen disfunction
  • · Sickle Cell Disease
  • · Stroke

You are also entitled to a free vaccine of you are

  • · a carer,
  • · live with an immunosuppressed patient,
  • · have a BMI over 40
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