Climate Change Crisis

The Parish Council is very concerned to be taking the necessary actions to do as much as possible to be a “greener” parish. This will include reducing pollution, improving biodiversity, reducing plastics and other waste. A working party has been set up with the first meeting on Tuesday 15th December to progress this green agenda.

Dog Waste Bin

The Council has approved to pay for a new Dog Waste Bin to be located on Common Lane opposite Whittington School. This should be installed prior to Christmas 2020.

Mobile Post Office

The PC is aware of issues recently with the Mobile service turning up at different times to that advertised on the PO website. The days and times that the Mobile Service should be at the Bell Car Park are Tuesdays and Fridays between 12 and 1.30pm.

New Play Area

The Parish Council Meeting in December agreed to pursue the design and installation of a new children’s play area at Bit End Field. Three tenders were received and following a tender evaluation exercise Flights of Fantasy has been chosen to carry out the initial design work. The actual award of the contract will depend on receiving grant funding of which the Council is hopeful.

HS2

There will be a road closure in place on Darnford Lane from Monday 14 December until Friday 18 December. This has been rescheduled from the week of 7 December due to programme restraints. This is to allow safe access to our work sites to prepare for future construction works, which include roadside vegetation clearance. The road closure will be in place between 9:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays.

For more detail, including a map, please see the notification here

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

New Councillor

The Parish Council is pleased to confirm the co-option of Andrew Craddock to the Council. Andrew has lived in Whittington for five and half years with his wife Louise and daughters Erin and Daisy and all play an active role in the community – helping out at the Countryside Fair, Church Fetes and at PTA events. 

Andrew’s work has focused on developing and delivering major capital projects and has experience of leading and working in teams, managing budgets, delivering targets, leading health & safety policy, environmental, sustainability and ecological management, planning, developing strategic plans, legal contracts.  Andrew has also been a school governor for 5 years and is currently chair of the Resources Committee.