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Have Your Say – Paying for your Police and Fire and Rescue Service

Public Budget Consultation 2022-23

Have Your Say – Paying for your Police and Fire and Rescue Service

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has launched a budget consultation to ask for views on the level of council tax precept for policing and fire and rescue services next year.

The PFCC sets the budget for both Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police. The budgets are made up from money raised from central government grants and the policing and fire precepts, which are part of the council tax.

We want to know your views and have launched this budget survey to ask you whether you would pay more for the services provided by policing and the fire service. This is your chance to share your views. Please do take the time to complete the survey before the deadline of January 16, 2022.

To read more please see:

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner asks for views on police and fire budget – Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (

and to access the survey directly, click here:

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Public Consultation:Council Tax Questionnaire 2022/2023 Survey (

West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2022/23 Consultation

West Northamptonshire Consultation Register:

West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2022/23 Consultation

At a meeting held on 21st December, West Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet approved for consultation its draft budget for 2022-23 and we are now seeking views on these proposals.

We would like to hear the views of residents, the community and all other stakeholders on the Council draft budget.

This consultation will run from Wednesday 22 December until midnight, Tuesday 1 February.

Have your say

Please visit the West Northamptonshire Consultation Hub for further information about the West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2022/23  and how to have your say.

If you have any queries, comments or would like a copy of this questionnaire in another format (including easy read or large print) you can contact us by email, post or telephone. Our contact details are as follows:

Email address:

Telephone:               0300 126 7000

Postal address:
Budget Consultation Response,
West Northamptonshire Council
One Angel Square
4 Angel Street

Vacancies for Great Oxendon Parish Council




PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Great Oxendon following the resignation to accept office of Councillor Carolyn Jones. Please see Notice here.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Great Oxendon following the resignation to accept office of Councillor Debbie Jones. Please see Notice here.



Annual Parish Meeting




All Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting, which must take place between 1st March and the 1st June (inclusive). Meetings should not commence before 6.00 pm.



Great Oxendon Parish Council are going to hold this year’s Annual Meeting for members of the Great Oxendon Parish virtually starting at 7pm on Monday 12th April 2021.  The meeting will be held via the Zoom platform and the details to join the meeting are noted below:


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 905 657 3860


Purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting?

The meeting enables the Parish Council to explain what it has been doing over the last year and provides an opportunity for the electors to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Parish.

Who can attend the meeting?

The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting of all the local government electors for the Parish, which the public are entitled to attend and participate in.

Will I be able to ask questions and make suggestions?

Yes, any registered elector may ask questions of the Council, which will usually be answered by the Chair or a designated Councillor.

An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything relevant to the residents of Great Oxendon

Who will chair the meeting?

The Chair of the Parish Council will chair the meeting or in his/her absence the Vice-Chair.

Will Parish Councillors be there?

Yes, however, the purpose of the meeting is to enable the ordinary electors to have their say. Councillors will listen with interest and as electors themselves, also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.

Will notes be taken of the meeting?

Yes, a written record of the meeting will be taken and presented at the next Annual Parish meeting for approval.

What else happens at the meeting?

In recent years we have invited guest speakers from local clubs, societies and other voluntary and statutory organisations to talk about the work/activities of their group and/or present information on topics of local interest.

There can be, and often is, confusion between the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council. The Annual Parish Meeting is not a Council meeting.


It’s election time at Great Oxendon Parish Council



Parish Councils form the most local level of government and cover many rural and urban areas.  Your parish council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of your local neighbourhood. Their work falls into three main categories:

  • representing your local community
  • delivering services to meet local needs.
  • striving to improve quality of life in the parish.

As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the aspirations of the public that they serve. Parish, town, community, and neighbourhood councillors are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public. By standing for your parish council, you could make a real difference to your local neighbourhood.

Great Oxendon Parish Council provides, maintains, or contributes to the following services:

  • Litter Bins
  • Street lighting
  • Footpaths
  • Benches
  • The Village Hall
  • Bus shelters
  • Planning Applications
  • Traffic Calming measures

They also work with larger councils like Daventry and Northamptonshire to ensure the effective delivery of services to the local community.


Can I become a parish councillor?

Most people can stand for election, however there are a few rules. You have to be:

  • a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and
  • 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election.

For information about standing for election in the Great Oxendon Parish Council elections follow this link here.

The Parish notice  is the formal notice of elections