A message from Yardley Gobion Recreation Centre

Due to current Government Covid-19 guidelines on mass attendances at outside events it will NOT be possible for us to hold our annual Firework event.
Consequently, there will be NO BONFIRE THIS YEAR. Anyone caught dumping rubbish on the existing Bonfire site will be considered to be fly tipping and reported to the relevant authorities.

Northamptonshire Police Surgery

We are hosting a small police surgery on Wednesday 26th August (next week) on the High Street in Yardley Gobion.  We are going to park up near to the Coffee Pot and conduct speed checks whilst inviting members of the public to speak to us.


We will be there from 11:00am – 1:00pm.


We have sent this out via neighbourhood alert and we will advertise it on our social media too.


Kind regards,

PCSO 7040 Nicole Degg

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Daventry and South Northants

Northamptonshire Police


Telephone: 101 Ext 348571, Mobile: 07557775051

Email: nicole.degg@northants.pnn.police.uk

Team EmailNeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Towcester@northants.police.uk

Address: Towcester Police Station,Watling Street,Towcester,NN126DE

Twitter:@SthNorthantsNPT  @NorthantsPolice


A Message from  Dale Willis – Youth Commission – Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner

Northamptonshire’s Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner is recruiting young people to be part of the Northamptonshire 2020/21 OPFCC Youth Commission.

The OPFCC Youth Commission has been set up by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the views of young people are heard, and help change services for the better.

We are now looking to recruit around 20 young people from across Northamptonshire to form the 2020/21 Youth Commission. We are eager to encourage young people to apply whose voices might struggle sometimes to be heard. We are also keen to engage with young people who have already had experience of the criminal justice system. The age range for the Youth Commission is 14-19 years.

You can check out information about the commission at:

https://www.northantspfcc.org.uk/opfcc-youth-commission/ where you will find an information sheet that can be downloaded, and an online application form for young people to complete.

I do have paper copies of the application form for any young people without access to a computer – if you need any just let me know and I’ll get them over to you.

Applications open on July 1st and will remain open until midnight on 31st July.

The first Northamptonshire Youth Commission ran from May 2019 until March 2020. The young people involved held a ‘Big Conversation’ with over 1000 young people in Northamptonshire – the results of their work are now shaping new initiatives that will help keep young people safer.

We would be really grateful if you could share this information on your council website and in any newsletters that you send out. I’ve attached a graphic in case that it is helpful

Do let me know if you need any more information…..and thanks so much for your support.


 Dale Willis

Youth Commission

Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner

(  Telephone 101 extension 346532 or 03000 111 222 (if out of county) Mob: 0797 602 1611

+  Address East House, FHQ, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ


:  E-mail Dale.willis@northantspfcc.pnn.gov.uk

+  Web www.northantspfcc.org.uk

+  Twitter @northantspfcc



COVID-19 Update

District of South Northants

County of Northamptonshire


Yardley Gobion Parish Council


As you will all know the Parish Council should be thinking about the impact that widespread infection could have on the Council’s ability to conduct its business. All Councillors and Council Staff should take a normal common-sense approach to hygiene precautions.
The work of the Parish Council will continue with its day to day running under delegated powers. This would mean that the Parish Clerk would continue with any work that is required to be done on behalf of the Parish Council. The Clerk will liaise with all Parish Councillors where necessary, via either telephone or the Parish Council email system.
Delegated Powers:
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK and in the event that it is not possible to convene meetings of Yardley Gobion Parish Council in a reasonable time, the Parish Clerk shall have delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of Yardley Parish Council where such decisions cannot reasonably be deferred and must be made in order to comply with a commercial or statutory deadline. The delegation does not extend to matters expressly reserved to the Parish Council in legislation or in its Standing Orders or Financial Regulations. Any decisions made under delegation must be recorded in writing and must be published in accordance with the relevant regulations. This delegated authority ceases upon the first meeting after the suspension of the Parish Council.
Statutory responsibilities:
Many aspects of the Parish Council business are discretionary and can be deferred if necessary. However several things that must be done by law and have a statutory deadline, these are:
Holding the Annual Parish open meeting on a date between 1st March and 1st June inclusive.
Holding the annual meeting of the Parish Council in May.
Approving for signature the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) before 1st July.
If the Government advises or mandates that local authority meetings should not take place, it is thought that Government will deal with the associated consequences such as statutory time frame.
These Statutory Responsibilities may change due to the current emergency.
The Clerk and I will continually monitor the situation and when any changes arise we will notify all our Parish Councillors.
Planning issues:
Our Clerk will notify all Parish Councillors in respect of any planning applications. At which point Councillors will review the applications and note their comments. The Clerk will then contact each individual Councillor for their opinions on each application. The Clerk will then respond to the Planning Office at South Northants Council as a consensus of opinions of the Parish Councillors.
After long deliberations I feel that it is sensible and a necessary step to suspend all Parish Council Meetings as of now and they will be suspended until further notice. This decision has been taken (not lightly) in the interests of all our Parish Councillors, Parish Clerk and members of the Public due to the serious nature of the coronavirus outbreak.
Hope this keeps you informed of what we are trying to do to.
Once again I am very sorry that I have had to take this decision but I think this is the best approach to try and contain this bad situation. Hope you all keep safe through these difficult situation.
Lesley Stephenson
Chair,  Yardley Gobion Parish Council.


Coronavirus COVID-19

I know Yardley Gobion residents to be a caring bunch and in case of difficult times ahead as a result of the Coronavirus would ask that we all keep an eye out for that friend or neighbour that we haven’t seen in a while. If anybody is aware of anyone that may be having any difficulty and that may need external support, please feel free to contact the Parish Council via our facebook page, the contact details on the website or me direct via messenger.

Lesley Stephenson
Chair, Yardley Gobion Parish Council


Draft Milton Keynes Strategy for 2050

Please find below an updated list of public meetings that officers will be attending as part of the engagement period for the draft Milton Keynes Strategy for 2050.  The format for these sessions is a 20-30 minute presentation, followed by plenty of time for questions and comments.  The dates have been advertised on our website at https://www.mkfutures2050.com/strategy-for-2050-engagement-page and through our Facebook page and other social media.


Stony Stratford – Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BD

Monday 24th February 2020, 7.00pm – 8.30pm


Newton Longville – Longueville Hall, Whaddon Road, Newton Longville, MK17 0AT

Tuesday 25th February 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Winslow – St Laurence Room, Market Square, Winslow, MK18 3AB

Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 7.00pm – 8.30pm


Moulsoe – Millennium Hall, Cranfield Road, Moulsoe, MK16 0HB

Thursday 5th March 2020, 7.00pm – 8.30pm


Central Milton Keynes – Room 1.02, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ

Monday 9th March 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Bletchley – Bletchley Library, Westfield Road, Bletchley, MK2 2RA

Wednesday 11th March 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Great Linford – Great Linford House, 1 St Leger Court, Great Linford, MK15 5HA

Tuesday 17th March 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Workshop hosted by Community Action:MK and MK College – booking via Eventbrite – MK College, Chaffron Way Campus, Leadenhall, MK6 5LP

Thursday 19th March 2020, 2pm


Castlethorpe – Village Hall, North Street, Castlethorpe, MK19 7EU

Thursday 19th March 2020, 7.30pm – 9.00pm


Cranfield – Holywell School, Red Lion Close, Cranfield, MK43 0JA

Tuesday 24th March 2020, 7.30pm – 9.00pm


Walnut Tree – MK Snap, 20 Bourton Low, Walnut Tree, MK7 7DE

Wednesday 25th March 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Woburn Sands – Memorial Hall, High Street, Woburn Sands, MK17 8SD

Thursday 26th March 2020, 7.30pm – 9.00pm