Planning enforcement notice to Asana Lodge


Date: 13 January 2021

Issue: SNCST16508

For Immediate Release

Council cracks down on unauthorised use of a property in Yardley Gobion

South Northants Council (SNC) have issued a planning enforcement notice to Asana Lodge in Yardley Gobion, for the unauthorised use of the premises as a rehabilitation centre.

Last week SNC served an enforcement notice to the owners of the property on Moorend Road, who have been operating a rehabilitation centre without the correct planning permission.

Councillor Phil Bignell, portfolio holder for planning at SNC commented: “The council has taken action as the owners have changed the use of the property from a nursing home to a rehabilitation centre (focussed on addictions) without the correct planning permission.

Cllr Bignell went onto say: “This unauthorised change of use of the building is unacceptable in this rural location due to the detrimental impact on neighbouring properties and residents from noise and disturbance and the potential for anti-social behaviour.

“It is our responsibility to ensure that all planning breaches are actively dealt with.”

The owners will now be required to stop using the premises as a rehabilitation centre and return the building to its previous condition within 3 months from when the notice takes effect.


Community groups tackling loneliness to benefit from £4m fund

Book clubs, walking groups and other community projects will be able to apply for a £4 million fund designed to help reduce loneliness in the coming months.

The Local Connections Fund – made up of £2 million from the Government and £2 million from The National Lottery Community Fund – will be used for hundreds of small grants worth between £300 and £2,500.

These investments are designed to help local organisations bring people and communities together as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

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We are aware of flooding across parts of Northamptonshire following intense rainfall on Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

If it’s a flooding emergency you should focus on the safety of yourself and your family. Dial 999 or 112 if it is an emergency and you or someone else is in danger. If there is flooding to your property, make sure you stay safe and see our Help I’m Flooding page for more information on what to do.

If the flooding is from a highway such as blocked drains or a ditch, a main river or a burst water main or sewer then see our It’s an Emergency page to find the correct company to contact and report this.

If you or others have been impacted by flooding then please report it on our Report a Flood page. Please be aware that this is for collecting records only and should not be used in an emergency or to access support.

Please note Northamptonshire County Council Flood and Water team do not provide an emergency response or call out service.

Think NHS 111 First

NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. 

As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.

If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised. 

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at

Further information about NHS 111 First is available at

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



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: 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


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