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Brackley Town Council

Telephone: 01280 702441

Town Hall Tower

Clerk: Mrs. Linda Carter
9 Market Place, Brackley
Northamptonshire NN13 7AB

Tel: 01280 702441

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Latest News

Have you seen our new Street Warden?

Have you seen our new Street Warden?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:14 by Linda Carter

The Town Council recently employed a Street Warden to try and improve some aspects of the town. It's on a trial basis at the moment to see what impact she can have.

Michelle has been in post since the middle of July and is walking around the town on a daily basis, covering an average of 30-35 miles each week, checking on litter, overhanging bushes which restrict footpaths, litter and litter bins, fly tipping and potholes etc. and is also handing out 'poo bags' to dog walkers who have forgotten to bring them or used their last one! More »

She has already made over 100 reports through Northamptonshire County Council's Street Doctor service as well as numerous reports to South Northamptonshire Council's Environmental team. She is working closely with the County Highways inspectors and is in regular contact with the Environmental Enforcement officers.

If you see her out and about in the town, do stop and speak to her and let her know of any issues you have. She's more than happy to help. » Less

Wildlife Improvements in the Pocket Park

Wildlife Improvements in the Pocket Park

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:03 by Linda Carter

The Town Council has been working closely with Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust to develop a management plan for the Pocket Park (old railway line) aimed at increasing the biodiversity of the area by landscape improvements. The work is being funded by developer contributions associated with the loss of hedgerow on the Radstone Fields development. More »

The first part of the work will be to remove some trees, self set saplings and undergrowth to allow more light on to the south facing bank (Banbury Road side). This will encourage grassy areas to develop to support a wider variety of plants and insect life. At the moment, on the basis of the data that has been collected, there is not sufficient variety of plants and insects for the Pocket Park or the lake to be classified as a wildlife area.

The clearance work will be followed by improvements to the drainage and footpath. There will also be some sequential 'dredging' of the pond area to remove some of the silt and plants which are choking the pond (supervised by the Wildlife Trust). The dredged material will be left on the bank for a short period to allow any disturbed wildlife to migrate back into the pond.

We know how concerned residents can be when they see our staff removing trees, particular in a wildlife are such as this, but please be assured that this work is part of an ongoing management plan to increase the wildlife interest in that area and that all of the work will be completed outside of the nesting season. » Less

Zip Wire update

Zip Wire update

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:53 by Linda Carter

Just to update residents on the progress regarding the replacement Zip Wire in the park on Humphries Drive.

Sutcliffe Play who installed the equipment has now ordered a replacement wire from the manufacturers. This took sometime as they needed to carry out an engineering review as to why the wire had failed after less than a year. Unfortunately, the German manufacturer, Kaiser, is on a summer closedown and so it will be September before a replacement is available.