Brackley Town Council

Telephone: 01280 702441

Town Hall Tower

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

Tel: 01280 702441

  • Town Hall and War Memorial

    Town Hall and War Memorial

  • Brackley Town Hall Clock Tower

    Brackley Town Hall Clock Tower

  • Brackley Library, Manor Road

    Brackley Library, Manor Road

  • Radstone Fields

    Radstone Fields

    Poppyfields Park

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Latest News

A422 Farthinghoe Bridge - update from Nothamptonshire Highways

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:30 by Stephanie Campbell

The A422 closed, in both directions, with immediate effect on Tuesday 7th August. The road remains closed from the recycling centre junction to New Road junction just outside the village of Farthinghoe. More »

Following our routine inspection in August damage was discovered to have accelerated and require repair works. It was agreed that the route should be closed to traffic for safety.

Every effort is being made to re-open the road as quickly as possible. Our priority is to secure the consents required to work over this waterway and we are doing all we can to achieve this and get on site to repair the reopen this year.

The design currently being worked on is to install a weight-bearing membrane. This is the most cost effective way of working and will mean the structure will be solid for years to come.

The main diversion route while the closure is in place is via the A43 and the M40.

We understand congestion, and the increase in traffic in some areas, is a major concern. This section of the A422 is a busy road with a speed limit of 50mph and the approved diversion route uses similar grades of road. The diversion route, which is clearly signed, is chosen to follow roads of a suitable standard and width to carry all traffic and avoid weight restrictions and we are doing all we can to ensure these routes are used.

Northamptonshire Highways is extremely conscious of the impact to the public and have not taken the decision to close this route lightly. The county council has a duty, not only to safeguard members of the public, but to manage our structures so that they do not pose an unacceptable risk to public safety.

We appreciate how important this route is to connecting village within South Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire County Council is committed to opening the A422 and funding is available for the repairs.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your understanding and patience, whilst this situation continues. We realise the closure is disruptive and we continue to monitor the local area and traffic to minimise the impact to local communities

If you wish to receive further updates, please e-mail - rmiller@kierwsp.co.uk to be added to the mailing list.

You can also view a fact sheet via NCC Highways, which will be updated on a regular basis: factsheet » Less

The Town Hall re-opening

The Town Hall re-opening

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:49 by Linda Carter

Two years after the doors of Brackley Town Hall were closed to the public, the project to restore the building has been completed. The building will be officially re-opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester on Tuesday 11th September 2018. Accompanied by both the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, and in front of an audience of Councillors Past Mayors and representatives from the groups and companies who have delivered the project, the Duke will unveil a plaque to mark the occasion. More »

The project, largely funded by a grant of over £2million from the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund, has seen every stone, timber and roof tile inspected and repaired or replaced. The clock was removed and renovated by Smith of Derby and the bells removed – one of which had to be replaced with a newly cast bell made at Taylors Bell Foundry in Loughborough – the mechanism renovated or replaced and the bells rehung to ring once more. A new lift and staircase have been introduced, and stained glass windows, shown on an old photograph of the building, have been re-introduced to the first floor based on designs submitted by local residents and interpreted by stained glass artist, Rachael Aldridge.

The whole project has been photographed by a group of volunteers, with regular updates available on the restoration website, and their work will culminate in an exhibition shown when the building re-opens to the public for Heritage Open Days on 14th – 16th September 2018.

Brackley Town Mayor, Councillor Mark Morrell, said 'we are pleased that so many people are able to join us for this historic occasion, made possible by everyone who regularly buy their lottery tickets, and hope that when our residents have the opportunity to see the transformation of the Town Hall they will know that we have a building fit to last for the next hundred years'. » Less

Town Hall Bells are re-commissioned

Town Hall Bells are re-commissioned

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:00 by Stephanie Campbell

As part of the 2018 restoration, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Brackley Town Council and South Northants Council, the clock underwent a thorough restoration. The mechanisms and clock faces were removed by crane and went to Smith of Derby to be cleaned and restored. The weather vane was also refurbished by Smith of Derby. Did you know the Crown on the top of the weather vane was added in 1901, in remembrance of Queen Victoria? More »

The Town Hall has two bells, one which chimes every hour, and a second which originally had come from the Fire Station, to be rung in times of emergency. This second bell was so badly damaged when it was removed in 2017, that it was decided a new bell would be cast to replace it. The new bell was cast at Taylor's Bell Foundry, the last remaining Bell Foundry in the country as part of the restoration project. The bells were silent for 18 months while the building was restored, but were switched on again in August 2018. » Less