Town Council

Unfortunately owing to the COVID-19 outbreak we have had to close the doors of our offices to the public. This doesn’t mean that we aren’t working. We are, and staff are in the Council Offices in the High Street during working hours. If you have a query for the Town Council please email Shar, the Town Clerk, on townclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk, phone the office on 01908 618756 or contact one of our councillors.

Meetings

We are still holding Council meetings, but these are being held virtually using Zoom as a platform. The following meetings will be held in this way: Full Town Council Meetings, Policy and Finance Meetings, Neighbourhood Plan meetings, Property Meetings, Allotments Meetings and Business Development meetings. If you wish to join the meeting virtually, you can find the agenda by selecting agendas and minutes. When you find the meeting agenda, you will also see instructions on how to join the meeting. Please join up as a Zoom member to do so – it’s free. Use your browser to find Zoom.us and following the joining instructions. Or if you just want to make a comment for members to consider contact the Town Clerk on TownClerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk

Some meetings have been delegated to officers, notably Town Planning. You can still comment on any item that is being considered by contacting us and letting us know your thoughts For any Town Planning application contact the deputyclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk . To find out what planning applications are being considered please see planning applications.

Please keep safe and follow Government Guidance.

M1 Junction 10 northbound closure

M1 Northbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed for 2 nights from Wednesday 30th September – Thursday 1st October from 10pm – 5am.  This is for essential traffic signal replacement work to be carried out. 

diversion route for M1 junction 10 closure

Covid-19 response group – how to become a volunteer or get help

If you would like to become a volunteer you can do so by the following methods:-

Telephone – 01908 618756
Email – npresponse@hotmail.com

Join the Facebook group – Newport Pagnell Covid-19 Response Group
If you live in Newport Pagnell you should of received one of these flyers through your door, it will have your local co-ordinators details on.

Newport Pagnell Town Council can verify that if you contact the people whose details are on this flyer for help or to volunteer that it is not a scam.
If you have lost your flyer, or never received it and you need help, phone 01908 618756 and we will pass your information on to the volunteer team. Alternatively you can email npresponse@hotmail.com. Click on the link above.

We would like to give a huge thanks to the members of Newport Pagnell Chit Chat group, the Medical Centre, all the local churches, pharmacies and food stores who are working together to make this group work.

Works for us

Have you lost your job? do you need support? Works for us are offering FREE advice and online workshops:

Accounts

The Town Council’s unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 can be accessed below. If the scanned PDF format of these reports is causing you any difficulties, please contact the Town Council offices to arrange a different viewing option.

Parks and play areas

Play areas have re-opened on July 4th.

Please note we will need to take some additional precautions because of Covid-19, these are:-

  • Please wash your hands after visiting the play area and bring sanitiser with you to use regularly whilst at the playground
  • Please give each other room and keep socially distanced from others. If there are more children in the play area than there are pieces of equipment, please go home and return later. No one over the age of 7 in any fenced play area
  • We recommend the use of face masks when using play areas
  • Please keep socially distanced when using benches
  • To ensure everyone gets a turn please restrict your use of the play area to no more than 45 minutes
  • Please dispose of any rubbish sensibly
  • If you are diagnosed as having Covid-19 and have visited a play area within the last 7 days please let us know.

The Town Council has spray washed all playgrounds during the shut down period, but obviously cannot guarantee that there will be no risk of Covid-19 at any time. Please take these precautionary measures.

Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan

The Town Council is in the process of updating the Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan (NPNP) which was ‘made’ in June 2016.

The Town Council is working towards undertaking public consultation on the modified NPNP in September this year – we will keep you fully updated.

We do not foresee any further major development plans for the town in the modified NPNP.

Footbridge at Chicheley Street

The footbridge on the public right of way to the East of Chicheley Street is due to be replaced.

Works are scheduled to begin w/c 14th September and will take up to two weeks. A closure of the route will obviously be required for this time.

The structure will be hardwood and width increased to 1.5 improving both accessibility and the aesthetics.

A new vision for Newport Pagnell

Newport Pagnell Town Council is the most local level of government in this area. We are democratically elected by residents to serve the community. Along with our team of employees, volunteers and partner organisations we aim to:

  • Look after Newport Pagnell as a place people want to live, work and visit
  • Promote health and wellbeing for Newport Pagnell residents of all ages
  • Create a safer and cleaner environment
  • Protect and celebrate our local heritage
  • Be available for and engaged with the public we represent
  • Support activities that encourage residents to feel part of Newport Pagnell’s community

Memorial benches

Memorial benches are available to purchase in memory of loved ones. The Town Council can offer several very attractive places for them to be situated. These are:-

  • Ousebank Gardens – in the park area outside of the cemetery
  • Riverside Meadows – along the river
  • Castle Meadows – within the meadows

To arrange for a memorial bench to be erected for a loved one contact the Town Clerk by email on townclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk. The Town Clerk will arrange for the procurement of the bench, its erection and a suitable memorial plaque.

The cost of a memorial bench is £1,200 which includes erection, regular maintenance including oiling when necessary, and a stainless steel plaque of 12.5cm x 5cm naming the loved one to be remembered. Purchase of a memorial bench will be for the expected life period of the bench only, after which time it will be removed.

Once a bench is erected in a public area, it becomes available for anyone in the public to use. The bench is 150cm wide and seats 3 people. It is made of Iroko Teak and is installed either into the ground or onto a base with suitable fixings.