Woodford Northamptonshire

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Introduction

Woodford is a large village on the banks of the River Nene in Northamptonshire about 2 miles west of Thrapston and 7 miles east of Kettering between junctions 11 and 12 of the A14.

The early settlement was mainly a farming community with an increasing number of men working in the shoe trade from home in the early to mid 19th century. During the latter part of that century the population increased dramatically with the mining of ironstone nearby and also smelting at the ironworks just over the parish border in Islip; a trade which continued until the 1950s. (see History page). The village once boasted seven licensed premises, over twenty shops and two schools. As with most villages these figures have reduced dramatically but there is still a sports and social club, one pub (The Duke's Arms), a Post Office / general store, fish and chip shop, Baptist Chapel, Parish Church and primary school. The population remains at just over 1400.

What's On

Select any of the events listed below to see more details. To have your event listed just email details to clerk@woodfordpc.co.uk.

Walking for health

A new walking for health initiative started on 7th November. Each walk is guided and lasts no more than one hour see poster for details or visit the website.

December Parish Council Meeting

The December Parish Council meeting was dominated by two subjects. The first was a planning application for two properties on the Prince of Wales car park, combined with part demolition of the Princes of Wales allowing construction of a flat and conversion of the pub to a dwelling. Councillors agreed to object to the application expressing considerable concern over the increase in traffic this would cause to an already overcrowded ......more

Woodford Streetlamps

Please report any faulty street lamps to lightsout@woodfordpc.co.uk. Woodford Parish Council owns all of the lamps in the village and repairs can only take place if we know about the fault and authorise the repair. Once the Parish Clerk is aware of the fault the contractor will normally repair the lamp in about a week. All you need to report is the lamp number (if known), or the location/address. Please don't assume someone else has reported the fault. We'd rather have two reports than none.

Think Before You Park Scheme

Vehicles parked in Woodford that are either causing obstructions to pedestrians or other motorists, or those parked on double yellow lines are to be monitored by Woodford Parish Council and reported to Northamptonshire Police, in a joint scheme now being implemented in a number of villages. In particular the offences causing concern are highlighted in the Highway Code.

Any such vehicles will be photographed and details will be forwarded to the Police. The motorists attention will be drawn to the fact by a yellow/orange coloured card placed on the windscreen. The Council is limited evidence gathering only.

The Police will decide how the matter is to be followed up: e.g. a warning letter, perhaps a visit from Police for repeat offenders etc.

If you need to contact the local Police regarding this scheme the email address is
sct-eastnorthantscentral@northants.pnn.police.uk

Bus Service to Rushden Lakes

Diamond Coaches operate a service to Rushden Lakes each Wednesday, picking up in Woodford at 10.38am from the High Street / Village Green Bus Stop. The return journey leaves the shopping complex at 1.30pm. More details.

Further details regarding bus services through Woodford can be found on the "When in Woodford?" page.