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

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

Weather in December 2017

December saw two periods of snow, the first occurring on 10th December (about 100mm) which was the first laying snow since March 2013. The second fall was much wetter and the depth reached about 50mm. Total precipitation for the month was 67mm which is about average for December and followed a dry autumn period.

The average temperature was 5C which is average for the month. The coldest night was minus 4.4 on 11th/12th and the warmest day was 13C on the 20th. There were eleven air frosts which is what one would expect for the month.

Overall rainfall for 2017 totalled 525mm which is 75mm less than average making 2017 the third consecutive year with below average precipitation. The average number of rain days is 158 each year and 2017 had 157. (Wet days (rainfall greater than 1mm) was 127 against an average of 128). Thunder was heard on just three days and there were just four foggy days, both well below average. The number of days reaching 16C (61F) was 10% more than average, however the number of days reacing 70F (21C) and 80F (27C) were in line with average figures, indicating that early and later parts of the year were milder than normal.

Overall (in Woodford) 2017 was the third warmest out of the last ten year being surpassed by 2011 and 2014 (warmest on record)

More information can be found on the weather page


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.

Faulty lamps awaiting repair as at 12 January are located in West Street and Windmill Close

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.

Woodford Remembers...

The What's On Diary includes dates commemorating the centenary of the deaths of those named on the Village War Memorials. On the actual anniversary date a biographical note will also be posted. More details