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Crick Community

Serving the people of Crick

  • Image: The Old School in Church Street

    The Old School in Church Street

  • Image: St Margaret's Church from Church Street

    St Margaret's Church from Church Street

  • Image: Looking down Watford Road

    Looking down Watford Road

Welcome to the Crick Community website sponsored by Crick Parish Council.

Crick Parish Council provides your Local Services. We strive to make Crick a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. You can find local groups and businesses in our Community Directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for, including where to find us.

You can register events in the Village Diary or just check what is happening.

If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend improvements to our website or if you want to add your details to our Community Directory then please contact us.

Latest News

Police Advice on Defrosting Vehicles

Police Advice on Defrosting Vehicles

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:50 by Brian Hughes

Police Crime Prevention Advice on Defrosting Vehicles

Don't give criminals an easy ride.
Always remain with your vehicle when defrosting the windows.
Never leave your engine running and vehicle unattended.

During the cold weather, motorists are advised to make sure their car is fully defrosted before starting any journey. However, motorists should never leave their vehicle unattended with the engine running to warm it up or defrost the windows. More »

Thieves can target residential areas on cold and frosty mornings looking for cars where the owner has started the engine to defrost the windows and then returned inside, leaving the car unattended.

Motorists should also be aware that some motor insurance policies become invalid if a vehicle is stolen because of keys being left in the ignition.

• If you have a garage, always put the car away at night. This not only keeps the car frost-free but also out of sight of would be car thieves
• Always remove keys from the ignition, even if you are just leaving your car for a few moments. It only takes a thief a few seconds to jump in and drive away
• Cover your windscreen the night before a frost is forecast. This will make it easier to clear the windscreen in the morning
• Make sure you allow yourself more time for your journey, Frost on cars also means the roads could be icy and make driving more difficult

TO help prevent yourself from becoming a victim of Crime, follow some simple steps which can be found on the crime prevention section of our website http://www.northants.police.uk/information/crime-prevention » Less

Traffic & Parking in Crick!

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:32 by Josie Flavell

Crick Parish Council members are very aware of the traffic and parking issues in the village, as all members of the Council live in Crick. The Council has suggested a number of options to improve parking and safety but most of these have been rejected by Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) which is responsible for all our adopted roads and pavements. Suggestions have included:

  1. One-way system on High Street and Lauds Road/The Marsh
  2. Improved parking outside the Co-op store
  3. 20mph speed limit
  4. Speed bumps
  5. No pavement parking
  6. Canal footbridge

Most of the above have been rejected, mainly because they are either no longer an approved method of control or due to lack of funds. The canal footbridge should go ahead in the Spring, as long as the funding is still in place. There is a new plan for parking outside the Co-op but this still needs to be agreed by NCC Highways and the Co-op. The previous plan for parking at the Co-op was rejected by the Highways Committee as being unsafe. More »

Additional Traffic Restriction Orders, including double yellow lines, have been recommended to reinforce the Highway Code, with parking at junctions and on bends being the main focus. There is a serious risk of emergency vehicles being unable to access some roads in the village, as well as visibility problems at junctions, due to parked vehicles. Access for gritting machines may also be restricted.

The Crick Parish Council continues to work with the Highways department at NCC to try and resolve some of the problems in the village, but there are no easy answers.

Thank you for your patience. If you have any ideas for improving the traffic situation in the village, please write to or email the Parish Clerk.

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Christmas Waste & Recycling Collections

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:37 by Josie Flavell

1 December, 2017

Christmas waste and recycling collections

Video: https://youtu.be/NgI6HRg1ONE

Residents across Daventry District are being offered support to recycle as much as possible over the Christmas and New Year period.

Collections over the festive period will take place on their usual days, with the exception of Christmas Day. Households that were due a collection on that day will receive a collection on Christmas Eve instead. More »

Black bin, recycling and food waste collections will take place as normal throughout the period, but brown wheelie bin collections will be suspended for two weeks from Christmas Eve, to allow the crews to focus on the extra recycling that Christmas brings.

For most residents in Daventry District this means their next scheduled brown bin collection after Christmas will be the week beginning 15 January.

To help people recycle, large cardboard will be collected from Christmas Eve until Saturday 6 January, inclusive. During that period, people with large cardboard that does not fit in their recycling box can flatten it and place it next to their boxes on their collection day.

Anyone with more recycling than their red and blue boxes can hold is asked to sort the items and place them into clear or white bags next to their boxes.

Real Christmas trees will also be taken away when garden waste collections resume district-wide - just put your tree out on your first brown bin day after the service resumes.

Residents are reminded there are no longer any parish collection points for Christmas trees in Daventry District, and that any trees found dumped in public places will be treated as fly-tipping.

People can also take trees to their local household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling

Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council, said: "The Christmas and New Year period can generate a lot of waste, but our residents always do a great job of recycling it.

"With recycling and food waste collections continuing on their usual weekly cycle, plus the large cardboard and Christmas tree collections we have in place, we hope people will once again join us in recycling as much as possible this Christmas."

Anyone who is unsure of the collection schedule in their area should check the waste and recycling calendar which was sent out to residents across the district last year.

They can also check online by searching for their postcode on the website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk or by calling the Council on 01327 871100.

The Council's offices and Contact Centre will close at 4.30pm on Friday, 22 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January. For more information about arrangements during this period visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/christmas » Less