Crick Community

Serving the people of Crick

  • The Old School in Church Street

    The Old School in Church Street

  • St Margaret's Church from Church Street

    St Margaret's Church from Church Street

  • Looking down Watford Road

    Looking down Watford Road

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

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. The latest news can be found below and on the News page. You can find local groups and businesses in our Community Directory. Use 'Search' above or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. You can register events or just check what is happening in What's On, the village diary. 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, please contact the Clerk.

The Clerk and Financial Officer: Josie Flavell

The Clerk is employed part-time and works 24 hours per week. She is normally available by telephone Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2pm to 5:00pm. These hours are flexible and may change. However, should the Clerk be unavailable, a message can be left, and the Clerk will contact the caller as soon as is practicably possible thereafter, having assessed the nature of the enquiry. The Clerk is also available on email during these hours.

The Clerk has responsibility for all areas of Council, as well as the following:

Contact Details:

Address: The Old School, Church Street, Crick, NN6 7TP
01788 823 040

Latest News

Energy Awareness Day - Could save you money on your bills!

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:19 by Josie Flavell

Advice and support to help people heat their homes more cheaply will be on offer during an energy efficiency awareness day in Daventry.

The drop-in event takes place in the reception area at Daventry District Council's (DDC) Lodge Road offices on Monday 20 January.

Running from 10am until midday, and then from 2-4pm, it offers visitors the chance to pick up advice about getting the most from their central heating, understanding energy bills, reading their gas and electricity meters, the installation of smart meters, and saving money on their bills. More »

There will be information about the Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service, which offers free independent advice to residents, and the Warm Homes Fund, which installs free central heating in eligible homes across the county.

Visitors are invited to bring a recent energy bill or annual statement with them so they can register for DDC's Big Switch energy scheme and see how much money they could save by changing their energy supplier. Everyone who attends will be entered into a free draw for the chance to win a £50 One4All High Street shopping voucher.

The event has been organised by the Daventry & District Forum (DDF) group for over 50s in partnership with DDC and is supported by National Energy Action, a national charity which works to end fuel poverty.

Adam Scorer at National Energy Action said: "It is a tragedy that so many people die or suffer the health impacts of living in a cold home when they are largely preventable. This is why NEA committed to provide funding to so many different organisations across the country. We anticipate that the funding will make it possible to provide much needed support for residents within the local area."

Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: "We're pleased to be working with National Energy Action to put on this event, which follows on from a successful drop-in session held last month.

"The aim is to highlight the range of support that residents can access in order to help them heat their homes more cheaply and efficiently. It's also a great opportunity to pick up some practical advice about energy meters, billing, and the benefits of switching providers." » Less

Environment Agency Announcement - Water Abstraction Licences

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:23 by Josie Flavell

The Environment Agency is pleased to announce we have secured a short extension for submitting applications for previously exempt water abstractions activities. The new deadline for submitting a successful application has been moved from the 31 of December 2019 to the 30 June 2020.

We would like to provide early awareness of the extension, to help those needing to act take advantage and secure their water needs by completing an application. More »

Activities that were previously exempt that now require a licence are: all types of irrigation including trickle; dewatering; transfer into managed wetland systems; warping; abstraction into and between internal drainage districts. A licence is required if the maximum quantity abstracted on any single day exceeds 20m3.

The new regulations will enable the Environment Agency to better manage water resources effectively now and in the future; protecting the environment from damage that can be caused if too much water is abstracted and reducing the risk of major water shortages.

We are writing directly to businesses and individuals that we have identified as potential applicants for a new water abstraction licence and we are actively engaging with our partners such as the National Farmers Union and Natural England. We are also raising awareness of these new licence requirements via our local and national twitter accounts @envagencymids and @envagency.

Attached is a briefing document with further details including a helpline that people can contact us on if they have any questions.

If you'd like to discuss this or any other matter relevant to your parish please don't hesitate to contact me on » Less

75th Anniversary of VE Day 8th - 10th May 2020

75th Anniversary of VE Day 8th - 10th May 2020

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:47 by Brian Hughes

It was at 3pm on 8th May 1945 that Prime Minister Winston Churchill, announced that World War 2 was over. The countdown to the 75th Anniversary of VE Day has now begun. The three-day event, planned for the 8th, 9th and 10th of May 2020, is set to be one of biggest commemorations of the end of World War 2 in Europe. The purpose of this message is to provide information on how the village of Crick might become involved. To learn more, please click on ther link below.