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 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 to parents in advance of the summer holidays

Police advice to parents in advance of the summer holidays

Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 09:23 by Brian Hughes

With summer holidays fast approaching, Northamptonshire Police are reminding parents and carers to ensure they have full knowledge of the whereabouts of their children. Following a small number of incidents involving missing children of various ages in recent weeks, the Force wants parents and carers to be aware of the risks young people can face, in particular exposure to gangs and child sexual exploitation (CSE).One of the most frequent indicators of child exploitation is going missing. It is therefore important that children are reported to the police every time they do, even if it is occurring on a daily basis. Click here for more information.

Water Safety Update

Water Safety Update

Posted: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 16:07 by Brian Hughes

This week one of our PCSOs dealt with an incident in which a young person sustained an injury when a group of youngsters from the village ‎were jumping 15 feet from a footbridge into the canal at Crick. After first aid was administered young person was taken to the A and E Department after some 5 hours was allowed to return home. This incident illustrates the dangers.

Our PCSOs are working with Enforcement Officers from the Canal and River Trust and will be carrying regular patrols of the Grand Union Canal to keep visitors to this location safe. As another warm weekend is expected in the county. They have asked that this advice is published. Please read it and pass it on so that we don't have a more serious incident. More »

Summer water safety 2018

On a hot day, it might seem like a great idea to cool down in open water. However, we strongly advise you stay out of the water. There are too many risks that you can't see hidden below the surface and lots of other ways you can cool down.

We want everyone who visits our canals and rivers to enjoy them safely. So we've listed out some of the reasons why you're better off enjoying the fresh air, wonderful wildlife and relaxing environment from the towpath.

Depth perception

Canals are often shallow, which you can't tell from the surface. If you jump in you are likely to injure yourself, possibly seriously

However, don't be fooled by thinking that all canals are shallow. If you can't put your feet on the ground, it'll be much harder to get out. Rivers, reservoirs and docks are generally much deeper, and colder

Hidden dangers under the water

Canals are havens for wildlife and maintaining water habitats are an important part of our work. If you're in the water, reeds and other plant life could get tangled around your limbs and trap you in the water making it very difficult to climb out

Sadly, rubbish like shopping trolleys can be lurking below the surface of canals and rivers. If you're in the water you could injure yourself by cutting yourself on a rusty old bicycle or broken glass, or get trapped on a larger piece of rubbish, like a trolley or even a motorbike


Waterborne diseases, including Weil's Disease (leptospirosis), are extremely rare, but if you are swimming you're most exposed to them. If you are likely to come into contact with water it's sensible to take a few precautions:

If you've got any cuts or scratches, keep them covered

If you fall in, take a shower and treat cuts with antiseptic and a sterile dressing

Wash wet clothing before you wear it again

If you develop flu-like symptoms within two weeks, see a doctor and mention that you fell in the water. Not all doctors will know to look for signs of Weil's Disease, so do suggest it as a possibility

Cold temperatures

Even on a hot day inland waterways will be colder than you think, particularly reservoirs and docks as they're deeper. Low temperatures can cause your blood to rush away from your muscles to protect your organs and limbs and muscles may become fatigued quickly - this can lead to drowning. » Less

Exhibition to look at conservation areas in historic villages

Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:17 by Josie Flavell

People with an interest in the history and heritage of West Haddon and Great Brington are invited to get involved in conservation area reviews for the villages.

Conservation areas have tighter planning controls for anyone seeking permission to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special interest of the area.

Great Brington's conservation area was first designated in 1998, so the review will look at whether it is still fit-for-purpose and whether changes need to be made to further protect its historic features. More »

West Haddon does not currently have a conservation area and its review will determine whether one is required.

As part of the reviews, Daventry District Council (DDC) is giving people an opportunity to share their views at public exhibitions in both villages at the following locations and times:

  • West Haddon Village Hall on Tuesday 18 June from 3.30pm to 7pm
  • Great Brington Reading Room on Tuesday 2 July from 3.30pm to 6.30pm

The events are a chance to explore and share the history of the villages and discuss how their special features can be protected in future.

They are open to all members of the public and the Council encourages anyone with any questions relating to the projects to go along. Any comments made will help shape DDC's proposals for the conservation areas.

The reviews are part of a wider project looking at Daventry District's Conservation Areas. To find out more visit » Less