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 on Defrosting Vehicles

Police Advice on Defrosting Vehicles

Posted: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 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 » Less

Crick News Issue 4 Autumn/Winter 2018 Now Available

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:56 by Brian Hughes

Crick News Issue 4 Autumn/Winter 2018 is now available at the link below and is being delivered to households.

Main Road Parking - Letter to Residents from Travis Perkins

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 20:21 by Josie Flavell

Please review the attached letter from Travis Perkins concerning the parking situation along Main Road and Cowley Meadow Way junction.

The Parish Council are aware of the issues caused by the worsening problem of cars parking on Main Road too close to the Cowley Meadow Way junction and the Eldon Way roundabout and blocking the bus stop. In June when the problem was reported, we consulted NCC Highways which is the authority responsible for managing this. They have recommended Traffic Restrictions which will allow Parking Enforcement Officers to issue tickets to drivers who park too close to the junction and roundabout. Parking Enforcement Officers cannot do this at present even though drivers might not be following the advice in the Highway Code. Unfortunately, to implement these restrictions a legal process must be followed and it takes months to complete. We have asked whether this can be hastened but have been advised that the earliest implantation is likely to be Spring 2019. More »

Our sponsored PCSOs are aware of the issue too but can only advise drivers not to park close to junctions etc. They have been doing this but they do not have powers to issue tickets.

We have had a number of discussions with Bruno Guarnaccia, Facilities Manager, Group Property & Environment Travis Perkins plc. They have communicated our concerns to staff on a number of occasions and have arranged additional parking on the Industrial Estate but he is aware that the problem has worsened. He has escalated the matter to his Director and is looking to find additional sites for parking in the area and we are trying to assist with this.

We are talking with the agencies and authorities involved but the solutions do not rest with the Parish Council.