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

Editor Needed Urgently For Crick News

Editor Needed Urgently For Crick News

Posted: Thu, 23 May 2019 17:06 by Brian Hughes

Crick Parish Council urgently needs to recruit an editor for Crick News. The Editor is responsible for the production of this important village newsletter 4 times each year.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and enthusiastic person for this role which attracts an honorarium of £100 per issue. For more details, please contact the Clerk at clerk@crickparishcouncil.org.uk .

Look out for your new bin collections calendar

Look out for your new bin collections calendar

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019 16:30 by Josie Flavell

Residents are being encouraged to keep an eye out for new bin collection calendars which are due to hit doormats district-wide later this week.

The four-page leaflet gives households dates for the next 12-month cycle of waste and recycling collections, beginning at the start of June until the end of May 2020. It also includes details on 2019 festive collection arrangements including changes for Christmas Day and Boxing Day properties plus an extra seasonal recycling collection for all homes. More »

Alongside the new calendars, residents can look up their new collection days by typing in their postcode in the search bar of the Council's website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk

Those with mobile phones or tablets can also check collections and set reminder alerts by downloading the popular free Daventry District Council app, which is available from Google Play and the Apple Store.

Twelve months on and the new service has boosted recycling rates, thanks to the efforts of residents. The first six months saw a 65% increase in food waste collected and 20% more recycling collected, with the amount of rubbish in black bins reducing by 28%. Over 20,000 homes also signed up to receive the garden waste service in 2018/19, which starts again for its second year this month – residents can renew their subscription for the year ahead (which runs from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020) at a cost of £36 per bin at www.daventrydc.gov.uk.

Councillor Jo Gilford, Daventry District Council's Environment Portfolio Holder said: "Since the new collections service was introduced last June, we've been really impressed by how residents have stepped up their efforts to recycle more of their rubbish. With the national spotlight on excessive waste in the environment, our District has a strong track record of embracing waste and recycling changes and we're proud of the way residents have adapted."

The 123+ waste and recycling collection service is delivered by Daventry Norse, a new joint venture between Daventry District Council (DDC) and Norse Commercial Services Ltd. » Less

Naseby Battlefield leads the charge for community funding

Naseby Battlefield leads the charge for community funding

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019 16:28 by Josie Flavell

Plans to improve visitor facilities at one of the country's most iconic battlefields have received a community cash boost from Daventry District Council (DDC).

The Naseby Battlefield Project has been awarded £6,000 in the latest round of capital grants awarded by the Council to local community projects.

The funding will be used to replace and update a number of old and weathered interpretation panels on the historic field, which portray the decisive 1645 battle in the English Civil War when King Charles I and his royalists were crushed by Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army. More »

Local sports clubs and village halls are also among those to benefit from a total of £60,000 capital grants awarded by DDC. They include:

  • £11,100 for Hollowell Sailing Club to fund an extension to the ladies changing rooms.
  • £5,900 for Bringtons Parish Council to install health and fitness equipment and rugby and football goals at Kimbell's Field
  • £5,000 to update drainage facilities at Long Buckby Sports Field
  • £10,000 for Crick and West Haddon Tennis Club towards their Court Improvements Project
  • £5,000 towards refurbishing Weedon Village Hall's annex room including new energy efficient lighting
  • £10,000 to improve access, storage, security and updating electrics at Ashby St Ledgers Village Hall, and
  • £7,000 for DACT (Daventry Area Community Transport) towards the cost of a new low-floor accessible minibus.

Councillor Alan Hills, Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder said: "From helping mark the history of Naseby Battlefield to installing brand new sports facilities within local parishes, we're pleased to be able to contribute this latest round of funding from our capital grants pot to help these community groups move forward with some excellent improvements."

DDC helps dozens of voluntary and community sector groups each year through funding for capital projects, events, small items of equipment, training, and expenses for volunteers.

For more information about the range of Community Grants offered by DDC, including the eligibility criteria for each grant, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/communitygrants or phone 01327 871100. » Less