Harpole ...by the community, for the community.


Welcome to the Harpole Village community website.  We hope you will find this informative and useful.  Please come again, often to see our active community at work.  

Most of our events are organised on a voluntary basis (including the car boot sales) and the site is also run by volunteers.

We now have a Twitter account @harpole_village, please follow us for local traffic updates, news and reminders of village events.


School Lane Road Closure 30th March - 4th April 2015

Northamptonshire Highways are carrying out drainage investigation and repairs on the above road between High Street and The Motts. 

To undertake this work safely will require that the road is closed from the 30th March and it is expected to remain closed until the 4th April 2015.

The diversion route will be to use Glassthorpe Lane/Chester Avenue during the closure.

Fly Tipping

Over the past few days there has been numerous cases of Fly Tipping within the Harpole area some of which has been dumped in broad daylight.

We have reported the incidents to SNC and they have cleared them within a couple of days but we need to stop this happening in the first place.

If you see anything suspicious please report it to the police asap on 101 and let the Parish Council know also if safe to do so please take photos where possible that cold be used as evidence.

Superfast Broadband Update

Harpole now has Superfast broadband. We are now officially on the fibre network.

BT says we can now get up to 76meg, up from 2.

Please contact BT or your Broadband service provider to ask how you can take advantage of the new fibre network.

We would just like to make clear that one does not automatically get Superfast broadband just because it is available in the village. You have to ask your provider for it

Change to Mobile Library Times

The Parish Council have just received the following notification from SNC.

'Following consultation with customers about the Sunday Mobile Library Service, and to enable us to deliver a consistent and sustainable service, we are making some changes to the Sunday routes. We are merging routes as customers are telling us they would prefer later stops on Sundays. This is also more efficient use of resources, making longer routes on Sundays.'

There is a danger that we may in the future lose this service so we would encourage as many people as possible to use the library service to keep it going.
The Library service also offers, Information Points, Local enquiries, Council enquiries, Library Shops, Cards, Bags, Stamps, Toys, Calendars, DVDs, Puzzle books, Bus Pass Registrations, Children’s Books.

The new timetable from 1st March will now be the fourth Sunday of every month at the following places.
School lane 13:50 14:10
Carr’s Way 14:20 15:00

Northampton Road Development Appeal Date

The appeal lodged with SNC by the developer has now been withdrawn due to another proposed development being refused.

Site Address: Land west of Northampton Road Harpole
Description of development: Residential development of up to 50
dwellings, estate road, open space and
site for a new Village Hall.(Outline).
Application reference: A/2013/1646/MAO
Appellant’s name: Bowbridge Land Ltd
Appeal reference: APP/Z2830/A/14/2215785
Appeal start date: 4 April 2014

Harpole Under Threat

Harpole Under Threat...

From 4 developments:-

MM70 West Sustainable Extension
MM46 Norwood Sustainable Extension
MM26 Junction 16
MM14 Junction 16

All the above relate to developments around South View/Norwood Farm/Upton.
Developments along Nobottle Road at the Sandy Lane Junction and a Industrial Estate at Junction 16.

Please visit the Harpole Action Team website to download these documents to register your protest should you so wish.


Harpole Village has a new Twitter account

Harpole Village now has a Twitter account @harpole_village. If you have your own Twitter account, please follow us. If you just want to see what's available, click on this headline to find the link to our page. We will update it with latest travel news as and when we find out about it and add reminders about up coming events and local news within and near the village that might be of interest.

Events for the next month

Harpole Heritage Groups April 2015

19:30 on 09 April 2015

at The Methodist Chapel, School Lane, Harpole.

Harpole Heritage Groups April meeting will be:- Marion Oliver
'Friends Anbulances in Ethiopia during the Second World War.

All welcome for more information contact Jennifer Smith (Secretary) 01604 831294 or email jenifer.smith136@btinternet.com

We welcome new members and visitors to our meetings. Membership is £8.00. per year, members pay £1.50. per visit and visitors £2.50 per visit.

Harpole WI - April 13th 2015

19:30 on 13 April 2015

at Old School Hall, School Lane.

This months meeting will be 'Blue Skies-Fair Trade'' with the speaker being Simon Derrick and Anthony Pile

Visitors are welcome at £3.00 includes refreshments

For more details contact Avril Judge 01604 830807

Mobile Library Visit April 26th 2015

13:50 on 26 April 2015 until 15:00 on 26 April 2015

at School Lane & Carrs Way.

Mobile Library 2015 Timetable (March 2015 to July 2015)

Comes to Harpole on fourth Sunday of each month:-

School Lane / The Motts

Times 13:50 to 14:10

Carrs Way

Times 14:20 to 15:00

Meetings for the next month

Allotment Meeting April

19:30 on 06 April 2015

at Old School Hall, School Lane or allotment (weather dependent).

Allotment Association meeting, all plot holders are welcome and encourage to attend these meetings.

These meetings will be held on the first Monday of the month at the Old School Hall during the winter months and at the allotments during the summer months.

All are welcome to share ideas, exchange growing tips, and meet other allotment holders.

Refreshments provided.

Annual Parish Meeting April 2015

19:00 on 13 April 2015

at Old School Hall, School Lane.

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Monday April 13th before the normal Parish Council Meeting.

The Annual Parish Meeting will start at 7.00p.m. and run until 8.00p.m. Where it will be followed by the ordinary Parish Council meeting which would on this occasion have a shortened agenda.

Village organisations are encouraged to attend the meeting and give reports on their organisations.

Parish Council Meeting April 2015

20:00 on 13 April 2015

at Old School Hall, School Lane.

Parish Council Meeting for April 2015 takes place on Monday

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and may speak on items on the agenda for 15 minutes 20:00 - 20:15

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