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Hargrave Parish Council

Welcome to Hargrave Parish Council

Hargrave Parish Council (Northamptonshire)

Hargarve Parish Council is made up of residents who have put themselves forward for election (or occasionally co-option). They have put themselves forward because they want to improve our parish and they are prepared to make decisions for our community.

Parish Councils are statutory bodies, created and governed by acts of Parliament. They are not connected to the church or to the Parochial Church Council.

Casual Vacancy

We have an exciting opportunity to become a Parish Councillors for Hargrave Parish Council, for further details see link to our poster. 

HPC casual vacancy

Hargrave Neighbourhood Plan

Hargrave Neighbourhood Plan was subject to a referendum on 30th June 2022. The question asked was:

"Do you want North Northamptonshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hargrave to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The vote was in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan. The declaration of the result of the poll can be downloaded and viewed from the link below

Declaration of result of Poll

Notice of Referendum

The documents that members of the electorate were asked to vote on in the Referendum can be viewed on the North Northamptonshire Council website via this link

Tell the Police what they should focus on

The Police target their policing based on what the communities want, so they need residents of Hargrave to tell the Police what is important to you and what you want them to tackle. Please go to

Public Rights of Way

Broadly speaking, Northamptonshire Highways are responsible for the surface being appropriate for the level of public access, also for upgrowth and bridges.

The landowner is responsible for side growth and for trees.  However there are exceptions to the above depending on the situation.  For instance, if upgrowth is a crop, then it is the landowners responsibility to keep the Right of Way clear.

If there is a fallen tree, or any specific concerns, please let Northants Highways know the exact details and location so that they can clearly identify who is responsible.  Ideally report it via Streetdoctor on their website if possible. 

Planning and development in Hargrave

If you would like to find out what planning applications have been submitted for Hargrave please visit the North Northamptonshire Council website as they are the planning authority that receive, process and decide planning matters. The Parish Council is a statutory consultee and where the Parish Council is consulted, the consultation response is shown in the Minutes of the meeting when the proposal was considered.

A step by step guide to accessing planning information on the North Northamptonshire Council website can be opened by using this link

Street Lights

All of the street lamps in Hargrave are owned by the Parish Council. We are working to ensure they are all labelled with an identifying number so that it is easier to track faults and repairs.

If you notice that a street light in Hargrave is not working, please report to the parish clerk, preferably via email, and include the street name and column number.

This link here will take you to a document that lists the lamp columns and location to make reporting easier.

Thank you.