Silverstone Parish Council

Serving the people of Silverstone

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Clerk: Mrs Linda Paice
9 Bradden Way, Greens Norton
Towcester, Northamptonshire
NN12 8BY

Tel: 01327 353622

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Latest News

Apology after Council Tax billing error

South Northamptonshire Council is today apologising to residents for a billing error in their Council Tax.Residents of South Northamptonshire will be receiving replacement Council Tax bills in the next week or so after the originals were issued with incorrect figures.Last week around 36,000 bills landed on doormats around the district, but due to human error the figures were calculated incorrectly.Leader of South Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Ian McCord, said: "I should like to personally apologise."We now know what went wrong and we have a solution but this does not reflect the high-standards that residents deserve, so I want to say sorry."The error is relatively small; the incorrect bills show people owe an average £20 less than they should for a Band D home, or an average of £40 too little for a Band H property."I wholeheartedly apologise to residents and want to assure them the replacement bills will be thoroughly checked and no one will pay a penny more or less than they should."Direct Debit payments due on Monday 1 April as stated in the original bills will not go ahead, and the correct sum will instead be taken on 15 April, and thereafter on the first of each month for those paying in instalments.The new bills will be printed on light yellow paper, so as to help residents quickly spot the newly reissued, corrected bills, and avoid confusion.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:09 by James Laband

South Northamptonshire budget proposals published – million pound improvements to Towcester Centre for Leisure proposals unveiled

South Northants Council has today published its budget papers for consideration by Councillors at their annual budget setting meeting next week, Wednesday, 27 February.The highlight of the budget is the proposal to commit just over £1million towards making long-overdue improvements to Towcester Centre for Leisure.Councillor Karen Cooper, the South Northants cabinet member for Wellbeing commented: "I'm thrilled just weeks after the official opening of the new Brackley Pool and renovated leisure facilities there, to bring the good news to users of Towcester Centre for Leisure – it's your turn!"More and more people are using our leisure centres and I know that people who come from the town, and the surrounding areas to Towcester, will all really welcome the investment."Councillor Peter Rawlinson, the cabinet member for Finance and Governance added: "We have long run a prudent and responsible district council here in South Northants and made sure we look after the pennies and the pounds that our residents pay from their hard-earned wages in the small share we receive of their Council Tax."Our budget ensures that we can continue to deliver our excellent services to residents, complete our separation from Cherwell and play a full role in shaping the new Unitary Authority."It is because we've run such a tight ship that we can not only balance our budget with the proposals we'll consider next week, but also be able to invest over £1million in something that will improve the lives of the thousands of people served by now not one but two top-class, modern leisure centres."

Posted: Sun, 03 Mar 2019 12:51 by James Laband

District council sets final budget

A budget to protect and grow the environment, communities and businesses while seeing the district through the reorganisation of local government in Northamptonshire, has been approved by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).Set alongside its 2019/20 Business Plan, SNC approved a budget of £14.6million to deliver services to the 36,067 households in the district; including waste and recycling, street cleaning, planning, housing, economic growth and leisure services.That equates to £191.33 for the average Band D home, up from £185.78 in 2018/19 and an increase of just over 10p a week.Cllr Peter Rawlinson, SNC's portfolio holder for Finance and Governance, said: "This Council has maintained and improved the quality of its services during a period of prolonged financial uncertainty and significant change."That uncertainty and change are set to continue and we have to be realistic about what we can achieve in the coming years giving that in all likelihood the council will cease to exist sometime during 2020."But good management of what we have available means we are still able to approve spending on improvements to Towcester Centre for Leisure; we've created a fund to replace inefficient and expensive heating systems in households suffering fuel poverty, and we're investing further in our commercial waste service which is making a good income and in turn supports other services."The 2019/20 SNC Business Plan centres around three priorities: Protect, Green and Clean, Thriving Communities and Wellbeing, and District of Opportunity and Growth.The Business Plan is largely an update of the previous year's, but accounts for the separation of SNC from Cherwell District Council in preparation for SNC becoming part of the new council for west Northamptonshire.SNC is also responsible for collecting Council Tax on behalf of other authorities in the county and this year's bill will comprise precepts for a band D property from: Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) for £1,146.38 NCC Adult Social Care for £89.72, Northants Police Crime Commissioner for £245.04, Northants Fire and Rescue for £60.76 and an average town/parish council precept of £85.51.To read the full SNC Business Plan and Budget, visit

Posted: Sun, 03 Mar 2019 12:42 by James Laband