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I’VE TALKED to residents round the lift tower.  I have the following comments to make to the Borough Council about the planning application to make the temporary planning permission for abseiling from the lift tower permanent: 1  Residents are very keen that that the number of abseiling events being permitted is NOT increased significantly in […]

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YET ANOTHER DAY OF COMPLETE GRIDLOCK in St James, apparently because the Borough Council tried to ‘manage’ the traffic flows, with bollards at Sixfields that actually made matters worse. Traffic at a standstill for hours again. What about the pollution for local residents from traffic running engines and not moving? How on earth….

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RECENT TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK arising from work building the new Northampton station has led to speculation about when, and if, St James Mill Road will be opened up for through traffic. This will join the rear of Nene Valley and St James’ Retail Parks as well as B&Q on the west side of Towcester Road to […]

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If you watch the webcast of November’s meeting of the full County Council, I think you would be very angry when St James is discussed. Since my election as your County Councillor in May, residents have told me repeatedly – through surveys, FOCUS replies, residents’ meetings and phone calls – that they are worried about […]

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How soon they forget!

by Jill Hope on 28 July, 2013

I’M TALKING ABOUT the St James floods in April 1998. Today a walkabout with St James Residents’ Association (SJRA) identified 24 blocked drains. Several with trees growing in them! I have reported it to the county council and will be demanding quick action. STOP PRESS Sunday, 11 August: I inspected the area in the morning […]

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Re: Application No N/2013/0194 Planning application for additional use of lift tower for abseiling at the national lift tower, Tower Square. As county councillor for the area where the lift tower estate is located, I am writing to express the concerns of local residents about the planning application detailed above, under the extended consultation as […]

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