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Archive for the ‘St James’ Category

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS reacted with surprise today after a motion put forward by Lib Dem Councillor Jill Hope was not supported by Labour. The motion called for an end to parking charges for hard pressed residents. The motion called for Residents Parking Permits to be made free to residents and paid for from general taxation. It […]

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RESIDENTS of Melbourne House and Abbey House have been waiting a long time for dropped kerbs outside their blocks of flats. One local resident Lesley Brett has been campaigning for a dropped kerb for 3 years. Last year an older resident Winifred Shipley fell over trying to pull her shopping trolley up the kerb outside […]

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TALKING TO PEOPLE across St James, the answers are almost always the same: ● Do something about the parking ● Stop the flytipping, and rubbish blowing about everywhere AFTER the bin men have been ● Do something about the match day traffic ● Sort out the terrible roads ● Keep the flats in good repair […]

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MOST PEOPLE won’t give it a second glance, but people in Peverel’s Way are delighted that the “Give Way” marking that stops the traffic crossing from Duston Road turning right towards Sixfields, now has a “Give Way” line that is visible again. ONE local resident commented: “When the traffic stops at the lights, we can […]

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SOME local residents are complaining that they have seen underage youngsters buying alcohol in local off-licenses. THERE have also been complaints about licensed premises staying open past the times when they should be closed.

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Let’s get these lights for Victoria Park

by Jill Hope on 17 June, 2014

YOUNGSTERS play football in the multi games area in Victoria Park every Friday evening. At this time of year it’s not a problem, but once it gets darker it will be difficult for them to play without proper lights. THERE are streetlights on the path all round the multi-use games area, but the lights are […]

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Patching up roads – West Hunsbury

by Jill Hope on 21 April, 2014

NORTHAMPTON HAS GOT AN EXTRA £1.5m from the coalition Government to patch up local roads. Given the appalling state of the roads in Northampton it’s not much, but better than nothing. As your local councillor I have been told that I can choose to patch up just one out of two roads in my Sixfields […]

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BLOCKWATCH

by Jill Hope on 7 April, 2014

AT THE ST JAMES RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION meeting on 27 March the police reported that their ‘Blockwatch’ scheme in the flats in St James was proving very effective. This is being used to pinpoint cannabis factories, drug dealing, anti-social behaviour. Decent residents want to get rid of tenants involved in these sorts of activities, and using […]

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Flytipping in St James

by Jill Hope on 5 April, 2014

SO YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH FLYTIPPING in the alleyway behind your house?. Would you like to see the alleyway gated? Such a scheme would need the agreement of all the residents whose properties back on to the alleyway. If you’re interested, call me.

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Garages in St James – CENSORED!

by Jill Hope on 3 April, 2014

LOCAL RESIDENTS attending the March meeting of the St James Residents’ Association complained of the state of so many garages in the area. There are 1,800 empty council-owned garages in Northampton, and at a time when people are keen to rent a garage from the Northampton Borough Council, the council has many, many garages that […]

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