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Road Works at Trafford Bridge, Welsh Road, Edgcote

Please see attached map and description provided by Kier and West Northants Council

Public Rights of Inspection

The Notice of Public Rights of Inspection of the Eydon Parish Council Accounts for the year 2023-24 has now been published details are in the attached document

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From 12 January 2010, all local councils may exercise powers to confer the title of “honorary

Freeman” or “honorary Freewoman”  to persons of distinction and those who, in the council’s

opinion, have rendered eminent services to the council’s area (section 249(5) and (6) of the

1972 Act).

From time to time, members of the community demonstrate outstanding commitment and

contribution to the wellbeing of the Parish and it is recognised that their efforts should be

acknowledged. The Eydon Parish Council (EPC) will do this, in special circumstances

that meet the criteria of this policy, by awarding to an individual the title of ‘Honorary

Freeman or Honorary Freewoman of the Parish of Eydon.



Individuals from all walks of life and all sections of the community who have made a

difference to the Parish of Eydon are eligible to be nominated as honorary


Nominees need not necessarily be residents of Eydon.

In keeping with the special nature of the award it shall be strictly limited to those who have

made a very significant contribution to the community of Eydon and who have

demonstrated “service above self”.

The honour will be awarded for the individual’s lifetime and not as a hereditary award, however, in some circumstances, posthumous awards will be considered, to allow recognition of those persons’ contribution to the Community.

The maximum number of Freemen or Freewomen at any one time is not restricted.

The nominee must have made an outstanding contribution to the Village such that the

nominee’s contribution can be seen to stand above the contributions made by most other


If the nomination is for that of a Member or former Member of the Parish Council, then to be eligible for consideration, they must have served at least 3 terms of office (12 years), but these do not have to have been consecutive terms.

The contribution to the wellbeing of the community must involve one or more of the

following factors:

A significant allocation of the person’s time in serving members of the community for the improvement of their wellbeing.

The promotion, achievement and/or delivery of community services in which a real

personal contribution has been made.

Whilst difficult to define, the contribution must be outstanding in that it can be seen

to stand above the contributions of most other persons.



Any resident or elector of the Parish of Eydon may make a nomination but it must be

supported by a Parish Councillor.

Self nominations are prohibited.

Nominations must be made in writing to the Parish Clerk.

Nomination submissions should be evidence-based by outlining the voluntary service

provided by the individual to the community and any other examples of ‘community spirit’ to justify the honour.

On receipt of a nomination, it will be circulated to all Councillors for confidential

consideration and included in the next meeting agenda.

If the Councillors are in agreement that the nominee should be made an Honorary Freeman

or Freewoman of the Parish, the nomination will be put before Council and a formal vote

taken in confidence.

No fewer than two-thirds of the Parish Councillors must agree the nomination.

The decisions of the Council on all nominations (whether affirmative or negative) are final.

All nominations MUST be treated in the strictest of confidence. The nominee should not be informed that they have been nominated as it is not fair to raise expectations in case they are not met. It is imperative that submissions are not discussed with any other persons.

Any disclosure will make the application invalid.

There is no restriction on the amount of persons nominated or awards made in each year. There is no requirement for the award to be made every year.



An acknowledgement will be sent to the nominating person upon receipt of the nomination form. Correspondence will not be entered into on the merits of a particular nomination whilst it is under consideration.

All Councillors will be invited to discuss nominations received for the honorary

Freeman/Freewoman. The Council may request further information from the proposer if




Any person declared an Honorary Freeman or Honorary Freewoman of the Parish may

designate himself/herself ‘Honorary Freeman or Freewoman of the Parish of Eydon’.

The award shall normally be made at the Annual Parish Assembly usually in April. (It may be appropriate to hold a small dedicated ceremony – if multiple awards to be made for example)

A parchment scroll will be presented to the recipient and their name added to the Parish Honours board.

The award does not confer on any recipient any entitlements to attend, participate in

meetings of the Parish Council, or carry out any role on behalf of Eydon Parish Council, or bestow any other entitlements, but is intended to be a recognition of the valuable contribution made by that person to the local community.



Whilst nominations may be made at any time,  publicity will be generated in December of each year to remind the community of the existence of the award to allow time for decisions and awards to be purchased before the Parish Assembly.


HS2 – Additional working hours at Greatworth compound

HS2 are about to publish the attached notice regarding additional working hours at Greatworth compound. Please feel free to share it.

The tunnelling team have approval from the local authority to work extended hours, which will allow for 2-shifts per day to install the tunnel sections, from the beginning of April. This will mean some of the workforce will be on site between 6am – 10pm and there will be some lighting and vehicle movements on the site until 10pm. Note that this is mainly for tunnel installation activities and not for all construction work.

The majority of this work will be within the tunnel excavation, or inside the tunnel itself. Therefore, HS2 anticipate the community impacts should be low. Most of the site activity and deliveries will still be within core hours.

When this work starts in April, if you have any feedback or reports of this causing a disturbance, please contact the helpdesk.

Best regards

Simon Davis

Engagement Manager


Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM JV

Cancellation of the 4-week closure of Wormleighton Road

Dear All,

We have cancelled the 4-week closure of Wormleighton Road, that was planned to commence on 18 March. We will update you when new dates for this closure are confirmed.

We have made this decision because when we complete the work on Wormleighton Road, traffic will then pass over the recently constructed Banbury Road Overbridge. We are not yet ready for this bridge to open, and therefore to avoid the risk of an extended closure, we have postponed the Wormleighton Road highway connection work for the time being.

Please feel free to circulate this information to your local contacts.

Our roadside information boards have been removed and we are contacting local businesses, schools, as well as blue light services.

I appreciate that there have been various dates proposed for this closure, our apologies for the changes.


Simon Davis

Engagement Manager

Notice of new road layout, Greatworth temporary road

Please see the below document relating to the temporary Greatworth road.

HS2 – Night Time Working and Road Closures

Please see the below documents regarding road closures in Chipping Warden, the new bridge at Boddington, and night-time working.

HS2 Works Update & Road Closure Phasing

Please see the attached documents regarding road closures and the February HS2 liason meeting.