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Proposed Street Light Upgrade

At its meeting held on Monday 5th October 2020 the Parish Council resolved to seek the approval of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for an interest-free loan from Salix Finance of £10,920 over the borrowing term of 5 years for the purpose of upgrading the street lighting in Badby to LED.  The annual loan repayments will be around £2,184.  It is not intended to increase the council tax precept for the purpose of the loan repayments.

The Salix Energy Efficiency Loans Scheme allows public sector bodies to apply for an interest free loan to finance up to 100% of the costs of energy saving projects meeting the required criteria.

You can view the business case summary here

If you have any views or opinions you wish to feed in, please contact the parish council by emailing the Clerk on clerk@badby.org.uk or telephoning 07717 337048.

Parish Council Elections

Following the postponement of the local elections that were due to be held in May this year, the term of office of existing councillors was automatically extended by paragraph 60 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, until the fourth day after the elections on 6th May 2021.

However, anyone who had been interested in standing for election is encouraged to keep in touch with the parish council – casual vacancies may still arise, or you could become involved in the work of the council as a volunteer.

Meanwhile the timetable for the Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) Programme is largely unaffected – except that whereas the shadow councils were intended to have new councillors elected to them in May 2020, their members won’t be elected until May 2021.  Therefore, the shadow councils need “caretaker” members and it is standard local government practice that these are the existing borough, district and county councillors for the area.

Parliament gives go-ahead for Northamptonshire’s new Unitary Councils

Updated 9th October 2020