For our policies please click here and if you want to understand how to participate in a Parish Council meeting then click here 

EPC is delighted to annouce that is has been awarded the


in recognition of the councils achievements and good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement.

Our village website, created by Evenley parish council provides not only parish council information but also a wide variety of village and parish news and information.

HS2 Notices

For the latest HS2 information affecting our area see the links below

General Notices

EPC street light consultation Feb 2018

Evenley has an ageing stock of streetlights around the village. Some of these, noticeably around the Green have been replaced in recent years with Victorian style lamps and in the last couple of months, in Church Leys and Lawyers Close. Around the rest of the village are some 37 streetlights, of varying designs, with many up to forty years old. These lights currently use high energy bulbs, some of which are no longer manufactured. Cllr Spencer Burnham has led the team to look at upgrading and replacing these lights to ensure their (and our) safety, save money in the future as well as enhancing the look of the village. To see the full proposal please click HERE.

Consultation Parking standards and design supplemantary planning document

South Northamptonshire Council is consulting new supplementary planning document for Parking: Standards and Design which seeks to update the Council’s existing planning guidance all planning-related parking issues, including: car, bicycle, motorbike and commercial vehicle parking provision for different types of developments and uses; the size and layout of parking spaces and parking areas; the design and finish of those spaces; and the design and provision of garages.

 The draft Parking SPD will be available for public comment until: Thursday 1st February 2018

Cherwell District Council Planning Policy Consultation

A new Draft Developer contributions SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) is being published for consultation. The purpose of the SPD is to set out the Council's approach to seeking Section 106 planning obligations from new developments for the provision of infrastructure, community facilities and services.

To take part in the consultation (which ends on 21st December), please visit:

Phase 1 draft budget proposals 2018/19 Northamptonshire County Council (NCC)

Northamptonshire County Council is exploring the possibility of cuts to some services that will affect all communities in the county. The consultation on Phase 1 of the budget proposals covered by this survey will run for six weeks, from 20.10.17 to 01.12.17. Please visit  for further information and how to take part.

Second consultation begins on parish and town boundaries 

Have a say and help make history by taking part in the next phase of the Community Governance Review (CGR) running until 8th December. 

To see the second consultation document, click on the following link:

Community Governance Review

You can respond to the survey electronically on the website, by post or by email.

Emma Faulkner & Louise Aston from South Northants & Cherwell District Council will be attending the meeting of the parish council on Monday 6th November to discuss any concerns you may have before making your response. 

SNC Local Plan (part 2) Have your say on the plan that will help shape the district for the next 15 years.

Residents and businesses in South Northants are being urged to have their say on the future of the district during a

10-week consultation which starts on Monday, 4 September. To read the Press Release click HERE

SNC Pre sumbission draft presentation

Read Evenley Parish Council's final response (approved at the meeting held on 6th November 2017)  HERE

The consultation ends on Friday, 10 November 2017, to take part and for more information visit –


Comments can be submitted to the council addressed to: Planning Policy, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

or emailed to -

Notice of a vacancy for a parish councillor has arisen. If you are interested

in joining Evenley Parish Council please see the following

information HERE and contact the parish clerk. 

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Training November sessions

Following our previous & successful CPR training sessions, which started back in 2016, 66 residents have now been trained and we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all those who have attended. In order to continue to support the British Heart Foundation in this extremely important initiative, we are organising further training dates in November as follows:

Tuesday 7th November 7.30 pm & Saturday 11th November at 10.30 am.

Please click here for further information.

Gigaclear (through Northamptonshire County Council) have confirmed that Evenley will be one of the first villages to be connected to ultra fast broadband. 

 For further information please see their Progress Overview and Working with Gigaclear page on the project website: You can also use the Gigaclear website at


Spanning the Centuries - the historic bridges of Northamptonshire by Julian Bowsher

Northamptonshire County Council have recently commissioned a beautiful book which looks at the historic bridges within the county.

Please visit the following page for more information or to order a copy:

Northamptonshire ACRE Best Village Competition

Congratulations to all those who were involved. Evenley came runner up in the small villages category and was the winner of the Newcomers Cup. 

Click here for more information and click here to see pictures of the event including a letter of thank you from our local member of Parliament, Mrs Andrea Leadsom MP

The Safer Roads team together with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Highways would like to share this Safety Maters NEWSLETTER 

Take part in the public consultation to have your say regarding proposals for the governance of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to transfer from the Fire Authority which currently sits in Northamptonshire County Council, to the Police and Crime Commissioner, who would therefore become the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

 Please click here to view the short video:  

 We have created an online survey to capture people’s views, which can be accessed at (a postal survey and easy read version are also available on request). The survey closes on Tuesday 1st August 2017.



Evenley Parish Council have re-instated the grit bin on Broad Lane near Lawyers close.  It was removed by NCC as they felt the old one was no longer servicable and if it was to be replaced the Parish Council would have to fund the installation and replenishment of all salt used.  RRT (Rapid Relief Team) , represented by a local parishioner Brent Douglass, have very kindly funded the replacement unit and EPC will continue to replenish the salt used as necessary.  This is another example of the EPC working closely with our community, resolving issues that our parishioners care about and managing the precept finances to ensure that funds are available to support these ongoing activities.


The latest Parish newsletter is now on the website; click here to have a look

SNC PRESS RELEASE Residents asked opinion on council tax proposals

Households are being asked their opinion on proposals to increase South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) portion of the Council Tax demand by around £5 per year for the average sized home.  To see a summary of the budget proposals and to take part in the consultation visit -

EVENLEY ROAD MARKINGS – Update December 2016

Following on from the article in the winter newsletter  regarding the ‘keep clear’ road markings on the corner of the Green, leading into Church Lane, Evenley Parish Council would like residents to know that: 

The road markings were removed because it was discovered that they were installed without the appropriate permission from the Highways Authority and they were not compliant with highway regulations.

The proposed installation of yellow lines is in accordance with a suggestion received from a resident prior to the meeting the parish council held with Northamptonshire Highways.

We will be holding  a consultation in the New Year where residents will be able to express views on appropriate markings to prevent obstructions to traffic and to keep pedestrians safe. This will be an agenda item for discussion at our next meeting on 30th January 2017. 

Green light for RAF Croughton expansion

Plans that will lead to the doubling of the number of personnel at RAF Croughton have been approved by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).

click here for the full press release

SNC Development Plan

Potential development sites across the district submitted as part of South Northamptonshire Council’s Local Plan (2a) are now being considered along with those here in Evenley by the planning department at SNC. Its recommendations will then be discussed by SNC councillors who sit on the planning policy and regeneration strategy committee in early 2017, with the first meetings held on 25th January and 22nd March, 2017. 

Evenley Parish Council will keep its residents informed of any changes or news through the newsletter, its website and at its regular meetings. SNC has issued the following timetable for guidance purposes:

 Key Stages/Action Timescale

  • Publication of Issues Paper  Consultation    October 2013/January 2014
  • Options Consultation (Regulation 18)*   First quarter 2016
  • Consultation on Draft Document (Regulation 18)*  Early 2017
  • Proposed Submission Consultation (Regulation 22)* Third quarter 2017
  • Submission of Local Plan & Sustainability; Appraisal to Secretary of State (Regulation 22)* First quarter 2018
  • Examination in Public (Regulation 24)* Third quarter 2018
  • Adoption (Regulation 26)* Fourth quarter 2018

 * Regulations contained in The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012


The VAS sign whilst positioned outside 4 Broad Lane in the heart of our village from Sunday 16th October to Friday 18th November 2016 captured a top top speed 64 mph and other high speed traffic during the period mid morning to afternoon.  Please take care if you are out and about at this time in Broad Lane.

For more details click Speedwatch

The Evenley Village FILM CLUB have just released their schedule for 2017; take a look at the great films to be shown in the Evenley Village Hall by clicking here.  They are also shown in the village calendar.

Evenley Matters latest donation list is now available on this website; click here for the Evenley Residents Association information and Evenley Matters details.

Stephen Mold is our newly elected Police & Crime Commissioner and is launching a six week consultation period on a proposed police and crime plan for Northamptonshire; to read his plan click here 

He is looking for the view of residents in order to ensure the county’s Police and Crime Plan represents the people it is designed to keep safe.

Please complete his short survey 

To take part in the Consultation on the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service Draft Community Protection Plan 2017 -2020 please click on the link

or to find out more about the consultation, please click here:

Click on the links below for General Village Notices