Scaldwell News

Name of Council: Scaldwell Parish Council

Job Title: Parish Clerk

Vacancy Statement: 
Scaldwell Parish Council has a vacancy for a parish clerk and responsible finance officer.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons, although training will be offered and enthusiasm to learn may be seen as an alternative to formal qualifications. The parish clerk will be responsible for the administration of the business and finances of the council.

The post includes some evening work and occasional attendance at civic functions. The successful applicant would be expected to have, or be prepared to obtain, CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration).  He or she must be computer literate, Inc. excel, with good communication skills. Friendly and positive outlooks are essential.

Salary: Salary scale LC1, SCP 15 – 18, £17,072 – £18,070 pa, pro rata.

Hours: 25 hours per month.
Place of work: Work from home.

Please apply in writing to: –
Contact: Mr Eugene O’Leary
Position: Chair, Scaldwell Parish Council
Address: 5 Back Lane, Scaldwell, Northamptonshire, NN6 9JU

email: eugenejoleary@aol.com

Closing date for applications:16th October 2017
Interviews To be held between 19th – 24th October 2017


Essential fundraising for our playing field!

Please come and join in the fun and help us raise money for the beautiful playing field in our village.

  • Trail around the village
  • Hunt for the clues on the field
  • Tombola
  • Raffle
  • Prizes
  • Refreshments
  • Guaranteed prize for every child that completes the hunt

Please note that the quiz trail around the village requires adult supervision in order to ensure child safety. Please accompany your child for this event.

To enter come to the playing field in Scaldwell to buy your ticket and get the clues!

Tickets: £2.50 per child

Kindly supported by:

This is a reminder to all residents, that there will be a tidy-up day taking place on Sunday 19 March between 10am and 12 noon, and offers of assistance would be most welcome.  Please turn up at the Playing Field at 10am if you are able to volunteer.

If you would like further details, please contact Lisa Callan the Parish Clerk, on 07547505027, or scaldwellpc@gmail.com

Click here to read the Christmas letter from District Sergeant Sam Dobbs of Daventry District Command.

District Sergeant Dobbs has also provided some useful information about how to contact Northamptonshire Police at Daventry, in both emergency and non-emergency situations. You can read it here


So, for those of you interested in Gigaclear’s new broadband service, there have recently been a few changes you may not know about.

There has been some confusion among customers ordering the installation service with Gigaclear to date.  Although the company has always stated this service is from £95, the actual cost is often higher as the trunking and length of cable used is charged extra.

To avoid misunderstandings, Gigaclear is now operating a more transparent pricing structure so customers will know upfront the whole price they will pay. This is not an increase but a clearer way of informing customers. 

The self-install option is still available.

There are 4 pricing bands for installation, which are now fixed, and you can find out more about what’s included in each band here: http://www.gigaclear.com/our-broadband-products/for-home/home-broadband-packages/ – bottom

The activation fee of £100 remains the same and once you have ordered this they will take care of that for you.  An independent installer will then make contact to arrange a date to do your installation.  It is at this point, when your service is live, that you will start paying for the Gigaclear service.

Great news! Gigaclear have started works on our brand new ultrafast network in your village and thought we’d tell you exactly what’s coming up. While we aim to minimise disruption, we’d like to thank you in advance for your patience as we carry out our work.

What we’re doing 
Our network is built entirely underground. It’s more reliable, future proof and there are fewer visible elements – we only leave individual connection pots, similar to water access points, above ground which are all connected back to one centralised green cabinet that will be situated in a suitable location on the public highway within the village.

Our current plans and processes are:

  • The build of your new fibre network is scheduled to commence in July 2016.
  • We will install a fibre broadband connection point (‘pot’) at the boundary of all properties.
  • After the installation, the connection points (‘pots’) will need to be tested by our engineers, which will take to the end of November 2016.
  • Once your (‘pot’) has been tested, we will notify you to book your in-property installation.

Please note:

  • We anticipate the Gigaclear network to be fully built by the end of November 2016. 
  • Customers will get connected progressively throughout the network build.
  • Different criteria and schedule may apply to properties situated on public highways than to those located on private land. 
  • We cannot forecast the exact date when individual properties will be connected, but we will keep you informed as work progresses.

Whilst we aim to complete our work by these estimated dates, they may be subject to change due to external factors that are not under our control.

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