Upton Parish Council

Serving the people of Upton

St Michael's Church

Clerk: Nina Villa
20 Upper Clabdens, Ware
Hertfordshire SG12 7HB

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    Poppy Walk New Signs

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    Marina Park Play Area

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    The Elgar Centre

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    Upton Parish Noticeboards

Welcome to Upton Parish Council

May 2021 Upton Parish Council Update

Upton Parish Council has met on sixteen, which is a record for the Council, separate occasions, over the last twelve months and I am grateful for the attendance levels of all Councillors. I think that we can congratulate ourselves on the creative use of video conferencing.

Following the recent elections, and due to a move, to we have lost several Councillors. I would like to thank Cllr. Robert Barrett, Cllr Ian Duly, Cllr. David Huffadine-Smith, Cllr. Pinder Chauhan and Cllr. Darren Stevens for their commitment and efforts on behalf of the Parish.

I would like to thank the local Borough Councillors, Cllr. Allan Botwood and Cllr Brian Sargeant for the work they have done for the residents of Upton and our County Councillor Pinder Chauhan.

I would like to offer our congratulations to our recently elected Unitary Councillors Brian Sargeant, Nick Sturges-Alix and Imran Chowdhury and welcome Imran back to the Council.

It is good to see the new Council in place and to welcome back some 'old faces' who have returned to the Council.

It has been a difficult year for everyone and the situation has meant that very few, if any, Parish events have taken place. However, it is a tribute to the Council considering what projects have been implemented.

These have included:

  • Working with the RBL and Duston Parish Council to support the Covid support group;
  • New way-signs throughout the parish;
  • An initiative in conjunction with the RBL to provide commemorative tankards, and beer!, to 110 veterans:
  • Litter picks;
  • Butterfly garden at St Crispins Retirement Village;
  • Commemorative benches installed;
  • Pushing for work to be finished on St. Crispins playing fields;
  • Christmas singers and the Mayor for the Retirement Village.

The Parish Council have made several grants to organisations working in the Parish. These include The Royal British Legion, Friends of St Lukes School, Foxfields and Upton Meadows Residents Association.

We are currently in the process of negotiations with the developers and West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) with the intention of considering any asset transfers to the Parish Council. This is particularly important to preserve public open spaces and community facilities in light of the new unitary developments. We hope that WNC works swiftly to implement the asset transfers so that these facilities are under the control of local organisations.

The Parish Council continues to work with the developers and the various Management Companies to hopefully improve both the services that they deliver to you and the local environment.

The Parish Council have responded swiftly to support vulnerable resident during the current Covid-19 pandemic. We have financially supported schemes run by the RBL and by UMRA to ensure that vulnerable and elderly people in the Parish have received food and assistance during the current crisis. I would like to particularly thank Cllrs. Stevens and Alex for organising this.

Upton Parish Council will continue to work to ensure that residents have the necessary facilities and resources to make a happy and peaceful place to live and residents should be assured that we will do whatever is possible to ensure that the developers comply with both their legal and moral duty to the people who have moved onto the estate.

I would also like to thank all the groups and individuals involved across the parish this includes the Councillors around this table and the parish Clerk for her diligence and the efficient manner in which she carries out her duties.

Shaun Pape, Chairman

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Latest News

Full Council Meeting - Tuesday 5th October 2021

Full Council Meeting - Tuesday 5th October 2021

The Upton Parish Full Council Meeting for October will take place at St Crispins Community Centre on Tuesday 5th October at 7:15pm.

The business to be transacted is detailed on the attached agendas. Press and Public welcome.

Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:14 by Michelle Orpin

Upton Parish Councillor Vacancies

Upton Parish Councillor Vacancies


Notice of Parish Councillor Vacancies

Notice is hereby given that 3 vacancies exist in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

Therefore, the Parish Council may choose to fill the vacancy by co-option at a meeting to be held on 5th October 2021.

Candidates' wishing to be considered should forward a CV and supporting statement to the Parish Clerk Nina Villa (clerk@upton-pc.gov.uk) before midnight on Sunday 3rd October 2021. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting on 5th October to answer any questions the Council may wish to put to them regarding their application.

Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:50 by Michelle Orpin

Full Council Meeting - Tuesday 7th September 2021

Full Council Meeting - Tuesday 7th September 2021

The Upton Parish Full Council Meeting for September will take place at St Crispins Community Centre on Tuesday 7th September at 6:30pm.

The business to be transacted is detailed on the attached agendas. Press and Public welcome.

Posted: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 11:15 by Michelle Orpin

Upton parish: bigger than you may thinkā€¦

Stortons Gravel Pits from National Lift Tower (John Boland)

Our parish doesn't just cover the new housing that's sprung up recently in this part of the town. Upton parish spans an area as far as the former St Crispin's Hospital site, off Berrywood Road in Duston to the sustainable Upton Park development off Weedon Road, neighbouring Sixfields. Some 3664 people live in the parish, according to the 2011 census.

View the Upton parish boundary map online