Cold Higham Parish Council

What The Parish Council Does

Cold Higham Parish Council covers the three villages of Cold Higham, Grimscote and Fosters Booth. It is responsible for managing some of the amenities and facilities of the villages, liaising with other governmental bodies and representing the views of local residents. In Cold Higham the council's responsibilities include the management of the cemetery (not to be confused with the adjoining churchyard which surrounds St Luke's Church), the small triangle of land at the corner of Banbury Lane and Church Lane, notice boards, and street lighting. 

Matters concerning St Luke's Church are the responsibility of the Parochial Church Council. The Village Hall is owned and managed by a separate independent trust.

The Parish Council meets approximately every six weeks to consider matters relevant to its responsibilities and discuss correspondence received from other local government bodies and related agencies. An Annual Parish Meeting is held each year, usually in April. Residents of the parish are free to attend any meeting.

Paris Councillors

There are seven parish councillors for Cold Higham

Jonathan Campion, Woodside, Grimscote, Towcester, NN12 8LL

Digby Carter, Orchard House, Banbury Lane, Fosters Booth, Towcester, NN12 8LG

Judith Coates, Ivy Cottage, Church Lane, Cold Higham, Towcester  NN12 8LS

Richard Dickins, Kettle Close Barn, Manor Farm, Manor Road, Grimscote, Towcester NN12 8LN

Jane Kimbell, Grimscote Mill, Mill Lane, Grimscote, Towcester NN12 8LH

Margaret Merris, 17 Manor Road, Grimscote, Towcester NN12 8LN

Ken Tomkinson, Plum Tree Cottage, 7 Manor Road, Grimscote, Towcester NN12 8LN

Contacting the Parish Council

Mrs P M Pearson
Clerk to Cold Higham Parish Council
Cherry Bungalow
Litchborough Road
NN12 8EX

Tel: 01327 830287 

Parish Consultation over South Northants Council's Local Plan

Following the Parish Questionnaire in December 2013, and the Public Meeting on 8th January, the Parish Council submitted its response to South Northants Council on 24th January.  

To read the major elements of this response you can go to this link:  Parish Council Response

There are four documents on this page, covering the various aspects of the Local Plan.

Parish Questionnaire - December 2013

The Parish Council conducted a questionnaire survey during December 2013, with a view to helping determine its response to SNC on the local plan.

Thirty six responses were received - roughly 30%.  The breakdown by village was:

  • Cold Higham - 8 (22%)
  • Fosters Booth - 6 (17%)
  • Grimscote - 18 (50%)
  • Not known - 4 (11%)

A brief summary of the responses to the main questions is shown here:  Questionnaire Responses .

Member of Parliament (South Northamptonshire Constituency)

Andrea Leadsom
South Northamptonshire County Constituency
9 Prospect Court
Courteenhall Road

T: 01604 859721

County Council (Greens Norton Ward)

Ben Smith
Orchard House, 31 Banbury Road, Litchborough, NN12 8JF
T: 01327 830144

District Council (Blakesley & Cote Ward)

Roger Clarke
Meadow House, School Road, Pattishall, Towcester, Northants  NN12 8NE

T: 01327 830509

Sandi Smallman
Ivy Bank, Longwell, Maidford, Towcester, Northants NN12 8HT 
T: 01327 860421
0870 1275517 

Note: there are two district councillors representing the ward. 

Members of European Parliament

For a list of MEPs click here