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 The Parish of Newnham is found within Northamptonshire's green and pleasant countryside.


At the centre of the parish, and two miles to the south of Daventry, is the village of Newnham.

This picturesque village has a variety of  house styles, approaching 250 in number,

and it's location and charm make it a popular yet tranquil location in which to live.

Situated within the village is Newnham Primary School, St. Michael and All Angels Church,

'Maria's Kitchen' at The Romer Arms Public House and Newnham Village Hall.

Villagers can make the short journey to the neighbouring market town of Daventry,

where there are senior schools, leisure facilities, shops and services.

On Tuesdays and Fridays, in Daventry High Street, there is an open-air market with covered stalls,

 and on the first Saturday of each month there is a Farmers Market.

This village web-site is designed to provide information for parishioners,

and offer a contact point or forum for matters of interest or concern.

We are happy to include any village or parish related photographs or news items which you may wish to submit.

If you are a first time visitor to this site, or you are returning, your comments would be appreciated.

Enjoy this web-site and our parish.


The Next Parish Council Meeting will take place on

 Monday 4th December


The Public and Press are invited to attend.


1.    To receive and approve apologies for absence.

2.    Declarations of Interest for items on the agenda.

3.    To sign and approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 6th November 2017

4.    Public Time  - Maximum 15 minutes  (3 Minutes per speaker)


Monies Received

To consider items to be included in the Budget



  Items for discussion at next meeting.

Date of Next Meeting Monday 8th January 2017 at 7.30.p.m. in the Village Hall.


Dog Fouling around The Village



Why is dog fouling a problem?

Keep Britain Tidy has recorded a reduction in overall levels of dog fouling since 2001/02.

It is still a significant cause of offence amongst the public. In Newnham it is a problem which is getting worse rather than better.

                                        Dog fouling is not only unpleasant it is dangerous. The biggest threat to public health from dog excrement is toxocariasis.


What is Toxocariasis?


It is an infection of the roundworm toxocara canis.

The eggs of the parasite can be found in soil or sand contaminated with dog faeces.

If swallowed, it may result in an infection that lasts between six and 24 months.

Symptoms include eye disorders, vague ache, dizziness, nausea, asthma and, in extremely rare cases, seizures/fits.

Often the eggs are ingested when passed to the mouth by the hands, but this can also occur through contact with dogs,

or inanimate objects including the wheels of toys and the soles of shoes.

Infected soil samples are often found in play areas. Toxocariasis most commonly affects children between 18 months and five years..


Whose responsibility is it to clear away dog fouling?


It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any dog foul left by their dog.

If you fail to clean up after your dog you can go to Magistrates court and receive a fine of up to £1,000.

The regulations state specifically, that being unaware that the dog has fouled, or not having a suitable means of removing the faeces,

is not a reasonable excuse for failing to clean up after your dog.

Please report to the Dog Warden, or a member of the Parish Council, anyone you see who does not pick up after their animal has defecated.

 It is a legal requirement that when walking a dog in a public area you must carry a disposable bag to clean up.

There are several village dog bins to dispose of a dog bag. If you cannot find a dog bin, then double wrap the bag and place it in a normal litter bin.

 Remember, a dog owner appearing at a Magistrates Court can receive a fine of £1000.


Litter around the Parish.


You may not be aware, but Newnham Parish employs a handyman who you may see working in and around the village.

A considerable and growing proportion of his duties are to collect the ever increasing amount of litter dropped by parishioners and others passing through the Parish.

His salary is paid for out of the Parish Precept. You might ask, What is a Parish Precept?

A Parish Council gets it's funding by receiving an amount of the local Council Tax, referred to as The Parish Precept.

Newnham Parish Council, forecasts the amount of funding it will require for the following year and requests this funding from Daventry District Council

in the form of a precept tax that is included within the local Council Tax paid by Newnham Parishioners.

In short, as more litter is dropped locally there will be a greater cost to the Parish Council and therefore its Parishioners.


Minutes of the meetings of 'Newnham Parish Council'

January meeting    February meeting    March meeting   April meeting    May meeting    June meeting

July meeting    September meeting    October meeting   November meeting    December meeting

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