Tiffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Tiffield

Welcome to the website for the small village of Tiffield, which nestles in the beautiful south Northamptonshire countryside near to the town of Towcester.

This site is maintained and financed by Tiffield Parish Council which provides your local services. We strive to make Tiffield a better place in which to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do, together with details of the facilities and organisations in the village and the surrounding area. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Tiffield wins ACRE Village of the Year Award 2022

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:14 by Andrew Tennet

Over 65 villagers and guests gathered on Monday 11th July for a special ceremony at the Hunsbury Hill Centre, Northampton to hear the results of an event that celebrates the community spirit and quality of life in the County's villages.

The annual Northamptonshire Village Awards (NVAs) celebrates how inclusive and sustainable a village is, two strands that reflect a thriving community and that add to the quality of life for all residents. This year the village of Tiffield was awarded a Gold level and the prestigious title of Northamptonshire Best Village 2022 along with a prize of £500 to be used for community projects. More »

The judges stated that Tiffield is a thriving village with a great community spirit. There are some excellent green spaces and pocket park and the judges were particularly impressed with the way the local pub, The George, has becomes such a wonderful community hub for the village, hosting many clubs and activities and even a small community shop. The villagers were enthusiastic and passionate about their activities and supportive of others and they have built excellent relationships with nearby villages particularly through the use of its excellent Community Minibus.

Elaine O'Leary, CEO of Northamptonshire ACRE and a judge for the NVA, commented: ""The wonderful quality of the communities we visited meant that the judges had great difficulty in deciding on the level of award for each village. It was a pleasure to meet a wide cross-section of villagers and to see the range of opportunities and initiatives that are generated in our rural communities. We want to compliment every village that participated and thank them all for making the judges visits so informative and enjoyable.''

James Saunders Watson, HM Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and President of Northamptonshire ACRE presented all the awards to the groups and commented: "It was so good to be able to celebrate the best of our village communities across the county and well done to Tiffield for being chosen as Best Village".

Details of all the awards can be found on the Northamptonshire ACRE website along with photographs of the presentations. For further information regarding the Awards for the NVA and the Communal Space, or to enquire about taking part in next year's awards, please contact Elaine O'Leary on 01604 765888 or via email at acre@northantsacre.org.uk » Less

Tiffield awarded Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacon Certificate

Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:51 by Andrew Tennet

The Parish of Tiffield has been awarded a certificate from Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of our participation in the Platinum Jubilee Beacon lighting and celebrations.

A letter from the Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, reads as follows;

Dear Participant,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the amazing part you played in celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on 2nd June, whether you were a Town Crier, Piper, Bugler/Cornet Player, Choir or a private or community Beacon Organiser, for without your involvement The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons and its associated events would not have been the enormous success they were. More »

TOGETHER, as a worldwide team, we ensured this unique tribute to our unique Queen Elizabeth, showed the world that the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, along with those who took part from other countries, came together as one, and undertook a celebration party "fit for a Queen," an occasion that will be fondly remembered by millions upon millions of people for many generations to come.

I don't mind admitting, when standing next to Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle, London, as she lit her Principal Beacon at 9.45 GMT, a number of tears of joy filled my eyes knowing that you had all played the part you promised, making huge efforts to do so, and I am extremely proud of you all, so again, THANK YOU.

My warmest regards,

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Notice for the Exercise of Public Rights 2021 - 22 and publication of Annual Governance and Accountability Return (Exempt Authority)

Posted: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 15:59 by Andrew Tennet

Please be aware that the attached documents all relate to the Notice for the period for the exercise of public rights.

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 and the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, require the Parish Council to allow residents of the parish the opportunity to examine various documents that relate to the financial transactions that the Parish Council has conducted in the financial year 2021/22. More »

The 'Notice for the period of the exercise of public rights' (attached) sets out the dates during which a resident of the parish can exercise this right - 13th June till 22nd July) and who they should contact should they wish to do so. It also sets out your rights as a resident of the parish in respect of this process.

The 'Certificate of Exemption' has to be submitted to the external auditor (PKF Littlejohn), to seek exemption from an external audit. We can do this as in the last financial year neither our gross income or expenditure exceeded £25,000.

However, the Parish Council has been subject to an internal audit conducted by an independent auditor and their 'Annual Internal Audit Report 2021/22' is attached.

Also attached is Section 1 of the Annual Governance Statement for 2021/22 and Section 2 the Accounting Statements 2021/22. Both of the documents form part of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2021/22 Part 2, which is a suite of documents all Councils are required to complete at the end of each financial year.

The other documents attached are the 'Analysis of variance and Bank Reconciliation for 2021/22. These documents set out any significant difference between the income and expenditure between the financial years of 2020/21 and 2021/22 and why that difference has occurred, as well as a reconciliation of all bank accounts held by the Parish Council for the last financial year.

Should you wish to examine any of the documents listed or the financial accounts of the Parish Council for 2021/22 in person, then please contact the Clerk or the Chair whose contact details are shown in the Notice for the Exercise of public rights document. » Less