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 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

Updated plans for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Updated plans for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Posted: Fri, 27 May 2022 14:50 by Andrew Tennet

Hi all,

Please see the following details of all events to be held in the village over the weekend of the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

Raffle tickets for the grand draw on Sunday 5th June will be on sale at each of the events. Don't forget to bring along your Platinum Jubilee leaflet that was delivered to your home to any of the events, as this allows for a free entry to the raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Church Fabric Fund. More »

Thursday 2nd June

11.00am - tree planting and ceremony at Tiffield Primary school. This will include songs by the children. All welcome.

01.45pm - .2.15pm - reading of the Platinum Jubilee Proclamation by our very own Parish Cryer.

The proclamation will be read out on the village green to start, then at the junction of High Street South, with High Street North and Tiffield Lane (Donkey Lane). The cryers approach and reading of the proclamation will be heralded by the ringing of a hand bell - so listen out!

09.15pm - Lighting of a bonfire on Clayfdon Field, followed at 09.45pm by the lighting of a specially commissioned 'beacon' and seven mortars, accompanied by music, to mark each decade of the Queens reign.

Friday 3rd June

05.30pm - Village BBQ on the village green. There will be three BBQ's available, one for meat, one for vegetarian and one for vegan.

An on site bar will be available for the purchase of beer and wine at reduced prices - so make sure you bring some cash for drinks and raffle tickets!

There will be piped and live music for your entertainment as well as traditional fun and games with medals and prizes on offer.

We will also have a set of stocks on the green for those that might misbehave and need to be punished with damp sponges!

Make sure you pitch your gazebo early in the day to make sure you get a good spot.

Saturday 4th June

3pm onwards - live music at The George Inn from local musicians and bands throughout the day. Food will also be available.

Sunday 5th June

From 11.00am, High Street North will be closed from its junction with Meadow Rise up to the Eastcote Road.

From midday, tables and chairs will be set up to allow residents to take part in the national BIG LUNCH. Bring your own food/picnic and join in the fun! There will be free soft drinks for all children under 16 and free Jubilee cup cakes.

The BIG LUNCH will finish around 2pm/2.30pm with a view to opening the road again at 3pm. At the end of the BIG LUNCH we will be drawing the raffle for weekend, with many great prizes on offer. Proceeds will go to the church fabric fund.

Entertainment will then be provided by Rock n Roll bands at The George Inn.

It's looking like a fun filled weekend with something for everyone! Please come along to as many of the events as possible and don't forget your free ticket entry to the raffle!

During the road closure, parking will be made available to residents on Claydon Field. » Less