Update 14: More flytipping reported

A further incident of fly-tipping has been reported to the council today.

fly tipping A5 layby

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Update 13: Action promised on layby eyesore in response to village campaign

More litter at kilsby 10 03.06.2021

More litter continues to be dumped every day

A second meeting was held with WNC Councillors Alan Chantley and Malcolm Longley last week to discuss progress in the cleanup of the layby to the north of Kilsby on the A5, which has been a litter eyesore, fly-tipping site, and health hazard for many years. We are delighted that progress appears to be being made, especially as we still see litter being dumped every day; the photograph here was taken last week.

In addition, we now know that Continue reading

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Update 12: Campaign for closure “on hold” while WNC explores options

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Volunteers haven’t stepped forward to create a campaign group

Despite 300 signatures, several newspaper articles, support from our MP, and promised intervention as a result of this campaign from Network Rail and Prologis, no volunteers have stepped forward from the village to form Continue reading

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Update 11: Campaign reaches new West Northants Council

West Northants CouncilCleanup campaigner David Head met (virtually) with councillors from the new West Northamptonshire Council on Friday (21 May) to discuss the problems that have been highlighted by the campaign and as a result Continue reading

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Update 10: Campaign call for volunteer activists

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Gearbox fly-tipped on A5 layby site

As many Kilsby residents are aware, I wanted to wait until after our MPs visit to the layby and judge how much support from residents there is for action about the layby on the A5 before making a decision about how to proceed.

The response has been Continue reading

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Update 9: MP lends support for action over Kilsby layby eyesore

Chris HH MP at layby with residents

Chris HH MP at layby with residents, click for full size image

Visiting the site of the Kilsby A5 layby today, Northamptonshire MP Chris Heaton-HarrisĀ  acknowledged that despite recent efforts to clean-up the eyesore there were still “tons” of rubbish causing problems, stating “You have a specific, very well defined problem that needs some action here!”

Chris also indicated that he would Continue reading

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Update 8: Flytipping and litter cleared from site by Norse

Layby rubbish heap 02 May

Rubbish cleared: Click for full size image

As a result of community activity and (we assume) a response to our MP’s recent intervention, the council have cleared a lot of flytipping and litterĀ  away from the site this week.

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Update 7: Support for campaign increasing

Community support is growing for the campaign

The latest figures for the registered support for the campaign to secure the closure of the layby on the A5 to the north of Kilsby have been released.

Support has been confirmed by Continue reading

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Update 6: Campaign featured in Daventry Express

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The Daventry Express has carried an article about the layby on the A5 and the coming visit to the site by our MP Chris Heaton-Harris.

The article was published online and Continue reading

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Update 5: Local MP to visit layby eyesore site

Chris Heaton Harris MP

Chris Heaton Harris MP

As support mounts for the layby to the north of Kilsby on the A5 to be closed, our local MP Chris Heaton-Harris has agreed to meet at the site and see the problem for Continue reading

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