Deanshanger Parish Council

Serving the people of Deanshanger


Clerk: Mrs Teresa Floyd
3 Hayes Road, Deanshanger
Northamptonshire MK19 6HP

Tel: 01908 566373

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    A list of what Deanshanger Parish Council is responsible for.

Deanshanger Parish Council provides your local services (see attached document).


To make the village the best it can be, for all residents, to live and work


- Strive to understand the needs of the residents and organisations within the parish, respect their views, seek to address these needs within the resources and powers available, always for the majority.

- Communicate in a positive, transparent and cordial manner through all media available, encouraging residents to engage with life in the village and the decisions that affect it

Strive to provide best value for money and high-quality services and facilities where they are within our remit and fight for the village to receive them when they are provided by others.

- Preserve, develop and support leisure and community activities and facilities, including open spaces and natural environments which are practical, affordable and desirable

- To build a sense of community, village spirit, togetherness and inclusiveness through all our actions

- Be committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly policies and actions including minimising waste, saving energy and promoting recycling.

Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. 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: email: or telephone on 01908 566373

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Deanshanger Parish Council is not responsible for street repairs and these should be reported to Northamptonshire Highways via Fix me Street. You can use the button on the right hand side.

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Latest News

Parish Path Wardens

Posted: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 11:26 by Teresa Floyd

Parish Path Wardens - Working together to improve Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Highways receive a vast amount of support from people who have informally kept an eye on their local rights of way network. The information they provide is invaluable and they let us know about any problems such as missing fingerposts / waymarks, paths obstructed by fallen trees, crops or difficult to use gates and stiles. They've also been able to point us in the right direction if we've been unsure about who owns a piece of land and we've needed to speak to the landowner to talk through a rights of way issue. More »

A Parish Path Warden supports the important work we already do on our Rights of Way to keep them accessible and safe for all. We cannot be everywhere and spot everything and your support would be so valuable.

The Role of a Parish Path Warden
Do you love walking and being out in the fresh air and exploring your local area? We are asking people to support the work we do by noting down any concerns you have that will affect others using Rights of Ways.

We are looking for people who have a keen eye and are able to consider differing needs as paths may be clear for some users but may be difficult to access for others.

Anyone who regularly walks in their local countryside and community can just note down things they find an issue or think may be a problem for others.

All you need to do is note the problem down and take a photo if possible, either with a camera or with your phone.

When you come across a path problem e.g. vegetation overgrowth, difficult stile, locked gate, collapsing footbridge, path not made good after ploughing, all you need to do is report it.

Reporting is easy and we have a great public reporting system that is easy to use.

Aims of the Parish Path Warden Scheme
1. The main purpose of the scheme is to involve local communities and parish and town councils in the management of their local rights of way network. This will help ensure that routes are not obstructed, are clearly defined, properly maintained and hopefully promoted to local people.

2. Any rights of way related issues or problems must be reported via Street Doctor, the Northamptonshire County Council public reporting system. This process ensures issues are recorded and dealt with appropriately. Once reported you will be issued with a unique reference number and be able to follow the progress of your enquiry.

3. Help us to make sure all public rights of way are properly signposted where they leave a public metalled road by letting us know about any missing fingerposts.

4. Report back to your Parish or Town Council meeting at least once a year to keep them up-to-date with your findings and reports sent in via Street Doctor. Provide information about the condition of the local network and the work being undertaken by the Rights of Way team to maintain and improve local rights of way in your area.

We would never expect you to -
1. Enter into correspondence with landowners, farmers or rights of way users.

2. Agree to changes to the route of a public right of way. All enquiries about diverting a public right of right of way, adding a right of way to the Definitive Map or removing a public right of way from the Definitive Map should be passed to your local Rights of Way Area Team via Street Doctor.

3. Agree to the replacement of rights of way furniture such as gates, stiles and way marking.

4. Parish Path Wardens should be aware that they are not authorised to enforce Rights of Way legislation as this could jeopardise or undermine the Rights of Way enforcement procedure.

5. Undertake any practical work on the Rights of Way network however minor, including the repair of furniture or cutting back overhanging vegetation. Any repairs and all practical work required must be reported via Street Doctor.

What to do next?
If you feel that you, or someone you know, would like to become the Parish Path Warden for your local area, please send an email to and one of our officers will be in contact.

Please provide

  • Full name
  • Area in scope
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Are you a member of any professional body e.g. Ramblers

Please nominate your warden, or wardens, by Friday 30 June 2021.

We will support you all the way and initially organise a short induction and talk you through the Street Doctor system.

If you are in West Northamptonshire please email » Less

Uncontested Election

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:12 by Teresa Floyd

PARISH ELECTIONSThe nomination forms are in and due to only 11 candidates putting themselves forward for election, there will be an uncontested election.Your parish councillors for the new term are as follows:Alan DottMartyn HallPaul HammondAlan HollowayMartin MullanMary PerieraRod RodrigoAmy SearleStephanie SpencerAnne ThompsonLouis TrupiaThis leave 2 seats available on the Parish Council

His Royal Highness Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh.

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:07 by Teresa Floyd

In line with the Royal Household's wishes, we are requesting that residents of North Northamptonshire avoid laying floral tributes.

Therefore Deanshanger Parish Council have laid a wreath on behalf of Deanshanger Residents. More »

While we understand that many will wish to pay their respects, it is important that we continue to abide by ongoing COVID-19 guidance, so gatherings of any kind are not advised as public safety remains our priority even at this sad time.

As outlined by the Government, there will be no physical books of condolence, so we are signposting everyone to the Royal Household's website where a virtual condolence book has been launched.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding in these matters. » Less