Silverstone Circuit Communicating with the Community


Silverstone Circuit have launched a dedicated area on its website which will act as an information hub for the local community and will be populated with up to date and relevant information regarding the activities running at the venue that may have an effect on the community. This can be viewed at


Northamptonshire ACRE Oil scheme in Syresham.


During 2013 the Oil Scheme members in Syresham ordered a total of over 46,000 litres and always at the most advantageous prices.  The overall average price for the year works out at 54.45p/litre, compared to 61.9p/litre based on average prices quoted at the time of commissioning the orders.  The November 2013 price of 53.9p/litre realised a saving to customers of £40.73 on a 750 litre order, which is just over twice the annual membership fee.


Membership application can be made via or by a Google search for Northants ACRE Oil Scheme.


 Next Order deadline is:

Tuesday 7th April 2015

Wednesday 29th April 2015

Monday 1st June 2015

Wednesday 1st July 2015


No orders in December



If you purchase LPG, would you be interested in joining a scheme to reduce LPG prices?

Along with the ACRE Oil Purchasing Scheme in the county which is a thriving group of over 30 households here in Syresham, there may be an opportunity for LPG customers to benefit too.



• Propane: 47kg, 19kg & 11kg


• Butane: 13kg


• Competitive pricing


• Free delivery within 3-5 working days



The Oil Scheme has provided savings in excess of £43,000 for a wide range of Oil customers across the county, and membership is continuing to increase, with over 1,150 orders being processed since October 2011.

If you are interested contact Ian Draper (9 Bell Lane, Syresham – 01280-850388 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or contact ACRE direct on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Syresham, or Sighere’s Ham as it was originally known, is an old forest village, surrounded by the remnants of ancient woodland – the hunting grounds of several Kings of England. The village ismap  composed of a double loop on either side of a shallow valley through which flows a brook, reputedly the source of the great River Ouse. The population was once much larger than it is today (c800 inhabitants) and most of the land in and around the village was once owned by Magdalen College Oxford. St James Church dates from the 12th century and there are still buildings in the village constructed from stone obtained from a quarry just north of the church. The village is traversed by the Welsh Lane, an old drover’s road used to bring cattle and sheep to London.
Several books have been written giving a detailed history of the village, including Dr Philip Pettit’s ‘Syresham – A Forest Village’
 IMG 3956 Jubliee tree junctionIMG 3939 village school
Syresham today is a traditional yet modern village with ancient historic roots, still small enough for its people to enjoy the intimacy of community. The ParishIMG 3987 Childrens Play ground comprises the village itself, the smaller settlements of Crowfield and Pimlico, and a small number of outlying farms and rural properties, altogether some 300+ dwellings. To the Planners of Northamptonshire it is a 'restricted infill village', which means that appropriate small scale developments are only permitted within the village confines.

Syresham is advantageously served by good road communications. Northampton, Oxford, Milton Keynes and Banbury are within shopping distance, and it is only a 20 minute drive from two of the UK's main motorways, the M1 and the M40 putting London and Birmingham just over an hour away. The world famous Silverstone race track borders on the Parish boundary and the local towns of Towcester, Buckingham and Brackley all have a good range of shops and businesses close by. 

This was an initiative of the Parish Council created on land off the Kingshill lay-by as part of the Parish Action Plan. It is now managed by volunteers and it is hoped that people will continue to use it and enjoy it in all seasons of the year. 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AND SMARTWATERnhwThe parish coordinator is Ruth Grovell at the Post Office. Syresham is a Smartwater village.  Many residents have already purchased Smartwater to mark their valuables.

If anyone requires further information, please ask Ruth. 

The Parish Council Emergency Plan has been updated and details can be seen on the Parish Council notice board on the wall of the Chapel Sunday School in Bell Lane. This plan was brought into action recently when a serious fire occurred at the Green Man.


Mon May 04 @14:00 - 04:00PM
May Day
Tue May 05 @19:30 -
History Society
Tue May 19 @19:30 -
Gardening Club
Tue Jun 02 @19:30 -
History Society
Sat Jun 20 @10:00 - 05:00PM
Scarecrow Festival
Sun Jun 21 @10:00 - 05:00PM
Scarecrow Festival

Useful Telephone Numbers

Non emergency Police


South Northants Council Towcester

01327 322322

Anglian Water

(Report a leak) --- 0800 771 881



NHS Direct --- 0845 4647

Springfield Surgery

01280 703431/ 704122
Repeat Medication

01280 709575(Automated line)

Washington House Surgery

01280 702436

Brackley Health centre

01280 703460

Silverstone Surgery

01327 857240 

Brook Health Centre (Towcester)

01327 323900 



Boots  --- 01280 702213

Lark Rise --- 01280 700222

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