Syresham Scarecrow Festival: 21st and 22nd June.  The theme is Heroes and Villains!


A43 Road Closures:

The proposed resurfacing works are required to repair sections of the A43 that are suffering from surface deterioration and poor skid resistance.

Works are expected to start on the 17th February 2014 and will be completed by 18th May, assuming reasonable weather conditions. In order to complete the works safely, various road closures will be required between M40 Junction 10 and Towcester roundabout north and southbound. Works are predominantly scheduled to start each night at 8:00pm and re-open by 6:00pm however some aspects of the work will require full week end closures, but this will be kept to a minimum.  During this time, clearly signed diversions will be in place. Access for emergency services will be maintained throughout.


 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.


International fluctuations in oil costs as well as varying quantities of heating oil ordered each month affect the overall prices but as you can see from the tables at, the cost of membership can largely be recouped through a single purchase.

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


 Next Order deadline is:


Thursday 10th April 2014  

Thursday 15th May 2014

Thursday 12th June 2014

Thursday 17th July 2014



Ian Draper, Syresham Oil Group Coordinator


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.


Sat Apr 19 @19:00 -
Speciality Cocktail Bar Evening
Sun Apr 20 @12:00 - 02:00PM
Monthly Sunday Carvery
Wed Apr 23 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Mums and Tots
Fri Apr 25 @20:00 -
Monthly Prize Quiz
Wed Apr 30 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Mums and Tots
Wed Apr 30 @19:30 -
Parish Council Meeting
Sat May 03 @18:00 -
Tue May 06 @19:30 -
History Society
Wed May 07 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Mums and Tots
Sat May 10 @13:00 -
History Society

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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