Warmington is in the county of Northamptonshire and more specifically in the East Northamptonshire area.
Officially our local county council services are from Northamptonshire (see below for information about nearby counties):
Our County Council is Northamptonshire County Council and they manage our schools administrations, school meal service, library service, roads maintenance and much more. Full details of all their services can be found on their website.
East Northamptonshire Council collects our council tax and provides our planning, local elections and recycling and waste collections amongst others. Full details of all their services can be found on their website.
Border of Three Counties
It can be tricky sometimes knowing which county we belong to in terms of services as we are on the border of 3 counties - Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire so most of us use services from all three at different times.
Note our postcode is PE8 - which makes our postal address Peterborough and yet Peterborough is in Cambridgeshire.
- Oundle in Northamptonshire (five minutes drive away) is nearest market town with supermarket, a local market, nurseries, secondary schools, doctors, dentists and library all at hand. This is all part of East Northamptonshire.
- Peterborough in Cambridgeshire is our nearest large city (15 minutes drive from here). This is the nearest centre for a large shopping centre, mainline train station, cinema, hospital etc. Cambridgshire County Council Information.
- Stamford (20 minutes drive away) is another market town in Lincolnshire, slightly larger than Oundle but with similar facilities and also has its own train station. Lincolnshire County Council Information.
Warmington's community health services are provided by the South Peterborough Primary Care Trust.
There are two GP surgeries both with extensive websites full of information:
- Oundle Medical Practice - in Oundle with a GP surgery in Elton, tel: 01832 273408
- Wansford & King's Cliffe Practice - in Wansford with a branch practice in Kings Cliffe, tel: 01780 782342
For information on local hospitals, health authorities and community health councils click here
Peterborough City Hospital Tel: 01733 678000
There are two dental practices in Oundle (10 minute drive away) with their own detailed websites and one in Wansford (20 minute drive away):
- Oundle House Dental Practice (NHS) Tel: 01832 270045
- Townley House Dental (Private) Tel: 01832 272515
- Wansford Smile Studio (Private): Tel: 01780 784949
Other dental practices can be found in Peterborough.
The parish council comprises:
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The Role of a Parish Council
Civic Parishes are the smallest areas of administration in England and provide the statutory tier of local government closest to the people. A local council, a town or parish council, is a statutory local authority set up under the Local Government Act 1894, which sought to separate the governance of a parished area from the Church of England. Other acts of parliament have expanded the role of parish councils
Local Councils are separate stand-alone bodies – they are not accountable to Unitary or County or District councils. Local councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy and have a vital role in acting on behalf of the community they represent. A council is an executive body and has a number of powers, some of which are obligatory, while others are optional.
These powers relate essentially to local matters, such as looking after community open spaces, allotments, closed churchyards, cemeteries, festivals, fireworks, play areas and much more. The Council also has the power to raise money through taxation, the precept. The precept is the parish council’s share of the council tax and is decided by the parish council.
The Council also: Gives views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish; Undertakes schemes and projects that benefit local residents; Works in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish; Alerts relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken; Helps the other tiers of local government keep in touch with the local communities; Articulates the needs and wishes of its community; Works closely with voluntary groups in it community; Provides leadership on community issues; Acts as an information point for the community
Warmington Parish Council has 9 members, elected for a term of office every four years. The Parish Councillors do not receive an allowance, although they are entitled to. The council employs a clerk who executes the council’s decisions and manages all administration and day-to-day workings of the council.
As the parish councillors are unpaid they represent the best value and least bureaucratic kind of local authority. Councillors are elected by the residents of the parish to serve and administer the needs of the local community. The Parish Council is frequently expected to lead on projects that will benefit the local community, because it is often the only body with access to information, and the resources to take the initiative.
If you would like to know more about the Parish Council or wish to become a councillor please feel free to contact any of the existing Parish Councillors or the Clerk..
Go here for planning applications
Links to Parish Council documents can be found here.
Links to details of the Council's committee structure and individual member responsibilities are detailed here
Links to members' registers of interest can be found here
If you have any queries or issues regarding the village please contact one of the team above.
We have provided a summary of the schools and educational facilities available in this area. Please use the links to their own websites for detailed information about each one.
Pre-school & Nurseries
Little Ducklings Pre-School is set in a large, former primary school in the lovely village of Barnwell, near Oundle. They have a spacious building with a large lawn and a playground. A safe, developmentally-appropriate setting for pre-school children from 2 to 5 years of age. They also provide before and after-school care and holiday clubs that include your older children. Encouraging life-long learning through happy experiences and individually-paced programmes.
Lindum Day Nursery operates from a modern purpose-built building in the grounds of Prince William School in Oundle.children up to the age of five
Small Wonders Day Nursery based in Oundle takes children from 3 months to 5 years in the nursery and 4-8 years in the Out Of School Club/Holiday Club.
Warmington School: We are fortunate to have our own small village school which is a very important part of our village life. Part of a middle school system our village school caters for 5-11 year olds. A breakfast club is run from 07.50 to 8.50 and an after school club runs from 15.15 to 17.15. The school also provides a pre-school for children aged 3 & 4.
Oundle Primary School: Middle school for 9-13 year olds based on 2 sites, one at Oundle and one at King's Cliffe. There is a bus service to take the children from Warmington to the middle school.
Prince William School: High school for 11-18 year olds situated in Oundle. There is a bus service to take students from Warmington to the Prince William School.
Kings School, Peterborough A Voluntary Aided Church of England co-ed Secondary school.
Fee Paying Schools
Laxton Junior School An independent co-ed preparatory school (junior part of the Oundle School below).
Oundle School An independent school offering co-educational boarding and day education, with entry at 11, 13 or into the sixth form
Peterborough High School An independent School with Nursery for boys and girls aged from 6 weeks to 18 years.
Stamford High School Stamford School (for boys 11-18), Stamford High School (for girls 11-18), Stamford Junior School (co-ed 4-11), Stamford Nursery (co-ed 2-4), Sixth Form (co-ed 16-18).