Grafton Underwood
Parish Council

Grafton Underwood is a picturesque village and civil parish in North Northamptonshire, England. The village was used in Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones novels as her childhood home and features in the Doomsday book. 

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For residents with off-road parking there is an existing government funded scheme that provides a 75% contribution to the cost of purchasing and installing a charge point at home (up to £350 including VAT). The scheme is called the ‘Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme’ – Please see link to the page on the Office For Low Emission Vehicles webpage where you can find out how to apply and who is eligible:

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: guidance for customers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Currently running is a fully funded project (VPACH) to install on-street electric vehicle charging points for residents without off-road parking. Sites are assessed against set criteria (including pavement width, kerb height, access to power). West Northants Gov are about to finalise the last batch of sites for this project for installation by the end of December 2021. Please get in touch with Ruby Cole clerkgupc@gmail.com  if you can recommend suitable locations and she will put forward these sites to try to be included in the final batch for assessment.

You can also apply directly for funding to install charging points from OLEV via the link below:

On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme guidance for local authorities – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Spread The Word, Not The Virus“Cases of Covid are rising across the county, by getting both jabs you reduce the chance of being hospitalised by over 92%.  This NHS video features young Covid patients talking about their experiences of suffering from serious Covid-19 and developing Long Covid, and the experience of Doctors and frontline staff treating them: https://youtu.be/XEwwcIs6aH4.  “In hindsight I wish I had taken the jab when I was initially offered it. I now understand that it would have likely reduced my chances of ending up in hospital or given me a stronger chance of fighting it off.  I would take that in a heartbeat” – Quincy, 31.  Book an appointment or attend a drop-in centre if you have not had your vaccine yet. You can book a vaccination at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or find a walk-in centre at https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site.”