The only website dedicated to Collingtree Village and Parish
What's new on this site
See new website for background on Roxhill Warehouse plan at Junction 15 next to Collingtree,
Roxhill are proceeding with their proposals for a 5m sq ft warehouse park on 457 acres of green fields next to Junction 15 and 250 yds from Collingtree. A new web site has been set up to raise awareness of this proposal and the planning process that will apply. In effect the Government will decide. Links to the relevant documents and who to contact with your views are also included on the website.
The link is: www.stoproxhill.co.uk
Roxhill will be holding an exhibition of their latest plans and layouts at the Hilton Hotel, Watering Lane, Collingtree on 12th, 13th & 14th December - from 1.30pm until 7.30pm on each of those days.
'Just Collingtree' is a site is for anyone with an interest in the past, present and future of a small Northamptonshire village.
There are some ten thousand villages in Britain. Two hundred years ago 80% of people lived in a village - now 80% live in towns.
Hundreds of old villages are now simply suburbs of a modern town. But others have kept their identity, character and community spirit.
Collingtree was once a few farms clustered around a church surrounded by open fields - today it still survives squeezed between the M1 motorway and the A45 major trunk road into Northampton.
It still has its church, its pub, its school and its Village Room and, despite all the changes, it remains a village - proud of its long history and separate identity.
This site aims to provide a scrapbook in words and pictures of Collingtree - past and present.
Who knows about the future?
Collingtree looking North from the M1 in 2004.
Collingtree looking South West in 2004. Photographs: Peter Skinner. Pilot: John Blake.