The Woodnewton Parish Council was formed in December 1894.
The Northamptonshire Association of Local Councils encouraged Local Councils to celebrate the event sometime during 1994. To that end they commissioned a wall plaque made in a non ferrous metal for Parish Councils to purchase.
Woodnewton Parish Council discussed this at a number of meetings as shown below. The examples below are taken from the relevant Minutes of Meeting.
However, Woodnewton Parish Council decided against the purchase of a plaque. Instead it was decided to have a leaflet printed showing a number of walks around Woodnewton. In addition to gather as many past Parish Councillors as could be contacted to have a ‘Day of Celebration’ with an exhibition in the village hall, together with afternoon tea followed by a photographic session to record the event. Past Councillors not available on the day: T.W.G. Gilbert, J.T.S. Reed, V.S. Butcher, J.S.Pike, N.A. Needs, J.V. Wilson, C. Hicks.
Photographs taken outside Woodnewton Village Hall on 30th April 1994
The following pages are what were created as part of the Centenary Celebrations and were displayed in the Village Hall Exhibition.
1987 September Parish council notified by Parochial Church Council that churchyard is
1988 Search for a site for a cemetery
1989 January Lord & Lady Brassey offer a plot on a field at the end of Orchard Lane.
February Outline planning application made
March Outline planning permission granted
1990 March Plans produced and a budget for work was set
May Application made to Public Works Loan Board for finance to cover works
1991 January Invitations to tender sent out
March Tenders from local companies received and evaluated
July Purchase of land completed
August Construction work commenced
September Construction work completed
October 13th Consecration of part of new cemetery by the Bishop of Peterborough
From the day the Parish Council were notified of the churchyard closure to the consecration of the new cemetery was four years. For more detailed information regarding the construction of the new cemetery please go to the appropriate page with the link.