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Northampton Town Council is Recruiting!

Northamptonshire's newest town council, which is the biggest in England Wales, is recruiting for its first permanent Town Clerk. See https://www.northamptontowncouncil.gov.uk/work-for-us.html for details.

What an opportunity to be part of something exciting, historic and... BIG!

Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:51 by Danny Moody

Tags: Employment

A Message From The Director Of Public Health

A Message From The Director Of Public Health

"Dear Residents,

I am writing to you directly, as we enter the winter period, to inform you of the current situation relating to Coronavirus in Northamptonshire and specifically the areas in which you live. I'm also hoping to share some key tips to help you and your families stay safe during the winter period and how to access support if you need to self-isolate, if you become unwell, or if you require... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:05 by Danny Moody

Tags: Coronavirus, NCC

2020 Conference & AGM

The countdown is on for the 73rd Northants CALC Annual Conference and AGM, which will be held on Zoom for the first time.

More than 130 delegates are booked in for the event. The theme this year is Health & Wellbeing and the guest speakers will highlight the important role that local councils can play in promoting good physical and mental health.

The programme and papers for the Conference and AGM... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:04 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM NCALC

Corona Virus Surveillance Report - Northamptonshire

Public Health Northamptonshire has issued the weekly surveillance report detailing local COVID-19 infection rates at county, district and borough, and local community (middle-layer super output area) levels.

Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 09:08 by Lesley Sambrook Smith

Tags: Corona virus

The Movement for Unmet Need

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire are concerned about those under the shielded list. We need your support, to spread the word and help us to identify where the Unmet Need might be and how we can assist in meeting individual vulnerability across Northampton.

As lockdown restrictions ease, people start to return to work and adapt to the new normal we want individuals and groups to know we are a safe pair... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:44 by Danny Moody

Tags: Miscellaneous

Ride rolls on regardless!

Ride rolls on regardless!

Ride rolls on regardless!

It may have finished off the FA Cup final, seen Wimbledon whitewashed and even overcome the Olympics, but the team behind the county's favourite annual fundraising bike ride are adamant that COVID-19 won't have them running for cover!

Which is why, with some creative logistical tricks up their lycra sleeves, should they be needed, plans are still in place for Cycle4Cynthia -... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:14 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Email Scam Doing The Rounds

Email Scam Doing The Rounds

Several councils have reported that they have received scam emails and, unfortunately, one council has written to say that one of their councillors has lost £400 as a result.

The scam works by grabbing your attention with a quick message that says "Are you free?". If you respond there's another message that says something like "I'm busy at the moment and need you're help, would that be OK?". The... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:15 by Danny Moody

Tags: Miscellaneous

Happy Birthday Shadow Councils

Happy Birthday Shadow Councils

Monday 11 May 2020, marks an important day in the history of Northamptonshire. Today is the start of the "shadow period" for the new unitary councils: West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council.

Regulation 10(d) of The Local Government (Coronavirus) (Structural Changes) (Consequential Amendments) (England) Regulations 2020 provides that the shadow period "means the period beginning... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 09:33 by Danny Moody

Tags: LGR

Parish Council Deploys Virtual Reality Headsets for Self-isolating Councillors

Parish Council Deploys Virtual Reality Headsets for Self-isolating Councillors

A parish council in South Northamptonshire has beaten restrictions on local authority meetings due to Coronavirus by using high tech methods of engagement.

Tawldale Parish Council near Towcester has issued virtual reality (VR) headsets to four of its councillors who are currently self-isolating and unable to attend council meetings. VR enables them to attend council meetings, even though they are not... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:50 by Danny Moody

Tags: Miscellaneous

Coronavirus - Community Response

Coronavirus - Community Response

Parish and town councils in Northamptonshire and across the country are busy mobilising a huge community response to the Coronavirus crisis. From acting as a conduit for official advice to organising large-scale Volunteer Helper programmes, parish and town councils are on the case!

Northants CALC is supporting member councils via a dedicated web page (the link has been emailed out) and we are communicating... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:18 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc, NCALC News

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