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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

Green Light for Northampton Town Council

The Guildhall, Northampton

A new town council for Northampton will be created on 1 April 2020 following an historic decision this evening by Northampton Borough Council (NBC).

The new council, which is set to be the largest community-level council in England, will have its first election of councillors on 7 May 2020. Its inaugural meeting will take place shortly thereafter.

Danny Moody, Chief Executive of Northants CALC, which... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:10 by Danny Moody

Tags: Devolution, Elections, NCALC News, Unitary



OurDay is an annual national celebration of Local Government. It's an opportunity for councils and other public service bodies to shout about all the wonderful things they do to improve people's lives and the communities they live in.

Search "#OurDay" and "#CouncilsCan" on Twitter and Facebook and be amazed.

Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:08 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

To those who gave so much

To those who gave so much

Parish and town councils are being encouraged to take a lead in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day from 8 - 10 May 2020.

Pageantmaster, Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, has written an open letter to parish and town councils outlining the weekend's planned activities.

Councils are asked to organise a piper to play a specially written piece of music, to lead a toast to those who gave so much, and to encourage... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:50 by Danny Moody

Tags: Events

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