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Cycle for Cynthia This Weekend

Cycle for Cynthia This Weekend

Fullback follows in father's footsteps!

Enrique was hot on the heels of his father Julio when he picked up a microphone, Michael famously joined his dad Kirk in the movies and course it wasn't long after George Snr vacated the White House that George W moved in!

Well now Saints, England and world champion rugby player Harry Mallinder will follow a similarly laid parental path, emulating the role that... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:49 by Danny Moody

Tags: Miscellaneous

Cyclists with lots to crow about!

Cyclists with lots to crow about!

The Cobblers call on Clarence, the Saints boast Bernie and the Steelbacks swear bv Steeler to summon their fans' support but they're not the only sporting teams in the county with mighty mascots!

You see Colin the Cockerel is the emblem of cycling club Brixworth Velo and while his fellow cheer-raisers might perform a vital task for their respective professional sides, the plastic bird has a rather more... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:56 by Danny Moody

Tags: Miscellaneous

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

Communities in Northamptonshire play a crucial part in helping the police prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. Working together, we can make Northamptonshire a safer place to live and work.

By signing up to Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert, you'll receive messages about crime, witness appeals and general policing activity in your local area, meaning you can better protect yourself... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:16 by Danny Moody

Tags: Police

Latest On Libraries

Latest On Libraries

It's been a bit of a challenge to keep up to date with what's happening with Northamptonshire's libraries. They're closing, they're not closing, the opening hours are being cut, they're not being cut, they're closing now, they're not closing until next year!

The definitive position will hopefully emerge at the Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) Cabinet meeting today.

The papers are available here... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:30 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCC Information

Snow Update

The Litchborough office is closed today, Friday 2 March 2018, due to impassable local roads. Staff are working from home and have access to email so please get in touch that way. Normal service is expected to resume on Monday.

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:52 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

EARDF Funding Events

Rural businesses could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.

There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development
  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF).... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:49 by Danny Moody

Tags: Funding

New Year Message From NALC Chairman

The chairman of the National Association of Local Councils, Cllr Sue Baxter has written a New Year open letter to wish all councils a very happy new year and a healthy, prosperous and successful 2018, flagging up three areas the sector must focus on over the coming 12 months to ensure the sector is even stronger at the end of this year, including ensuring all councils are fiscally responsible and engaging... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:09 by Danny Moody

Tags: National Association

What Does 2018 Have In Store?

What Does 2018 Have In Store?

Happy New Year to all the hard-working parish and town councillors and clerks in Northamptonshire and beyond!

It has been a feature of the parish sector for the past decade or more that it gets busier and busier with each passing year, and there is no sign that 2018 will buck the trend! It makes it an exciting sector to be in but also a challenging one.

One of the things we know is going to happen in... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:28 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only, NCALC News

Pay Deal To Be Discussed Today

A national pay offer for local government employees has been announced. The National Employers organisation has made a "final" pay offer to the NJC local government unions which will be considered at a meeting on 13 December 2017 as part of the national negotiations.

The headline figure is a 2% increase for 2018/19 and another 2% for 2019/20. However, this particular pay offer is more complex than usual... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:12 by Danny Moody

Tags: Employment, Finance

Calling Grandparents With Adult Grandchildren

Calling Grandparents With Adult Grandchildren

TV company Shiver Productions is developing a new television programme for a major broadcaster. Shiver is looking for fun and outgoing grandparents who have 3 or more adult (18+) grandchildren who they would like to spend more time with.

Many grandparents reportedly only see their grandchildren on average twice a year, it's not surprising the two generations often know little about each other's lives.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:10 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

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