Last Saturday we held the 71st Northants CALC AGM & Conference in Moulton. Go to www.northantscalc.com/agm.html to find out how it went.
This week Northants CALC CEO, Danny Moody, attended the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) National Conference in Brigg, Lincolnshire. Four clerks from Northamptonshire were also there. The focus of the Conference was bullying and harassment, which is unfortunately... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:56 by Danny Moody
The countdown is on to the 2018 Northants CALC AGM and Conference, which is being held this Saturday, 6 October 2018, at Moulton Community Centre in Moulton.
More than 120 delegates have registered for the event, which includes keynote speakers from Locality and De Montfort University.
With an exhibition area including stands from Wicksteed Playgrounds, 2commune, the SLCC Branch and many others, it is... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:36 by Danny Moody
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Star Council Awards are the only awards in England to recognise the achievements of local council sector.
The awards celebrate the positive impact of local (parish and town) councils, county associations, councillors and clerks.
The judging panel met on 14 September 2018 to choose this year's finalists to make their decision on who will be crowned the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:52 by Danny Moody
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
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
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
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.
Posted: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:30 by Danny Moody
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
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
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