Forget Olympic gold! The medal that Northamptonshire's cyclists will be bidding for later this year is the one that's hung round their necks at the end of the county's favourite fundraising bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia, staged annually in aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
And this year's decoration will be extra special to mark the Hospice's 40th birthday, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Northampton-based... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 28 May 2016 10:21 by Danny Moody
News from Northamptonshire County Council...
Northamptonshire County Council is responsible for commissioning a public health nursing service covering the full age range from 0 to 19. This includes school nursing, health visiting, specialist breastfeeding and the family nursing partnership.
The consultation will find out what people like about these services, how accessible they are currently and what... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 27 May 2016 13:38 by Danny Moody
A so called "Community Right of Appeal" will be debated in parliament on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
The right would allow parish and town councils (and designated Neighbourhood Forums in non-parished areas) the right to appeal planning decisions under certain circumstances.
As you might expect, the right will be fairly tightly defined and is not expected to be used very frequently (we'll see what happens!).... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 01 May 2016 08:39 by Danny Moody
As part of its continuing development the Association will appoint a part time Local Councils Advisor to join the busy team in Litchborough in South Northamptonshire. Working 10 – 15 hours per week the Local Councils Advisor will assist the Chief Executive and will help ensure that member enquiries are dealt with accurately and competently. Funding exists for a one-year fixed term contract initially... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:07 by Danny Moody
The Transparency Fund for parish councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 has awarded grants worth £514,000 to date.
755 grants have been approved with a further 200 expected to be approved in early February.
34 parish councils in Northamptonshire have received a grant so far totalling £19,340.34.
If your council has a turnover of less than £25,000, is working towards compliance... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:56 by Danny Moody
Here's wishing all clerks and councillors in Northamptonshire a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
I would also like to wish a merry Christmas to all volunteers, supporters, colleagues and holders of stake in general!
And here's one of my favourite Christmas jokes...
There were two contractors from Northamptonshire Highways working along a verge; one would dig a hole, the other would... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:32 by Danny Moody
Northants CALC held its annual board meeting yesterday and Richard Lewis was re-elected Chairman and Peter Byng was re-elected Vice Chairman.
The meeting welcomed Mike Scott as a new director filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Heaton in August. Mike was immediately appointed as Internal Controls Director for 2016.
Lynne Taylor was re-elected NALC Representative to attend meetings... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:07 by Danny Moody
Driving or walking through Kislingbury in Northamptonshire is an interesting experience at the moment. There are signs everywhere advertising the Neighbourhood Plan consultation, which started on 26 October 2015.
The boards say
"Kislingbury Parish - Neighbourhood Development Plan"
"Consultation period October 26th to December 11th"
Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:30 by Danny Moody
The 68th Northants CALC AGM was the best ever both in terms of attendance and in feedback from delegates.
125 delegates and almost 140 people in total packed into the council chamber at The Forum in Towcester. See the AGM page for all the details.
Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:14 by Danny Moody