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New parish and community council meetings

The inaugural Kingsthorpe Parish Council and Far Cotton and Delapre Community Council meetings will take place this week on Wednesday and Thursday evenings respectively.

The papers for the meetings can be found on Northampton Borough Council's website:

Northampton Borough Council - Information | Council, government and democracy | Monthly meetings calendar - January 2021

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:25 by Lesley Sambrook Smith

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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

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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

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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

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Pension Education Class - Additional Date!

Pension Education Class - Additional Date!

Northants CALC's pensions partner, The Pension House, held a Pension Education Class in January and it was a huge success so another class will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. The session will run from 10am – 12noon.

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) asks employers to engage with the workers to ensure good pension outcomes. This is not so easy to do without suffering 'down time' in the business. TPR... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 11:20 by Danny Moody

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Piers praises pedallers!

Piers praises pedallers!

Saints star Piers Francis has poured praise on those pedallers who ignored the rain and turned out in force last autumn for the county's favourite annual bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia, as he helped launch the event for 2019!

The centre, who is a passionate cyclist himself, was on hand at Franklin's Gardens (Tuesday 2nd April) to pay tribute to the hundreds of riders who, despite the miserable weather at... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:19 by Danny Moody

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Riders rally despite the rain!

Riders rally despite the rain!

It was always going to take a lot more than persistent rain to dampen the spirits of the those turning out in force to support Northamptonshire's favourite fundraising bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia!

So it was that, despite the dreary, autumnal conditions which greeted those arriving for the annual event held in aid of Northampton's Cynthia Spencer Hospice at Althorp last month (Sunday 23rd Sept.), hundreds... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:08 by Danny Moody

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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

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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

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Cycle for Cynthia

Although Buckingham Palace has declared it will be 'business as usual' come September 9th, the date when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history, the organisers of Northamptonshire's favourite annual fundraising bike ride believe this auspicious achievement shouldn't go unrecognised!

Which is why cyclists taking part in Cycle 4 Cynthia at Althorp just four days... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:48 by Danny Moody

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