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Desborough is a rapidly expanding and changing town situated in Northamptonshire, with 8045 electors (1st February 2016). An additional 700 homes are planned to be provided over the next few years as identified in the Rothwell & Desborough Area Action Plan 2009 produced by Kettering Borough Council. Key sites within the town have also been identified by the Borough Council for regeneration as detailed in the Desborough Urban Design Framework 2004. In addition Desborough "Greenspace" is 22 hectares of land designated as a public open space.Desborough is one of the founding 12 members of the Charter of European Communities and through this has links with 26 other EU members. Through the Desborough and District Twinning Association the town is twinned with Neuville de Poitou in France and with Bievre in Belgium.

Desborough Town Plan Website

Desborough Town Council has committed, on behalf of the town, to the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Desborough (known as Desborough Town Plan). This plan will help local people shape development within their community and establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in the town.

Community Grant Scheme

Desborough Town Council has a small budget for the award of grants which are awarded to local groups annually in May and October.

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Make a Difference - Become a Foster Carer

Make a Difference - Become a Foster Carer

Make a difference – become a foster carer with Northamptonshire County Council

Could you offer a looked after child a stable, loving home?

Northamptonshire County Council is looking to recruit more foster carers to provide homes for some of the 1,000 looked after children in the county.

There's a particular need to find loving families for sibling groups, older children and children with complex needs. More »

John Heron, of Northamptonshire County Council's fostering service, said: "Fostering a child can be challenging but our carers tell us it is also one of the most rewarding things they have ever done.

"All you need to make a great foster carer is the ability to be flexible, consistent, patient, tolerant and have an understanding of children's needs and development. A sense of humour definitely helps and a spare room in your home is essential.

"I would encourage anyone who has been thinking of becoming a foster carer to contact us for an informal chat to find out more."

There are many different types of fostering, including short term, permanent, emergency foster care, remand foster care, providing homes for siblings or even short breaks for parents of children with disabilities.

Northamptonshire County Council offers a full training and support package for its foster carers, and carers receive a competitive weekly payment which is higher than the government recommended rates.

There is no upper age limit for our foster carers, providing you have the physical and mental fitness to look after a child or young person, and you must have the time and living situation to foster a child or young person.

To find out more, visit www.fosterme.co.uk, call 0300 126 1009 or text FOSTER to 80010.

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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:31 by Administrator

Road Closure Due: Brampton Wood Lane

A planned road closure for a section of the Brampton Wood Lane is expected to be closed for one day on the 5th October 2017, this is to allow for BT to safely undertake works to an underground structure.

It is expected that the road will be closed between 09:30 and 15:30.

A plan showing the closure and diversion can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=176842

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:12 by James McKechnie

Ise Valley Protest Walk

A protest walk in the Ise Valley concerning the proposed development will take place on Sunday 8th October 2017 at 10:30am starting at the car park at St Giles Church

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:51 by James McKechnie