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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.

Latest News

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

Is a free message alert system, to help people living and working in Northamptonshire be much better informed about crime and police activity in your local area, helping the police to keep their communities safe and protect you from harm.

The messaging service is run by Northamptonshire Police and was formerly known as Community Connect. It has been re-launched under the name Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and now has greater functionality than previously, allowing the frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people. They will be able to do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county. More »

The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire. There is also a video on the website that explains how the system works.

After signing up to the messaging system, you will receive regular alerts from Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, keeping you up to date and informed about crime, and issues relevant to you and the area where you live or work.

Alerts are received either by email, text message or voice message – whichever suits. You will also be given the option of what you want to receive alerts about, and how often – you will only receive messages about topics you have selected.

Many of the Neighbourhood officers and Response teams have been trained to use the alert system and are now regularly sending out messages to the public, including; crime alerts, missing person alerts, witness appeals and crime prevention advice.

This alert tool provide the police with a really effective way to reach the communities they serve, improving the flow of information and therefore making a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and the reduction of anti-social behaviour.

There are already 10,000 local people registered with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert. The more people they have registered, the wider and more effective the alerts the police put out will be.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:47 by Administrator

Desborough Swimming Pool Fund

In January this year, The Swimming Pool Fund Committee decided to close the Fund and distribute the money amongst worthwhile Desborough causes. After taking legal advice, and giving prior notification, a Public Meeting was held on November 23rd 2017.

For those who do not know how the fund came into being, let me add some background context:

The fund started in about 1979 to raise funds to build a swimming pool in Desborough, in 1986 an offer of £500.000 was made by the Maude Elkington Trust towards a Swimming Pool in Desborough. However, in 1988 Kettering Borough Council decided not to support a Swimming Pool in Desborough. More »

As a result, fundraising stopped, and a meeting of the Swimming Pool Fund held in February 1989 agreed that the fund should be "Frozen"

The money was placed into Bonds with the Birmingham Midshires Building Society, and when the bonds matured, the fund was moved to a local Building Society.

The current balance stands at £22,302.51

I would like to point out that this does not include any money from the Maude Elkington Trust and is money collected and donated by Desborough people.

The Committee had been hoping that with the population of Desborough almost trebling in recent years, a swimming pool might still have been possible. We now realise that this will not happen and would like to distribute the money amongst worthwhile Desborough causes. The money was raised and donated by Desborough people for Desborough, and it is imperative that it is spent in the spirit that it was given.

At the recent Public Meeting, the Pool Fund Committee, put forward suggestions which would benefit a broad spectrum of the community, and a wide age group. These were endorsed by the members of the Public, and further suggestions were also put forward.

In January 2017, the Committee of the above fund took the decision to close the Fund, and distribute the money amongst worthwhile Desborough causes.

As The Friends of Desborough Library are named as one of the potential beneficiaries, we are waiting for a decision on its future before any final decision is taken.

Since the Public meeting two other organisations have submitted requests, and are being considered, these are Desborough Town Welfare, and Desborough Heritage Centre.

All other potential beneficiaries are listed in the minutes which have been circulated. (minutes attached in the link below)

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:02 by Administrator

Desborough Matters – Newsletter – January 2018

Desborough Matters – Newsletter – January 2018

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:32 by Administrator