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Have you heard of Build-a-Bear? It is a shop where children can go to build their perfect furry friend. They decide what they would like – the furriest fur, the biggest heart, the brownest eyes – and then they assemble the parts to create their perfect bear. What has this got to do with parish and town councils I hear you ask?! Well the concept can apply to building the perfect councillor, and the perfect councillor team. Of course, it's not quite as easy as going to a.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:14 by Administrator

Tags: Community, Councillors

A Time To Innovate, Create and Experiment

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a beautiful butterfly.

Perhaps it is the power of positive thinking that is the only thing to cling on to at the moment as the state of public services gets worse and worse.

On 19 October 2017 Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) announced a raft of proposed cuts to public-facing services such as libraries, trading standards, children's centres and.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:01 by Administrator

Tags: News, Consultation, Community, Services

Devolution for Northamptonshire

There have been recent discussions about re-organising the local government structure in this county. Our county MPs share the view that the County may be best served by a two hub unitary model – one hub in the north of the county and the other in the west.

The current format of seven district councils [aka boroughs], together with the county council, has been in place since 1974. Each of the seven districts and the.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:55 by Administrator

Tags: News, Community, Consultation

Trading Standards - One Million Friends Campaign

The National Trading Standards Scams Team are launching a new campaign to try and sign up one million people to Friends against Scams by 2020. This campaign launches on the 24th January as part of 'Take 5 to stop Fraud' week https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/

If you have not already signed up to Friends against Scams, then please take the time to complete the simple online learning at the link below.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:11 by Administrator

Tags: News, Community

An Introduction to your Rural Neighborhood Policing Team

I'd like to welcome all the new members of Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert who have signed up in 2018 and thank those existing members for their on-going support. I am the Neighbourhood Sergeant for the Kettering and Corby Rural area since joining the team at the beginning of October 2017. I feel privileged to lead such a dedicated and incredibly knowledgeable neighbourhood team and every day they surpass my expectations.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:03 by Administrator

Tags: News, Police, Consultation, News Police, Community

A chance to get involved with the Independent Advisory Group

A chance to get involved with the Independent Advisory Group

Northamptonshire Police are currently looking for people in the community to become Members of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG).

IAGs have been a feature of policing in the UK, since the end of the 1990s. The MacPherson report into the tragic circumstances of the murder of Steven Lawrence created a challenge for the police service nationally, to make sure they had in place a more effective process to facilitate genuine partnerships with local.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:14 by Administrator

Tags: News, Police, Community

Police Surgery at Desborough Library 18th January 2018 at 10am

On Thursday the 18th January 2018 at 10am there will be a police surgery held at Desborough Library where a PCSO will be on hand to offer crime prevention advice and to answer any questions you may have.

Please feel free to drop in and chat to address any concerns you may have.

Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:14 by Administrator

Tags: Police, 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.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:47 by Administrator

Tags: News, Police, Consultation, News Police, Community, Services

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.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:02 by Administrator

Tags: News, Consultation, Services, Community

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