Desborough is a rapidly expanding and changing town situated in Northamptonshire, with 8045 electors (February 2016). An additional 700 homes are planned 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.

Hearing Impaired Services and Visually Impaired Services in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council is consulting on the changes to Adult Social Care Prevention Services: Hearing Impaired Services, and Visually Impaired Services. You can give your views in a number of ways. Please visit the County Council's web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including online questionnaires. The deadline for this consultation is 5pm on 8 November 2018.

Community Grant Scheme

The Council has a small budget for the award of grants to groups working locally. The Policy is being reviewed by the Council which has set up an Advisory Panel of Councillors and members of the community to suggest any changes to the policy and to recommend any awards.The revised application form is available here.

Desborough Town Plan

The Council has committed, on behalf of the town, to the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Desborough. When adopted, the plan will help local people shape development within our community and establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in the town.

A draft Plan was produced and following consultation a second draft was published in July 2017. There has been no further progress with the draft plan since then although there have been some significant changes to the background situation.

The Council has therefore decided to "call in" the Plan and to disband the Neighbourhood Plan Group and to form a Working Party to review the current draft: its status, and aspirations of the current draft plan, and report the findings to the December 2018 Council meeting.

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Hearing Impaired Services and Visually Impaired Services

Northamptonshire County Council is consulting on the changes to Adult Social Care Prevention Services: Hearing Impaired Services, and Visually Impaired Services. You can give your views in a number of ways. Please visit the County Council's web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including online questionnaires. The deadline for this consultation is 5pm on 8 November 2018.

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 10:54 by Graham

Rothwell North Working Party Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Rothwell North Working Party will be held on the Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell at 7pm on Monday 15 October 2018.

A copy of the annual report can be obtained by emailing rothnwp@gmail.com

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:10 by Graham