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Support available during Covid 19

Support available during Covid 19 The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the Government's Coronavirus Community Fund will be open for business from 10am on Friday 22 May. The first tranche will be £200m which will focus on two objectives: To increase community support to vulnerable people To reduce temporary closures of essential charities

By |2020-05-27T15:56:02+01:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: General News|

Shadow authorities set to meet for first time in early June

Shadow authorities set to meet for first time in early June Two new Northamptonshire shadow authorities will hold their first meetings early next month as preparations progress to create the North and West Northamptonshire unitary councils on 1 April next year (2021). Members of the West Northamptonshire Shadow Authority will meet for the first time

By |2020-05-27T13:13:59+01:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: General News|

Essential Maintenance work 1 June 2020, M1 Junction 18 to Junction 20

Essential Maintenance work 1 June 2020, M1 Junction 18 to Junction 20 Essential carriageway and bridge maintenance work to the M1 from the Crick interchange at junction 18 to the Misterton interchange at junction 20. To minimise disruption to motorists two essential roadworks schemes will be delivered concurrently. This work will be carried out at

By |2020-05-20T11:21:46+01:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: General News|

Domestic Abuse during coronavirus

Domestic Abuse during coronavirus People’s day to day life has drastically altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. New measures to tackle the disease means people are social distancing and self isolating. These changes are essential to beat coronavirus and protect our NHS. The order to stay at home can cause worry and anxiety for those

By |2020-05-12T19:00:24+01:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: General News|

Quit for Covid with Public Health Northamptonshire’s Stop Smoking Service

Quit for Covid with Public Health Northamptonshire’s Stop Smoking Service Public Health Northamptonshire is encouraging smokers to #QuitforCovid, not only to protect themselves but to reduce demand on NHS services. The coronavirus pandemic is putting an unprecedented strain on the NHS, and England’s Chief Medical Officer is urging smokers to give up smoking to lower their

By |2020-05-05T16:42:44+01:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: General News|

Have you renewed your garden waste collections yet?

Have you renewed your garden waste collections yet? Residents in Daventry District have just a few weeks left to ensure they have renewed their garden waste collections for the year ahead. The annual charge for the fortnightly service from the start of June 2020 until the end of May 2021 is £37 per bin. Households

By |2020-05-05T16:39:26+01:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: General News|

Some Covid scams to be aware of

Some Covid scams to be aware of Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s

By |2020-04-22T11:58:38+01:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: General News|

Machinists Needed for Scrubs Up For Northants NHS

Machinists Needed for Scrubs Up For Northants NHS Sewing bees from Long Buckby Angels/Good Neighbour Scheme are doing a shout out for machinists to make scrubs for Scrubs Up For Northants NHS! Scrubs Up For Northants NHS are looking for experienced machinists, anyone with fabric that can be donated, fabric supplier contacts, and monetary donations

By |2020-04-22T10:45:49+01:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: General News|

Anglian Water Priority Register for residents

Anglian Water Priority Register for residents Anglian Water (AW) has asked that we advertise the fact that some residents, including those people who are self-isolating due to Coronavirus can register for free, additional practical support from AW’s Priority Services.  Some of the ways being on the Priority Services Register could help include help with reading

By |2020-04-20T17:28:29+01:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: General News|