A campaign to highlight the grass fire risk posed during warm summer months has been launched by firefighters in Northamptonshire.
Last year Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) attended 378 fires affecting grassland, woodland and crops in areas ranging from people's gardens to roadside vegetation and farmland.
NFRS launched its Summer Fire Safety Campaign to highlight the fire risks posed... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:40 by Parish Administrator
With heavy rain and strong winds forecasted tomorrow (Friday, August 9) and into Saturday (August 10), Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance (NSRA) has issued the following advice for driving in bad weather.
• Stopping distances will be at least double in wet weather as your tyres will have less grip on the road, so leave more space between you and the vehicle in front.
• Reduce speed and be... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:43 by Parish Administrator
Northampton Museums & Art Gallery September 2019-January 2020 What's On guide
As always, we have something for everyone in our latest season of events, from our ever-popular Over 60s talks to a study day on Eleanor of Castile and the Northampton Cross, cookery classes and food fairs, and holiday workshops for children.
Death on Two Legs
We have an exciting exhibition of beautifully crafted designs... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:10 by Parish Administrator
The Northampton Neighbourhood Policing Team have continued to patrol the Duston and Upton area on motorcycles in response to an increase in motorcycle nuisance. Three riders were stopped and dealt with yesterday, patrols will continue.
There are particular issues on the land between the A4500 and Sandy Lane behind the New Duston estate. This is private land and motorcycles are not permitted. Users of... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 13:50 by Parish Administrator
Visitors to Abington Park will be able to experience a taste of medieval life and meet archers, men at arms and nobles in spectacular armour, at an event organised by Abington Park Museum.
The Medieval Mayhem event, which takes place on Saturday 10 August, will see medieval cooking demonstrations, a monk teaching visitors how to write with a quill, a wise woman on hand to heal the sick with medieval... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:42 by Parish Administrator
A free augmented reality app is helping people learn a little more about inspirational figures from Northampton's past using their phones.
The Ghosts of Northampton Past trail is accessible from the free HP Reveal app and brings 17 famous Northampton figures to life at venues across the town.
First launched in spring 2017, the app has been relaunched with the support of local shoe manufacturers: Church's,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:40 by Parish Administrator
Northampton's history is due to come alive during a four-day heritage fest in the town centre, Monday 5 August to Thursday 8 August.
During the four-day event, which forms part of the #CelebrateNorthampton summer programme, residents and visitors can take advantage of three interactive experiences to learn more about the town's history.
Two theatrical interactive tours with the Looking Glass Theatre... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:39 by Parish Administrator
There have been a increase in garage breaks and a shed breaks over the last couple of days
Are strong locks fitted to all entrances? Use substantial padlocks to secure stored expensive tools and equipment
Are door hinges exposed or heavy duty? Use heavy duty hinge bolts to make it more difficult to enter
Are all windows secure and have an obscured view from inside? Obscuring the view stops burglars from... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 08:55 by Parish Administrator
Action Fraud has received 63 reports about a scam in which fraudsters target people with offers of "low cost" loans or "free" government grants. What the victims aren't told is that the money they'll receive is actually an advance payment for Universal Credit. The criminals use the personal information they've obtain under false pretences to make an application in the victim's name. After the fraudsters... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 08:54 by Parish Administrator
The Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme is a unique project in Northampton where volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to support elderly & disabled people, who live in the Borough of Northampton. It ensures passengers are able to make vital and on-going medically related and well-being appointments.
The scheme has 1000 registered passengers and last year, our team of 35 volunteer drivers donated... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 28 Jul 2019 10:14 by Parish Administrator