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    The County Councillor with responsibility for Holcot is :

    Cllr Judy Shephard;
    Windbreck, Butchers Lane
    Boughton, Northampton, NN2 8SL
    Tel: 01604 843275, M: 07889123039
    e-mail: jshephard@northamptonshire.gov.uk

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    24 November 2015

    Catch22 are looking for volunteers to act as Appropriate Adults for young people who are being interviewed in police custody.

    If you have a full driving licence, access to a vehicle, are able to work on an evening, weekend and bank holiday, and would like to help a young person, then Catch22 could be the volunteering role you’ve been looking for.

    When a young person under the age of 18 is arrested and taken to a police custody suite, they need to have a parent or responsible adult present during the interview to act as an appropriate adult.  If an appropriate adult is not available, Catch22 provide a trained volunteer to act in their place.

    Appropriate adults must be aged over 18 years, their role is to ensure that while the young person is in custody, they are treated fairly and their welfare is protected.  Appropriate adults will also facilitate the interview and ensure that the police follow the correct procedure.

    Shifts operate on a rota basis between:

    • Monday to Friday – 9am to 5.30pm / 5:30pm to 12pm
    • Weekend and bank holidays – 8am to 1pm /1pm to 6pm / 6pm to 12pm

    For further information and to apply, email Lesley Griffin  or call 07540673818.

    www.catch-22.org.uk

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    16 November 2015

    COULD YOU OPEN YOUR HOME TO A FOSTER CHILD IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE?

    Families in Northamptonshire are being asked to consider whether they could offer a loving home to a foster child.

    There are currently almost 1,000 children in care in the county and Northamptonshire County Council is asking people to make this Christmas the time they decide to find out more about fostering.

    There are children of all ages waiting for a family to give them a home where they can learn, grow and progress. In Northamptonshire, there is a particular need to find more families for older children and sibling groups.

    People who apply to become a foster carer will receive full training and support from a designated social worker, as well as financial support through a weekly allowance.

    Cllr Matthew Golby, county council cabinet member for learning and families, said: “For children in care, it’s the little things that make a difference – having dinner together as a family, going to the park or simply having someone to talk to.

    “This Christmas we are asking people across Northamptonshire if they would consider fostering a child and helping to make a difference to their life.

    “There are many different types of fostering and we will work with you to find the type that suits you, whether it be short-term, permanent, emergency foster care or short respite breaks.

    “We offer full training and support and will be here for our carers every step of the way to help them grow into their foster carer role.”

    To become a short or long-term foster carer, people must:

    • Have space and time in their life to care for a child
    • Have a spare  bedroom
    • Be able to work as part of a team
    • Are physically and mentally fit
    • Have patience, flexibility, time and energy

    Information about becoming a foster carer with Northamptonshire County Council is available by calling 0300 126 1009 or by visiting www.fosterme.co.uk.

     

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    Superfast Broadband

    NCC  and Superfast Britain have confirmed that Holcot is now enabled for Superfast Broadband. To get it either contact your Internet Service Provider or go to www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/buy-it-now  to find out what services are available. You can also take a look at this poster!

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    Adult learning
    Adult learning courses are available for booking on this website. The brochure is only available on the website.

    Courses are bookable via the website or by calling 0300 126 1000.

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    Household Recycling Centres – Brixworth – from 1 February 2015

    All sites will now be open for 5 days, with opening hours changing to 10am to 6pm all year round.

    The Brixworth Centre will be open Thursday to Monday (i.e.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

    A downloadable list of opening days is available here.

    You can also see how busy your centre is by looking at its webcam!

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    ClickNorthamptonshire County Council are promoting using the internet to gain access to services. Did you know you can renew a library book, report a pothole and apply for a school place on the Northamptonshire County Council website? Possibly. But you can also pay parking fines (!), arrange a blue badge, access adult learning, and organise a bus pass? Click on the image more information.

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    If you've been thinking about using your skills and experiences to help others and make a difference, this could be the time you change a life forever by becoming a foster carer, adopting a child or becoming a Family Link carer.

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    If you’ve got time in your life and room in your home and your family to be a great role model to a child and help them turn their life around, we’d love to talk to you at this event about how you could make a difference.

    Our open evenings are held at Caroline Chisholm School in Northampton, drop in anytime between 6:30pm and 8:30pm and meet our professional and friendly team who will be on hand to give you lots of information, and answer your questions as well as tell you more about the children who need a loving family.

    You'll also meet some of our wonderful adoptive parents and foster carers, as well as young people who have been in foster care to find out their experiences and why they'd encourage you to find out more, and you can also find out more about our Family Link scheme and how you could become a respite carer for disabled children and their families.

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