Road safety update

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A general update on the road safety issues facing the Parish has been added to the Road Safety page.

If you have videos, images or other evidence that show the impacts of speeding, HGVs, verge parking (etc) please send them to Ruby (

Children’s drawing competition

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1st prize £30, 2nd prize £20.

An opportunity, for children with an artistic flare, to enter a competition during the lockdown.

David Ashworth has written a children’s adventure book. It is presently illustrated with 24 photographs. The idea of the competition, is to choose one of the photos as a guide for doing a drawing or painting.

Any child wishing to have a go, or just read the book, can ask their parent to contact David, for a link to download the book. Age limit on entries is 16. Allowance will be made for age, so younger artists should not feel discouraged from entering. Heather Wilson has kindly offered to judge the competition.

For full details on downloading the book and entering the competition, please email:

Support for carers in 2021

An opportunity to gain support from Changing Minds and Northamptonshire Carers. See the image or this poster.

Changing Minds IAPT Service is working with Northamptonshire Carers to provide a live wellbeing webinar that you can watch from your own home.  If you are a carer you may feel physically and emotionally exhausted.  To find out further information please see the attached and feel free to forward on to anyone who may benefit from this.

NHS 111 : A message from the NHS

Think NHS 111 First

NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. 

As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.

If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised. 

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at

Further information about NHS 111 First is available at

Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust

This message may be of interest. It talks about some of the great work that Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust do, how to get help or get involved.

I work for Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust, the official charity of the club. Our mission is to connect communities and improve lives. We run a range of projects across the town and county to engage young people and adults in the areas of physical and mental health, education training and employment, women’s and girls’ football, anti-crime, disability, tackling loneliness and social isolation. We are always looking for volunteers for a range of roles across the work that we do. If you aren’t a football fan, no problem, there are pastoral, befriending, and other roles too.  – various projects. 

Continue reading “Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust”

Funding available for community groups

Community groups tackling loneliness to benefit from £4m fund. Applications open on 5 January.

Please see this on Application details are provided.

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