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Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, is in the process of writing his first joint plan for the county’s Police Force and Fire and Rescue Service and would like to hear your views.
For the first time, this is a plan for both police and fire, reflecting Stephen’s responsibility to set the strategic direction for both services in Northamptonshire. It is not an exhaustive list of all the activity that will happen, but it is intended to set the key priorities for both organisations.
The priorities proposed are:
A number of objectives are set out under each of these priorities for the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer to deliver jointly and with partners.
I would be grateful if you could feed back your views by completing our short survey here, by Sunday 7th November.
To ensure that this plan is fit for purpose we’d like to hear from as many people in our community as possible. Please can I ask that you share the link to the survey with your contacts so that we can seek to address the issues that matter most to us all.
Northamptonshire Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner
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We want people to have fun, but we also want them to stay safe and respect those who may not want to join in the celebrations this Halloween.
Here are some tips to help ensure your evening does not turn into a nightmare:
Please remember Halloween is not an excuse for nuisance and intimidating behaviour. We are issuing a clear warning that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and action will be taken against criminal activity.
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Halloween is one of our busiest night of the year in terms of call handling so the ease the pressure on our call handlers please:
HS2 will be extending the phase 4 road closure times on Boddington Road today, 14 October 2021 until 5.30pm and on the 15 October between 8.30am and 5.30pm. The times have been amended as some bat mitigation trees have been more time consuming to defeature / remove in accordance with ecological procedures than expected.
Below is a plan of the phase 4 closure and diversion route.
With this phase 4 timing extension we will complete this phase as planned on Friday 15 October 2021. The phase 5 works are due to commence as advertised on Monday 18 October on Banbury Road within the planned 9:30am to 3:30pm period.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Northamptonshire Public Health has asked us to circulate the following:
“Cases of Covid are rising across the county, by getting both jabs you reduce the chance of being hospitalised by over 92%. This NHS video features young Covid patients talking about their experiences of suffering from serious Covid-19 and developing Long Covid, and the experience of Doctors and frontline staff treating them: https://youtu.be/XEwwcIs6aH4. “In hindsight I wish I had taken the jab when I was initially offered it. I now understand that it would have likely reduced my chances of ending up in hospital or given me a stronger chance of fighting it off. I would take that in a heartbeat” – Quincy, 31. Book an appointment or attend a drop-in centre if you have not had your vaccine yet. You can book a vaccination at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or find a walk-in centre at https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site.”
The Oxford-Cambridge Arc is a huge swathe of middle England that has been identified for inward investment and development. The Arc is a centre of high-tech manufacturing and research but east west infrastructure within the Arc is limited. Work has begun to extend East West Rail from Bicester to the West Coast Main Line at Bletchley (Milton Keynes) and onward extension to Cambridge is planned. New roads linking the A34 near Oxford with the A14 near Cambridge are planned.
With the improved infrastructure comes huge economic and residential development. The plan is for one million new homes in the Arc by 2050. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation called “Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc”, which will “focus on making the Arc a better place to live, helping to implement strategic planning under four ‘pillars’: environment, economy, connectivity and infrastructure, and place-making.”
Sustainability will be at the heart of the process, so alongside seeking views on the vision, the government is also seeking views on the initial work done to set the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal (SA), which will address environmental, social and economic factors. The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 12 October 2021 and is open to all members of the public. Whether the Arc is a good thing for Northamptonshire depends on your point of view. It will bring jobs and investment, but it will also bring significant housing and population growth. See the government’s consultation pages at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-cambridge-arc/oxford-cambridge-arc#what-is-the-arc for details on how to respond.
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