Early bird discount coming soon, are you ready for a summer of fun?
South Northamptonshire Council’s summer activity programme is fast approaching, along with a saving of 10 percent for early bookers.
There will be a mix of multi sports, fun games, arts and crafts and some exciting guest activities including Trampolining and Swimming.
Activities and sessions are delivered by DBS (formerly CRB) checked staff, meaning parents can know that their children are safe and having fun during the holidays.
The holiday programme is open for children aged five to 15 and will take place from Thursday, 25 July and Friday, 30 August and will once again be based at Magdalen College School in Brackley and Towcester centre for Leisure.
Booking lines open on Monday, 24 June and the early bird discount runs until Sunday, 30 June. Sessions cost £19.80 for a full day (8:45am to 5pm) or £15.60 for a half day (8:45am to 3pm).
Book online from 25 June, via - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/holiday-activities
An IMPORTANT FREE event for the voluntary and community sector
A major concern for many people running local voluntary or community groups is funding. Therefore, this upcoming Funding Fair at The Forum in Towcester should be most welcome.
Last year's Funding Fair was extremely successful and we are aiming for this event on Wednesday 26th June 2019 (from 10.00am to 3.00pm) to be just as good, with plenty of exhibitors and presentations providing information on the wide range of grants available to local voluntary and community groups to help them in their work.
The event includes a programme of short presentations by grant making organisations and also some sessions concerning planning and applying for funding.
Jointly organised by Daventry Volunteer Centre and South Northants Volunteer Bureau, this event and the workshops are free-of-charge.
FREE tea and coffee will be available all day and there is a cafe on site. The venue is fully accessible and there is free parking nearby.
More details on our website
Put this date in your diary now!
Fix My Street
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is closing down Street Doctor and moving everything over to a new system called Fix My Street. Street Doctor will be unavailable from around 5:00pm on Monday and the new system will go live on Tuesday. Current reports will be moved over so they shouldn’t have to be resubmitted and the old report reference numbers should still work. Fix My Street is simpler to use and mobile responsive and it allows photos to be attached to reports. The new system will be available via links at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk. A direct link will be issued after go-live.
The PC are considering a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish.
A representative from SNC has agreed to make a presentation on Neighbourhood Planning and will be attending prior to the Parish Council meeting on the 6th March at 7pm at The Village Hall in Upper Boddington.
All Councillors and Parishioners are welcome to attend.
Please note, dogs are no longer allowed on the Charles Cowper Playing Field (CCPF),
The Parish Council has given much thought and discussion to this issue. It believes the decision to be in the best interests of all those using the CCPF.
The installation of the excellent new playground equipment has significantly increased the number of visitors to the field. The combination of many excited children and understandably exuberant dogs is one that poses a real risk - to the children, to the dogs and those responsible for them.
The Parish Council has been advised that the current amber street lights will no longer be manufactured after 2019 and manufacturers' stocks for replacements are very low. We will be considering this issue but meantime the faulty light outside no 26 Frog Lane is being replaced with a wide angle soft white LED lamp. This will give parishioners the opportunity to see what could be available in future. There are lots of variations in colour and brightness so please send us feedback on what you think about this particular replacement and any other concerns you have about our street lights.
LEDs are much more energy efficient so will cost a lot less to run. In addition they are guaranteed by the contractor for a year, then by the manufacturer for 10 years so maintenance costs will be much reduced.
Councillor Pat Stewart.