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Northants Police, Fire & Crime Survey

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:

  • effective and efficient response
  • prevention that keeps the county safe
  • protect and support those who are vulnerable
  • modern services that are fit for the future
  • deliver effective justice.

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.

Thank you

Kind regards

Alexa Daly
Engagement Coordinator
Northamptonshire Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner

You can download the October Newsletter here

Newsletter – October 2021 – Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (


Halloween Advice

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:

  • All children should be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating
  • Only go to the houses of people who you know, and who are happy for you to call round
  • Never be tempted to go inside someone's house
  • Do not call at houses that have 'no trick or treat' posters on show. There may be elderly or vulnerable people living at these addresses who do not feel comfortable speaking to strangers
  • Keep to well-lit areas and don't take shortcuts through gardens or alleyways
  • Wear bright clothing or reflective strips, and always carry a torch
  • If you’re driving be aware of the increased foot traffic, drive slowly and be vigilant

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.

Report a concern 

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:

  • Only use 999 if it is a genuine emergency.
  • Go online (if you matter is not urgent / no longer in action and can wait to the next day) alternatively you can email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • You can continue to use 101 to report a matter if you wish.

Road Closures 15 Oct 21

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.

Spread The Word, Not The Virus

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:  “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 or find a walk-in centre at”

Consultation - plans for the Oxford/Cambridge Arc

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 for details on how to respond.

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