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NNC Support for Afghan Refugees

North Northamptonshire Council has today announced that it has made a firm commitment to support a minimum of 10 Afghan families to resettle in the North Northamptonshire area.

The council will provide the associated support and work closely with partner agencies to help achieve this commitment.

The council has also made a commitment that following the resettlement of 10 families, it will continue to identify opportunities to extend its pledge, exploring how the council can support a greater number of families. More »

Councillor Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council said:

"I have said before that I believe we owe a debt of gratitude to the refugees from Afghanistan, many of whom have put their lives in danger to help us.

The Council has been working hard to establish how it can best respond to the emergency facing those who have been forced to flee Afghanistan with little more than the clothes that they wear.

I am pleased to announce the council's firm commitment to support a minimum of 10 Afghan families resettle in North Northamptonshire and to continue to explore how the council can support a greater number of families resettle in the future."

Kind-hearted people who want to offer help Afghan refugees with settling in the UK can make a financial donation or offer other aid on the North Northamptonshire Council website. People and organisations can complete an online form indicating what support they could provide, with the council then getting in touch when any arrangements are confirmed.

Anyone who wants to register an interest of help and support can do so on our website www.northnorthants.gov.uk/afghan

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Posted: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 12:35 by Maureen Holliday

Kristina Rihanoff Dancer and Yoga teacher

Kristina Rihanoff Dancer and Yoga teacher

Posted: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 13:04 by Maureen Holliday

Consultation running on vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

MHCLG launched a consultation on 20 July to 12 October, 'Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc', on the OxCam Arc Spatial Framework Vision. It is vital that everyone should respond to the consultation.

The Spatial Framework will plan for growth in a more sustainable and strategic way to 2050 and beyond and 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. More »

Sustainability will be at the heart of the process, so alongside seeking views on the vision for the Spatial Framework, 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 and informing policies in development.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 12 October and is open to all members of the public. It is easy for anyone who lives, works, invests, or is just interested in the Arc, to have their say, so councils are encouraged to share with local residents.

The government is also establishing a new expert panel, which will engage with local authorities and communities, to advise on bringing forward sustainable economic and housing growth in the Arc.

Emma Cariaga, a leading development and regeneration expert currently serving as Joint Head of the Canada Water Development at British Land, has been appointed to chair the panel.

The panel will provide recommendations to the government on issues ranging from design and sustainability to business priorities and investment models and will report to Minister Christopher Pincher as ministerial lead for the Arc.

Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/digital-consultation-launched-to-shape-the-future-of-the-oxcam-arc

Consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/creating-a-vision-for-the-oxford-cambridge-arc

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Posted: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 11:49 by Maureen Holliday