We have received several requests for a short, simple, plain-English guide to Local Government Reorganisation; something that can be cut and pasted onto community web sites or newsletters to help inform and engage members of the public. It was quite a challenge to write a short, simple guide but one I was happy to take on. The draft was road-tested on my 17 and 13 year old children (almost willingly!)... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 10:53 by Maureen Holliday
Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC), Stephen Mold, has launched a budget consultation to ask people about their priorities for the county's fire and police services, and how much they would pay towards them. The PFCC has responsibility for setting the budget for both Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police. The budgets are made up from money raised... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 10:52 by Maureen Holliday
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... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:54 by Maureen Holliday
Please see attached the December edition of our Engage newsletter which I hope you will find interesting and informative.
As a local, independent charity we appreciate your interest and are grateful for your support.
May I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Posted: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 22:54 by Maureen Holliday
The Annual Comfort and Joy Campaign helps those who are staying in refuges as a result of experiencing domestic abuse, as well as other vulnerable families who are struggling at Christmas.
Jointly organised by the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership and the Daventry District Over 50's Forum, its aim is to provide them with a few gifts and treats, as well as food,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 21:59 by Maureen Holliday
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.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 21:55 by Maureen Holliday
Northamptonshire Sport has printed copies of the attached booklet that they would like to distribute to as many older adults and shielding residents across the county as possible, with the aim of helping them to be active and healthy during the pandemic. Please see copy attached
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:38 by Maureen Holliday
Lucy Wightman, Director of Public Health, Northamptonshire County Council
Dear Residents, I am writing to you directly, as we enter the winter period, to inform you of the current situation relating to Coronavirus in Northamptonshire and specifically the areas in which you live. I'm also hoping to share some key tips to help you and your families stay safe during the winter period and how to access... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:01 by Maureen Holliday
Formal consultation on the admissions arrangements for mainstream schools within the county for the September 2022 intakes. Have your say.. Northamptonshire County Council's School Admissions Team is co-ordinating a formal consultation on the admissions arrangements for mainstream schools within the county for the September 2022 intakes (primary, junior and secondary). This consultation period allows... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 10:40 by Maureen Holliday
Please see below information from Northamptonshire Public Health service about their Supporting Independence Programme:-
The Supporting Independence Programme is a Northamptonshire Public Health service, tailored to support anybody in the county, over the age of 18, who may be struggling with one or several areas of their life, leading to mild frailty or reduced independence. We are currently operating... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:39 by Maureen Holliday