Many of West Northamptonshire Council's services will be closed from Christmas Day and will reopen as normal from 9am on Tuesday, 4th January.
Bin collections, children's services, social care and registration service are operating as normal during the Christmas week along with emergency arrangements such as homelessness and housing repairs.
Don't forget you can continue to access a range of services around the clock on our website at www.westnorthants.gov.uk
There will be no changes to the days on which your bins are collected over the festive period. You can check your collection day at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/bincollections
Election of Parish Councillors for Kislingbury on Thursday 6 May 2021
I, Anna Earnshaw, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that the persons whose names appear below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Kislingbury.
Getting local help if you need it.
If you need help and are being supported by approved local volunteers and support groups, please continue to use them.
But if you are not getting any help - and you need support with getting food, medication or other important things - please contact us... (information on the leaflet)
The A5 leaflet can be viewed/downloaded here: PDF Corona Virus "Getting Local Help" Leaflet.
Could you volunteer to help the elderly and vulnerable in our parish? If you have been volunteering during lockdown or are now working from home, are you able to spare some time to help out?
Towcester Area Door to Door urgently need to recruit additional volunteer drivers to help people in our community.
As we emerge from lockdown, the NHS is now offering a wider range of hospital and GP appointments, and dentists, opticians, podiatrists and other healthcare providers are back at work. We have seen a steady rise in the number of journeys requested and we expect this to continue, particularly when the Autumn flu vaccine programme begins.
This year, more than ever, our elderly and vulnerable neighbours need the support of a friendly, affordable, door-to-door service for their medical appointments.
Drivers need to have access to a car, be available on a regular basis for a minimum of half a day a week and complete a DBS check. Mileage is reimbursed at the HMRC rate and insurance premiums are not affected. Journeys are agreed in accordance with weekly availability and can fit around the school run, working from home or part time employment.
There is also a PDF flyer with more information.
"Thank you to all who attended the NAYC Link – Youth Focus network lunch. It was lovely to meet those who came. It was good to hear about your Parish and work you do with the young people, plus how NAYC can support you.
I have attached the PowerPoint which is a reminder of the services we provide."
Download the presentation (pptx file - requires MS PowerPoint)
Visit Facebook to view and add details of events and items of interest going on in the village.
This group is for anyone in the village, or who has a connection to the village.
It's a closed Facebook group but you are welcome to request membership.
Rural residents and workers are being encouraged to use an online reporting form to alert police to any suspicious or criminal activity in their area.
Northamptonshire Police's rural crime team, whose remit includes wildlife and heritage crime, wants to hear from people about anything which strikes them as out of the ordinary.
PC Abbey Anstead said: "We always want to hear about incidents, and our online reporting form is a really quick and easy way to tell us about non-emergency crime and suspicious activity.
"If you're a victim of crime or see something that doesn't seem right, follow your gut instinct and report it to us, because we need the information you have – you are the eyes and ears of your community.
"Don't worry that you're wasting our time. No matter how small an incident, we need to know about it so we have an accurate picture of rural criminal activity to help us take targeted action against it."
The rural crime team is especially keen to encourage people to be aware of and report wildlife-related crime.
PC Anstead said: "Even a small piece of information helps build a bigger picture. Completing the online reporting form only takes a few minutes, and the information provided really does help us better serve our rural communities and protect people and wildlife from harm."
Report crime and suspicious activity by filling out the online reporting form here:
or call 101. In an emergency, dial 999. Information can also be shared anonymously with Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.