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South Northants Council: Building Stronger Communities Strategy 2020-24

South Northants Council have published their plans for local services in 2020-2024.

"This Stronger Communities Strategy sets out the key issues within South Northants. We are a large, rural district of 96 villages and two market towns. Despite generally being an affluent district there is hidden poverty and disadvantage. The rural nature of the area presents distinct local challenges that need to be... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:17 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Services, South Northants Council

Census 2021

Census 2021

The Census is a unique survey held every 10 years in England and Wales. The first Census was held in 1801 and the next one is planned for Sunday 21 March 2021. Each household in our area will be invited to take part; Census 2021 will be the first digital-first census and nearer the time the Office for National Statistics will send all residents a letter with an access code and details of what you need... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:29 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Census2021, Community

Local Government Reorganisation - coming soon

Local Government Reorganisation  - coming soon

From 1st April 2021 local government in Northamptonshire will be run by two Unitary authorities, West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council. Please see the attached guide for more information about what to expect.

Thanks to Danny Moody from Northants CALC for the guide.

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:22 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Council, Local Government Reorganisation

Update on the school field and play area

It has been agreed with the school that their field and play area will be closed to the public during the school week to help staff provide a safe environment for the keyworker pupils who attend school each day. The gates will be unlocked at 3:30pm on a Friday afternoon and will be open for everyone to use during the weekends.

For more information about the field and play area please click here.

Please... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:27 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Playground

Banking fraud scam in fake NHS vaccine message

06 Jan - Reported by the BBC. See for more information.
08 Jan - Neighbourhood Watch Alert issued:

As always - never give out bank or other personal details to unsolicited calls or messages.

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00 by Richard

Tags: Community

Change to Post Office Service during Lockdown

During the current Lockdown, the Post Office service in the Reading Room will only operate on Tuesday morning during the hours of 10.00 to 12.00.

The Thursday Post Office service in the Reading Room will not operate until further notice.

Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 14:12 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Post Office

Bin collections and Christmas trees

Bin collections and Christmas trees

The weekly bin collections are back to normal this week - click here to see this year's collection calendar. Christmas Trees will be collected as part of next week's green bin collection, please leave them either in or next to your green bin.

For more information on recycling please click here.

Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:46 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Services

200 Club Results for December

The 200 Club draw for December took place on the 27th December - Results may be found here.

Congratulations to all winners

Posted: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 17:32 by Ross Vicars

Tags: 200 Club

Scam warning - Fake DPD (courier) emails and texts

Click here for full details (
Original alert message sent 23/12/2020 17:37:00 on behalf of Action Fraud (NFIB)

Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 10:10 by Richard

Tags: Neighbourhood Watch

Free Christmas meals for those in need

Free Christmas meals for those in need

If you'd like to receive one of these meals on Christmas Day please contact the Clerk

SOFEA are working in partnership with Food4Heroes to offer a free Christmas Meal to people in need. Following their successful delivery of meals to NHS staff during lockdown, Food4Heroes have agreed to provide a Christmas meal to people who may not be able to spend time with friends or family this year and may struggle... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 09:00 by Helen du Bois

Tags: Community, Parish Council

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