Stay Safe, Protect the NHS, Save Lives
Upton & St Crispins Remember 100 Years
Spring in Upton Parish
Upton Parish Winter Frost
You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At this time, the Parish Council would like to encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
10 ways you can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:
- Communicate with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
- If your residents group has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable.
- Consider establishing a 'buddy' system within your area to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries.
- Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
- Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
- Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies.
- Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
- Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child's school or childcare facility, and your employer's emergency operations plan.
- Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing.
- The NHS provides guidance on how to wash hands: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/.
- The World Health Organisation provides guidance on basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
- The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on handwashing for families https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html
The Parish Council will do whatever it can to assist any group that is offering support and assistance to members of the community, especially the most vulnerable. Please email us for any guidance or support that you may require.
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The Annual Upton Parish Council Meeting will take place virtually on Monday 18th May 2020, at 7.15pm.
The business to be transacted is detailed on the attached agenda. Press and Public welcome.
The details on joining the meeting are as follows:
You can join the council meeting by either clicking on this link at 7:15 pm on the 18th May 2020,
From a PC, Mac, or tablet: (Preferably using Chrome)
Or for audio only, from any telephone:
01264 280 034 then at the prompt
Meeting ID: 91 41 48 14# » Less
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 10:49 by Michelle Orpin
Police officers leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Northamptonshire are planning to hold a special Facebook Live Q&A session for children on Thursday, April 30, at 4.30pm.
Since the country was locked down over a month ago, the Force has been holding weekly live Q&A sessions on Facebook which have given people of all ages an opportunity to engage with their local police officers and ask questions about the COVID-19 policing operation. More »
The sessions, fronted by Chief Constable Nick Adderley and Superintendents Sarah Johnson and Elliot Foskett, have proven popular with users of the social media platform, with thousands of people tuning in at a time and lots of questions posed to the officers live.
Now the Force is turning its attention specifically to children and ACC Simon Blatchly and Superintendents Johnson and Foskett will hold a one-off session this Thursday to give young people worried about the lockdown an opportunity to air their concerns and ask their local police force a question.
Superintendent Sarah Johnson, said: "Our live Facebook Q&As have proven popular with the local community and I think that's because they're unscripted - people can pose questions live, we don't know what questions are coming, and I think that brings a level of authenticity to the process which the public in Northamptonshire have appreciated. We want to be accessible, approachable and willing to give the public the interaction they deserve and these sessions have been a great way for is to do that.
"This is a strange time for everyone at the moment as so much has changed in our day-to-day lives and this level of change can be quite scary for children who can't go to nursery or school, play outside with their friends, or visit their grandparents.
"We recognise this and hope that a Q&A session with their local police officers may go some way in relieving any anxiety they may be feeling.
"If your child has a question, please join us at 4.30pm on Facebook on Thursday, or if you can't make it - please submit your question to us in advance by emailing your child's name, age and their question to email@example.com.
"Although this session will focus on the lockdown, we are very much willing to answer other burning questions about the police your children may have – whether that's how the blue lights work on our cars or how many police dogs we have – we're happy to take questions on anything that will help your child feel connected to their local police officers." » Less
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:53 by Michelle Orpin
A great example of the local community coming together to make it 'the best birthday ever' for 6 year old Teddy. Read more in the article from the Northampton Chronicle and Echo:
Posted: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 09:40 by Michelle Orpin
Upton parish: bigger than you may think…
Stortons Gravel Pits from National Lift Tower (John Boland)
Our parish doesn't just cover the new housing that's sprung up recently in this part of the town. Upton parish spans an area as far as the former St Crispin's Hospital site, off Berrywood Road in Duston to the sustainable Upton Park development off Weedon Road, neighbouring Sixfields. Some 3664 people live in the parish, according to the 2011 census.