Upton Parish Council would like to announce that on Monday 5th September 2016, Councillor Wendy Lawrence was elected as Chairman.
Wendy was the first resident on Upton Grange in 1995, and has lived here for over 20 years.
Wendy has previously been an active participant in community issues as a founding member of the Upton Grange Neighbourhood Watch and Co-ordinator for over 10 years. She is delighted... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:20 by Michelle Orpin
Do you have a couple of hours free once a fortnight to become a home visitor/befriender for NAB in your local area of Little Houghton.
This small time commitment will make a huge difference to a visually impaired person's life. People with a sight impairment often become isolated and lose confidence.
A volunteer role within our visiting service will help them regain and retain their independence and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:26 by Michelle Orpin
AUGUST NEWS FROM NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Visit Northamptonshire County Council's website for a roundup of events and news from across the county.
A few highlights are as follows:
The Summer Reading Challenge
There is still time to sign up at your local Library if you haven't already done so for this FREE reading challenge. Children aged 4 to 11 are invited to take part in this Roald Dahl inspired... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:39 by Michelle Orpin
NOTICE OF VACANCY
In the Office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Upton
1. Under section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice is hereby given, that a casual vacancy now exists for a Parish Councillor in the North Ward of the Parish of Upton arising from the resignation from office of Councillor Tony Earle .
2. If within 14* days (8 September 2016) of publication of this notice, an election... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:43 by Michelle Orpin
Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme
Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire are seeking car owners who live in the Duston area to help take people who cannot manage on public transport to their medical appointments.
Can you volunteer? All expenses are paid.
For more information call: 01604 628234
Posted: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:02 by Michelle Orpin
Did you know that consumers lose £5-10 billion pounds each year to scammers! Don't add to this staggering figure, take a stand against scams.
There are a number of different methods scammers use: Doorstep, Mail, Internet and Mail. Scams are often very realistic and appear to be legitimate, but don't be afraid to check credentials of a company or individual, and always keep personal details safe.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:41 by Michelle Orpin
Following successful pilots, Tesco stores across Northampton are launching a new Community Food Connection. The scheme ensures that any surplus, edible food goes to those charities and community groups in need. To help with this, Tesco have partnered with FareShare and FoodCloud.
Alex Cairns, Community Champion at Tesco Mereway says:
"FareShare will find and match charities to our store and then help... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:35 by Michelle Orpin
Northamptonshire Highways have confirmed that the work schedule has now been amended.
Works will start on 25 July 2016 and are expected to last 3 days.
The works will now take place from the Berrywood Road roundabout to Quarry Road ONLY.
Posted: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:13 by Michelle Orpin
With the summer holidays now upon us, individuals are often more exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package deals / cheap flights. Whether paying upfront for a family holiday or simply booking a flight, payments are transferred only to discover that the holiday / airline ticket does not exist and was sold to you by a bogus travel company.
Fraudsters will often lure in potential... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:03 by Michelle Orpin