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50th anniversary issue of the Oundle Chronicle

50th anniversary issue of the Oundle Chronicle

This issue is the 50th publication of the Oundle Chronicle. Although Oundle is a small town, the Chronicle manages to fill every issue with stories on local crime, property, business,…

Bridge weight restrictions introduce traffic chaos

Bridge weight restrictions introduce traffic chaos

The first phase of the preparations for the work to repair Oundle’s North Bridge has been completed. Northamptonshire Highways told the Oundle Town Council in late April: “We are currently…

Police beat

There was a burglary of a property in South Road during the night between the 15 and 16 of December whilst occupants were asleep. Car keys were stolen and the…

Alarm is raised at increase in knife crime

Due to widespread concern about the rise in knife crime, Northamptonshire police departments have been carrying out decisive action. In March, police officers took part in Operation Sceptre, a nationwide…

Northants see steepest rise in county line crime

The expansion of drug-smuggling networks, known as County Lines, from urban areas to rural counties has targeted Northamptonshire, now one of the worst affected regions in the country. A Home…

Fletton Field campaign soldiers on

Fletton Field campaign soldiers on

When the Oundle Recreation and Green Spaces Group started the campaign to purchase Fletton Field in April 2018, Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) had informed them via their agent, Connells, that…

Legislation discourages highway obstructions

Legislation discourages highway obstructions

Parking on pavements is a problem that many local authorities have been unable to address. Cars parked on narrow streets need to allow for the passage of traffic, but pedestrians…

Lyveden Manor expands visitor attractions

Lyveden Manor expands visitor attractions

Lyveden Manor, near Oundle, is set to become a visitor attraction after it has undergone extensive renovation to restore its most important rooms. The manor, built by the Tresham family…

Lilford Hall is listed on At Risk register

One of the county’s greatest private houses, Lilford Hall has been listed on Historic England’s At Risk Register. “The roof covering is in poor condition leading to water ingress and…

Government agrees it is time to ditch plastic

The issue of packaging waste remains an ongoing concern. In fact, the urgent need for a solution has increased just over the last few years. A 5p levy on plastic…

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