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Help save Fletton Field for the community

The Oundle Recreation and Greenspaces Group, a community group set up in 2016 to protect the town’s accessible greenspaces, has launched a community-wide crowdfunding bid to secure the future of…

NCC and ENC plan for Fletton Field Development

NCC and ENC plan for Fletton Field Development

Fletton Field came to the market for sale in January on the instructions of NCC. This rarely available parcel of land near the centre of town comprises 1.7 acres off…

Weight limit restrictions to North Bridge threaten town services

Weight limit restrictions to North Bridge threaten town services

Oundle’s North Bridge is in need of urgent structural repair work, but Northamptonshire County Council has walked away from the problem due to lack of funding. The council’s solution is…

A humble honour for a Maundy recipient

A humble honour for a Maundy recipient

David Wills was among pensioners who were invited to receive ceremonial Maundy Money from the Queen at a service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. When he received his letter…

Inspection sets a promising course for Prince William School

In the first inspection carried out since Prince William School (PWS) became an academy, Ofsted inspectors graded the school ‘Requires improvement’ after its visit in November 2017. Although this would…

Police Beat

There were 31 reported crimes in January, up from 28 in December. There were 12 cases of antisocial behaviour, six of violence and sexual abuse, and four cases of shoplifting.…

No end of potholes

No end of potholes

Despite campaigns to spotlight potholes and the rising tide of indignation from the public, potholes continue to crater roads and imperil drivers and their vehicles. It is commonly misunderstood that…

Oundle Library saved from council cuts

As one of seven medium-sized libraries in Northamptonshire, the Oundle Town Library was spared closure in the latest county council round of budget cuts. Twenty-one other smaller libraries across the…

Critical independent inspection report on NCC management

Communities secretary Sajid Javid ordered an independent inspection of the NCC in January. The report, published in March made highly critical conclusions. The report accepted the NCC claim that it…

Crisis at Northants County Council brings in the commissioners

Following months of crisis reports from the Northamptonshire County Council, two government appointed commissioners are being sent to run the Tory-controlled council. They will be in place until 2021. In…

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