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Campaign seeks community pledges to save Fletton Field

Campaign seeks community pledges to save Fletton Field

The #SaveFlettonField campaign has been gathering serious momentum in recent months. With 81 different backers having pledged a total £229,455 so far, Oundle Recreation and Greenspaces Group (ORGSG) has been…

Funding for North Bridge means repairs can begin

Funding for North Bridge means repairs can begin

After intense lobbying from Tom Pursglove MP, Philip Amps at Oundle Business Association and the Oundle Town Council, funds amounting to £1.3m to repair North Bridge have been allocated to…

ENC draft Local Plan raises objections to housing plans

The East Northamptonshire County planning authority has submitted for consultation a new Local Plan that will have a far reaching impact on developments within Oundle, and on the Oundle Neighbourhood…

Barnwell castle on At Risk Register

Barnwell castle on At Risk Register

Historic England has listed the condition of Barnwell Castle as “poor”, and entered it on its 2018 Heritage at Risk Register. Historic England East Midlands is working with the owner…

Police Beat

Police Beat

According to the latest published police report data, there was a general increase in crime from August to September, totalling 33 crimes. While there were eight cases of antisocial behaviour…

A year of disruption and change at NCC

Feeling confused about how this came to pass, and what lies ahead? Here is a timeline of the events and decisions that have been rolled out over the last year.…

Unitary plans for Northamptonshire get green light

Unitary plans for Northamptonshire get green light

Northamptonshire County Council is to be split into two unitary authorities, said Inspector Max Caller, following a financial crisis affecting the NCC over the last year. The eight principal councils…

Open Garden Day success raised funds for Cransley Hospice

Open Garden Day success raised funds for Cransley Hospice

Early in the summer, eleven gardens in Oundle opened to the public to raise money for Cransley Hospice Trust. On the day, a phenomenal £4458 was raised for Cransley Hospice,…

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…

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