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Localism: Community Right to Bid

Since the Localism Act 2012, local community groups have been able to declare and register an interest in local property, and ask that it be included in a list called…

Localism: Community Right to Challenge

Few people may be aware of the Community Right to Challenge Policy, included in the Localism Act of 2012, which introduced new rights and powers for communities and individuals. The…

The End of the Line

The End of the Line

Why doesn’t Oundle have a railway? Few people have any sympathy for the Beeching Axe, which dramatically reduced both freight and passenger rail services in Great Britain. But many of…

Beating 1000s to Bake Off Challenge

Beating 1000s to Bake Off Challenge

When The Great British Bake Off final aired in October, nine million viewers watched from the edge of their seats as the three finalists completed challenges in picnic pies, pretzels…

Parson Latham’s Grant Aid

The Parson Latham’s Charity has been aiding the residents of Oundle for over 400 years. Founded under the patronage of Lord Edward Montague, the charity was funded by income from…

John Clare in Oundle

John Clare in Oundle

John Clare was born, lived and is buried in Helpston, a village six miles north of Peterborough, in what was once within the boundaries of Northamptonshire. Often called a minor…

Dead But Not Buried

Dead But Not Buried

Most of our readership will know of King Richard of Gloucester, and the story of his murdering his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Probably you will also know of…

Gardeners Cry “Foul” Over Pigeons

Gardeners Cry “Foul” Over Pigeons

Rats with wings. Scourge of buildings. Especially old buildings. Oundle has dozens of these, and there’s not much more certain about the hard facts of Oundle – or rather, the…

Digging for Food

Digging for Food

Subtly tucked away down a short path off Benefield Road is a small but enthusiastic site for the keen gardeners of Oundle. The Benefield Road allotment, bought by Robin Miller…

A Hairdresser is For Life

A Hairdresser is For Life

Slightly tucked away in the Oundle Market Place you will find Jaynes Hair Salon, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary on the 1st of December. The property in Jericho has been…