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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,…

Animals and their owners are all welcome at Leo’s

Animals and their owners are all welcome at Leo’s

This year is the 20th anniversary of Leo’s Pet Shop in Oundle, making it one of the longest running businesses in town. The shop was opened by Maria Earl and…

Oundle’s jewel in the crown

Oundle’s jewel in the crown

It is hard not to stop in your tracks when passing by Harpur’s window on West Street with its changing display of glittering gems. Harpur’s has provided Oundle with great…

The Greedy Piglet hits the spot

The Greedy Piglet hits the spot

The Greedy Piglet at the top of North Street is Oundle’s newest café, distinctive with its adorable sign inspired by the owner’s young daughter. Many of Naomi Dixon’s customers are…

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…

The clock of St Peter’s Church

The clock of St Peter’s Church

The clock in St Peter’s tower is believed to date to the 19th century. It is a flat bed, three train clock which is weight driven with a pendulum along…

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…

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