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We’ll meet again

We’ll meet again

A community is defined by how it responds to a crisis. And what has most defined Oundle’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic is how people complied with and adapted to…

Churches find new homes online

Churches find new homes online

In times of conflict and suffering, churches have served as a refuge and a sanctuary for protection and comfort. Even the bombs of the Second World War did not close…

Pop-up home factory makes over 3000 face shields for NHS

Pop-up home factory makes over 3000 face shields for NHS

Joining an army of volunteers across the country, James Anderson has been a local leader in the effort to help support healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Responding to the…

An army of volunteers mobilise to help NHS

An army of volunteers mobilise to help NHS

It is in times of crisis that the resilience of a community is tested. Among the many volunteer initiatives launched across the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the…

Volunteer Action adapts services

Volunteer Action adapts services

The local charity, Volunteer Action aims to reduce loneliness and isolation by driving people to visit friends and relatives and run errands, and befriends isolated people in their own homes.…

Oundle Foodbank sees increased demand

The first two weeks of the Coronavirus lockdown saw an unprecedented rise in foodbank use across the UK as household incomes were hit, according to data from emergency food aid…

Community looks out for vulnerable residents

The government’s rules for the lockdown identified groups of “clinically vulnerable” people who should take precautions to minimise contact with anyone outside their household. The rules included those aged 70…

Coronavirus impacts Market Place

Oundle’s Market Place is lucky to have shops in its centre that offer essential services that have been able to remain open during the shutdown. The two pharmacies, Stu-pots, Trendalls,…

Northants Police issue spot fines for breaches

view of lockdown measures on 10 May, the government’s message changed from “Stay Home” to “Stay Alert”, with relaxed restrictions on how people could practice social distancing. The rules remain…

Covid-19 testing available to all

On 18 May the government extended eligibility for Covid-19 testing to anyone who is experiencing symptoms. Tests are also available for anyone who lives in the same household, and for…

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