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Keyless car theft leaves owners mystified

Keyless car theft leaves owners mystified

On Friday 19th July, a surprised car owner on Ashton Road discovered that their BMW M3 had been stolen from their driveway. The owner was still in possession of both…

Work to begin on North Bridge

The green light to begin Oundle’s North Bridge repairs has finally been given. In late October, the then MP, Tom Pursglove, wrote that planning permission had been granted and that…

Bike racks improve access for cycle parking

Bike racks improve access for cycle parking

After years of planning, in September 2019 the council was able to install new bicycle racks and shelters in locations around town, including the Market Place, opposite the Greedy Piglet,…

Milton Road primary school site sold to Oundle School

The former primary school site on Milton Road has been purchased by Oundle School, ending speculation about its sale to property developers. Dom Toriati, the School Bursar said: “It is…

The role of private schools in local economy

The role of private schools in local economy

Although rumours have long circulated about Labour’s ideas about the independent school sector, the alarm was raised at the September party conference, when the Labour Party voted in favour of…

New undertaking for former pub

Despite some hopes that a long-running pub would find an owner to reopen it, planning permission has been granted to the Kettering firm Averil Phillips to convert the building on…

Elton quarry plans face objections

A recent planning application for mineral extraction may see a busy new quarry operation off the A605 near Warmington. In May 2019, The Elton Estate submitted plans to develop the…

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,…

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…