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No end of potholes

No end of potholes

Despite campaigns to spotlight potholes and the rising tide of indignation from the public, potholes continue to crater roads and imperil drivers and their vehicles. It is commonly misunderstood that…

Oundle Library saved from council cuts

As one of seven medium-sized libraries in Northamptonshire, the Oundle Town Library was spared closure in the latest county council round of budget cuts. Twenty-one other smaller libraries across the…

Critical independent inspection report on NCC management

Communities secretary Sajid Javid ordered an independent inspection of the NCC in January. The report, published in March made highly critical conclusions. The report accepted the NCC claim that it…

Crisis at Northants County Council brings in the commissioners

Following months of crisis reports from the Northamptonshire County Council, two government appointed commissioners are being sent to run the Tory-controlled council. They will be in place until 2021. In…

Accidents on A605 continue to mount

Accidents on A605 continue to mount

Over the past year, fatal accidents and near misses on the A605 have increased sharply. Many drivers and passengers have lost their lives, and it seems there are narrow escapes…

Village Green application for Fletton Field is refused by Northants County Council

Village Green application for Fletton Field is refused by Northants County Council

An application by the Oundle Town Council and residents of Oundle to retain Fletton Field on Glapthorn Road as a village green for use by the community, has been refused…

Safety issues at Elton junction

Safety issues at Elton junction

Following a fatal crash in May 2017 at the Elton A605 junction, Cambridgeshire County Council has installed traffic islands to reduce the risk of further collisions. Over the weekend of…

Changes for Oundle police station

Although the police department maintains a base on Glapthorn Road, they no longer provide a front office function accessible to the public. Inspector, Daryl Lyon of Neighbourhood Policing said: ‘Staffing…

Fourth Oundle cash machine is hit in smash and grab

Fourth Oundle cash machine is hit in smash and grab

On Saturday 28th of October, the Co-op food store was targeted by offenders who tried to get access to the ATM within the store. In the process of forcing it…

Police Beat

From May to June there was an increase in crime. 47 incidents were recorded by the police, up from 33 in May. 25% of the criminal activity in June was…