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Government agrees it is time to ditch plastic

The issue of packaging waste remains an ongoing concern. In fact, the urgent need for a solution has increased just over the last few years. A 5p levy on plastic…

Countryside litter pick bags tons of refuse

Countryside litter pick bags tons of refuse

The country engaged in a mass litter pick between 22 March and 23 April, collecting over 600,000 bags of litter as part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. East Northamptonshire…

Transition Oundle introduces OWL

Climate change activism has never been so dominant in the media. Protesters gluing themselves to the Parliament viewing platform during a Common’s Debate was just one example of Climate Action…

Changemakers offers adventure opportunities

Changemakers, a new summer holiday programme for urban children will offer a fun summer experience in an exciting weeklong programme of outdoor activities in the Peak District, where they will…

Summer swimming warnings about Weil’s disease

Summer swimming warnings about Weil’s disease

As warm weather approaches, swimmers and rowers are being warned to take precautions before they enter local rivers to avoid being infected. Last summer, Prince William School reported that one…

Setting out poisoned pest control is lethal

As warm weather starts to bring pests from rats to slugs into gardens, residents are urgently being advised to be cautious about setting out poisons. Huge problems occur when household…

ENC draft Local Plan raises objections to housing plans

The East Northamptonshire County planning authority has submitted for consultation a new Local Plan that will have a far reaching impact on developments within Oundle, and on the Oundle Neighbourhood…

Barnwell castle on At Risk Register

Barnwell castle on At Risk Register

Historic England has listed the condition of Barnwell Castle as “poor”, and entered it on its 2018 Heritage at Risk Register. Historic England East Midlands is working with the owner…

Police Beat

Police Beat

According to the latest published police report data, there was a general increase in crime from August to September, totalling 33 crimes. While there were eight cases of antisocial behaviour…

A year of disruption and change at NCC

Feeling confused about how this came to pass, and what lies ahead? Here is a timeline of the events and decisions that have been rolled out over the last year.…