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Postmasters at the Centre of the Community

Postmasters at the Centre of the Community

For 27 years the Patel family have been the owners of one of Oundle’s most important institutions, the post office. With Rashik behind the till at the front, and his…

Council Considers Right to Bid on Green Space

Council Considers Right to Bid on Green Space

Oundle Town Council has expressed an interest in registering a Community Right to Bid on the field adjacent to Abbott House. The land is owned by Northamptonshire County Council, who…

Brewbabu Serves Up Specialty Teas and Coffees

Brewbabu Serves Up Specialty Teas and Coffees

New to the café culture scene, Brewbabu has introduced to Oundle unique methods of blending, brewing and serving tea and coffee. As a ‘boutique brew bar’, it stocks many exciting…

Commendation for Oundle’s First Lady

Commendation for Oundle’s First Lady

At the October AGM of the Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils (Northants CALC), Gwen Radcliffe received a commendation for her 30 years of service. Over 60 voting delegates were…

Regeneration of Herons Wood

Regeneration of Herons Wood

With no other woodland areas within the parish boundaries, Heron Rogers Wood has been a valued green space for many generations, so there was some alarm among residents when they…

‘Policing the Future’ is Piloted in Oundle

‘Policing the Future’ is Piloted in Oundle

Oundle is currently taking part in a new ‘policing the future’ pilot alongside the Kettering All Saints area. Since September, this intensive study has been set up to reduce crime…

Education Goes Two-Tier

Following an extensive consultation period, Northamptonshire County Council has approved plans to switch to a two-tier education system, meaning children will move directly to secondary school at the end of…

Rise of Rabbits Threatens Countryside and Gardens

When the author Jeanette Winterson tweeted over the summer: ‘Rabbit ate my parsley. I am eating rabbit,’ little did she know the twitterstorm she would create. One of the twitterati…

Assessing Access for All in Oundle

Councils and businesses across the country are taking seriously the issues of accessibility for all residents in their towns. The disability discrimination act of 2004 ‘requires service providers to assess…

Verity Hall: A Flair for Comics

Verity Hall: A Flair for Comics

In a crowded field stereotypically associated with male readers and creators, Verity Hall is making an impact as an innovative comic book artist. At only 24 years old, she may…

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