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School Development on Course

The work to improve Oundle Primary School’s buildings at the new Cotterstock Road site is on schedule and will be ready in time for the start of the 2016 autumn…

How to Give Voice to Local Concerns

Have a complaint about your council? There are over 9,000 town and parish councils in England, and while most complaints can be dealt with ‘at grass roots level’, signing a…

Community Mourns the Passing of a Friend

Lindsay Clarke Prior, 45, known as Bert, went missing in January 2016. After an extensive search, his body was found on 28th March. The police issued an urgent appeal when…

Spicing Up Oundle

Have you ever ordered a takeaway from Eastern Spices, the takeaway on West Street? Living in a boarding house with 60 hungry teenage boys means that pretty much every night,…

Promising Prospects for Barnwell Country Park

Promising Prospects for Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Country Park is alive and doing better than ever. Teaming with a well-balanced mixture of visitors and wildlife, the park attracted a staggering 300,000 last year, and park management…

Local MP Fights for Community Green Spaces

In January, Oundle campaigners who launched the fight to save primary school playing fields in Oundle were invited to the House of Commons by Tom Pursglove MP for the second…

Primary School Field Earmarked for Disposal

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) have announced that they are seeking to dispose of one acre of the Oundle Primary School playing field on Cotterstock Road. This decision reignites a debate…

Buy-to-Let Hike

On the first of April 2016, a new government scheme was introduced to counteract the buy-to-let boom. Investors buying a second home or buy-to-let property will now pay a 3%…

Fletton Field in Application for Village Green Protection

Oundle is in the midst of an ongoing conflict regarding the potential development of green space. On 10 December the Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) submitted an outline planning application for…

Heritage Policy at Odds with Energy Conservation

Strict planning regulations about micro-energy generation units in Oundle’s conservation area are preventing residents from making a green contribution to the global effort to tackle climate change. The residents of…

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