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Mayor 2018/19

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Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

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Proposals for future of Northants now online

Proposals for future of Northants now online

The proposed local government reform submission papers are now live on www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Following a county-wide consultation exercise, a proposed submission has been drafted by all eight authorities in Northamptonshire. This will be discussed by councillors at meetings across the county week commencing 27 August.

In East Northamptonshire, councillors will meet 29 August. Details of the meeting can be found on our Agendas, reports and minutes web page. More »

All eight authorities in Northamptonshire have been asked by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to submit a proposal that meets the following criteria:

  • A single county-wide unitary is explicitly excluded as an option
  • Each new proposed authority must have a population substantially in excess of 300,000
  • The proposal must be based on existing council boundaries

In addition to the criteria set out by the Secretary of State, Government has stated:

  • Only one proposal will be accepted, not a range of options
  • It must demonstrate clear potential for savings
  • It must command a good deal of local support
  • Due consideration should be given to recommendations in the Best Value Report
  • Any solution should prioritise the Government's wider housing and growth agenda
  • Extensive consultation must be carried out

If two or more councils decide to submit the proposal, it will be sent to the government on 31 August, signed by those who have decided to do so.

For more information on this press release email communications@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk or call 01832 742217.

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:04 by Donna Anderson

Poppies for Remembrance Display 2018

Poppies for Remembrance Display 2018

To mark the centenary this year we would like to make a spectacular display of poppies in Higham Ferrers. We hope that the community will get involved with this show of remembrance. If you would like to help with this project then please contact us.

We have patterns available for crochet, knitting and felt/sewing.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:22 by Donna Anderson

Nene Valley Festival

Nene Valley Festival


Annual festival will return to Nene Valley next month

People across the district are invited to celebrate the rich heritage, wildlife and culture of the Nene Valley as the annual Nene Valley Festival returns this September.

The festival, which will take place from Saturday 15 September – Sunday 23 September, will offer a whole host of activities that are guaranteed to be fun for all the family. Thanks to a boost in funding from Heritage Lottery through Nenescape, this year's festival will be bigger and better than ever before. More »

Featuring more than 110 events at key locations across the Nene Valley from Northampton to Peterborough, the festival will deliver an eclectic mix of activities for wildlife and culture lovers of all ages.

Northampton Borough Council will be hosting the launch event at Becket's Park on Saturday 15 September. Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for Community Engagement, Northampton Borough Council, said: "We are once again very pleased that the Nene Valley Festival will be coming to Northampton and we are delighted to be hosting the first event of what promises to be an action-packed week.

"This year the Festival will be showcasing Becket's Park, which we are very proud of and where the Buddies of Beckets group are doing a fantastic job in bringing back to life this wonderful area of town centre parkland."

Fitness fanatics are invited to test their peddle power at the Cyclefest taking place at Stanwick Lakes on launch day, and families can learn all about the rich history of the valley at Heritage Family Fun Day, which will be held at Rushden Lakes on Sunday 16 September.

To round off a fun-filled week of activities, the local community is invited to 'come and meet the settlers' at Stanwick Lakes on Saturday 22 September and join in festivities at Peterborough Family Finale on Sunday 23 September at Peterborough Market Square.

The annual festival, which is celebrating its fifth year, is being organised through the Destination Nene Valley project, which aims to promote the Nene Valley as a competitive, sustainable destination offering wildlife and heritage to local, national and international audiences.

East Northamptonshire Councillor and Board Member for the Destination Nene Valley project, Sarah Peacock, said:

"We are delighted to be delivering the Nene Valley Festival once again this year. The event will offer a diverse range of activities, which will inspire people to connect with the wildlife and heritage of the Nene Valley. We hope that our residents and visitors have a fantastic time celebrating everything that the local area has to offer."

The festival is one of the key projects within the Nenescape Landscape Partnership scheme, a five-year Heritage Lottery funded scheme that works in partnership with sixteen organisations along the River Nene, to celebrate and look after its natural and built history. In total, thanks to National Lottery players, Nenescape will have provided more than £72,000 worth of funding to Nene Valley Festival by 2022, and have been instrumental in the delivery of the event.

Visit www.nenevalley.net and follow @_nenevalley #nenevalley2018 on Twitter to keep up to date with the festival programme.

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For more information on this press release contact Louise Spolton, Communications Manager on 01832 742217 or at communications@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Editor's notes:

  • Destination Nene Valley is a partnership project which aims to build on existing frameworks to better position and promote the Nene Valley.
  • The Destination Nene Valley project is being led by East Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and Northamptonshire County Council, with partners including the Wildlife Trust, Rockingham Forest Trust, the Environment Agency, The National Trust, Wellingborough Council, Peterborough City Council and River Nene Regional Park etc.
  • For more information on the Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme please visit www.nenescape.org, email Alison Cross alison@rnrp.org or call 07715 659832.
  • A photo opportunity will be arranged for 15 September to officially open the festival at Becket's Park at 11am. More information will follow shortly.

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:33 by Donna Anderson