Author: Ian Kelly
The Winter Wellbeing Fund is now open for applications. It aims to tackle winter fuel poverty and social isolation by supporting older and vulnerable people in Northamptonshire. Applications are welcome from groups (including constituted community groups, registered charities, and community interest companies) running activities to protect and help older and vulnerable people in supported environments... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:19 by Ian Kelly
There will be no changes to the days on which your bins are collected over the festive period. You can check your collection day at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/bincollections
Additional recycling can be presented alongside your bins or boxes in clear sacks or in additional boxes.
It can also be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Centres will open as normal except... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:07 by Ian Kelly
Private landowners who are the victims of fly-tipping can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to help cover the cost of removing it.
Local authorities do not remove fly-tipped waste on private land as it is the responsibility of the landowner to clear.
But under this scheme, farmers and private landowners can apply for a grant towards the cost of having the fly-tipped waste cleared away and to support... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:24 by Ian Kelly
The grass cutting tender for Welford Village is due for renewal for the period 2022 - 2024. Details regarding the tender requirements and forms can be obtained from the Clerk.
The closing date for submission of the forms is the 3rd December 2021
Posted: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 14:55 by Ian Kelly
Cases of Covid are rising across the county, by getting both jabs you reduce the chance of being hospitalised by over 92%.
This NHS video features young Covid patients talking about their experiences of suffering from serious Covid-19 and developing Long Covid, and the experience of Doctors and frontline staff treating them: https://youtu.be/XEwwcIs6aH4. "In hindsight I wish I had taken the jab when... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:54 by Ian Kelly
All Change for Councils in Northamptonshire
Local government in Northamptonshire is changing. The existing system, which has been in place since the 1970s, is like a three-tier cake. The bottom layer is parish and town councils which typically cover one village or town. The middle layer is borough and district councils, which are responsible for things like planning applications, collecting the bins,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 14:46 by Ian Kelly
NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest 'Help Us, Help You' campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.
If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 12:00 by Ian Kelly
Welford has now been designated as a Conservation area by Daventry District Council. This puts in place tighter planning controls for anyone seeking permission to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special interest of the area.
Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:04 by Ian Kelly
If you walk your dog, always carry the means to clear up after your pet - a simple plastic bag will do the trick or buy poop scoops from a local pet shop
This even applies if you are walking your dog on a public footpath, bridleway and even in fields as livestock can be harmed
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:45 by Ian Kelly