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Beat the Streets Awards Presentation Day

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When: Saturday 25 May from 12pm – 2pm

Where: Walled Garden, Rushden Hall Park, Rushden, NN10 9NG

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About

The celebration of the success of Beat the Street, East Northants.

The six-week interactive initiative that turned the district into a live game, Beat the Street East Northants, ended on 8 May. More than 8,000 local residents, businesses, community groups and schools travelled more than 73,000 miles together for Beat the Street.

Local schools and organisations created teams and competed against each other to see who could travel the furthest to win some fantastic prizes.

At a celebration event at Rushden Hall Park Wall Garden on Saturday 25 May, representatives from the winning teams will pick up their prizes and celebrate the end of the six-week game.

The winning schools will be awarded at special celebration assemblies following by activity sessions, and community groups will be awarded for their efforts at the event. There’ll be a chance to speak to the winners, participants and organisers of the initiative -Intelligent Health, Freedom Leisure and East Northamptonshire Council.

The Plan for the Afternoon

12:00pm – 12:10pm: Welcome from Hannah Smith, Engagement Coordinator East Northamptonshire

12:10pm – 12:20pm: Speeches from Cllr Dudley Hughes, Chairman of ENC, and Joe Bailey, Healthy & Active Lifestyles Officer at ENC

12:20pm – 12.40pm: Prize giving

12:40pm – 12.45pm: Closing speeches and picnic / games begin

12:45pm – 1:00pm: Photo opportunities and press interviews

Background:

  • Took place from 27 March to 8 May
  • More than 50 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ appeared from Rushden to Thrapston
  • Players tapped the Beat Boxes with cards and fobs to track their journey and earn points for themselves and their team
  • Schools and community groups competed against each other to see if they can travel the furthest
  • There were leader boards with prizes to win including sports, crafts and book vouchers
  • Families encouraged to play for their local school while the wider community can create their own teams
  • In addition to the leader board prizes, registered players could win weekly ‘Lucky Tap’ prizes for playing along – including vouchers and experience days
  • Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by The National Lottery on behalf of Sport England, and East Northamptonshire Council in partnership with Freedom Leisure, which manage leisure facilities across the district on behalf of the council

Thrapston Business makes Announcement at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Thrapston summerhouse manufacturer started RHS Chelsea Flower Show with an announcement that it will now be manufacturing its range of summerhouses in an ethically sourced hardwood.

The move means Scotts of Thrapston is the only manufacturer in the UK to produce an entire standard range of traditional hardwood summerhouses.

Scotts has exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for over 40 years and has listened to customers’ demands for sustainable materials with high life expectancy.

Managing Director James Scott said: “We believe Red Grandis is set to become the hardwood of the future as it is so versatile, stable and high-performing.Scotts Newhaven Corner Summerhouse 0001

“Red Grandis has many benefits including great durability with an increased lifespan, is fungi and insect resistant and easy to maintain, with painting only likely to be required every five to seven years. It is also more dimensionally stable and free of knots, so it does not swell or shrink as much through the seasons.

“Customers are increasingly demanding sustainable materials with high life expectancy and our new hardwood summerhouses will meet these demands, as we offer garden buildings that can be passed on to the next generation.”

Red Grandis is native to the east coast of Australia, as it is a subspecies of the Eucalyptus family, and has since spread across the world in the form of plantations. The timber used by Scotts of Thrapston is FSC certified and comes from South America.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show plays a major part in the Scotts of Thrapston calendar and this year is no exception. The company is exhibiting five summerhouses, with an emphasis on its larger designs; the Burghley, the Newhaven and the Sun Ray Garden Room.

Scotts has also linked up with handcrafted artisan gin producers Warner’s Distillery which is similarly a Northamptonshire-based business.

In honour of this partnership, Scotts will theme its Newhaven corner summerhouse as a gin palace, in keeping with the one of the most popular drinks on the market.

James added: “RHS Chelsea has a special place in our hearts after all these years and we are looking forward to a successful event once again.”

East Midlands Law Firm Opens Corby Office

East Midlands law firm Bray & Bray has opened an office in Corby, the next step in its strategy for expansion across the East Midlands region.

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Bray & Bray new office May 19 Corby Enterprise Centre

The firm’s new office is at the flagship development, Corby Enterprise Centre, and launches in response to sustained demand for Bray & Bray’s corporate, property and private client legal services.

 

Bray & Bray already has offices in Leicester, Market Harborough and Hinckley, with 11 partners, and more than 100 staff.

 

The new office will enable the firm’s corporate, property and private client legal teams to service Corby and Northamptonshire based clients.

 

Tim Gladdle, Senior Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial law says: “The local Corby market presents a significant opportunity for our corporate and private client teams, and it is particularly exciting to be at the forefront of this latest step in the firm’s wider expansion plans.

 

“Corby is experiencing a period of sustained growth, boosted by investment from central government, businesses and the local council. The area has some fantastic businesses and is also an important logistics and storage hub for the whole of the UK which is an area in which our firm has significant expertise.

 

“With its excellent transport links to London – the number of trains from Corby to London is set to double from 2020 – demand for housing is also growing, with several new housing estates in and around Corby, and ongoing regeneration of the town centre. Corby is set to play a significant part in Bray & Bray’s ambitious plans for growth.”

 

Tim adds: “As demand for our services continues to rise, our new office will support the firm in delivering top level legal advice and excellent client service to our rapidly growing portfolio of businesses and individuals. The move is an important step in expanding Bray & Bray’s regional footprint, and supports our ambition and strategy to become the law firm of choice in Leicestershire and beyond.”

 

For more information, visit: www.braybray.co.uk