The draw is done!
Thrapston Under 14’s Girls Football Team have completed their fund raising efforts and now reveal their official 2020/21 sponsor…..
Auburn Fox – the latest retailer to open on Thrapston’s High Street will be on the girl’s rain jackets.
The team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated and supported them, and also those who weren’t able to donate but offered support in other ways. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite hit their target, which means right now they cannot get all the kit they were hoping for.
Funding organiser, Jon Hunt has therefore decided, that as the weather is turning, that he will order some rain jackets, and that the Auburn Fox will be featured on those.
Leaving the GoFundMe page open with the hope they can find a few more donations from local business that will allow them to get the rest of the kit to keep the team warm, and for those they will run a second draw.
Jon will place the first draw recording in the comments on Facebook to show the draw in action – Jon adds “Once again, I need to express how grateful we are, and blessed that we have such a supportive community and network of businesses”
You can read about the fund raising project here – https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/2020/09/thrapston-14s-girls-football-get-creative-fun-raising/
You can donate to go into the second draw here https://gf.me/u/yy42m5 Please dig deep!!
A big thank you to all businesses who have donated so far. Nene Local Magazine is happy to give a shout out on the Welcome to Thrapston page for any business who has donated and any who donate in the next week – to secure your shout out, please comment on this article with the URL to your business page.
Drop your litter and face the consequences. That’s the stark message from East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) who recently prosecuted a driver for just such an offence.
Back in January, an ENC environmental services officer witnessed the driver throw an empty cigarette packet out of his car window on Kettering Road, Thrapston. The driver was identified as Ryan Potticary and was offered a fixed penalty notice of £150 (reduced to £100 if paid within 10 days). Despite reminders being sent, Mr Potticary failed to pay the fine and was then referred to court where he was offered the opportunity to enter a plea by post. Again, he failed to reply so the case went to Northampton Magistrates Court in August. Mr Potticary did not attend but was found guilty and received a £402 fine. (£220 fine plus a £32 victim surcharge and £150 costs).
Steven North, Leader of ENC, said: “All littering is an offence no matter what it is and we all need to take responsibility by using a bin or taking our rubbish home. And that’s not just to avoid a fine but to protect where we live, work, play and drive.
“I hope that this case serves as a warning that we will hold those who litter to account and we will pursue through the courts, if necessary. Avoid that hefty fine and do the right thing – bin it.”
Residents of Thrapston are set to enjoy improved park facilities, thanks to a grant of £45,000 from FCC Communities Foundation.
The money will be used to install accessible paths and a poppy shaped meeting area at Thrapston Peace Park on Market Road, Thrapston.
Mayor of Thrapston, Councillor Karen Draycott, believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.
She says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Thrapston by providing a beautiful, accessible place for residents to spend more time outdoors. It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to the park enhancements taking shape over the next few months.
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, FCC Communities Foundation Senior Grant Manager, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the access improvements at the Peace Park and pleased our funding will improve such a beautiful green space for people across Thrapston. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”
Councillor Draycott hopes the Peace Park improvements will be ready to use by mid-December 2020. The new paths and meeting area are part of a wider schedule of works being undertaken by Thrapston Town Council to mark 100 years since the Peace Park was dedicated to the town as a War Memorial.