The world’s top female cyclists will race from Oundle to Kettering this June, as Northamptonshire plays host once again to the Women’s Tour cycle event.
Here is the route;
On Thursday, 7 May 2015 those who are registered to vote will be able to have their say in the General Election (Parliamentary), the East Northamptonshire Council election and East Northamptonshire town and parish elections.
Register today to have your say
To vote in any UK election, you must be on the electoral register. To vote in 7 May elections, you must be registered by 20 April 2015. You can register online any time at www.gov.uk/registertovote It’s easy to do and takes only five minutes.
Who can register to vote?
I haven’t received my poll card
Poll cards have now been delivered to all those registered to vote. If you haven’t received yours, please contact the Elections team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01832 742155/ 742119.
Who is standing?
Details of all candidates standing will be on our website at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/elections from 9 April.
As the council must remain neutral and not promote any candidate over another, we do not provide any information about political parties or policies. Please see social media, local press, leaflets through your door etc. for campaign information.
Where do I go to vote?
Your poll card tells you where your polling station is or you can go online to www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/inmyarea submit your postcode, select your address, click on the ‘book with an i’ symbol and select ‘where is my polling station?’
I have a postal vote, why do I have two separate envelopes?
Your two votes –for parliamentary and for locals – are going to two different places to be checked and counted. Please ensure you have put the correct voting paper in the correct envelope before posting them.
How and when will I find out the election results?
The results of the general election will be announced by TV, radio, newspapers, social media etc. once counting has been completed. This starts after 10pm on Thursday 7 May (when the polls close) and will most likely finish in the early hours of Friday 8 May.
East Northamptonshire district, town and parish votes are being counted from 1pm on Friday 8 May so will be announced later that day. We will put the results on our website at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/elections and local radio, TV and newspapers will be covering the whole local election.
For further information on any of the above or to make sure you are registered, contact the Elections team on email@example.com or 01832 742155 or 742119.
Planning Applications: 27 March 2015 WEEKLY LIST
Fineshade Wood Top Lodge Fineshade Northamptonshire
Ref. No: 15/00584/FUL | Received: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
District: HIGHAM FERRERS
Regarding TPO 138 2498 – Lime – Remove basal and stem epicormic growth up to 3m, remove all significant deadwood throughout cown 2500 and 2501 – Common Lime – Remove basal and stem epicormic growth up to 3m
Open Space Area William Steele Way Higham Ferrers Northamptonshire
Ref. No: 15/00594/TPO/ | Received: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
18 Fernmoor Drive Irthlingborough Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9 5TL
Ref. No: 15/00605/TPO/ | Received: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
332 Addington Road Irthlingborough Northamptonshire NN9 5UT
Ref. No: 15/00376/FUL | Received: Wed 25 Feb 2015 | Validated: Wed 25 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
District: LITTLE ADDINGTON
High Beech Chapel Hill Little Addington Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 4BG
Ref. No: 15/00614/FUL | Received: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
9 Highfields Main Street Polebrook Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 5LN
Ref. No: 15/00612/FUL | Received: Wed 25 Mar 2015 | Validated: Wed 25 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
To discharge reserved matter on apperance, layout floor levels, boundary treatments, parking/turning facilities and landscaping pursuant to planning permission 13/01551/OUT dated 21.2.14 -Outline: Demolition of existing Arn cottage and build new self contained four bedroom house and associated site works (all matters reserved except for scale and access)
Arn Cottage Wood Lane Oundle Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 5TP
Ref. No: 15/00615/REM | Received: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
8 Bridge View Oundle Northamptonshire PE8 4DT
Ref. No: 15/00576/PDE | Received: Fri 20 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Change of use to B8 ground floor and B1c first floor Extension to existing store and workshop installation of rooflights and woodburner and chimney and alterations to boundary to give parking and turning space.
30 Glapthorn Road Oundle Northamptonshire PE8 4JQ
Ref. No: 15/00018/FUL | Received: Tue 06 Jan 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
T1 – Mature Ash Tree – Cut back large hotizontal bramch to trunk T2 – Mature Ash Tree – Remove rotten small branch T3 – Mature Ash Tree – Remove part of tree overhanging the footpath/road T4 – Mature Ash Tree – Remove large rotten branch
Churchfields De Ferneus Drive Raunds Northamptonshire
Ref. No: 15/00602/TPO/ | Received: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Berrister House Berrister Place Raunds Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9 6JN
Ref. No: 15/00564/LBC | Received: Fri 20 Mar 2015 | Validated: Wed 25 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
28 Balham Close Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 9JL
Ref. No: 15/00600/FUL | Received: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Application 12/00010/FUL – Rushden Lakes: Hybrid Planning Application comprising: Full application for the erection of a home and garden centre, retail units, drive thru restaurant, gatehouse, lakeside visitor centre, restaurants and boat house, together with proposals for access. Outline: application for the erection of a hotel, creche and leisure club with some matters reserved (appearance). Plus removal of ski slope and associated site levelling, landscaping, habitat management and improvement works, vehicular access and servicing proposals together with the provision of car and cycle parking and a bus stop Condition 10 – foul water strategy Condition 13 – surface water drainage scheme Condition 14 – scheme of ownership and maintenance of surface water drainage assets maintenance scheme
Land Adjacent Skew Bridge Ski Slope Northampton Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 6AP
Ref. No: 15/00579/CND | Received: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Application 12/00010/FUL – Rushden Lakes: Hybrid Planning Application comprising: Full application for the erection of a home and garden centre, retail units, drive thru restaurant, gatehouse, lakeside visitor centre, restaurants and boat house, together with proposals for access. Outline: application for the erection of a hotel, creche and leisure club with some matters reserved (appearance). Plus removal of ski slope and associated site levelling, landscaping, habitat management and improvement works, vehicular access and servicing proposals together with the provision of car and cycle parking and a bus stop Condition 9 – archaeological programme of works
Land Adjacent Skew Bridge Ski Slope Northampton Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 6AP
Ref. No: 15/00580/CND | Received: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Land Adjacent 46 Oakleas Rise Thrapston Northamptonshire
Ref. No: 15/00589/FUL | Received: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
11 Sackville Street Thrapston Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 4NZ
Ref. No: 15/00507/FUL | Received: Fri 13 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Removal of conifer Removal of secon conifer and replace with yew tree Removal of third conifer Remove cherry tree Remove hawthorn tree Remove weeping silver birch Remove large cyprus tree General prune and tidy of bushes and small trees either side of drive
87 High Street Titchmarsh Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 3DF
Ref. No: 15/00592/TCA/ | Received: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
41 Main Street Yarwell Northamptonshire PE8 6PR
Ref. No: 15/00609/FUL | Received: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
America Farm Buildings Morborne Road Warmington Northamptonshire PE8 6UP
Ref. No: 15/00494/FUL | Received: Wed 11 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
As you know, we’re doing The Great Thrapston Wedding Challenge, where we book and use everything from our lovely town for our wedding.
This week I have been practicing using my new mascara. I wanted longer lashes for my big day yet knew how hopeless I am at applying false ones. I found Younique’ly Hayley in the town…. It’s our very own Hayley from Flair and she sells Younique products in her spare time.
You can find her on Facebook at Younique’ly Hayley
I ordered her Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and began to practice, it’s only March and the wedding is June but a friend told me they were hard to use and you sometimes got black bits on your cheeks…. they were so wrong!
Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes are really easy to use, even for me and I am truly hopeless at anything to do with make up! They come in a lovely box which contains two containers, one with the gel which you paint on first, then use the other pot which contains the fiber, then finish with the gel – easy! I pp my own mascara on first before either stage so I get a nice black lash.
Removal is just with your usual make up removing routine. Order yours from Younque’ly Hayley now!
Communities across the district are sprucing up where they live, work and play with a little help from East Northamptonshire Council (ENC).
As spring approaches, friends, neighbours, litter clean-up groups, local businesses and schools are getting together to help tidy up East Northants’ high streets, residential and business areas, villages and parks.
ENC are helping by providing groups with everything they need for a clean up, including litter pickers, gloves, and hi-vis vests. We also pick up and dispose of the rubbish collected and advise on what to do if any dangerous or harmful materials are found.
In 2014, we supported 22 groups with their community litter picks and collected over two tonnes of litter. This year, we have eight groups booked in already, from Warmington to Woodford, Hargrave to Harringworth.
An extra special clean up happened at Stanwick last weekend. The Stanwick Environment Group (STEP) teamed up with Stanwick Pocket Park Group (SPPARK) for their first joint effort and gave the village a thoroughly good tidy up.
Tim Page, member of STEP and SPPARK said: “We litter picked the entire parish of Stanwick, its roadsides (where safe to do so), footpaths, bridal ways and public open spaces.
“For the past several years, we’ve welcomed the help of the 2nd Raunds Scouts and we do the litter pick as close to Stanwick Road Race as we can. This, together with further litter picking of the other parts of the route (which is carried out by ENC), ensures the area looks its best for the 400 runners and visitors.
“Since day one, we’ve had the support of ENC who supply bin bags, gloves, hi-vis jackets and dispose of the waste. As well as the usual cans, crisp packets and bottles, we’ve found some more unique items including an intact Phipps beer bottle which had probably been in the ditch for 60 plus years! Each year we collect enough rubbish to fill a double garage.”
Leader of the Council, Steven North, added: “We value groups like STEP and SPPARK who give up their own free time to help make sure our public spaces are kept litter free. I’m really pleased to see so many communities signing up to borrow our litter picking equipment and the Waste Management team assures me there are still plenty of opportunities for future sign ups.”
To book equipment for your village/town spring clean, please call 01832 742026.
Thrapston – did you know that you’ve been connected to the superfast fibre optic broadband network? 4,090 premises in the Thrapston area should now have accesses to superfast broadband, including Islip, Lowick, Titchmarch, Woodford, and Wellwood.
How do I get superfast broadband?
Use the postcode checker to find out which commercial suppliers might offer superfast broadband packages to your address.
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Rural businesses in parts of Northamptonshire could soon benefit from grants up to £100,000 each in a bid to boost the local economy.
More than £1.8m of European Union funding has been successfully secured for the county under the EU’s LEADER programme.
The money will be available for a variety of activities including supporting rural tourism, agricultural diversification, increasing forestry productivity as well as cultural and heritage work.
Grants awarded will be between £10,000 and £100,000 and will need to be match-funded by the businesses.
Firms in the rural parishes of East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Corby, Daventry and Wellingborough will all be eligible once the programme launches later this year.
Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for strategic infrastructure and economic development, said: “I am delighted that the county council has been able to help secure this funding for the north and the west of the county.
“The rural economy has transformed markedly in the past few decades and continues to do so. As this continues to happen there may be firms who have great ideas but don’t have the finances available to make them happen.
“What this gap funding does is provide some money so that these ideas can become a reality and invigorate the local economy.
“Not only does this boost the individuals concerned but can also create jobs and bring new services to rural areas, giving them a new lease of life.”
Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, added: ““I am delighted that the LEADER group has been awarded this money to help our local, rural businesses and support the local economy. Rural businesses suffer more than most through economic downturns and we want to do all we can to support them and make them sustainable and this money will go a long way in helping us do that.”
Available over seven years, the LEADER funding has been won by a local action group comprised of public, private and voluntary sector organisations that have an interest in rural Northamptonshire.
The group has been supported by Northamptonshire County Council which will act as the accountable body to administer the funds.
Further information about the programme will be provided once national application guidelines for the funding have been agreed
In the meantime more information about the programme can be obtained by emailing LEADER@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Householders, communities, landowners and businesses in Northamptonshire now have additional help to minimise the risk from flooding thanks to an online toolkit tailored specifically for the county.
Northamptonshire County Council has developed a website to provide a central point of information on a wide range of flooding issues, including flood-risk maps, funding available and interactive guides.
The aim is to equip people so they have the information required to help themselves as much as possible, working in a preventative way.
Cllr Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “This is an excellent website which is very easy to use and provides clear, accessible advice on all sorts of flooding related issues.
“What we’ve found is that communities are often best set to help themselves as they have an in-depth knowledge of their areas.
“However we can help by gathering all of the important information and centralising it so it can be used easily – with people selecting what they need.”
The Flood Toolkit allows people to:
The Flood Toolkit was launched today (Thursday, March 19) and can be accessed through the following link – www.floodtoolkit.com
The county council is the lead local flood authority for the county, which means it is required to create a strategy to tackle local flood risks, involving flooding from surface water, ordinary watercourses and groundwater.
The toolkit is part of the council’s wider Community Pathfinder Project which has been made possible after Northamptonshire was chosen by the government as just one of 13 areas in the country in which to deliver this pilot initiative.
This pathfinder project has provided the selected communities with a range of flood resilience tools. The project aims to find out what tools would help communities make themselves more resilient to flooding and what tools really are not useful in practice.
The Gold Bond Weekly Draw
Supporting AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Do you want a chance to win £2,000 every week and help your football club at the same time? Well Read on!
AFC Rushden and Diamonds are delighted to announce the launch of its GOLD BOND Lotto.
This is a weekly lottery, twinned with other schemes across the country, where by paying JUST £1 a week you will be in with a chance of winning £2,000 and over 300 smaller prizes.
The Lotto has been running for many years, and is made up from other football clubs across the country, from the championship through to non-league.
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will benefit by receiving a percentage of the stake, and you could receive the rest if you are one of the many winners.
INTERESTED? Well there are lots of ways to get involved.
The easiest way is to sign up HERE
You can enter once for £1 per weekly draw, or double up your chances by staking just £2 per week.
Once you have registered THAT’S IT! Your entry will be retained. You will then receive 7 unique numbers, which hopefully will be drawn out in one of the weekly prize draws.
Alternatively, at the next match, you can see Mark Cullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or James Waller (email@example.com) who will be able to give you a form to set up a standing order. Please bring bank details with you!
So if you want to help your football club, and stand a chance of winning £2,000 each week follow this link www.goldbondlotto.com and be in it to win it while helping your club
Matt Gearing celebrates his 100th appearance by backing GOLD BOND, ‘It’s a great idea, if everyone gets involved, what a boost this could be for the club’
Chairman Ralph Burditt is looking forward to the launch; he was the first to sign up, before the link had even gone live.
‘”The Gold Bond scheme is a great way to raise money for the club whilst also giving yourself the chance of winning cash prizes.
As a Community Club, fundraising efforts such as this one are a vital part of our income and by signing up you’ll be making an important contribution to our success.”
Want more Info? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gold Bond Weekly Draw
Supporting AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Gold Bond has been in operation now for over 20 years and currently works with 30 clubs
With a weekly £2,000 jackpot
As well as
1 x £500, 1 x £200, 2 x £100, 4 x £50, 6 x £25,
170 x £10 and 130 x £5
Massive annual £10,000 jackpot prize!
Sign up and support your club
The club secretary looks at the wider view
So the question is, why bother? What are the benefits to joining this scheme? Well first and foremost, you are entering yourself into a weekly draw where you have a chance of winning £2,000, as well as over 300 other cash prizes.
However, this scheme is broader than that. For every £1 entry AFC Rushden & Diamonds will receive over 55p, which we can use to support our 34 teams across age groups from Under 9s right up to the first team.
As many of you will know, we are currently searching for an appropriate area of land in which to base our new stadium. Once this is identified, we hope to be able to create a community hub, to enable us to host every single one of our teams. Most importantly, however, is that we are looking to address a critical shortage of leisure facilities for the young people in the trio of towns making up “Rushdenshire” of Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough. Currently 90% of our sides play outside of this area, with some having to travel as far as Northampton to play their home games.
GOLD BOND money will enable us to plan for when a site is determined, and to ensure that we are able to lobby the council to ensure that sufficient facilities are in place.
As also mentioned, we currently have 34 teams, but we want more! One area of development which we hope to look towards is in girls and women’s football. As a community based club we believe it is critical to ensure “participation for all”, and developing our girls section is crucial to this vision. GOLD BOND money can be used to make this happen by ensuring that pitches are available and of a suitable standard.
We also feel that good quality coaching is something that is crucial to not only to the development of future AFC Rushden & Diamonds players, but also for players nationally, and this is something we hope to use funds from this initiative to work towards.
Currently, we have a number of dedicated coaches and parents who have stepped up to help out a number of teams as coaches, and they are doing a fantastic job.
With GOLD BOND funds we hope to be able to help them to do even better. Money from this initiative will be used to fund current coaches to further their coaching qualifications, and gain insight from coaches in other teams.
We hope to use any funds to create a legacy for our club, to ensure that all of our community players have the best facilities available, and to have the best coaching possible.
Sign up today, be in it, to win it and at the same time let’s make our club even stronger
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Up to 20% commission on your members every week
A Free season ticket
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10 % Agent’s bonuses on winners
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Planning Applications: 19 MARCH 2015 WEEKLY LIST
Church Cottage Church Lane Denford Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 4ED
Ref. No: 15/00458/FUL | Received: Mon 09 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Brooklands Hemington Road Polebrook Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 5LS
Ref. No: 15/00539/TCA/ | Received: Tue 17 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 17 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Application 13/01551/OUT: Outline: Demolition of existing Arn cottage and build new self contained four bedroom house and associated site works (all matters reserved except for scale and access) Condition 5 – Floor and site levels Condition 6 – Boundary treatments Condition 8 – Parking and turning facilities Condition 9 – Landscaping scheme
Arn Cottage Wood Lane Oundle Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 5TP
Ref. No: 15/00443/CND | Received: Fri 06 Mar 2015 | Validated: Tue 17 Mar 2015 | Status: Application Withdrawn
15 Park Road Raunds Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9 6JL
Ref. No: 15/00501/FUL | Received: Thu 12 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Application 14/01053/FUL : Erection of 4 bedroom dwelling with new vehicle access (revised scheme as approved 13/00751/FUL) Condition 3 – Facing and roofing materials Condition 4 – Boundary treatment Condition 5 – Waste reduction, recycling etc Condition 6 – Access details
283 Newton Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 0SX
Ref. No: 15/00531/CND | Received: Mon 16 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Discharge of condition for 14/01506/FUL Demolition of 15 no. flats and replacement with 3 no. 2 bed bungalows and 4 no. 2 bed flats, associated parking, access and landscaping Condition 3 – Written scheme of Archaeological investigation
Home Court Sackville Street Thrapston Northamptonshire NN14 4NZ
Ref. No: 15/00525/CND | Received: Mon 16 Mar 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Variation of condition 7 – to allow for new drawings pursuant to planning permission 11/01050/FUL dated 7.7.11 -Erection of detached three bedroom dwelling with parking to rear following demolition of existing garage
16 Whittlesea Terrace Woodford Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 4JA
Ref. No: 15/00410/VAR | Received: Fri 27 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Mar 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration