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Dogs in Restaurants – Are you Barking Mad?

New research reveals a doggy divide when it comes to allowing man’s best friend into our nation’s eateries

A new poll reveals a mixed (doggy) bag when it comes to Britain’s view on allowing canines into cafes and restaurants. The Restaurant Club, a scheme supporting local restaurateurs over chains monopolising the high street, posed the question to its 11,000 strong fine dining group.

And while almost four in 10 (39%) people believe that dogs should be banned entirely from restaurants, a surprising 61% were a lot more flexible. This includes one in 10 (11%) saying they’d only be happy for them to enter cafes (although not restaurants), 8% saying only guide dogs should be permitted and one in 20 (5%) calling for a dog only area. In bad taste, however, a cheeky few canine-haters ‘joked’ that dogs should only be allowed in on the menu!

By popular demand the club has now added a dog-friendly section on its website that offers discerning diners discounts and advice on where to eat out across the capital, so that people have the option of not leaving their pooch at home.

Louisa Walters, founder of The Restaurant Club says:

“I love the fact that I can take my shih tzu into my local newsagent, post office, chemist and hairdresser, so it follows that I would want to take her with me into local restaurants too. Every high street needs at least one dog friendly eatery and we’ve scoped out the best ones for our members.

“However, the Club is calling for a dog-friendly code of conduct, not just for restauranteurs in terms of hygiene when feeding dogs, but for pet owners too.

“For instance, dogs should only be taken out to eat if they are well trained and don’t disturb other clientele – unless of course the next table is happy to engage with your pet! Be considerate, especially if you have a big dog and there are young children around.”

Whilst we pride ourselves as a nation of animal lovers, it seems there is a misconception in the UK that dogs are not allowed in any places where food is served for health, safety and disturbance reasons. This is not the case. The only legal obligation on the owner is to make sure there is no risk of contamination and that all food preparation areas are up to specified hygiene standards.

Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety Messages

With Halloween and Bonfire Night approaching, many households will be planning festivities, perhaps including costume parties and firework displays.

Police and fire officers are currently delivering Halloween and bonfire safety talks in schools across the county and are also carrying out joint patrols, particularly in areas which have seen anti-social behaviour in the past.

The joint Prevention and Community Protection department (Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service) would like to help people stay safe this Halloween and Bonfire Night by offering the following advice.

Halloween safety tips:

-Keep clear of all flames such as candles and lit pumpkins, which could cause costumes to catch fire or cause burns.

-Be careful how you dress on Halloween. Homemade costumes and some costumes bought in shops can be flammable.

-Plan your trick or treat route beforehand. Only go to houses where you or your friends know the residents. Always go in groups.

-When trick or treating, children should stay in well-lit areas and should never go without an adult.

-Costumes should not be used to genuinely frighten people – particularly those who may be elderly or vulnerable.

-Eggs and flour should be left at home when trick or treating.

-If clothing catches fire, remember to STOP, DROP and ROLL. STOP where you are. Do not run. DROP to the ground. Lie down flat. ROLL over and over on the ground until the flames are out.

-If using candles, make sure they are out when you leave the room. Never leave children alone with candles.

-Do not use real candles in lanterns and pumpkins, use battery operated lights.

-Do not make lanterns from plastic bottles/containers. This could be dangerous and could result in burns and cause fire.

Bonfire Night safety tips:

It is usually safest to go to an organised event, but if you are having fireworks at home, remember:

-Sparklers are not suitable for children under five.

-Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.

-Always supervise children around fireworks.

-Never throw fireworks or put them in your pocket.

-Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.

-Keep a bucket of water handy.

-Never return to a lit firework.

-Fireworks cannot be purchased by under 18s.

-Light fireworks at arm’s length, using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick.

-Keep fireworks in a closed box.

-Keep pets indoors.

-Follow firework instructions.

-Don’t let noisy fireworks off after 11pm.



Pick up a spade and join in Forest for Peterborough’s tree planting events this season!

Want to make a difference to your local environment? Want to volunteer with a project that is creating a long-lasting impact for the area and its residents? Don’t miss joining in special tree planting days this season!


The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is gearing up to begin another tree planting season with its Forest for Peterborough project. 6,000 trees are due to be planted throughout the city and surrounding areas between October 2016 and March 2017.


Volunteers can drop-in to tree planting events at Sacrewell Farm (PE8 6HJ) on the 5th, 19th, and 26th November, and 3rd and 10th December.  The planting sessions will take place between 10.30am-4.30pm (last arrivals at 3.30pm). Volunteers for the tree planting will gain free entry to the planting event.


“Since the project launched in 2010, Forest for Peterborough has planted an amazing 93,609 trees across the city,” explains Project Officer Simon Belham. “We are so grateful for the support of our volunteers each year and the hard work they put in to improve the local environment for the benefit of residents and wildlife.”


Forest for Peterborough is aiming to plant over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030. The target is to plant one tree for every person in the city in order to improve tree coverage, improve our green spaces, and the quality of air we breathe.


Companies and communities can get involved with the planting days: “It was lovely to meet the team leading the tree planting; they were very friendly and helpful,” explains Kelly Towers from The National Flooring Company. “I would recommend other companies to take part, because it not only supports your local community and their environmental efforts, it provides an opportunity to team-build with colleagues and inform others.”


Forest for Peterborough is grateful for the support of Peterborough City Council. Please register your attendance with our project officer at or call 07715 372432. Calling is advised on the day, because events may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions or finish early due to all trees being planted. Please wear appropriate clothing  for outdoor work and sturdy footwear. All equipment will be supplied and no prior skills are required. All ages welcome.


PECT delivers projects which make a real difference to local communities. Support PECT’s work by donating, simply text PECT20 and the amount you want to donate to 70070 (texts are free and 100% of your donation goes directly to PECT.)  For more information, visit or call 01733 568408. Plus find PECT on Twitter @SustainableCity.


Five tips for Eco-Safe Driving from Three Shires Driving Centre

1 Check your tyres

Tyre pressures should be checked weekly using a reliable gauge, only check your tyre pressures when they are cold and inflate to the recommended pressures found in the manufacturers hand book. Don’t forget to replace the dust caps.

Whilst you are checking the pressure check the condition, for cars and vans the minimum tread depth is 1.6 mm across the central three quarters of the tyre and all around the circumference. Look for the TWIs or tread wear indicators when your tyres reach these you must replace them. Check for uneven wear, cuts and bulges and have them repaired or replaced as necessary.


2 Increase your following distance

Keep well back from the vehicle ahead, a two second gap between you and the car in front at speeds over thirty miles per hour is the minimum distance you should keep in good weather with good tyres and a well maintained car. This will allow you more time to react to any situation which may occur and take the correct action.

The bigger the gap you have the wider your zone of vision is and the quicker you will react. In rain have a four second gap and in settled snow and ice you may have to increase your gap to ten seconds.


In stop – start traffic you should always leave enough room to be able to drive around the vehicle in front, if they stall, break down or should you need to move over to allow an emergency vehicle through you will be able to if you leave a suitable gap. Tyres and Tar! If you can see the rear tyres of the vehicle in front of you and a bit of Tarmac then you will be in the correct position.


3 Look ahead and plan to keep moving

Following on from the safety gap, if you maintain a reasonable gap you may be able to negotiate junctions and roundabouts without having to stop. This reduces wear and tear and also fuel consumption. Now we are not telling you to break the law because safety is paramount, however if you time your approach take early observations and are in the correct gear, most times it all comes together and you are able to negotiate the junction without stopping.


4 Change gear at optimum revs.  Drive an Auto?  Don’t put your foot to floor

You don’t always have to use every gear in the gear box, block gear changing is recommended. This is where you miss one or two gears out during the acceleration or slowing down process. The key words are ‘don’t always’, you will usually use first, second and third gears as your acceleration gears if you stay a fraction longer in third gear you could go straight to fifth or even sixth gear. By cutting out gear changes you save on fuel.

Try when dealing with hazard to follow the ‘one hazard one gear change’ maxim. All this means is if you plan your approach, take early observation, and decide what action you are going to take you will only need one gear change to get you in the correct gear for the hazard you are dealing with. What is a hazard? Well a hazard is something which causes you to change speed or direction, such as a junction or parked car or roundabout and so on I am sure you get the picture.

If you drive an automatic gentle acceleration allowing the gearbox to change up smoothly uses least fuel also forward planning and anticipation so that you are never in a position where you have to brake harshly all adds to increase your miles per gallon.


5 Drive smoothly…..

Put simply drive as if you had a bowl of iced water on your lap. If you brake hard, accelerate harshly or corner harshly it will spill over you. Remember it is on your lap not mine!


These useful tips come courtesy of the Three Shires Driving Centre

Planning Applications: 27 October 2016 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website and search for the application number.



16/02018/FUL and 16/02019/LBC (26/11/2016)(LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Part single and part two storey rear extension at 6 – 7 Bridge Street Apethorpe PE8 5DN


16/01980/FUL (26/11/2016)


Detached garage and car port at 2 Mill Lane Brigstock NN14 3HG


16/01951/LBC (26/11/2016)


Repair and replacement of the roof covering at Deene Hall Deene Park Deene NN17 3EW


16/02031/FUL and 16/02032/LBC (26/11/2016)(LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Single storey extension, two storey annexe and open fronted car storage at 34 Stamford Road

Easton On The Hill  PE9 3NU

Higham Ferrers

16/02020/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Replacement annex building to provide an additional 6 ensuite bedrooms and ancillary

accommodation at 50 North End Higham Ferrers  NN10 8JB


16/01999/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Ground floor extension to side of property at The Annexe Dandeano Oundle Road Lutton PE8 5ND


16/01989/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Proposed Single storey extension with flat roof, balcony and lantern at 11 Church Street Nassington  PE8 6QG


16/01622/FUL (26/11/2016) (Info)

Change of use of unit from A1 office to D2 Beauty at Unit 1 The Wharf Station Road Oundle PE8 4DE


16/01906/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

“Retrospective: Change of use of Domestic Veterinary Practice to residential annex. Proposed

works to include raising of ridge height, installation of rear facing dormer and installation of log

burner at ground floor level” at 2 London Road Raunds  NN9 6EJ


16/02047/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

First floor extension to extend bathroom and roof over flat roof at 8 Northfield Avenue Ringstead

NN14 4DX


16/01843/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Demolition of dwelling and erection of six new dwellings at 20 Kings Road Rushden NN10 0DL


16/01961/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Proposed new dwelling with detached car port  at Windrush Alexandra Road Rushden

NN10 0HY


16/02008/ADV (19/11/2016) (Info)

Eight fascia signs at Unit 4 Southwalk Rushden Lakes Rushden NN10 6FH


16/02015/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Residential development of four dwellings consisting of three two bedroom and one four bedroom

property (revised scheme to that permitted by 15/01828/FUL) (part retrospective) at 65 Northampton Road Rushden NN10 6AJ


16/02017/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Proposed double garage with studio room above at 14 Yarrow Close Rushden


16/02030/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Proposed single storey rear extension, alterations to existing single storey rear extension, removal of existing side bay window, insertion of a new side door and window to side elevation and internal alterations at 2 Beech Grove Rushden NN10 6EJ


16/01938/FUL (26/11/2016)


Proposed outdoor swimming pool with associated annex building at Perio Mill House Cotterstock

Road Fotheringhay PE8 5HU


16/02011/FUL (26/11/2016)


Proposed conversion of internal garage to utility and study and construction of new double garage at Green Valley Main Street Southwick PE8 5BL


16/01907/FUL (19/11/2016) (Info)

Demolition of existing single storey side extension and rear porch. Erection of a part two storey,

and part single storey east side extension. Installation of first floor window to west side elevation at 12 High Street Stanwick NN9 6QA


16/02014 FUL and 16/01876/LBC (26/11/2016)(LBRegs)(LB/CA)

Re-configuration of parking and garden area including the clearance of existing wall and

construction of new boundary wall at Oakleigh House 28 High Street Thrapston


16/01957/FUL (26/11/2016)


Proposed change of use from B1 to D1 No other changes at East  Council Cedar Drive Thrapston  NN14 4LZ


16/02010/FUL and 16/01942/LBC (26/11/2016) (LBRegs)(LB/CA)

Alterations to fenestration to change juliette balcony and doors at first floor to window only,

change pair of doors at ground floor to bi-fold doors and change window to kitchen to french doors

– all on rear elevation C. Block off former door to side elevation A.  Internal alterations to utility room to form WC and utility space at 6 Church Street Titchmarsh

Five Ways to Help your Pets Cope with Fireworks – From Lakeview Vets

Bonfire Night and the end-of-year festivities may be fun for us, but these noisy celebrations are often frightening for our furry friends. So we’ve rounded up five ways to help you keep your cat or dog calm and happy throughout the silly season.

Loud, unexpected sounds, like thunder, sirens and fireworks, are enough to scare anyone. And when you take pets’ exceptional hearing into account, it’s clear that the bangs, bursts and shrieks in the run-up to Guy Fawkes Night or New Year’s Eve can be especially distressing for them.

To understand why, you should first consider your cat or dog’s survival instincts. In the wild, an abrupt sound would almost certainly indicate danger, and an animal’s instinctual ‘fight-or-flight’ response could help them to either escape, or confront, the threat. While noisy fireworks don’t pose the same life-threatening risk to pet, their instincts are still as deeply ingrained – which explains why some might run away (‘flight’), while others could become aggressive (‘fight’).

This fear response creates a flood of activity within your cat or dog’s body: your pet’s heart rate increases, and the release of fear-triggered hormones such as adrenaline could cause them to become hypersensitive or extremely alert. In this anxious state, your pet might then withdraw or lash out to cope with this sudden onset of bewildering symptoms.

We understand that as a caring pet owner you hate to see your cat or dog in distress. So how can you prevent this unnecessary anxiety? We have five ways to help your pet to cope with fireworks and any other frights:


  • 1. Create a safe space


Cats are creatures of habit, and thrive on the familiar – which means that yours is unlikely to take to a new space you’ve created for her straight away, no matter how cosy it may seem. Instead, try to make your kitty’s usual hiding spot as comforting and soundproof as possible. You can do this by adding her favourite blanket and toy to the space, and using blankets or thick curtains to muffle sounds from outside.


Your dog might be more receptive to a spot that’s created especially for him. Ensure that this is comfortable, but hidden away, and is filled with familiar items. You may also want to choose a room with double-glazed windows, which will minimise noise.

Both your cat and dog will appreciate having unwanted sounds filtered out by the everyday chatter of the radio or the TV. Try turning yours on at a low volume, and keep in mind that the more familiar the sound is to your pet, the more comforting it’s likely to be.


  • 2. Get a pet sitter


To help prevent anxiety in your pets, you should bring them inside during firework season and keep your doors and windows firmly shut. And it’s just as important to make sure that your pet has a comforting presence to rely on during this time. While they’ll prefer to be with you, it might not always be possible to be at home, so enlisting the help of an experienced pet sitter can help.

To really ensure that your pets have nothing to worry about, introduce them to the sitter on at least two or three other occasions and make sure to incorporate some fun playtime during these sessions. That way, your cat or dog will associate the sitter with happy memories and is sure to feel more at ease.


  • 3. Try calming products


Happily, there are now great products on the market to help your pet remain calm. A plug-in pheromone diffuser is one such gadget available from your veterinary practice, and works by releasing synthetic versions of your pet’s natural feel-good pheromones. (Pheromones are chemical substances produced by an animal, which can affect their behaviour. For example, a mother cat or dog will produce certain types of pheromones to soothe her litters while they’re suckling.) There are versions that work specifically for cats or for dogs, and that are tailored to the kind of calming effect you’re seeking.

Another great invention is the Sounds Scary treatment programme, available to download for free from . It works by initially playing loud noises, such as fireworks, at a low volume, and slowly increasing the sound until your pet becomes accustomed to, and eventually completely comfortable with, these noises.


  • 4. Find the right balance


It might be your natural impulse to fuss over your pets as soon as they show the first sign of distress, but some experts believe that reacting this way to every yelp or mew could ‘reward’ fearful behaviour. If this is the case, your pet could start to associate all loud, scary noises with your positive attention – leading to a vicious cycle.

Instead, aim to get the balance right. Give your pet space to hide if they need to, and give them the comfort they need should they seek it, but keep your own behaviour as normal as possible throughout. This way your cat or dog will learn from your reactions that there’s nothing to fear. If you do sense that it’s necessary to interact with your pets to help calm them, try a distraction technique – such as a game involving a favourite toy instead.


  • 5. Seek specialist help


If you’ve tried all of these tricks before, and nothing seems to ease your pet’s anxiety, it may be worth exploring professional sound therapy with a clinical animal behaviourist for long-lasting results. Visit to find one, or ask us to recommend someone in your area.

In the meantime, you could also speak to us about ways to keep your cat or dog calm on nights that you know will be especially noisy. Arrange an appointment with us today to discuss your pet’s options.


Planning Applications: 14 October 2016 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website and search for the application number.



16/01913/LBC (12/11/2016)


Creation of a new first floor bathroom; installation of new soil vent pipe and vent to rear elevation; replacement front entrance door; and installation of new stable door to replace external door to rear lobby at Firtree Cottage 11 The Green Ashton PE8 5LD


16/01919/FUL (12/11/2016)


Erection of garden shed at Acacia Cottage 26 The Green Ashton


16/01892/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Erection of timber workshop for Use Class B1(c) light industry at Stocks Hill Cottage Stocks Hill

Lower Benefield  PE8 5AD


16/01943/FUL (12/11/2016)


Amendment to type of window at first floor level to a dormer window (revised scheme to that

permitted by 08/02206/FUL) at Church View Brigstock Road Lower Benefield


16/01689/FUL (12/11/2016)


Two storey extension  to the west elevation to form new kitchen and Garden room with bedroom

plus balcony and bathroom over. Two storey store area to the south elevation with further bedroom

and shower room over. Attached double garage and storage, workshop to side. at Pond Yard Back Lane Collyweston  PE9 3PJ

Duddington With Fineshade

16/01903/FUL (12/11/2016)

(LB/CA) (Info)

Erection of first floor rear extension at 6 Mill Street Duddington  PE9 3QG


16/01953/FUL (12/11/2016)

(LB/CA) (Info)

Demolish single storey side extension and replace with larger single storey extension at Rose

Cottage High Street Duddington


16/01796/FUL (12/11/2016)


Single storey rear extensions and alterations to two existing dwellings at The Paddock 16D West Street Easton On The Hill  PE9 3LS


16/01937/FUL (12/11/2016)


To remove the leaking corrugated asbestos roof from the existing lean to cottage extension and

replace with Blue Welsh slate at 13 West Street Easton On The Hill

Higham Ferrers

16/01908/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Regularization of single storey side extension, demolition of existing single storey rear extensions, and proposed erection of first floor side extension and single storey rear extension. at 64

Northampton Road Higham Ferrers  NN10 8AN


16/01928/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Loft conversion with front and rear dormers (amendment to planning permission 16/00080/FUL) at

46 Ullswater Close Higham Ferrers  NN10 8NP


16/01934/VAR (12/11/2016) (Art8)

Variation of condition 15 (approved drawings) to allow for revised elevations pursuant to outline planning permission EN/04/02158/OUT dated 21/3/06 at 77 Kimbolton Road Higham Ferrers NN10 8HL


16/01950/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Proposed loft conversion with balcony and single storey rear extension. at 4 Vine Hill Drive HighamFerrers  NN10 8EF


16/01944/REM (12/11/2016)


Reserved matters : Appearance, landscaping layout and scale pursuant to planning permission

13/00077/OUT dated 15.10.13 -Outline: Up to sixty houses, public open space and associated

access and other necessary infrastructure (all matters reserved) at Rear Of Green Close

Wellingborough Road Irthlingborough


16/01835/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Conversion of agricultural granary barn to single dwelling.  Creation of vehicular access from Mill

Lane and provision of off road parking and gardens at The Mill Barn Mill Lane Islip


16/01982/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Two storey side extension and erection of double garage at Wigsthorpe Farm Cottage Main Street Wigsthorpe PE8 5SE

Little Addington

16/01932/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Conversion of garage roof space to gym including new dormer windows (resubmission of

16/01472/FUL) at 1 St Marys Court High Street Little Addington  NN14 4BF

Newton Bromswold

16/01914/FUL (12/11/2016)


Change of use of part of paddock to incorporate all-weather menage 40m x 20m for the purpose of

exercising horses (Re submission of application no. 16/00929/FUL at Land Rear Of Newton Farmhouse 12 Church Lane Newton Bromswold


16/01775/FULand 16/01776/LBC (12/11/2016)  (LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Form new structure to enclose recently installed roof mounted kitchen ventilation ductwork

(retrospective). at St Anthony House Milton Road Oundle PE8


16/01923/FUL (12/11/2016)


Removal of unstable chimney to rear of the property at 8 Stoke Hill Oundle PE8 4BH


16/01789/VAR (05/11/2016) (Info)

Variation to the site layout to show the realignment of parking spaces to plots 19-24 pursuant to

planning permission 14/01082/REM dated 17.10.14 -Reserved matters: For appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to 12/01889/VAR, pursuant to 09/01626/OUT: Outline

application: Proposed Sustainable urban addition to Raunds comprising residential (Use Class C3); residential care facilities (Use Class C2); business (Use Class B1); storage and distribution (Use

Class B8); new vehicular and pedestrian access and associated road infrastructure, public open

space, landscaping (including flood alleviation measures), and conversion of existing buildings to

provide residential (Use Class C3) and/or community facilities (Use Class D1) (All matters reserved

except for access) dated 23.08.2010 at Land North Of Raunds Fronting Brick Kiln Road North


16/01930/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Proposed loft conversion to include new attic trusses to increase roof pitch (Resubmission of 16/01592/FUL) at 2 Bonsor Gardens Ringstead  NN14 4QW


16/01959/FUL (05/11/2016)


Proposed ground floor side extension and alterations to the existing roof at 5 Kinewell Close

Ringstead  NN14 4TW


16/01912/FUL (12/11/2016)


Conversion and extension of dwelling to create 4 self contained flats (resubmission of

15/01381/FUL) at 2 Bedford Road Rushden  NN10 0NB


16/01947/VAR (12/11/2016)


Variation of condition 4 (approved plans) to allow the approved garage of no.114 to be used as a

habitable room pursuant to 13/00347/FUL – Proposed residential development of two dwellings and new vehicular access at 88A To 116 High Street South Rushden


16/01958/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Two storey front extension with external staircase to first floor.  Garage conversion and associated

external works at 1 The Cedars 110 Irchester Road Rushden  NN10 9XS


16/01962/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Erection of two storey side extension at 26 Dean Close Rushden  NN10 9EH


16/01818/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Works adjacent to grade II Listed wall adjoining the Grade I Listed Church of St Laurence,

formation of new raised patio area including steps and new ramped entrance to existing Public

House. Formation of low level stone wall with blue engineering brick on edge capping complete

with 1000mm high light oak timber posts with stainless steel wire in between (retrospective) at The

Duke Of Wellington Church Street Stanwick NN9 6PS


16/01904/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Erection of two storey extension to side of property at 24 St Laurence Way Stanwick  NN9 6QS


16/01915/LBC (12/11/2016)


Works Adjacent to Grade II Listed wall adjacent to Grade I Listed Church of St. Laurence

(retrospective) at The Duke Of Wellington Church Street Stanwick


16/01872/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Conversion of outbuilding to residential annexe with balcony at The Mill House Mill Lane

Sudborough  NN14 3BX


16/01966/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Erection of replacement stable block. at The Lodge 37 Polopit Titchmarsh  NN14


16/01926/FUL (05/11/2016) (Info)

Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension following demolition of existing garage at 6 Bosworth Close Warmington PE8 6WF


16/01945/FUL and 16/01946/LBC (12/11/2016) (LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Retrospective Application for 3 commercial buildings consisting of 2 single storey and 1 two storey

unit at 10 Addington Road Woodford  NN14 4ES


16/01849/FUL (12/11/2016)


Change of use to outdoor activity park and operational development to include formation of

activity courses and tracks, embankments, fencing, entrance gates, vehicle wash area and tank,

siting of containers, cabins and associated works at Andrews Quarry Sulehay Road Yarwell

Thrapston Garage Sale donates to Charity

To the Town Folk of Thrapston,logo


I am writing on behalf of the Col’s Fund to thank the people of Thrapston who had a plot on the recent Garage sale, and to the people of Thrapston who brought a map and went around the town in support of the day.


The money raised, £500 which will be put to good use with the charity, every penny that we raise is used by the charity to support our wounded, and our our bereaved families.


I would also like to thank Lindsey and the committee for supporting our charity by fund raising on the Garage Sale day, the work that the committee does is outstanding, and we should all be proud of the community spirit that Thrapston has, which can be seen each year at events like the Charter Fair and the other events that the town hosts.


I would like to take the opportunity again to explain what The Grenadier Guards Col’s Fund is all about, it is a Registered Charity, Number 1062257, was set up to support wounded members of the Regiment through their recovery, their families and the Bereaved families, who have been killed in action or wounded on operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.


I have been employed by the charity since 2012 as the Regimental Casualty Officer. I left the Grenadier Guards after completing twenty eight(28) years service from 1984 to 2012. I am now responsible for delivering the care and support to over fifty five(55) wounded Grenadiers and their families and twenty one(21) bereaved families.


The Regiment has been involved in many operational tours of service in recent times, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and most recently they completed three(3) tours of Afghanistan.


During Northern Ireland we lost five(5) Grenadiers and in Afghanistan we lost fifteen(15) Grenadiers and one(1) Grenadier that was killed in a training accident whilst preparing for operations.


The list of injuries range from; Loss of limbs which include double and single amputations, Loss of eye sight, brain injuries, blast injuries, and the hidden injuries that are mental health, which includes PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).


I deliver this support by visiting the individuals and their families on a regular basis and by putting together funding requests when required to help these individuals when they require the support, and by sign posting and working with other charities that are able to help our Grenadiers.


The wounded and the families live across the United Kingdom and i travel as far north as Glasgow in Scotland, through England from the North east and west down as far as Falmouth covering all areas in between, i also have individuals and families in North, south and west Wales.

The Regiment is committed to supporting our wounded and bereaved and has an increasing number of mental health cases that are coming forward, and is consistently carry out charity events and are for ever grateful of others for their charitable support, which enables us to continue to deliver this support where it is much needed.


Finally I would like to take this opportunity once more for thanking the committee and the people of Thrapston for supporting our charity, with out the support and generosity of people like yourself we wouldn’t be able to support our wounded and bereaved in the manner that we do.


Kind regards


Mr Matthew Ellmer

Regimental Casualty Officer

Grenadier Guards