Archive for: October 2018

The Animal Licensing Law has Changed

New legislation will came into effect on 1 October, overhauling current animal licencing laws. Changes impact how residents and local businesses buy and sell pets, use day care or animal boarding services and keep and train animals for exhibitions.

Anyone selling pets, and dog breeders operating as a business or breeding more than three litters a year, needs to apply for a licence from the council.

Adverts selling pets must now include:

  • The licence number
  • Name of local authority issuing the licence
  • Photograph and age of pet
  • County of origin and residence of pet

If you’re looking to buy a pet, it is important that you look out for these things to make sure that the person selling is doing so legitimately to ensure animal welfare.

The change in legislation requires anyone offering day care or home-boarding to apply for a licence from the council.  Before using these services, residents are asked to be mindful and make sure that anyone providing these services holds the correct licence.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, said: “The changes in animal licensing laws will help to further protect animal welfare, and ensure that anyone selling and breeding pets or offering home-boarding services is responsible when caring for animals. I would urge anyone who is unsure about how these changes might affect them to contact our licensing team, who will be more than happy to offer guidance and advice.”

If you previously registered a performing animal with Northamptonshire County Council, Trading Standards this registration will expire on 31st March 2019 and  you will need to apply for a licence from East Northamptonshire Council under the new requirements.

A new star rating has been rolled out for all animal activity licences, with ratings ranging from one to five, five being the maximum that can be achieved. This rating will be displayed on the licence.

To check whether a business holds the correct licence, or to apply for a licence, visit: www.northantslicensing.gov.uk or contact the licensing team: Central Licensing Administration Unit, East Northamptonshire Council, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northamptonshire NN14 4LZ, Telephone: 01832 742102, Email: licensingunit@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk


A Trip to Chancery Dental – the New Dentist in Thrapston

As a patient of Paul Blackman I was already registered with Chancery Dental, I’m happy that they know my dental history. chancery dental thrapston

I needed to book a check up and so went in to say hello, as Nene Local and have a look around.

I’ve booked my check up and so Ketan showed me around the surgery.  I saw the reception had been set back allowing more room.  Lots of clean lines and a professional look.  The surgery will offer straight forward dentistry as well as cosmetic procedures that are popular now to obtain a white, film star smile for those that want that bit extra.

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The surgery Mr Blackman used has now become the hygenists area and there is a large, state of the art surgery upstairs – which I can talk about after my appointment next week.

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There is lots more room and room to expand too so more patients can be looked after.

I also know a ‘top secret’ …. something really quite exciting will be happening in this room and it’ll be real kudos for Thrapston, bringing people into the town.

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I am looking forward to my check up and will let you know how I get on.

For more information about the new dentist, what they can offer and also their pament plan which offers affordable dentistry then contact;


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Chancery Dental

Web:  www.chancerydental.co.uk

Email: info@chancerydental.co.uk

Telephone: 01832 733093


Planning Applications: 11 October 2018 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website or click the link below to go directly to the article you require.


Notice is given that the following applications have been received together with the last date for making representations:


18/01867/FUL (10/11/2018)


Erection of detached dwelling with means of access from Main Street (resubmission of 18/01035/FUL) at land between Winward and 40 Main Street, Upper Benefield.

Duddington With Fineshade

18/01868/LBC (10/11/2018)


New sewage treatments plant in lieu of existing septic tanks at Manor Farm, High Street, Duddington, PE9 3QE.


18/01844/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Proposed new dwelling to rear of 23 Westfields at land rear of 28-30 and 32 Western Avenue,



18/01852/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

New agricultural access to serve the applicants agricultural land at Manor Farm, Cotterstock Road,



18/01869/LBC (10/11/2018)

(LBRegs) (LB/CA)

Replacing the existing single glazed windows with conservation style double glazed windows.

Removing a pier from the modern built triple bay garage to form a double bay and rebuilding the

front wall in like for like material. At Spring Farm House, Gretton Road, Harringworth.

Higham Ferrers

18/01839/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Two storey and single storey rear extension with terrace over single storey element; conversion of

integral garage to habitable rooms; alterations to roof height and pitch to existing bedroom 3 at 7 York Road, Higham Ferrers, NN10 8HZ.

18/01863/FUL (10/11/2018)


Replacement of front and side ground floor windows and entrance door (resubmission of

18/00820/FUL) at 98 High Street Higham Ferrers,  NN10 8BJ.


18/01671/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Proposed no2 new two storey dwellings with off road parking at land adjacent to 42 Jubilee Street,


18/01880/FUL (10/11/2018)


Residential development of 4No dwellings including access, parking and amenity land at 49

Finedon Road, Irthlingborough,  NN9 5TY.


18/01873/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Front and rear side extensions and  partial conversion of garage plus off road parking to front at 23

Monson Way, Oundle, PE8 4QG.


18/01820/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Development and alterations to dwelling house to create habitable rooms to roof space and changes to fenestration to include 2no. New gables to north elevation. Side extension to create carport and detached single storey triple garage to front at 2 Fergusons Close, Polebrook, PE8 5LH.


18/01732/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Conversion of existing barns to stables and change of use of land from agricultural to equestrian

use. Retrospective change of use of small parcel of land within the site to commercial caravan

storage. At 111 London Road, Raunds, NN9 6DB.

18/01871/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Two storey rear extension; single storey front extension; amended vehicle access to the highway at

38 Stanwick Road, Raunds, NN9 6DG.


18/01785/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Infill extension and conversion of double garage at 3 Ham Lane, Ringstead, NN14 4AT.


18/01789/FUL (10/11/2018)


Change of use from A1 retail to D1 Kip McGrath Tuition Centre providing tuition in maths and literacy at 5 Hamblin Court, Rushden, NN10 0RU.

18/01842/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

First floor extension with dormers to side of dwelling and front porch at 4 Holly Road, Rushden, NN10 6AT.

18/01870/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Garage conversion at 8 Campion Close, Rushden, NN10 0UJ.


18/01803/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Locating of porta-cabin onto a hard standing, alongside the veterinary practice at Lake View Veterinary Centre, Top Close, Thrapston, NN14 4PP.

18/01843/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

To replace existing conservatory roof and wall frames with new roof and wall frames at 17 Heron

Avenue, Thrapston, NN14 4JF.

18/01879/FUL (03/11/2018) (Info)

Single storey extension to existing detached double garage to allow additional garaging at 148

Oundle Road, Thrapston, NN14 4PG.


18/01850/VAR (10/11/2018)


Variation of condition 20 to vary the original plans to allow for 1st floor escape windows to four of the bedrooms, pursuant to planning application 17/00565/FUL: Conversion of agricultural building to residential dwelling dated 31.05.2017 at Blackwells Barn, High Street, Twywell.


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Declaration – UK Tour: October – November 2018

After winning the ADHD Foundation Partnership Award in 2017, Art with Heart return with a brand new tour of Declaration, a comic and candid look at Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Developed in consultation with medical professionals and mental health support groups, Declaration challenges the stereotypes of mental health and gender in the 21st century.
Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy, Sarah is a mighty proud square peg – which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round. Her childhood doctor thought it was sugar. Her current doctor thinks its ADHD. Sarah still feels different, so what will a label do? Declaration is a vibrant and daring adventure of school day survival tactics, super-hero alteregos and the stumbling blocks to self-acceptance.

Filled with great tunes, dancing and humour, Declaration is an upbeat autobiographical piece about the challenges Sarah Emmott faced as she sought diagnosis in her 30s. ADHD Action reports that about 1.5 million adults in the UK have the condition but only 120,000 have been formally diagnosed. A complex, frustrating and isolating process, Sarah discovered that you often need to be living in the extremities of the condition to receive support.

With boys nearly 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls, many girls go undiagnosed. Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) reported ‘the lack of appropriate identification and treatment of ADHD in women is a significant public health concern’. Declaration addresses social attitudes and gendered stereotypes, placing ADHD in women on the public agenda.

Director Rachel Moorhouse comments, They say that variety is the spice of life, until they can’t decipher what flavour you are. Then you’re a problem to be solved. Declaration is a celebration of difference, and asks how much society might grow if it made space for diversity and difference. Declaration challenges those who underestimate us square pegs and shares the joy of finding your tribe.

Declaration possesses the power to comfort, evoke joy and help people through a colourful, vibrant and inviting experience. The work of Art with Heart Theatre is a must see, the positive change they are making is incredible. (★★★★★ The Reviews Hub)

Declaration tours with SPACE, a mobile well-being room for audiences to take time to consider their personal well-being. Developed with The Lowry with the 2018 tour produced in association with the ADHD Foundation, a patient-led charity which are the leading provider of training on ADHD in the UK. Funded by Arts Council England and Sir Andrew Martin Trust. Supported by Greater Manchester Combined Authority Culture and Social Impact Fund and Unity Theatre Trust. This project has been made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grantgiving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

For More Information


Performance Dates Tuesday 12th October – Thursday 22nd November 2018

Running Time 70 minutes Box Office Tickets are available from individual theatre box office. See www.artwithheart.org.uk

Twitter @artwith_heart, #ADHDeclaration

Waste Amnesty Collects over 10 Tonnes of Household Waste

Over 10 tonnes of household waste was collected at a recent waste amnesty organised by East Northamptonshire Council.

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Working in partnership with FCC Environment and Rockingham Forest Housing, home owners in the Highfield Road area of Rushden took advantage of the scheme to help households throw away any unwanted items or waste.

In just under one hour on Saturday, 29 September, the team collected hundreds of sacks of general and garden waste as well as seven fridge freezers!  The garden waste will be recycled, as well as any white goods via the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling scheme.


Children also took part in a community litter pick organised by a local housing association that added to great haul of waste.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North said:

“This is a wonderful achievement by all involved and once again shows what can be accomplished when organisations and residents work together to improve the area we live in.”

If you want to organise your own community litter pick, email our waste team on waste@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk  We are able to supply all the equipment you should need and can collect the waste at the end of the day.

Council Hosts event to Help Home-Buyers in the district

Aspiring home owners from across East Northamptonshire will have an opportunity to find out more about how they can purchase their first home at a tailor-made event this autumn.


The event, which is organised by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC), will provide people with everything they need to know about shared ownership, as well as showcase which homes are available in the local area with partner Housing Associations – Wellingborough Homes, NCHA and the Longhurst Group.


Taking place on Saturday 6 October from 10.30am – 1pm at Thrapston Plaza, this event is the ideal opportunity for people to find out more about how they can get their foot on the property ladder.


Mortgage Advisors, colleagues from ENC, Wellingborough Homes, Spire Homes and NCHA will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on shared ownership, including how to apply to buy on a shared ownership basis and what the mortgage and monthly payments could be.


Steven North, Leader of ENC, says: “We are delighted to be working with our housing association partners to deliver an event that will provide people with everything they need to know about shared ownership. I would encourage anyone who is looking to get their foot on the property ladder or thinking about purchasing their first home to come and speak with staff and find out more about the opportunities available to them.”


To register for the event or to find out more about shared ownership please email: housing@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk