Category: News from our Area

Open-air Garden Theatre Tour of Alice in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that we will be appearing at KIRBY HALL with our production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Saturday 16th June.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is delighted to be bringing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Kirby Hall, a beautiful Elizabethan house that was once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Elizabeth I. This summer the grounds will become the home of a different Queen altogether – the quick-tempered and terrifying Queen of Hearts…


Chapterhouse Theatre Company is now in its 19th year of touring open-air theatre to stunning country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland. From the first year of performances at 30 venues with Romeo and Juliet in 2000, Chapterhouse now visits over 180 venues every year, and has become a greatly anticipated addition to thousands of theatre-goers’ calendars.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

What Chapterhouse does is theatre at the coalface, carried by the power of acting… and they do it with distinction”The Stage


worth catching them whatever the show, wherever they go” –  Northern Echo

Why Long-Term Relationships Deliver the Best Property Finance Deals

At this month’s Northamptonshire Property Social, on Monday 16 April, local landlords and property developers will meet commercial finance expert Mark Dodsworth of Blue Storm Financial Services.


Mark will be sharing over 30 years of experience in financial services. He will explain why he is passionate about forming long-term relationships with his clients to ensure they get the best and most appropriate finance available to them.


He says: “Your existing bank might produce an offer of finance but is it the right deal for your business?


“An experienced whole of market broker who gets to know you and understands your aims and objectives can make sure that the right approaches are made to the right lenders. They will help you get the best deal and save you time.”


Mark will talk about funding options for buy to let properties and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

Mark Dodsworth of Blue Storm Financial Services

Mark Dodsworth of Blue Storm Financial Services

Potential interest rate rises, periods when a tenant may fail to pay the rent and the borrower’s ability to maintain mortgage payments all need to be taken into account.


The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) regulations and taxation changes mean that mortgage lenders are tightening their affordability criteria and reducing borrowing levels.


With the recent changes in taxation and interest relief it’s more important than ever for private or incorporated landlords to have the right mortgage for investment properties.


For developers Mark will also talk about the best way to plan and obtain development and bridging finance to take forward that ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity or to maximise return on investment.


Contact Amber Properties on 01604 644 449 if you would like to find out more about financial options in the property sector and meet other property professionals in the Northamptonshire area. Alternatively you can book online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northamptonshire-property-social-tickets-44363177458

Rushden Living Consultation

For those of you unable to attend the public consultation regarding Rushden Lakes, Nene Local reports.

Rushden Lakes set to become almost half as big again under the new expansion plans.

A new project  called Rushden Living – has been submitted to East Northants Council, it’s the first stage of a bid to extend the shopping development on land west of the popular Rushden Lakes site.

If approved there would be almost 12,000 sq m of shops, restaurants and offices, as well as a new link road hoping to ease traffic into the site. The plans include:

–   A1 class units (non-food retail)

–   A1 (retail including food)

–   B1 (offices)

–   B1 and B2 (general industry)

rushden living plans

The proposed development should also mean a 782m privately-owned link road between the development and Ditchford Road.

Ditchford Road will be realigned to facilitate the new road junction providing an alternative means of access to Rushden Lakes, for shoppers currently entering from the A45.  An additional 811 car parking spaces will also be created, bringing the total number of spaces to 2,730.

It’s anticipated that work could begin as early as next year with completion in 2020.  We have been no indication of any shop names which may be interested in joining the development in this proposed newest phase.

Phase two, is currently being built to include a 14-screen cinema from Cineworld, due to open in early 2019.

rushden living plans

rushden living plans

rushden living plans