Thrapston Website launches

The Nene Local Thrapston Edition has now launched.

The retailers of Thrapston have got many new initiatives on the go…


The Christmas Lights Festival will now be an annual occurrence, getting larger each year.

Plus the late night shopping on  Thrapston Thursday has got off to a flying start, with lots of shopping being done, plus carol singers and general festive merriment!

We saw great use of social media by Tasty Bite, as they offered Facebook users a free drink if they used a password only available to their Facebook fans.  As soon as we hear of any more promotions such as this we’ll disclose them on here, so do check back regularly!

We want to help get Thrapston on the map, so there will be lots going on on this site, plus lots of marketing to get the site noticed by a wider audience.  If you have a business in Thrapston and would like to be listed then do get in touch here.




Wellingborough Monopoly up for Grabs

Mayfair and Park Lane have been swapped with Wellingborough’s Market Street and High Street in an exclusive version of family-favourite Monopoly.

Wellingborough Business Improvement District manager John Cable with the special edition Monopoly board


A limited number of copies of the much-loved board game are available to win in a Christmas promotion aimed at getting more people to ‘shop local’ during the festive period.


Shoppers will be given scratch cards every time £10 is spent in participating Wellingborough town centre shops, with the chance of winning 101 prizes, including the Monopoly boards as well as a 50-inch flat screen television and children’s bikes. Every ticket will also be entered into a prize draw.


The give-away, which launched on November 30 and runs for three weeks, has been organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), an organisation which works to boost the town centre economy.


John Cable, BID manager, said: “Everyone loves a game of good old Monopoly with the family at Christmas – now here’s a chance to play a Wellingborough version of the classic game.


“Wellingborough has a lot to offer this Christmas with all of our independent shops offering first-rate customer service, product knowledge and exclusive goods.”


The BID commissioned the production of the special edition Monopoly boards to celebrate the town centre.


Gamers looking to invest in the budget streets of Old Kent Road or Whitechapel Road can instead expect Orient Way or Whitehorse Yard, while the Wellingborough prison has also been reopened.


Three of the train stations have been replaced by Tresham College, the council’s Swanspool House and The Castle.


The promotion is being run in conjunction with The Castle to help celebrate its The Hundred and One Dalmatians festive production.


The BID organised the town’s Christmas lights switch-on and accompanying festivities, including tribute acts, Santa and his reindeer, a fireworks display and artificial snow.


It has also launched a Christmas market with a series of pop-up shops located in Orient Way, which leads up to the main market.


Bearly Worn gets ready for evening trading

DSCF1927Bearly Worn children’s boutique is situated in the heart of Thrapston.

Selling preowned clothing, accessories, gifts, new toys, furniture & larger equipment such as prams, highchairs & cots.
They have a selection of traditional wooden painted toys from Lanka Kade.

There is new furniture to order which is hand-carved & hand-painted in delightful designs for boys & girls.

Plus they are able to offer a payment plan to help you with the cost of these more expensive items.

The core business is good quality pre-owned children’s clothes from premium high-street brands to designer labels. With size range from newborn upto 10 years, with some tiny baby/premature baby wear in stock.  You will find labels like: Gap, Monsoon, Zara, Gymboree, Timberland, Boden, Joules, Little White Company, Osh Kosh, Petit Bateau, Polarn O’Pyret, Ted Baker, Kenzo, Catimini, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Pretty Originals, Sarah Louise, I Love Gorgeous, Gucci,….& more.

Items start from as little as a couple of pounds & you will find many a bargain among the stock on display, some still with the original price labels on.

So why not drop by this evening, during ‘Thrapston Thursday‘ a late night opening initiative for December.


Rainbow 360 Media Ltd for Social Media Marketing

Rainbow 360 Media


07799 627789




Local PR company, Rainbow 360 Media Ltd, has announced new courses in social media.button advert

The courses are aimed at complete beginners who wish to take their first steps on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. The company provides a choice of either office-based intensive, one-to-one personal training, or an email alternative for people to follow at their own pace. The aim is to enable companies who know they need to become more social media savvy take their first steps and really understand what they can achieve for their businesses.

Rainbow 360 Media Ltd has had many companies, retailers in particular, say they want to begin promoting themselves on social media platforms but are just too nervous to begin on their own. The courses not only provide all the information needed to open accounts and begin interacting with the online community, but also Rainbow 360 Media Ltd offer support packages which companies can purchase month by month until they feel ready to ‘go it alone’. The courses so far have provided companies with the confidence to promote their own businesses knowing they are keeping within the many online rules and guidelines.


Don’t forget – it’s late night shopping tonight!

Thrapston gets festive with late night opening – Thrapston Thursdays!


Athene Hair and Beauty

Athene Beauty and Hair

Athene was founded in 2004 by Lyn Jones and offers a wide range of Holistic & Beauty treatments as well as remedial & sports massage. As well as working as a therapist Lyn is also a registered midwife and continues to work for the NHS. Lyn now offers antenatal classes independently of the NHS within the Bridge Hotel.Athene is situated within the Bridge Hotel in Thrapston a small market town in Northamptonshire.


Thrapston Farm & Garden

Thrapston Farm & Garden, 23-15 Midland Road, Thrapston NN14 4JS

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 17:30
Sat: 08:00 – 17:00


Bengal Brasserie

Bengal Brasserie, 10 The Bullring, NN14 4NP Thrapston

01832 735620



An award-winning interiors company has set up shop in a barn outside a village pub in Northamptonshire.

Sugden & Daughters, a winner in the recent Citrus Social Media Awards, have taken the plunge from being a home business to having a fully-fledged retail outlet by opening the new barn at the Red Lion in Yardley Hastings.


The family-run company, which specialises in a range of Little Greene paint, fragranced luxury candles, soft furnishings, homewares and fresh flowers, hopes the barn will be the first in a number of shops they open as the business grows in the years to come.

Owner Louisa Sugden said: “The barn shop is beautiful and is a perfect show space for our products. It has a really rustic feel to it which fits in really well with our range.

“Opening a shop in a barn next to a pub is a bit unusual but it’s certainly got people talking. One couple said said it was like ‘stepping into the Cotswolds’.


“There seems to be a lot of vintage emporiums around but this is something completely different. We hope it can be the first of many, we’d love to grow the company.

“Many of our products are individual antique or vintage items and we do some upcycling as well, such as making lamps from coffee pots and mirrors from port holes.”

A former IT executive, Louisa, aged 40, runs the company with her husband, 42-year-old Mark, a picture framer.

She added: “I felt disillusioned with the desk job so decided to pursue a passion and I’m loving it. We’re both very creative but hopefully I bring a professional head to the business as well.”

The company’s success is partly down to its exceptional use of social media, building a loyal fan base through Facebook and Twitter.

Sugden & Daughters won the coveted ‘Post of the Year’ award at the first ever Citrus Awards earlier this month – celebrating their innovative use of social networks to grow their business.

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