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New traffic management measures are being introduced temporarily at The Ridings in Northampton from Friday, 4 September 2020 to give pedestrians greater freedom to maintain two metres distance and reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The measures will see the Ridings closed to traffic between 7.30pm to 2am every Friday and Saturday from Friday, 4 September until further notice.
The closure will be from the car park exit on the Ridings up to the junction with Fish Street. However, as a left turn from Fish Street is prohibited, these measures will also lead to the closure of Dychurch Lane. More »
The road will be open as normal during the day. It will be an offence to attempt to drive a motor vehicle along The Ridings during the advised times and days. Any deliveries that require the use of The Ridings, should be rescheduled to be delivered outside of these times.
Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: "The safety of those who come to Northampton is our primary objective and from Friday visitors will have the additional reassurance of being able to use The Ridings and enjoy the experience free from traffic. I encourage them to do just that while observing the requirements for social distancing.
"These changes will make it easier for people to maintain physical distance while, visiting local amenities, allowing for safer social distancing queue management protecting people from moving vehicles while delivering a more pleasant experience and supporting our night-time economy at this difficult time." » Less
Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:33 by Caroline Holgate
This week the Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Brian Sergeant, issued special 'thank you' letters to Northampton's volunteers and voluntary organisations who have been supporting communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
In March, thousands of individuals and voluntary groups responded to the appeal for volunteers. Over the past five months, Northampton Borough Council together with volunteers supported more than 1,100 vulnerable people in Northampton. More »
Northampton's army of volunteers helped the community in times of great difficulty in a number of ways by delivering food parcels or personal protective equipment, picking up neighbour's shopping, providing emotional, mental health and wellbeing support, collecting prescription medication or by getting in touch for a friendly chat.
The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Brian Sergeant, said: "On behalf of Northampton Borough Council, I would like to thank everyone who has helped over the past five months volunteering and supporting our local community.
"Faced with an unprecedented pandemic, the community has risen to the challenge and we have seen fantastic displays of generosity, community spirit and dedication.
"Thousands of people have come forward to support those affected by the lockdown in a variety of ways. Our volunteers have helped thousands of people, making a real difference to their ability to stay safe and well.
"The work we have begun through the pandemic has helped form a more inclusive Northampton and we will work to maintain and strengthen that. Thank you for being such an amazing community and we hope in the not too distant future we can all come together again."
Residents with symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, should get tested and self-isolate. Tests can be booked online or by calling 119. Home testing kits can also be ordered subject to availability.
Individuals looking for help with mental health should call 111 but press option two. People who need help urgently or in an emergency should call 999.
Those requiring help while self-isolating are advised to call the local community resilience hub support line on 0300 126 1000 (option 5). » Less
Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:03 by Caroline Holgate
If you have ANY symptoms, however, mild, you can get a drive-through or walk-in test here.
- Thur 23- Fri 31 August: St. Andrew's Health Care Car Park, Northampton. Address: Cliftonville Road, Northampton, NN4 7AD (originally scheduled to end Mon 27, extension to Fri 31)
- Tues 28-Fri 31 Jul: Ford Parts Distribution Centre, Daventry. Address: Royal Oak Way South, Royal Oak Industrial Estate, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 8NT
- Sat 1- Tues 4 August: Wadcroft Car Park, Kettering. Address: Wadcroft Car Park, Commercial Road, Kettering, NN16 8TH
- Wed 5- Sat 8 August: St. Andrew's Health Care Car Park, Northampton. Address: Cliftonville Road, Northampton, NN4 7AD.
- Sun 9 August- Wed 12 August: Steel Park, Corby. Address: Corby Steel Park, Jimmy Kane Way, Rockingham Road, Corby, NN17 2FB.
To get a test, residents can either: More »
- Book online athttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- Call 119
- Home testing kits can also be ordered, subject to availability » Less
Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:32 by Caroline Holgate
We are experiencing a high number of enquiries about waste and litter. Litter bins in the parish are maintained by Northampton Borough Council, and overflowing bins can be reported easily using their app, or online. When reporting please select Litter bin overflowing to ensure that it is dealt with quickly - https://mycouncil.northampton.digital/reportIt.html
We are aware of continued fly tipping at the Air Ambulance Donation Banks. As the banks are not currently in operation please do not leave your donations there - this causes a hazard and attracts pests. If you notice donations that have been left this can be reported quickly by calling 0300 3045 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Office is closed until further notice. Staff will be working remotely and have access to email and phone messages, so please get in touch via one of these methods. Please bear in mind that staff work part-time and are only available from Monday to Thursday, so there may be a delay in receiving a response.
- 01604 708429