Clerk: Mrs Caroline Holgate
Hunsbury Library, Overslade Close
East Hunsbury
Northamptonshire
NN4 0RZ

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Entries are now invited to The Great East Hunsbury Bake Off 2020

Entries now being invited for The Great East Hunsbury Bake Off 2020!

Prizes for best Adult and Youth (under 16) bakers!

Theme – Lockdown Baking Sign of the Times!

Please note - the 2020 competition will be judged on the photograph of your cake – as we cannot meet to judge. Its all about the look! All details to be found on the entry form.

Entry forms available – Closing date Fri 24th July

Latest News

Public Consultation now open on Northampton Local Plan

Northampton Borough Council has launched the latest consultation on its Local Plan Part 2 and is urging residents of the borough to consider responding.

The document sets out the planning framework for the borough until 2029 including allocation of sites felt appropriate for development.

As part of the Local Plan Part 2, there is a requirement to deliver 18,870 new homes and make a significant contribution to the creation of 28,500 new jobs. More »

The original version was published in 2019 and extensive feedback from the public and other stakeholders resulted in additional refinement.

Cllr James Hill, Cabinet Member for planning, said: "We will be consulting on this document for the next six weeks and it is vital that people take that opportunity to comment.

"We've identified areas within the borough that could see development in the coming years and communities will be affected by that.

"It is important to remember that the contents of the document can only be challenged on whether the plan is sound and legally compliant, it's not enough that people just don't wish to development in their area.

"Of course, some developments will be enthusiastically welcomed by those living nearby and we're interested to hear that feedback too.

"I know people often feel that local government consultation is just a formality and that decisions have already been taken, but that's not the case at all.

"We made radical changes to the plan based on comments we received during the last round of consultation so it is worth people also responding this time."

The consultation is available online at https://www.northampton.gov.uk/lpp2proposedsubmissionround2 and we will also have a dedicated terminal within the Guildhall One-stop Shop for those who don't have the technology to access the documents at home.

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Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:37 by Caroline Holgate

Further opening of Northampton's high streets

The Government has approved the reopening of additional businesses from Monday 13 July, including tattoo parlours, nail bars and beauty salons.

This follows relaxed guidance which also recently facilitated the reopening of non-essential retail, the hospitality industry and hairdressers.

In order to ensure these premises are safe for customers and staff, the government have issued guidelines that must be followed in order to protect staff and customers from Covid-19 transmission. More »

Cllr Anna King, Northampton Borough Council Cabinet member for community safety and engagement, said: "These latest businesses to reopen are all likely to require appointments, which should help them manage social distancing effectively.

"It's great news for those who have been waiting to get back out there and access these services, though there are some limitations.

"Businesses are still prohibited from providing facial treatments such as make-up, eyebrow or eyelash treatments."

Treatments to the body can be carried out if those providing them follow the Government's safety guidance.

Hairdressers and barbers have adapted well to this new way of working, implementing controls such as face visors and making a record of customer contact details to support the Government's Test and Trace initiative.

Further measures which should be put in place include:

  • Arrangements for handwashing/sanitizing
  • Arrangements for social distancing – restrictions on access to the premises, spacing of treatment chairs etc
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfection

Businesses seeking to reopen should consult the Government's full guidance at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance

Full safety advice is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services

Northampton Borough Council's Environmental Health Team is also happy to provide advice and can be reached at ehfs@northampton.gov.uk

Mark Mullen, Northampton town centre BID Operations Manager, said: "It is great news that another sector of Northampton's businesses are able to re-open again.

"The BID are able to continue their support by providing Business COVID Recovery Starter Packs to all of our levy paying businesses. These include physical distancing floor graphics, tape, posters and hand sanitiser.

"They are available upon request by emailing info@northamptonbid.co.uk providing your name, contact number, business name and email address.

Please also contact the email address above to ensure that your details are contained within the BID business directories online at www.northamptonbid.co.uk"

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Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:56 by Caroline Holgate

Grants to help create a cleaner and greener Northampton

Northampton charity and community-led environmental initiatives can now apply for a funding boost from the EnviroGrant scheme.

The scheme is being launched by Northampton Borough Council and Veolia today, Monday 6 July and will allow constituted charities, schools, sports clubs and community groups to apply for funding of a maximum £1,000 each to support their efforts in improving or protecting their local environment. More »

Funding can be granted for a variety of new and existing projects and activities within the borough. Examples could include equipment, materials and promotion needed for community litter picks, the improvement or development of green spaces, community food growing, composting schemes or swapping events.

Not-for-profit groups who need support with the physical labour aspect of a project, can also apply for Veolia volunteers to help for a day to get the project off the ground. This can be applied for instead of or in addition to the funding support.

Last year a range of different groups applied for the funding including schools, friends of parks, parish councils and charities, to help deliver projects which ranged from outdoor classrooms, to floral displays, educational equipment and increased green space for residents.

Councillor Mike Hallam, Cabinet member for environment, said: "We are fortunate to have a lot of fantastic charities and community groups who are passionate about protecting and improving Northampton's environment and the EnviroGrant scheme will help to provide vital support to these not-for-profit groups, to help them get a project off the ground, develop it further or make it more sustainable.

"We are looking forward to receiving applications and seeing the projects develop, for the benefit of our local environment and communities."

Shaun Donohue, General Manager for Veolia, added : "We are pleased to support local community groups with much-needed funding for projects that have real potential to improve the local environment in Northampton. We were delighted by the success the scheme encountered last year and we hope that more community groups will apply for a grant this year."

Applications are also open for Idverde's Community Investment Fund. Community groups running projects with the aim of improving their local parks and green spaces can apply for a grant of up to £1,000.

Andrew Kauffman, Head of Idverde Greenspace Development Team, said: "The Idverde Community Investment Fund allows us to concentrate on improving green space in areas where we have contracts, working with local groups idverde contracts can get more involved in the community providing in-kind and direct support and assistance to continually improve the wonderful green space that are so important to all our wellbeing. Keep the applications coming."

The deadline for applications to this year's EnviroGrant scheme is 31 August. Successful applicants will be announced in October.

Applications for Idverde's Community Investment Fund are open all year.

Find out more about the EnviroGrant Scheme and the Community Investment Fund at: www.northampton.gov.uk/envirogrant » Less

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:57 by Caroline Holgate

Coronavirus Latest Information

Northamptonshire County Council have set up a new dedicated phone line for people who are self isolating and need help or support - https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/request-help-and-support-coronavirus.aspx

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.

  • clerk@easthunsburyparishcouncil.gov.uk
  • community@easthunsburyparishcouncil.gov.uk
  • 01604 708429

All parish council activities have been cancelled and will resume when safe to do so.

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