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

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Latest News

Changes to the blood taking unit

From Tuesday the 31st of March there are changes to the Blood Taking Unit at NGH. In order to keep patients safe at this time we are redirecting parts of this service to The Three Shires Hospital.

If you require a blood test you will need to contact the hospital to make an appointment on these numbers:

01604 885022

or
01604 885027

Three Shires will offer appointments Monday to Friday during the following times: More »

Monday -Friday 9am - 12:30pm and 13:30pm - 17:00pm

If you are a patient of our Maternity Unit they will make arrangements for you to have your bloods taken and you do not need to attend the Three Shires.

If your child requires a blood test the Blood Taking Unit t NGH will be open on Mondays from 10am-11am for paediatric patients only. » Less

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 19:13 by Caroline Holgate

How to request support from volunteers if you are self-isolating in Northamptonshire and need help

Northamptonshire County Council have set up a new dedicated helpline for people who are self-isolating and need urgent support.

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:59 by Caroline Holgate

Council Tax reduction for residents on low incomes

Northampton Borough Council will be applying a further council tax discount of up to £150 to families and single people on low incomes as part of its response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

More than 8,400 working-age residents who are already eligible for the council tax reduction scheme will automatically receive this additional discount on their 2020/21 bills. This does not impact on pensioners on a low income as they already receive the maximum amount of relief they are could qualify for, under the current council tax reduction scheme. More »

Council tax discounts will be made from the borough's allocation of the coronavirus hardship fund announced by central Government in its spring budget. By delivering this support through the council tax reduction scheme vulnerable households don't need to apply for support and the council will apply the discount directly.

Further funds will be used to support those in most hardship via a discretionary hardship scheme aimed at residents in need of urgent financial support.

Councillor Brandon Eldred, Cabinet member for finance said: "We will continue to do everything in our power to reduce the impact of this global pandemic on everyone who lives and works in Northampton.

"This funding will help us ease money worries for some of our most vulnerable households as we all work together to combat the spread of this disease. We know that there are lots of people already feeling the impact of this pandemic and we want Northampton residents to know we are there for them.

"We have put a number of measures in place and will keep monitoring the situation and look for any other ways we can help those of us in need.

"At this crucial time, it's very important to remind our residents who can pay their council tax to continue paying it as normal, as it supports important services provided by all precepting authorities in the area, including Northamptonshire County Council, the Northamptonshire Police and Fire & Rescue authorities and local Parish Councils."

Residents who are not already claiming council tax reduction and need help with their council tax bill can make a claim at www.northampton.gov.uk/makeaclaimforcounciltaxreduction/ » Less

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:51 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 Government have released information about the Shielding scheme.

High risk and vulnerable people should have received a letter/text/email asking them to stay at home for 12 weeks. If you have received this notification you can register for extra support - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

The Parish Office is now 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.