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Public Health in West Northamptonshire urges 70- to 79-year-olds to take up the shingles vaccine after latest data shows a decline in vaccinations

People aged between 70 to 79 in West Northamptonshire are being encouraged to get their shingles vaccine to lower the chance of developing the infection.

Shingles are a painful infection that can cause a headache, high temperature and an itchy rash, often accompanied with a burning, throbbing pain. The rash usually appears on the chest and abdomen (tummy), however any part of the body can be affected, including the face and eyes. More »

As older adults are more at risk of developing shingles it is important that people above the age of 70 years old get their free shingles vaccine to help lower the chance of catching the infection and reduce the nasty symptoms that can be experienced from it.

Dr Annapurna Sen, Consultant for Health Protection at Public Health West Northamptonshire Council said: "In Northamptonshire, the number of those who have been vaccinated against shingles has declined, with only around 44% of people eligible having received the vaccine. The symptoms experienced from this infection are severe and can be life changing, therefore the vaccine is important in helping to protect people from this infection and help relieve the symptoms if they do catch it. So, please take the time to protect yourself from this infection.

"If you have not yet taken up the free vaccine and you are eligible to do so, please do get booked in via your GP or local pharmacy. If you have not yet been contacted that you are eligible, but think you should be please do speak to your GP or pharmacy who will be able to advise you further."

The shingles infection cannot be caught from another person, however someone who has had chickenpox is at higher risk of developing the infection. After having chickenpox, the virus stays in the body but remains inactive. As people age, their immunity weakens which means the body cannot protect itself against infections or disease the same as it did, and as a result the virus can be reactivated later in life, causing shingles.

Most people will recover fully from this virus, but for some they may experience complications for several months or years.

If you are over the age of 70 and have not yet had your vaccine, please contact your GP or your local pharmacy to discuss how you can arrange to get protected.

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Posted: Mon, 15 May 2023 09:39 by Caroline Holgate

Latest Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Newsletter

This month, the Commissioner and Chief Constable, Nick Adderley meet the Home Secretary following the announcement that Northamptonshire Police have exceeded their target of number of officers in the county. The Commissioner also explains how this increase will boost police officers in neighbourhoods. Stephen and Nick also welcome a new team to the force who are focused on road safety and road crime policing. More »

The Fire Service this month report an increase in the number of Home Fire Safety Visits being carried out across Northamptonshire and welcome the latest recruits to the Service.

The newsletter can also be viewed or downloaded from the PFCC website - Newsletter - May 2023 - Northamptonshire Police & Fire Commissioner (

You can follow the latest updates from the Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn - just search for NorthantsOPFCC. » Less

Posted: Mon, 15 May 2023 08:56 by Caroline Holgate

Reminder to have your say in the home to school transport consultation

People are reminded to have their say on proposed changes to the Council's home to school transport services across West Northamptonshire.

Residents are invited to take part in the consultation via West Northamptonshire Council's (WNC) consultation hub before midnight on Tuesday 30 May, to share their views on proposed changes to the service for children up to the age of 16.

A separate consultation on the Post-16 policy will take place later this year, following the completion of a public transport review which is currently being undertaken More »

The review of the service is the first to take place in a decade and seeks to ensure it is delivered in line with other local councils and at a reasonable cost, by tackling challenges including a significant increase in demand from users and rising operating costs caused by high fuel prices and inflation. It also explores opportunities for a more flexible, environmentally friendly service that increases choices for parents and better supports the independence of young people.

Key proposals include:

  1. Changes to the non-entitled (paid for) scheme including an increase in the cost from £600 to £1,000 per academic year
  2. Removal of entitlement to linked schools
  3. Provision of transport for rising 8's
  4. Removal of transport for children under 5 for mainstream pupils only
  5. Removal of travel assistance for year 11 pupils who move home during the academic year
  6. Review of suitable walking route criteria

One of the key changes is the review of the non-entitled (paid for) transport scheme, which currently enables parents to pay for seats on Council-run school bus services for children not eligible for free places. The existing cost of a seat is £600 which has not been reviewed or increased for over 10 years and it is proposed that this will increase to £1,000 from September 2024. This will bring the cost in line with other local authorities and better reflect the actual cost of providing a seat. Other proposed changes to the scheme include only offering seats if spare capacity is available on existing contracted services.

All proposals being put forward would apply from September 2024 and only affect those applying for a bus place from this period and beyond. The consultation does not cover home to school transport policies for students aged 16 and over, which will be reviewed later this year, following a fuller review of all bus services.

Cllr Phil Larratt, Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Highways and Waste, said: "We want to make sure that we are providing the best and most cost-effective service for residents and one which is fair and efficient for all who use it.

"To achieve this, it is vital that we listen to and carefully consider the views of parents, carers, and children and young people who may be affected by these proposals so we can ensure the service continues to meet the needs of our community. I strongly encourage everyone to take part in this consultation and get involved."

The findings of the consultation will be published and presented to WNC's Cabinet later this year. Feedback will help to inform any decision by the Council on the proposed changes to the home to school transport policy and how transport assistance is delivered.

Residents can take part in the consultation in the following ways:

Consultation drop-in events have already been held in Northampton, Brackley and Towcester, and two further events are scheduled on 4 May in Towcester, and 10 May in Daventry.

For more information on Home to School Transport please visit the School travel assistance webpage. » Less

Posted: Thu, 04 May 2023 11:50 by Caroline Holgate