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Newsletter from AboutMyArea/NN12 - Towcester News edition 498
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welcome to your AMAZing newsletter
covering Towcester, Silverstone, Whittlebury and the Villages of NN12

Newsletter introduction...

Schools are back again half term is over - and the world returns to normal.

Plenty of workshops at the Bay Tree Cottage tomorrow and in the evening the sell out Towcester Relief Road Meeting with the Minister of Transport - ticket only.

Also tomorrow Mercedes AMG Petronas launch their 2017 F1 car at Silverstone - regardless of Storm Doris!

Friday evening the Factory Children at Lois Weedon village hall.

Saturday Dementia Friends meet at the Chantry House.

Full round up of all the news, sports, village reports, whats on and weekly recipe. Remember AboutMyArea/NN12 is updated all day every day your first port of call for local news.

James Rudd - Site Editor. 

 

The Hidden Potential Of Empty Properties Empty properties can often be overlooked but can offer potential buyers many benefits as they do not attract the same level of attention as furnished properties. Read more...

FXTM partners with Sahara Force India in 2017 Silverstone based F1 Sahara Force India is pleased to welcome FXTM, the online trading platform for the forex industry, as an official partner ahead of the new season. FXTM branding will appear on the rear section of the car’s sidepod as well as on drivers’ and team clothing.
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Local NHS governor elections There are a number of Council of Governor seats due for election by the end of April 2017, with the process starting in February 2017. Read more...

James Allison to join Mercedes as Technical Director Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announced today that James Allison will join the team from 1 March 2017. Read more...

SNC Cabinet supports 10p a week Council Tax rise Proposals for a 10p a week Council Tax increase for the average band D property, received the backing of the South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) cabinet this week. Read more...

Patients are encouraged to use online services offered by their GP Many practices in Northamptonshire offer GP online services, including appointment booking, ordering of repeat prescriptions, and access to summary information in records. Read more...

Get Your Cycle Serviced Before You Need To Use It Now that the days are getting longer, and hopefully the weather is getting warmer, are you thinking of using your bike a little more. Read more...

Wetland Bird Survey in Northants Many of you will be keen birdwatchers and will probably have heard of the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) – an important national survey in which once each month during the winter thousands of birdwatchers go out counting ducks, geese, waders and other wetland birds Read more...

Final hurdle for Brackley’s dream medical facility The dream of replacing Brackley’s much loved, but out of date Cottage Hospital, came a giant step closer this month after a full planning application for a new medical centre was submitted to South Northamptonshire Council (SNC). Read more...

Look Touch & Feel rebrand and relaunch Towcester digital agency Look Touch & Feel has completed a major rebrand and relaunch of its services, a statement released on the company’s blog confirmed today. Read more...

Stay well in the comfort of your own home Winter conditions can be seriously bad for patients’ health, especially for those aged 65 or over and patients with long-term conditions. It’s important that patients protect and care for themselves and those around them Read more...

How to add space and value to your home Selling your home quickly and for the right amount is about giving your property the edge over others. Read more...

Vine House Hotel Seeks Housekeeper The Vine House Hotel the award winning small hotel and restaurant based in Paulerspury near Towcester is looking to recruit a Housekeeper. Read more...

Appeal for witnesses after 40 black bags were dumped near stately home After 40 black bags were found fly-tipped in a lay-by just outside Castle Ashby South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is appealing for witnesses. Read more...

2017 Day Trips Announced All day trips pick up from Towcester and Brackley (* these trips will pick up from Bicester also). Read more...

MEPC’s £13m utilities upgrade at Silverstone Park continues with completion of 21 MVA electrical supply Completion of the supply – from 10km away in Brackley – follows a highly technical three-year project in conjunction with Western Power Development costing approximately £4.5m. Read more...

SNC Chairman honoured at Buckingham Palace for service to Brackley Family and friends joined the Chairman of South Northamptonshire Council at Buckingham Palace last week to witness The Prince of Wales present her with an MBE. Read more...

Make Your Own Willow Bird Feeder Make your own Willow Bird Feeder on Thursday 23 February 2017 (9.30am-12.30pm) at Bay Tree Cottage

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Diseased trees alongside Northampton Road require remedial work There are 3 or 4 trees alongside Northampton Road, Towcester, that are diseased and require some remedial work. An application has been made to South Northants Council. Read more...

Towcester Tidy Up March 2017 The Towcester Tidy Up sessions organised by Towcester Rotary Club over recent years have been very successful and a lot of people were involved over the various sessions. Read more...

Calling all Ladies! Towcestrians Rugby Club have a newly developed Ladies Team who are looking for more females to come and give Rugby a try! Read more...

Towcester Rotarian rides across India to raise funds and promote Rotary The ride, which started in January 2017 was part of the Centennial Celebrations of Rotary International and also a fund-raising event for children’s charities. Read more...

Wedding Flowers Workshop Whether you are the bride-to-be, the mother of the bride or just a good friend, this is the perfect workshop for anyone taking on the task of doing flowers for a wedding! Read more...

The Factory Children Weston and Lois Weedon Drama Group will be presenting “The Factory Children” in Lois Weedon Village Hall on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2017 at 7.30pm. Read more...

South Northants Homes Appoints New Chief Executive Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) [That run South Northants Homes] is delighted to announce that Aileen Evans is to become its new Chief Executive Read more...

Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda renew contracts with Mercedes to end 2020 This date aligns with the expiration of the current Commercial Agreement with Formula One Management. Read more...

Towcester Mill Brewery takes part in PubAid’s World’s Biggest Pub Quiz for Prostate Cancer UK Towcester Mill Brewery in Towcester is rounding up the locals and taking part in PubAid’s World’s Biggest Pub Quiz on Sunday 5 March 2017 to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. Read more...

Towcester Horse Racing Report THREE victories within the space of ten days might still not enable Bandon Roc to match the attractions of salmon fishing on the Bandon River in County Cork but the WOW Partnership won’t be complaining if the current flow of success continues. Read more...

Permission granted for utilities compound and allotment car park The site forms part of the Towcester SUE which includes 2,750 new homes, education, health, leisure, retail and employment space, as well as the Towcester A5 relief road. Read more...

Silson AC finish the XC season on a high So, as the 2016/2017 season of the Chiltern Cross Country League draws to a close, Silson AC begin their preparations for the road running season Read more...

Resurfacing and drainage work on A5 between Old Stratford Roundabout and Towcester The work will be undertaken in three phases. The first phase will start on 13th February 2017 until 14th May and the A5 will be closed in both directions between Old Stratford Roundabout and High Street, Potterspury. Read more...

Time Flies When You’re having Fun Its amazing how time flies when you are having fun! We are having a ball getting ready for the new gardening season in our new skin. Read more...

Community comes together to improve Towcester The community of Towcester came together last week to plant seasonal flowers along the banks of the Mill Stream. Read more...

Spring Lambing Weekends At The Old Dairy Farm The lambing sheds will be open Saturdays and Sundays, between the 4th of March and 26th of March. Read more...

Brackley Town Council fills Vacancy At the same meeting, The Town Council held its elections to choose its candidates for Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor. Read more...

Foresight & Vision partner with Sahara Force India Silverstone based F1 Sahara Force India is pleased to welcome eyewear specialists, Foresight & Vision, as a partner for the 2017 season. Read more...

Howkins & Harrison Expand Rural and Planning Team In Towcester 2017 sees the expansion of Howkins & Harrison on Watling Street, Towcester. Read more...

A pint of Gout Round our pub this Sunday lunchtime a barmaid asked a customer if he’d like to try a pint of Gout, that is apparently a mix of two particular beers. Read more...

Successful Soup and Puds event for Towcester Choral Society Last Saturday 28th January 2017 saw the Towcester Choral Society entertain over 50 people with their ever increasingly popular Soup and Puds event. Read more...

Have your say on future of South Northants jewel After those in Stoke Bruerne had their say, people across South Northamptonshire now have a chance to give their opinion on guidelines that will help shape the future of one the district’s most treasured villages. Read more...

Towcester Mill Brewery kicks off the Rugby Six Nations tournament with Crooked Hooker ale Towcester Mill Brewery is hoping its Crooked Hooker ale will go down a storm during February and March as the Rugby Six Nations kicks off on the 4th February 2017. Read more...

St John Passion Saturday, 1 April 2017, marks the first concert for 2017 given by the Brackley Jubilee Choir. Read more...

Towcester Lions Club Support Deafconnect Towcester and District Lions Club, the local branch of the global charity Lions Club International, presented a cheque for £250 to the Northampton based charity, Deafconnect, just one of the local charities that the Towcester club raises funds for to help keep them running. Read more...

Smear test plea for women in Northamptonshire as screening attendance falls Eight women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK every day, and three women will lose their lives to the disease. Thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme, cervical cancer is now largely preventable – although uptake of cervical screening is now going down every year. Read more...

PSPA Open Day Following the successful launch of our helpline and information service, which has seen the number of callers increase on a month by month basis, we are now looking for volunteers to support this service by answering calls to the helpline during the day Read more...

Slow start costs Tows as League tightens up Sandbach visited a packed Greens Norton Road on Saturday for a match that the Tows would have targeted as a must win in the season run in, with every point valuable to both sides as they looked to build some distance between the mid-table and the lower sides Read more...

Towcester Bypass Action Group STILL wants your help! Stopping heavy lorries from polluting Towcester is important but making the town attractive to local people and visitors is equally important. Read more...

Swede, celeriac and carrots braised in olive oil This is a Turkish method, common along the Aegean coast, that’s used for cooking lots of different vegetables. The idea is to braise them slowly with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and a little sugar to concentrate and accentuate their natural flavours. It is definitely best served at room temperature, and preferably the next day. This recipe comes f Read more...

Record breaking start to 2017 for recycling in South Northants With a recycling rate of just over 60 per cent so far for 2016/17, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is cementing itself as one of the best recycling authorities in the country. Read more...

Out of Focus This is the 41st year of Potterspury Players’ productions and for 2017 the group is presenting a comedy. Read more...

Dementia Friends – Helping to create dementia friendly communities Free training session – Saturday 25th February 2017, 9.45-11.15am, Chantry House, Towcester (next to the Post Office) Read more...

Exceptional planning performance in challenging circumstances The latest figures show decisions made on building proposals in South Northamptonshire are made quickly and to a high standard. Read more...

Lois Weedon Flower Club Fun for a £5er Were you given some lovely Valentines flowers – did you just ‘plonk’ them in a vase? Read more...

The complete guide to getting hitched in South Northants Newly engaged people looking to get married in South Northamptonshire can now find all the information they need to plan their big day with the launch of a new, tailor-made wedding guide. Read more...

South Northants residents asked opinion on council tax proposals Households are being asked their opinion on proposals to increase South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) portion of the Council Tax demand by around £5 per year for the average sized home. Read more...

Celebrating The Summer Of Love - 50 Years Ago Friday night line-up announced for the annual Silverstone Classic • Top tribute bands to mark 50th anniversary of famous sixties festival • Performing the timeless hits of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Who • Early Bird tickets on sale until the end of March 2017 Read more...

Towcester Relief Road Public Meeting Announced The public meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at The Forum (South Northamptonshire District Council’s offices) and interested residents are asked to arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Read more...

Date confirmed for Silson AC’s Silverstone 10K Grand Prix race On Saturday 28th January, the Midlands Cross Country Championships witnessed eight Silson AC juniors doing their club proud! Read more...

Local MP Seeks Apprentice This is a unique opportunity to work in your local MP Andrea Leadsom’s constituency office based in Towcester with the additional prospect of working one day a week in Andrea’s Parliamentary office in the House of Commons. Read more...

Silverstone Cricket Club Nets Following promotion to division 1 of the South Northants Cricket League, Silverstone start nets at Sponne School on Wednesday 8th February 2017 19.30 - 20.30. Read more...

Towcester Town Mayor raises more money for his chosen charities Towcester Town Mayor, Cllr David Tarbun raised another wonderful amount for his chosen charities at his January 2017 quiz night. Read more...

District Council proposes pilot scheme to reduce town centre vacancy rates The scheme will be open to all businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 to £50,000, except those which are specifically excluded in the accompanying eligibility criteria. Read more...

It’s Time to Talk about mental health Time to Talk Day, which takes place on Thursday 2 February 2017, is a national campaign run by Time to Change and aims to get people talking about mental health in a bid to break the silence and stigma that surrounds it. Read more...

Traditional Upholstery Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage If you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and join Bay Tree Cottage and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
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Community Safety workshop highlights rural issues The benefit of strong links with parish and town councils was emphasised at a workshop on tackling crime and safety issues in the west of Northamptonshire. Read more...

Tough New Penalties For Mobile Phone Use Behind The Wheel Six points and £200 - tough new penalty for mobile use behind the wheel Read more...

Marquee Specialists For Every Requirement DJ Marquees design and tailor the set-up around your requirements and budget, ensuring they cater for all aspects of your special day. Read more...

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