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Newsletter from AboutMyArea/NN12 - Towcester News edition 594
20th - 23rd Feb 2019
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welcome to your AMAZing newsletter
covering Towcester, Silverstone, Whittlebury and the Villages of NN12

Newsletter introduction...

Well apparently its going to get really quite cold and frosty.

Saturday sees the new Brackley Leisure Centre - see newsletter for details.

Tows are away to the ONs - Kick off 2.15 pm supporters are welcome!

Some tickets still available for the fabulous Last Night of the Proms - see newsletter.

Full round up of all the news, what's on, sports reports, village reports and weekly recipe

James Rudd - SIte Editor

Andrea Leadsom MP Welcomes Start On New Medical Centre Andrea Leadsom, Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire, has today officially launched the start of construction on the new Brackley Medical Centre.
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Bed Blockings In Northants Falls To Lowest Levels For Three Years After years of rising delays, NHS figures released this week show that social care bed-blocking in Northamptonshire has dramatically reduced to the lowest levels since July 2016. Read more...

Special Races To Mark Magic Mini Milestone At Silverstone British icon’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated in record style • The world’s biggest-ever grid of racing Minis at the 2019 Classic • Spectacular 60thanniversary double-header added to Saturday and Sunday bill • Money saving Early Bird tickets on sale Read more...

Second half blitz sinks Scouts On a cold Friday night Tows gained a 10 try victory over local rivals Old Scouts, the Scouts honouring ex East Midlands President and Towcestrian, John Woolley, with a minutes silence before the game. Read more...

Don’t let bike thieves steal your Christmas present Cyclists are being reminded to invest in high quality locks after a rise in bike thefts across the county with thieves targeting people’s Christmas presents. Read more...

Calling all landlords: top tips for the New Year More of us than ever before are becoming landlords and there are around 150 laws around property letting. Read more...

Red Kites At first I thought it was a buzzard. They are now frequent visitors to our village. But its forked tail suggested it was a red kite that are also now regular visitors here. Read more...

New Year Honours At The 2019 Classic Notable automotive anniversaries to be celebrated in July 2019 • Parades to mark Bentley’s centenary and 60 years of the evergreen Mini • Other marque milestones for Abarth, BMW Z1, Ford Capri, Marcos and Mazda MX-5 • Special Early Bird package for car club members to join the show Read more...

South Northamptonshire in top ten for recycling Householders in South Northamptonshire are being congratulated after Government figures show they have helped the district become the 7th best in the country for recycling. Read more...

Barriers to be installed at entrance of Towcester Long Stay Car Park The Long Stay Car Park has always intended to be closed overnight and the these barriers will stop boy-racers entering the car park in the evenings, but will not hinder genuine car park users leaving whenever they feel like it. Read more...

More Northants Police To Be Equipped With Tasers FIFTY neighbourhood and rural policing officers are set to be trained and equipped with Taser in a first for neighbourhood and rural teams in Northants. Read more...

Forever Homes Needed For Northants Children Northamptonshire County Council is inviting prospective adopters to consider if they could offer a loving home to one of the 57 vulnerable children in the county waiting to be adopted. Read more...

Unique Jewellery Stolen In Whittlebury Burglary The jewellery is described as an Art Deco diamond and aquamarine set consisting of a necklace, ring and pair of earrings. Read more...

Have Your Say - The Long Term Future Of Northants County Libraries People can have their say on plans for the long-term future of Northamptonshire County Council’s Library service as part of the authority’s annual budget consultation. Read more...

Prepare your home for winter viewings If you’re thinking about getting Christmas out the way before putting your home on the market, you could miss out on interest from the many house-hunters who use the festive season to search for a new home. Read more...

The best roast potatoes Make sure you use a floury potato eg King Edward or Maris Piper Read more...

Local Printmakers Exhibition Two local Printmakers Iain Hodgkinson and Lindsey Graham will be displaying their original handmade prints in Towcester Library from 3 Decemeber 2018 - 31 January 2019. Read more...

British Olympian to officially open new pool and gym at Brackley Leisure Centre The holder of eight world records will officially open the pool alongside Cllr Richard Dallyn, Chairman of South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) and Brackley Mayor Cllr Mark Morrell, during at ribbon cutting ceremony at midday on Saturday, 19 January 2019. Read more...

Towcester Evening WI # ShowTheLove Event Towcester Evening WI along with many WIs across the country is taking part in the Climate Coalition’s #ShowTheLove Campaign to highlight the impact of climate change on the people, places and things that we love. Read more...

Thai squash curry Butternut squash is a great substitute for chicken in soupy or stewy recipes, as in this vegetarian Thai green curry. As well as making a warming dinner, this freezes very well; keep some as a weeknight back-up. Serve over jasmine or other white rice. Read more...

New Highways Maintenance Code Considered By Northants County Cabinet The code deals with matters such as the frequency of highways inspections and investigatory levels for potholes. Read more...

Game cookery workshop Bay Tree Cottage in Farthingstone, NN12, is holding a game cookery evening workshop with local professional chef Sarah Hollowell on Wednesday 23 January 2019 from 7-9pm. Read more...

Trainee Payroll And Administrative Assistant Vacancy In Towcester CEDAS are looking for a responsible individual to join our payroll and admin departments on a full time basis from Spring 2019 Read more...

First live comedy night of 2019 at Towcester Mill Brewery Rob Rouse and Mandy Muden kick start 2019 by headlining the first live comedy night of the year at Towcester Mill Brewery on Thursday 31 January 2019. Read more...

Public Invited To Meet Govt Appointed County Council Commissioners Members of the public are being invited to meet the government appointed commissioners overseeing finance and governance at Northamptonshire County Council at a series of surgery-style events taking place across the county. Read more...

Northants County Council Takes Further Steps Towards Balanced Budget New figures published today show that Northamptonshire County Council has taken further steps to balance this year’s budget with a £19m improvement in the overall position over the last five months. Read more...

A change could do you good Recent statistics show that there are a number of factors which specifically affect the health and wellbeing of individuals across the county, all of which can be reduced through making small lifestyle changes. Read more...

Brackley Morris 'Open Tasters' January to March 2019 Ever fancied feeling a bit of rhythm, bashing a few sticks, working up a sweat, and then quenching your thirst with a pint? Read more...

New Deputy Chief Constable For Northants Police DCC Nickless was offered the position following a rigorous recruitment process which culminated in a series of interviews on 19th December 2018. Read more...

It’s time to book in your Flu jab With winter approaching once again, NHS Nene CCG, NHS Corby CCG and Northamptonshire County Council are urging people to get their flu vaccines booked in, helping residents to stay fit and healthy over the winter period and to protect some of the most vulnerable. Read more...

It’s official – Jackie Oliver & Co is one of the very best Estate Agents in the country! Towcester estate agent Jackie Oliver & Co has been independently identified as one of the top 10 estate agents in the entire country and named ‘Best in Guide’ for Sales & Lettings in the Best Estate Agent Guide. Read more...

Police Appeal Following Theft Of Cocker Spaniel In Towcester Distinctive Cocker Spaniel stolen from van in Aintree Avenue, Towcester – appeal for information Read more...

Classic Date Set For 2019 Next summer’s Silverstone Classic confirmed for 26-28 July 2019 - Super Early Bird tickets still available… but only until the end of this month Read more...

Planning permission puts a shine on the future of high-tech engineering firm in Towcester A family run engineering firm born out of the Formula One industry has been given room to grow in Towcester after their multi-million-pound expansion plans received planning permission last week. Read more...

NEW 'Meet The Brewer Experience' Looking for a gift for that special someone? Then why not purchase a voucher for our new 'Meet The Brewer Experience' launching in the new year? Read more...

£43k reallocated for long term health and fitness in Grange Park Visitors to Foxfield Country Park will soon have access to free exercise equipment after South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) reallocated developer contributions from nearby warehouses. Read more...

E-Permits available in crackdown on unauthorised trade waste disposal in Northants People can now apply for an e-permit from Northamptonshire County Council as part of a new scheme, which starts at all household waste recycling centres from Monday, October 1, 2018. Read more...

Last Night Of The Proms - 2019 The Rotary Club of Towcester, in conjunction with Sponne School and Kidlington Concert Brass, will be holding its annual The Last Night of The Proms concert at Whittlebury Hall on Sunday, 3rd February 2019. Read more...

Silverstone Classic Opportunity For Charity Partner New charity fundraising opportunity at world-class summer festival • Prostate Cancer UK raise almost £60K over their three-year tenure (2016-‘18) • End of January deadline for completed applications Read more...

Epiphany Event At a recent Special Event for local children in Abthorpe church, participants learned not only about the festival of Epiphany when Christians celebrate the visit of wise men to the baby Jesus, but also the need to be compassionate to fellow human beings. Read more...

Looking forward to longer days I hope you enjoy our smooth new surface in the courtyard. We now have a smooth car park, smooth courtyard, smooth shop Read more...

A Poem About Making Friends With all the troubles going on in the world at the moment I have written a poem about making friends Read more...

Drop in number of Christmas Drink Drivers In Northants Northamptonshire Police’s month-long campaign to tackle drink and drug drivers by naming those charged with an offence, the county has seen a drop in the number of people caught under the influence behind the wheel as the number of breath tests conducted by officers soars. Read more...

People Asked To Take Place In Northants Budget Scrutiny Process The purpose of the extra meeting is to act as a wrap-up session to finalise the report however councillors welcome the public join in in this process. Read more...

Silverstone Cricket Club Pre Season Gets Underway Silverstone Cricket Club start their pre-season training at Sponne School, Towcester on Wednesday 9th January 2019 (and weekly thereafter) between 19.00 and 21.00. Read more...

South Northants Company Re-Opens Gatwick Airport Andrea Leadsom, the Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire, has welcomed the news that a South Northamptonshire company – Enterprise Control Systems (ECS) of Wappenham – was closely involved in the operation to restore order in the skies above Gatwick last month Read more...

The big screen comes to Towcester MJY Home Automation are proud to unveil a state-of-the-art home cinema demonstration suite at their headquarters in Towcester. Read more...

New Northants Assistant Chief Constable role for former UN police chief A SENIOR officer who recently returned to Northamptonshire Police after four years working for the United Nations, has been appointed as the Force’s new Assistant Chief Constable. Read more...

Group aimed at those who have not exercised since school The Running Mate January Beginners Group sets off every Monday and Thursday at 6:30pm from The Forum in Moat Lane and starts on Monday, 7 January 2019 Read more...

Northants To Benefit From Increase In Business Rates Retention An announcement from central Government has confirmed that a bid by all Northamptonshire councils to be part of a pilot programme to keep a greater percentage of Business Rates in 2019/20 has been successful. Read more...

Volunteer Drivers Needed In South Northants Volunteer drivers needed to help residents in south Northamptonshire attend their medical appointments Read more...

Could You Offer A Loving Foster Home To A Teenager? Northamptonshire County Council is always looking to recruit more foster carers and there is a particular need for people who can offer a home to an older child in the 11 to 15 age range. Read more...

English Ivy (Hedera helix). Love it or hate it? Father Christmas will be roaming around with us Sunday 1.00am – 4.30pm. Read more...

Way to wellbeing mapped out on website Discovering new activities in South Northamptonshire just got easier, thanks to the council’s new Wellbeing Activity Map. Read more...

New group aims to keep you active into old age Stay Active Towcester is designed for people over 50 years old who do not regularly exercise and aims to give them an easy first step towards a healthier lifestyl Read more...

Rule changes ratified ahead of 2019 BTCC season British Touring Car Championship organiser TOCA has ratified a number of minor amendments to its regulations following an end-of-season consultation with the championship's teams. Read more...

Hilton to Open First Hotel at Silverstone Circuit Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is due to make its debut at the UK’s premier motor racing venue and has signed a management agreement with Bricks Capital Ltd to open Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone. Read more...

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