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Knife Angel

The Knife Angel will be on display on 14 May in Wellingborough at the Old Grammarians Rugby Club in Sywell Road from 12 noon to 3.30pm. In Corby, the sculpture will arrive on the evening of 14 May and be on display on Corporation Street, Willow Place until 29 May.

Want to know more please open attachment.

Also people can download the Explore Northampton app (free from the App Store - Explore Northampton on the App Store ( and Google Play - Explore Northampton - Apps on Google Play) where there is a Knife Angel section with links to interesting and relevant information and also you can view the Angel in augmented reality.

Link to North Northamptonshire Council web page is –

Knife Angel | North Northamptonshire Council (

There is a complete programme of events, please see the attached leaflet for detail, including who, what, when and how to join events - North Northants Council Info Knife Angel.

To See more about Crime Prevention for Serious violence follow the link

Serious violence | Neighbourhood Watch Network (

To Report a Crime in progress call 999.

Fri, 13 May 2022

Chronicle Spring 2022

Chronicle Spring 2022

Tue, 15 Mar 2022

Chronicle Winter 2021

Chronicle Winter 2021

Tue, 01 Feb 2022

Carers Awareness Event Weds 9th March in Kettering

Northamptonshire Carers are acutely aware that Carers have especially been adversely affected by the pandemic.

We are planning to promote the support we can offer to unpaid Carers by holding a Carers Awareness Day

Weds 9th March


St Andrews Church Rooms, Rockingham Road, Kettering, (opp Sainsburys)

Everyone is welcome

Tue, 25 Jan 2022

Courteenhall Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair 27th and 28th November

Join the festive fun at our Christmas Fair set in the stunning grounds of Courteenhall Estate.

- Choose your perfect Christmas tree

- Meet Santa

- ticket required

- Enjoy some festive beverages from the bar

- Tick off your Christmas shopping list

- Be Merry!

Entrance tickets & Santa Experience tickets available online:

Alternatively, entrance fee may be paid on the gate at £5 per person ( card only)

Timings: (Saturday 27th 11am-7pm and Sunday 28th 11am - 5pm)

Thu, 11 Nov 2021

Library Plus Taster Morning

Check out our courses and meet the tutors

Corby Library Saturday 6th November 11am – 1pm

A drop in 'taster session' to find out about and enrol on our *FREE* Adult Learning courses

• Family Language starts Monday 8th November

•Keeping Families Safe Online starts Tuesday 9th November

• Family Finances – Raise your game! starts Tuesday 9th November

Sat, 09 Oct 2021

Story Sacks for families

Corby and Oundle Libraries

A short course of 5 *free* online sessions

Make a story sack with free books and resources provided.

Find out how to use your story sack to support and develop your child's learning.

Session times online 1-2.30pm Thursday 14th and 21st October and 4th November:

Parents and pre-school only Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October during half term with your older child(ren)

Please ask at the Library desk for joining details

Tel: 0300 126 3000 – Option 5 then 3


Sat, 09 Oct 2021

Adult Learning - Keeping Families Safe Online

FREE at Corby Library

Starts Tuesday 9th November 12.30 – 2.30pm for 5 weekly sessions

Learn and share in a small group about:

• Supporting child development online

• Recognising and responding to risks online

• Agreeing responsibilities in your family

Please ask at the Library desk for joining details

Tel: 0300 126 3000 – Option 5 then 3


Sat, 09 Oct 2021

Adult Learning - English as a Second Language

FREE at Corby Library

Starts Monday 8th November 10am – 12.00pm for 6 weekly sessions

This language group can continue longer and go on to achieve English qualifications at your own level.

• Increase your own English skills

• Use everyday activities to help your family to learn together

Please ask at the Library desk for joining details

Tel: 0300 126 3000 – Option 5 then 3


Sat, 09 Oct 2021

Adult Learning - Family Finances

FREE at Corby Library

Starts Tuesday 9th November 9.30 – 11.30am for 5 weekly sessions

Learn and share in a small group about:

• Budgeting and planning

• Money saving ideas

• Balancing needs and wants

Please ask at the Library desk for joining details

Tel: 0300 126 3000 – Option 5 then 3


Sat, 09 Oct 2021

Wilbarston Supports Community First Responders

Wilbarston Parish Council is pleased to have donated £500 to North Northants Community First Responders for the purchase of life saving equipment.

East Midlands Ambulance Service provides emergency 999 care and telephone clinical assessment services for a population of 4.8 million people.

Community first responders (CFRs) are in schemes founded and run by volunteers who give up their spare time to attend appropriate emergency calls in their own community. They are dispatched by the EMAS Emergency Operations Centre.

Having a fully equipped volunteer community first responder in Wilbarston will help any residents experiencing cardiac arrest a much better chance of receiving the immediate help needed prior to the arrival of an EMAS crew.

Sun, 23 May 2021


The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Parish Councillor for Wilbarston

Mon, 12 Apr 2021

Notice of Election

1. An election is to be held of Councillors for Wilbarston Parish Council

2. Forms of nomination for the elections for the Parish listed above may be obtained by downloading and printing a copy from, emailing, telephoning 01536 410333 and asking to speak to a member of the elections team. Paper copies may be obtained from Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering NN15 7QX.

3. The Returning Officer will, at the request of any elector prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. Nomination papers must be delivered by hand between 10am and 4pm to the Returning Officer, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX from the date of publication of this notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) but no later than 4 pm on Thursday, 8th April 2021. An appointment should be made in advance for the delivery of nomination papers by telephoning 01536 410333 or by emailing

5. An informal check of nomination papers may be requested prior to formal submission. Nomination papers to be checked informally may be scanned as a pdf file and submitted by email to by no later than 4pm on Wednesday 7th April 2021. Formal submission of nomination papers must be made by hand as detailed at point 4 above.

6. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 6th May 2021.

7. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering NN15 7QX by 12 midnight on Monday 19th April 2021. Applications can be made online:

8. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering NN15 7QX by 5 pm on Tuesday, 20th April 2021.

9. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering NN15 7QX by 5 pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.

10. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering NN15 7QX by 5 pm on Thursday, 6th May 2021. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.

Sat, 03 Apr 2021

It's election time at Wilbarston Parish Council!

It takes all sorts!

- Do you want to do something positive for your community?

- Can you think, listen and act locally?

- Can you attend eleven evening meetings per year (on a Thursday)?

Elections to Wilbarston Parish Council will be held on 6 May 2021

There are over 10,000 parish councils representing around 16 million people across England. They form the most local level of government and cover many rural and urban areas. It is this tier that has the great advantage in making a real difference at community level.

Democratically elected, a local councils responsibilities are to:

- represent the local community

- deliver services to meet local needs

- improve the quality of life and wellbeing in the local area

It is really important that local councils have a range of councillors each with differing skills, qualities and abilities. A well crafted council is vital to the success of a community.

How to apply?

Any person over the age of 18 who is resident or works in the Wilbarston Parish can be a local councillor; your interest and enthusiasm is all that is required.

And, even if it is not for you, you can still play your part. If you know of any potential councillors, please pass on this information and encourage them to join.

If you would like to know more about joining the council, please contact any of the current councillors who are:

- Nick Richards - 01536 770351

- Andrew Smith – 01536 ‪771033

- Rosalind Willatts - 01536 770875

- David James – 01536 770066

- Keith Walkling - 01536 771121

- Lawrence Dale - 01536 771543

- Ann Dowling - 01536 770086

- Tommy Kelly - 07762 002854

or the Clerk Becky Jones at

Tue, 23 Feb 2021

Do You Care For Someone?

Northamptonshire Carers are here to support those who care for a loved one with a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition

How they can help?

Their Carers Support Line provides a listening ear, practical advice and access to a wide range of services:

- Carers Assessments

- Support Groups & Carers Cafes

- Choir & Ukulele Groups

- Activities, breaks & Sitting

- Service Peer support from other Carers

- Dementia Care Advice Service

- Support Workers based within Mental Health Teams

- Support for Parent Carers

- Dedicated Young Carer & Young Adult Carer Teams

Teams based in Northampton & Kettering General Hospitals

Carers Support Line: 01933 677907

Hospital Teams: Kettering: 01536 493622 | N'pton: 01604 544274 |

Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Elections Poster - reverse

Elections Poster - reverse

Sun, 23 Feb 2020

Election Advert

Election Advert

Tue, 11 Feb 2020

The Chronicle Newsletter Winter 2019

The Chronicle Newsletter Winter 2019

Wed, 11 Dec 2019

Support available for older residents

Community Champions project can now support people in Wilbarston, offering befriending volunteers to older people.

Supporting older people back into the heart of their communities, they have volunteers who

- Visit you at home

- Telephone you weekly

- Write to you as a pen pal

- Give digital support

Please call now for more information:

01858 439262

Mon, 25 Nov 2019

Volunteer Car Service

Kettering Volunteer Car Service: a volunteer car service to help the elderly and disabled get to a range of medical appointments. This can be to the local doctor, any hospital, optician, dentist or other medically connected appointment. Whilst medical appointments are our priority, we can also take you to visit relatives in hospital and care homes. You can use this service is you are; elderly, disabled, have mobility problems or experience difficulty using public transport.

Volunteer drivers use their own cars to take members to their medical appointments. The appointment is made by you calling the office. We will need to know when and where you are going. We work on appointment times and the driver will collect you from your home in plenty of time. The drivers will wait up to 2 hours for you and take you home.

There is a small annual membership fee to pay. Fares are paid directly to the driver to cover their out of pocket expenses and include a small admin charge which the driver will bring into the office. If your appointment takes longer than 2 hours and the driver leaves the hospital, they will return to pick you up and you will be charged a 'double' journey. If you have any queries, please call the office for further information.

If you are attending an NHS hospital and claim certain benefits, you may be able to reclaim the cost of the fare; you will need to enquire at the hospital.

More about Shire Community Services

The office can be contacted Monday to Friday between 8:30am - 4:00pm on 01933 272735.

Membership costs just £10.00 for 6 months or £20 per year. Each journey is then charged as per the driver's fuel costs plus a £1 booking fee.

Members will need to request a membership form which can be posted to us at the address below::

Shire Community Services 1 - 3 Orient Way Wellingborough NN8 1AF

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

Minutes Parish Assembly 25th April 2019

Informal Minutes Parish Assembly 25th April 2019

Wed, 05 Jun 2019

Local Treasures exhibition in Kettering

World class treasures are coming home to Kettering

Some world class treasures are on their way home to Kettering Borough Council's Manor House Museum.

Three precious archaeological objects - a 1500-year-old necklace, a mysterious mirror and a quirky Roman hockey player will be on loan from the British Museum for the Local Treasures exhibition which starts on Saturday 22 September. Alongside them will be over 100 items from the Manor House Museum's own collection.

This exciting project is possible due to a successful bid to the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund which resulted in a grant of £20,000. Created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund, this fund supports the sharing of art and objects that are held in national collections with wider audiences.

The three stars of the exhibition were found in the borough of Kettering. This marks the first time for these objects to return since they were first discovered and donated to the British Museum in the late 19th and early 20th century. They are:

  • The Desborough necklace: a stunning Anglo-Saxon gold necklace that was found in 1876 in a graveyard by workmen who originally broke it into six pieces to share amongst themselves before being persuaded to hand them over in return for a small reward
  • The Desborough mirror: one of the finest examples of Celtic art. The mirror would have been a powerful object in a world where reflections could only be glimpsed in water, and there is conjecture as to who the owner may have been
  • The Kettering hockey player: a unique and intriguing depiction of a Roman sportsman. Is the figure playing a form of hockey and, if so, then why are there three balls?

The mirror and necklace are usually on permanent display at the British Museum – such is their quality.

These will be complemented by beautiful, precious and interesting items from the Manor House Museum's own collection. From an Iron-age sword to a bejewelled Roman hair pin, the museum collection tells the history of the borough through the passions and treasured objects of the people who lived here. There's even a Roman ear cleaner in the collection which just goes to show how fastidious the Romans were about their personal grooming!

Cllr Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure, said: "It's fantastic news to hear that these treasures are coming back to our Borough for the first time and that local people will have the chance to see them. It's also a great opportunity for us to showcase many treasures from our permanent collection. I heartily congratulate staff and volunteers who have made this happen and I would like to thank the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund for their support."

Kettering Museum staff had stiff competition to win this award. Philippa Charles, Garfield Weston Foundation director said: "We have been blown away by the ambition and creativity of museums and galleries across the UK and Kettering's idea really stood out.

Some of the most talented curators in the UK have imagined the art, objects and exhibitions which promise to transform the experiences of their audiences. We are delighted that the local community in Kettering will get to see these amazing archaeological treasures."

Stephen Deuchar, Art Fund director, added: "We knew the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund addressed a vital need: our national museums want to widen access to the collections they hold, and institutions around the UK want to share these works with their audiences. The response has been overwhelming. We're pleased to provide the means to enable the greater sharing of art, but, just as importantly, to help empower museums to realise their ambitions."

'Local Treasures: The British Museum comes to Kettering', opens at the Manor House Museum in Kettering on Saturday 22 September 2018 and runs until Saturday 12 January 2019. There is no charge for entry and there will be a programme of free events on offer.

Additional funding for the exhibition has been granted by Museum Development East Midlands and Kettering Borough Council.

Anyone wanting regular updates as the exhibition approaches can visit where you can sign up to receive the Local Treasures eNewsletter. You can also find out more by calling the Museum on 01536 534 219.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018

The Chronicle Newsletter - Autumn 18

The Chronicle Newsletter - Autumn 18

Wed, 12 Sep 2018

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