Brackley Town Council

Telephone: 01280 702441

Town Hall Tower

Clerk: Alison Moses
20 High Street, Brackley
Northamptonshire NN13 7DS

  • Egerton Hall

    Egerton Hall

  • Old Fire Station

    Old Fire Station

  • St. James Lake

    St. James Lake

  • Town Hall restored

    Town Hall restored

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It's time to book in your Flu Jab

It's time to book in your Flu Jab

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:09 by Stephanie Campbell

Northamptonshire County Council and the Northamptonshire's Clinical Commissioning Groups are once again urging people to get their flu vaccines booked in as winter approaches.

Flu is a highly infectious viral illness which can lead to complications, hospital admissions and even death. Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, body aches and tiredness. Those people in 'at risk' groups are also susceptible to further complications. More »

Flu has a big impact on NHS winter pressures both in terms of the illness itself and its impact on the wider health and care system due to other complications or staff and carer illness.
The flu vaccine is the most effective way to reduce the occurrence of illness and the unplanned hospital admissions that inevitably follow, particularly in the over 65 year old age group and those with long term health conditions.

This winter, the vaccine is free of charge for the following people:

• All children aged between two and ten on or before 31 August 2019
• Those aged between six months and 64 years in clinical risk groups*
• Pregnant women – women in any trimester of pregnancy
• Those aged 65 years and over
• Those in long-stay residential care homes
• Carers (informal carers who are in receipt of a carer allowance or a main carer of a vulnerable person)
• Frontline staff in direct patient contact working for primary care, community and acute NHS trusts or social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home/domiciliary care provider or voluntary managed hospice provider who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable people are also eligible for free flu vaccinations

People belonging to any of these groups should speak to their GP to book a vaccination, or visit a local pharmacy as they may also provide free flu vaccinations. Frontline staff can also contact their occupational health team.

Cabinet Member for Public Health at Northamptonshire County Council, Cllr Ian Morris, said:

"In the last 3 years, over 11,000 people were hospitalised in Northamptonshire due to flu or flu related complications, with nearly 8,000 of those people aged over 65. Having the flu vaccine can help prevent the spread of seasonal flu and help to prevent those most at risk from becoming ill".

Lucy Wightman, Director of Public Health stated:

"The flu vaccination programme is the best way of protecting you and your family from flu this winter. With an increasing number of people eligible for a free vaccine, we have the potential to protect more people than ever from falling ill this winter, and reduce demand on our NHS and healthcare services."

Anyone in doubt about whether they qualify for a free vaccination should contact their GP.

For more information and myth busting on the flu vaccination, visit
https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/health/Pages/flu.aspx

*Listed conditions are: chronic (long-term) respiratory disease; chat stage three, four or five of kidney failure; chronic liver disease; chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis, or learning disability; diabetes; splenic dysfunction; a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment) or morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above). » Less

Full-time firefighter recruitment

Full-time firefighter recruitment

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:58 by Stephanie Campbell

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue have launched a major recruitment drive for 32 full-time firefighters. The current application window runs until 17th October.

For further information, visit www.northantsfire.gov.uk

Brackley Fireworks 2019

Brackley Fireworks 2019

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:49 by Sally Monday-Webb

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team are supporting us once again this year with our FREE community firework display!

It takes place this year on the 2nd November at St John's Site, Magdalen College School, Brackley. More »

The gates open at 17:30 and the fireworks will take place around 19:00. There will be community stalls and refreshments available all evening.

Please wrap up warm and walk if you can, parking in the town centre is limited.

No sparklers or fireworks will be allowed onto the site - please enjoy your sparklers at home, safely!

No drones will be allowed on the site.

Please be aware that the High Street from the Buckingham Road traffic lights to the public toilets/ bus stop will be closed from 7pm to allow for a swift, safe exit after the display.

FREE entry to all! » Less