Old Fire Station
St. James Lake
Town Hall restored
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LATEST NEWS - 25 June 2019
Brackley Town Council (South Ward)
Clerk to the Council: Alison Moses
Tel: 01280 811421 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR
BRACKLEY TOWN COUNCIL (SOUTH WARD)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Mark Morrell has ceased to be a member of Brackley Town Council (South Ward), and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the said Town Council.
In accordance with the Local Elections Rules an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 15 July 2019), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, South Northants District Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD by TEN electors for the said Parish.
In the event that no such request is received by 15 July 2019 the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
Dated: 25 June 2019
Note: In computing the fourteen days Saturdays, Sundays, day of Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning are disregarded.
Northamptonshire Highways are pleased to confirm that following consultation with Northamptonshire Local Access Forum, Parish Councils and other local stakeholders, a DRAFT Rights of Way Improvement Plan (2018 – 2028) has been created and can be viewed on the NCC website by following this link:
The foreword is currently being updated to take into account the appointment of our new portfolio holder Cllr Jason Smithers.
A period of Public Representation runs until Monday 9th September and any feedback, comments or corrections regarding the RoWIP must be received by Northamptonshire Highways by close of business on that day.
Comments and corrections can be submitted via email at the following address: EnquiriesPROW@kierwsp.co.uk or by writing to:
Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:19 by Stephanie Campbell
Launch of Summer Fire Safety Campaign
A campaign to highlight the grass fire risk posed during warm summer months has been launched by firefighters in Northamptonshire.
Last year Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) attended 378 fires affecting grassland, woodland and crops in areas ranging from people's gardens to roadside vegetation and farmland. More »
NFRS launched its Summer Fire Safety Campaign to highlight the fire risks posed during hot, dry weather and promote the safety steps people can take to prevent blazes breaking out.
The launch was held at Brixworth Country Park where a fire broke out last year in a composting area, which it is believed could have been caused by a barbecue thrown away while still hot. The fire damaged the composting area and surrounding fencing.
Last summer, Northamptonshire experienced long stretches of hot, dry weather which made grass, trees and shrubbery across the county extremely dry. Although there have been recent periods of heavy rain in Northamptonshire, a hot spell of weather has been predicted and NFRS are keen to encourage people to think about fire prevention in the coming summer months.
In the last 10 years, NFRS attended 3676 fires in farmland, gardens, woodland and cropland.
Summer safety prevention messages:
- Only have barbecues in designated areas and avoid setting any open fires in the countryside.
- Always stay with a barbecue and do not leave it unattended. Never use accelerants such as petrol or paraffin on or near barbecues or fires.
- Whether at home or elsewhere, make sure barbecues are kept away from sheds, fences, trees, shrubs or garden waste.
- Avoid setting fire to garden waste.
- Barbecues can remain hot for a very long time. Ensure they are cold and have been extinguished properly before disposal. Keeping a bucket of water handy, or having a garden hose nearby is a useful precaution.
- Do not empty ashes into dustbins or wheelie bins. If they're hot, they can melt plastic and start a fire.
- In hot, sunny conditions, glass items like bottles can start fires if left in the sun. If having a picnic, it's best to take bottles and jars home and recycle them properly.
- Make sure cigarettes are extinguished properly. Never throw cigarettes out of car windows, they can ruin whole fields of crops.
- NFRS recommend you do not use sky lanterns. People have no control over them once they've been set off. They can litter the countryside and even start fires.
- If you see a fire in the countryside, please alert the emergency services by ringing 999. » Less
Posted: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 18:17 by Stephanie Campbell
After an early wake-up call the BTC Ladies Team ventured out to Willen Lake, Milton Keynes to take part in 'Mission Mud'. An event held by and in support of the Royal British Legion.
Running, or should we say walking mainly the 2 mile course and navigating obstacles such as crawling under nets, muddy water, a set of tyres more akin to a mangle and the obligatory bouncy castle was the most enjoyable, laughable, and 'so far out of our comfort zone' morning we have ever spent... all for a great cause. More »
Thank you to everyone who supported by donating. £335.00 has been raised so far! Further donations can still be made via the following Just Giving Page:
Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:01 by Stephanie Campbell
Brackley Town Hall's Winning Windows!
Last night, in the beautiful surroundings of Holdenby House, the Northamptonshire Heritage Awards took place. There were 10 awards to be presented covering all aspects of life in the county's museums, heritage sites and history societies. John Griff from BBC Radio Northampton compered the evening and the Heritage Forum's Patron Earl Spencer, also in attendance, gave a speech about how important the county's heritage is. More »
Brackley Town Hall was praised each time it was mentioned by the judges for its complex activities and best practice in many areas. It was nominated for 4 awards in total: Best Volunteer Project, Best Exhibition, Best Event and Best Special Project. It was a very tense moment as we waited for the announcements of each category as all were filled with very worthy winners from across our county, but we were rewarded with Overall Winner of the Best Special Project Award for the Stained Glass Window Project!
Johnathan Platt, Head of Investment for England; Midlands & East from the National Lottery Heritage Fund was at the ceremony to present the Best Special Project Award and he was really pleased that it was a National Lottery Heritage Funded project that had won the award.
Brackley Town Hall historically had stained glass windows and so as part of the restoration, the team set about bringing stained glass back to the building in a way that reflects the Brackley of the 21st Century. A competition was opened and many Brackley residents submitted their designs and 26 winning windows were finally chosen. Each of the 26 roundels were created by Rachel Aldridge from Aldridge Glass Northamptonshire. The winning window designs vary from Brackley Castle to The Brackley Morris Men and a child feeding the ducks. The youngest winner was 6 and the oldest was 87.
Brackley's Town Clerk, Alison Moses said 'We are all so proud of the Town Hall and the Stained Glass windows are the jewel in the crown. They really make the building all about Brackley.'
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition – this award is dedicated to you! » Less