National Lockdown: STAY AT HOME

Following the recent announcement made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday 4th Jasnuary, HM Government have issued latest guidance relating to the current lockdown:

Information is updated each day and shows full and concise guidance for families, individuals, business and leisure.

Brackley Town Council Services

Brackley Town Council will operate as normal throughout lockdown; Officers and Staff are available via telephone and email during usual office hours from Monday to Friday. Telephone 01280 702441 (answerphone also available).

BTC Venues - Egerton Hall, Town Hall, The Loft and Old Fire Station
All BTC Venues are now closed until further notice unless required for use by NHS and related services.

BTC Parks, Open Spaces & Playgrounds
Whilst all open spaces and playgrounds remain open for the time being, all outside exercise gym equipment located around St. James' Lake and Poppyfields Park is not available for use until further notice.

Halse Road Cemetery
The cemetery remains open for those wishing to visit, please observe social distancing measures at all times.
Numbers attending funerals within the cemetery are restricted in line with government restrictions. Please contact us with any queries you may have.

Dog Waste Bins will continue to be emptied each week.

Brackley Friday Market
some of our regular market traders are returning to the Piazza on Friday 8th January.

Brackley Vs Coronavirus

Following the latest lockdown measures, Brackley Vs Coronavirus Group has been re-instated.

Local volunteers are available to help anyone who is either shielding or needs help with the following:

  • Collection of medications from local chemists
  • Shopping
  • Posting mail
  • Would like someone to talk to

Please call Brackley Vs Coronavirus on 07592 049372 or visit their Face Book page

Coronavirus Testing in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council - Northants Together

Northants Together - offering assistance of the following by local volunteers for those who have no other support available to them:

  • Urgent Food Deliveries
  • Collection of Prescriptions
  • Support with loneliness
  • Posting mail

Call 0800 126 1000 Option 5 - Lines are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm

Northamptonshire Carers

Northamptonshire carers advise and help all carers with advice and support. Currently, all meetings are unable to take place, however a drop-in session via zoom and or telephone support is available to anyone who cares for anyone within their own home.

Northamptonshire Carers

Carers Enquiry Line: 01933 677837

Carers Support Line: 01933 677907

Brackley - Helping You Live

Helping You Live has been created to help those that need a little extra help:

Community Food Larder - working with Brackley Food Bank and local Fare Share to provide extra provisions for those in need, particularly people who may be shielding and can not shop for themselves during Covid-19 restrictions.

Baby Bank - Clothes for 0-5 year olds, nappies/toiletries and toys for 0-5 year olds

Children's Bank - Clothes and toys for 5-12 year olds and school uniform from Reception to Year 11

Toiletries Bank - Anything and everything for everyone of any age

If you need help or know someone who needs help, call Claire Readman

07598 275970 or email Claire or message their Face Book page - Helping You Live

Brackley Foodbank

Brackley Food Bank have made alternative arrangements for distribution. Visit or telephone numbers below for further information.

If you need help due to illness, debt, unemployment, benefit issues, or any other problem, contact your doctor, childrens' school, church, social worker or social housing worker for a voucher to cover yourself and your family. They will tell you what to do next, and the voucher has those instructions on it as well.

In an emergency, phone 01869 810687 or 07842 514216.

Brackley Foodbank require donations of the following items:

Sugar (small bags)
Tinned Potatoes
Tinned Fruit
Tinned Vegetables
Tinned Fish
Tinned Custard
Tinned Rice Pudding
Tinned Spaghetti
Jars of Pasta Sauce
Longlife Milk
Fruit Juice (not cordial or squash)
Breakfast Cereals
Toiletries for Ladies & Gents
Toilet Rolls

Please note: Foodbank is unable to accept fresh produce or out of date items

Daily updates about urgent requirements are posted on the Brackley Foodbank page blog

Donations can be taken to Waitrose on Manor Road or Co-op at the top end of High Street or Co-op in Croughton. You can also call Alan Perkins on 01869 810687 to arrange delivery or collection of donations.

To offer help, donations of food or cash, you can email

Brackley MIND