Author: Linda Carter
The Town Council has been discussing its budget for 2019-20 and would like to hear your views before finalising it. Next year we expect that many of the parks and open spaces on the new developments will be handed over to the Council, which means that we will need additional equipment and staff for the work. The costs of this will be met by contributions from the developers (Section 106 payments) and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:50 by Linda Carter
Earlier in the year, when Councillors agreed to adopt the idea of a 'Poppy Mile' for this special centenary year, we had no idea that the residents' efforts would result in the spectacle that it has.
Our first idea of planting poppies proved to be problematic – they don't generally flower in November! A change of plan was called for and, in late spring, a call went out for volunteers to knit,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:47 by Linda Carter
Two years after the doors of Brackley Town Hall were closed to the public, the project to restore the building has been completed. The building will be officially re-opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester on Tuesday 11th September 2018. Accompanied by both the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, and in front of an audience of Councillors Past Mayors and representatives... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:49 by Linda Carter
Work has begun on the new community building on Radstone Fields, with completion scheduled for the end of October. The new building, to be called Egerton Hall, is being provided by Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes & Taylor Wimpey in Partnership with South Northants Council & Brackley Town Council (see the computer generated image).
The main hall will seat over 200 people and will be suitable... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:16 by Linda Carter
As part of the centenary commemorations, the Town Council is looking to create a field of poppies on the High Street, ready for the Remembrance Day Service on the 11th November 2018. To do that we need LOTS OF POPPIES! So, if you can knit, sew, crochet or otherwise craft some poppies, we need your help. The link below has patterns for poppies to help you, and we will be collecting any finished ones... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:21 by Linda Carter
At the Town Council meeting on 4th December, Councillors considered a request from a local resident to register Brackley Library as an Asset of Community Value. In England, an asset of community value (ACV) is land or property of importance to a local community which is subject to additional protection from development under the Localism Act 2011. An application was submitted to South Northamptonshire... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:58 by Linda Carter
The Town Council has funding available to award to local community groups to support events and activities which benefit Brackley Residents. If you wish to apply, the application forms are attached and should be returned to the Council offices by Wednesday 28th February 2018.
For Charities and organisations which provide services within the town, there is a slightly longer form to complete, and the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:33 by Linda Carter
Barratts have submitted a planning application for the Artwork that will be placed outside the new Community building, Egerton Hall. The design is the work of Iron Forged Designs in Brackley, and was chosen by the Council following competition last year. Stuart Makin and Ben Landucci will make the piece at their forge on Buckingham Road Industrial Estate and will install it with the assistance of the... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:43 by Linda Carter
Last night the Town Council agreed a draft budget for 2018/19 which is now available for consultation.
Next year is a difficult one to plan for as so many changes are anticipated. The Town Hall will be available again, although office space has been reduced, and the community building at Radstone Fields will also be completed. The Town Council will gradually take on the responsibility for grounds maintenance... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:33 by Linda Carter
to all of you who joined us for the Fantastic Fireworks on Saturday Evening. Around 6000 people were there - and a lot more saw the display from other vantage points around the town. Thank you to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team for sponsoring the display, to all of those schools and voluntary organisations, which took advantage of the fundraising opportunity by providing activities for the spectators,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:50 by Linda Carter