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Mayor Making 2020

Mayor Making 2020

At its meeting held on Monday 6th July 2020 Brackley Town Council members elected Councillor Christopher Cartmell to the office of Town Mayor, who will be in office until May 2021. In contrast to tradition, this year's delayed Mayor Making was held via a specially orchestrated Zoom meeting due to current guidance relating to council meetings.

Councillor Cartmell has been a Town Councillor for almost... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:00 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: Civic Ceremonies, History & Heritage

Town Hall Clock

Town Hall Clock

Have you missed the Town Hall clock chimes? Unfortunately, the fault can not be fixed until engineers can visit once restrictions relating to social distancing are lifted.

Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 10:10 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: Brackley Town Hall, History & Heritage

VE Day 75 - Friday 8th May 2020

VE Day 75 - Friday 8th May 2020

Visit our dedicated website page to find details of what's happening tomorrow within our wonderful community to commemorate VE Day 75 tomorrow.

What have you got planned within your household tomorrow? Have you decorated your home and/or garden?
Are you preparing themed food?
Have your children made bunting or flags?

If you wish to share some images of your celebrations, we would be delighted to receive... Read More »


Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 13:46 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: History & Heritage, Town Events

VE Day 75 - Friday 8th May 2020

VE Day 75 - Friday 8th May 2020

Message from the Town Mayor

Celebrating VE Day 75 was originally planned as a nationwide event spread of over a three-day period and plans for a Brackley Town weekend of activities, starting on the afternoon of May 8th, were well advanced. Then comes Covid-19 causing disruption to our daily life the likes of which have not been seen since the end of World War II. The determination of the Nation, as... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:36 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: Covid-19, History & Heritage, Information, News

Brackley VE Day 75 Events - May 2020

With regret, Brackley Town Council has today cancelled all planned events relating to VE Day 75 celebrations and commemorations on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2020. This decision has been made in line with guidelines and advice issued by central government and associated agencies.

Council appreciates the support given to these events by all local organisations, contractors and suppliers... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:22 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: History & Heritage, Information, Town Events

Brackley Town Hall wins again!

Brackley Town Hall wins again!

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,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:01 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: History & Heritage, Information

The Town Hall re-opening

The Town Hall re-opening

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

Tags: History & Heritage, Information, Town Events

Town Hall Bells are re-commissioned

Town Hall Bells are re-commissioned

As part of the 2018 restoration, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Brackley Town Council and South Northants Council, the clock underwent a thorough restoration. The mechanisms and clock faces were removed by crane and went to Smith of Derby to be cleaned and restored. The weather vane was also refurbished by Smith of Derby. Did you know the Crown on the top of the weather vane was added in 1901,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:00 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: History & Heritage

New Town Mayor

New Town Mayor

Annual Meeting of Brackley Town Council and Mayor Making

At the meeting held on Saturday 12 May Cllr Mark Morrell was invested as Brackley Town Mayor for the ensuing year. The Mayors Consort is his wife Mrs Lorraine Morrell.

Cllr Morrell has served as a Town Councillor in Brackley for 5 years, and has lived in the town for some 20 years having settled here with his family.

During the meeting held on Saturday,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 May 2018 14:19 by Stephanie Campbell

Tags: History & Heritage, Information, Town Events

Lest We Forget 2014-2018

Lest We Forget   2014-2018

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

Tags: History & Heritage, Information, Town Events

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