Tags: History & Heritage
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Town Council has been working closely with Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust to develop a management plan for the Pocket Park (old railway line) aimed at increasing the biodiversity of the area by landscape improvements. The work is being funded by developer contributions associated with the loss of hedgerow on the Radstone Fields development.
The first part of the work will be to remove some trees,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:03 by Linda Carter