Every year Northamptonshire Libraries deliver the Summer Reading Challenge, which challenges children to read 6 books during the summer holidays. It has been proven that children who don't continue reading during the summer have a lower reading age when they return to school in September than that before the summer. You can find out more about the challenge on our webpage: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/src... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:38 by Gill Wells
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance from people not in your household (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:09 by Gill Wells
Recent changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme mean you can now bring previously furloughed employees back to work to suit the needs of your business.
From August, the level of the grant will be slowly reduced and employers will be asked to contribute towards the cost of employees' wages.
For the latest information on this scheme, join the following live webinar:
Extension to the Coronavirus Job... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:08 by Gill Wells
Please find attached a list of funding opportunities for organisations and clubs.
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:41 by Gill Wells
We are pleased to advise that, following robust risk assessment and inspections, the play area, outdoor gym equipment and skateboard park will re-open tomorrow 4th July 2020.
However, users should be mindful that the world is still in the midst of a pandemic and users do so at their own risk.
Please adhere to the signage.
West Haddon Parish Council are unable to:-
1. Provide stewards;
2. Arrange a booking... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:10 by Gill Wells
Barbecue Warning from Northants Fire and Rescue Service
Barbecues can take a long time to cool down and should be completely cold before embers are thrown away, residents are being reminded.
This advice follows a fire last week in which a fence, two wheelie bins, a children's paddling pool, the back door and bathroom window on a house, as well as garage guttering, were damaged at a property in Northampton.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:55 by Gill Wells
Why not sign up to our Run for Dementia challengeand take on 50 or 100 miles in 30 days. Simply grab your trainers and start tracking your miles today.
Don't forget, there's plenty of ways to build up your miles, you can do it from anywhere, whether its laps of your garden or outdoor runs in a safe space.
Raise £100 and you'll receive a medal as a special thank you for your support.
Coronavirus... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:53 by Gill Wells
As of yesterday, 1 July 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing.
Employers will be able to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part time and decide the hours and shift patterns they work to suit the needs of their business. From 1 August, employers will be asked to contribute towards wage costs.
For the latest information,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:17 by Gill Wells
People Urged To Be Sensible Amid the Reopening of Bars and Restaurants
"We know people will be looking forward to going out after such a long time but please be sensible and help newly reopened businesses out by abiding by the Covid-19 regulations."
This is the message from Chief Superintendent Ash Tuckley, the officer overseeing the policing operation in response to the reopening of the nighttime economy.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:42 by Gill Wells
On Friday 26th June 2020 a gathering took place on West Haddon Playing Fields which involved the consumption of alcohol and fireworks being let off - a potentially lethal combination. As there were young children present at this gathering this is of even greater concern. The participants also left a lot of litter behind them.
This is an open space, provided for the enjoyment of all residents - it is... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:57 by Gill Wells