The census is coming. By taking part, you can help to inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as schools, doctors’ surgeries and bike lanes.
It is important you fill in your census questionnaire because the information you share affects the life of every single person living in England and Wales.
Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, your information is protected by law. That means Government officials dealing with payments or services you receive cannot see it.
Census Day is Sunday 21 March. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let The Office for National Statistics (ONS) know.
If you need help, you can visit www.census.gov.uk where there’s a wide range of support services available.
On Thursday, 6 May 2021 local polls will take place to elect the following:
- Councillors for the new North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) – the new unitary authority replacing Corby Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council, the Borough Council of Wellingborough and Northamptonshire County Council.
- Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
- Representatives for the 95 Parish Councils across North Northamptonshire.
If you are thinking about standing as a candidate on Thorpe Malsor Parish Council the deadline for submitting nomination papers is 4 pm on Thursday 8th April. Anyone seeking further information about standing or wishing to download and print a copy of the nomination paper can do so by visiting: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-council-elections-england.
If you have any questions about the role of a Parish Councillor please feel free to speak with any of the existing Councillors or e-mail the clerk on: firstname.lastname@example.org. The clerk also has pre-printed copies of the nomination papers and additional information regarding their submission which can be delivered on request.
As the group was unable to provide the usual Christmas Lunch last year due to the Covid restrictions, we have some spare funds available so we are pleased to say that £190 has been given to the North Northants First Responders Group. This is who they are:
North Northants Community First Responders (NNCFR)
We are a group of qualified volunteers, trained to a high standard by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to provide an emergency response to 999 calls within the local area. We are despatched directly by EMAS to respond to a range of patients in order to stabilise and provide life saving treatment prior to the ambulance arriving. Being based within the community, we are able to provide a faster response than an ambulance would, if they were to be despatched from the hospital ambulance station, or be subject to any delays due to operational demand. We have two qualified Responders, both of whom are current serving Police Officers, as well as being a husband and wife team, who have recently moved to Loddington village.
NNCFR approached us to ask if the village might be able to assist with the purchase of equipment and the £190 donation will cover the cost of a paramedic bag with BP Monitor, and also an Oximeter.
Given that it is a year since Robert suffered his serious stroke, we have donated these funds to them in his name.
We very much look forward to coming out of restrictions so that we can all meet up again for our chats!
Sue, Joan and Frances
Following the recent nationwide lockdown, this area has now been placed in Tier 2; restrictions are as detailed below. The latest government guidance for the Christmas period can be found here.
Northampton Borough Council have issued further guidance following the increase in local cases, which recently risen above the national rate. Everyone is asked to work together to prevent a local lockdown.
Kettering Borough Council are currently consulting on the Local Plan for the Borough. The SSP2 will allocate land for housing, employment, retail, leisure and community facilities and will contain policies relating to specific areas and topics such as Local Green Space, Green Infrastructure and Settlement Boundaries.
- The section that relates directly to Thorpe Malsor is Policy THM1
- Plans to improve footpath links between Loddington/Thorpe Malsor/Kettering are mentioned in Policy LOD1(i)
- To view the Thorpe Malsor Boundary Map see here.
The full plan is available to read on the Consultation Portal and comments can be made on line by creating a login. Alternatively, you can e-mail comments to email@example.com or send by post to: Development Services (Planning Policy) at the Council offices in Bowling Green Road, Kettering.
All comments received are made publicly available on the consultation portal and your personal details will be added onto the consultation portal database; however no personal details will be displayed on line.
The consultation closes at 5.30pm on Wednesday 12th February 2020.