We have been notified that arrangements for parking enforcement in Kettering are changing. From Monday, 3rd February the introduction of Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) means that Kettering Borough Council will be responsible for monitoring on-street parking instead of the police. Under the new powers the Council is able to retain the income from penalties and plan to employ more staff to enforce the existing rules.
Don’t get a ticket! Check here to make sure you are aware of the waiting and parking restriction rules.
We have been notified of roadworks commencing on 28th October on the section of Rothwell Road between the Gypsey Lane junction and the A14 roundabout (related to work on the site entrance of the new housing development in that area).
We understand both lanes will remain open, but with narrower lanes, and it is likely this will cause delays on that section.
Thorpe Malsor Parish Council is very pleased to announce that we have secured funding for a complete renovation of the Village Play Area to the value of £27,500! We will be having a consultation with all village children (and adults!) to look at new equipment options – please look out for further details of this and contribute your ideas. The funding has come from the WREN waste recycling organisation and will be managed by Kettering Borough Council.
As in previous years, All Saints Church in Thorpe Malsor will be floodlit from 1st December to 18th January 2019 to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.
If you would like to sponsor a night in memory of a loved one, to mark a special occasion, or simply to enjoy the sight of the floodlit Church, Jane Harrison will be taking names and collecting contributions. The cost this year will remain at £6 per night.
You can contact Jane on Kettering 412496 or just pop a note through her door – Manus Cottage, Church Way (almost opposite the Church).
On Sunday, 11th December the village came together for a vintage theme Tea Party in the Village Hall to mark the centenary of the ending of World War One. Over 50 villagers attended the tea and many donated cakes. The youngsters turned their hand to making poppies and a total of £110 was raised for the Royal British Legion.
Later everyone moved over to the church where Canon John led the prayers. At 7.05 pm everyone lined the path from the street to the Church and rang hand bells, joining other churches and cathedrals across the country as part of the national initiative ‘Ringing for Peace’.