West Hunsbury Parish Council

Serving the people of West Hunsbury

West Hunsbury Parish Council

Clerk: Mrs Fiona Young
32 Holdenby Road, Spratton
Northamptonshire NN6 8JD

Tel: 07729 608062

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New Mayor for Northampton

Northampton Borough Council held its annual Full Council and Mayormaking meeting today via video conference.

The role of First Citizen of Northampton has now passed from Councillor Nazim Choudary to Councillor Brian Sargeant, who became the 780th Mayor of Northampton during the historic ceremony. His wife, Ray Kelly-Sargeant, will he his Mayoress.

Cllr Sargeant has served Northampton Borough Council for the last decade, serving as Chair and Deputy on the Licensing Committee, Deputy Chair on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and on the Civic Committee, preserving the town's Mayoralty traditions for future generations. More »

Cllr Sargeant's family has a rich history in the town – with his family name dating back to the 11th Century. Many of Cllr Sargeant's ancestors were also Mayors of the Borough, dating back to the time of King James l, in 1616, 1628, 1636, 1642, 1644, 1656 and 1671 and 1683.

The family have also been Hereditary Freemen of the Borough since the 1530's. Freemen were traditionally tradesmen or gentlemen who governed Northampton until 1835.

The Beckett and Sargeant Trust School was established in 1735 by two daughters of Cllr Sargeant's relatives, Dorothy Beckett and Ann Sargeant. Their memorials are in All Saints' Church, Northampton. The trust school building is now occupied by The Lowdown - Cllr Sargeant's chosen charity for his mayoral year - and continuing his family legacy of helping the youth of this town.

Councillor Sargeant said: "I am hugely honoured, excited and humbled to become the 780th Mayor of Northampton. I am also incredibly proud to have my wife Ray as my Mayoress.

"As the new Mayor, I will endeavour to lead as First Citizen of our Borough. these are difficult times, but through the resilience of the people of Northampton and the County, better times will come.

"Please take heed of advice, and thank God for our heroes of in the National Health Service and all our frontline and keyworkers, who are working so hard and risking their lives for us all.

"I am delighted to announce that The Lowdown is are my chosen charity this year – carrying on the Sargeant family's tradition of helping our youth lead a better life."

Sharon Wormsley, Chief Executive of the Lowdown, said: "We are delighted to be the Mayor's chosen charity for the second year running. This support will continue to help raise awareness of the vital services we offer to the young people of Northampton, particularly during these challenging times."

Cllr Sargeant's Deputy Mayor is Cllr Rufia Ashraf whose consort will be her husband, Abu Ashraf.

If you would like to contribute to the Mayor's charity, or would like more information about the Mayor, please contact the Mayor's Office at the Guildhall on 01604 837804 or email mayor@northampton.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 15:52 by Fiona Young

LRF Newsletter May 20 2020

Local Resilience Forum Newsletter May 20th 2020

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 15:26 by Fiona Young

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery invites public to collect items during coronavirus crisis for digital exhibition

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is looking to document the pandemic for a digital exhibition to be shown once the museum reopens and is asking members of the public to record their own experiences of Covid-19 and collect objects, stories and information during lockdown.

These items could include stories of lockdown, for example a lockdown video diary, or photographs of rainbows and messages of thanks that appear in neighbours' windows. More »

The museum is also calling for stories from NHS workers and carers, as well as how the work of other key workers such as delivery drivers, supermarket employees and postal workers has changed and how Northamptonshire is showing appreciation for these heroes.

The exhibition will also include how local businesses are coping with the massive changes brought about by Covid-19 and will acknowledge those people who have lost their lives due to Covid-19 across the county.

Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: "As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the way we interact, operate, socialise, work, live and grieve has completely changed.

"We are now living in a period of historic significance and we would like the public to share items with us that mark this time.

"The museum was due to re-open in June after a major re-development but the opening will now be delayed due to the pandemic.

"When the museum is able to re-open it will be a major attraction for the town, where visitors can discover Northampton's internationally important shoe collection, explore the town's rich history, and experience an ever-changing programme of art, activities, events and temporary exhibitions."

Please send digital items, such as photographs and videos to museums@northampton.gov.uk

Any physical items you would like to donate to the museum please send details to museums@northampton.gov.uk and keep these until safe delivery or collection can be made.

When gathering content, do so safely and follow the government guidelines on social distancing. Please record when and where the content was created and include name, address, email and telephone number.

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery remains closed until further notice. Follow the museum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthamptonMuseum to receive updates when the museum re-opens. » Less

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020 15:34 by Fiona Young