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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Blood Donor Sessions at Camp Hill Community Centre

Please see attached poster for blood donor sessions.

Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:53 by Fiona Young

Community Speed Watch Vounteers Help Improve Road Safety

Community Speed Watch Volunteers Help Improve Road Safety

More than 770 volunteers across Northamptonshire have been helping to improve road safety after taking part in the 2019 Community Speed Watch programme.

The volunteers from 62 Community Speed Watch groups gave up their spare time to work alongside the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance to reduce speeding across the county.

Community Speed Watch is an initiative which sees fully trained residents use speed detection devices to monitor vehicles travelling through their towns and villages on roads with limits of 20, 30 and 40mph. More »

Warning letters are sent to the registered keeper of any vehicles caught exceeding the speed limit, which aims to increase awareness of the dangers of speeding and encourage drivers to reduce their speed.

The drivers' details will be also held on record to identify any repeat offenders and anyone caught exceeding the speed limits more than twice can expect a visit from the police as well as targeted enforcement.

Between April and November, a total of 686 Community Speed Watch sessions were carried out by the groups, which resulted in 4,875 warning letters being sent to drivers caught speeding.

Alongside this, members of the Northamptonshire Police's Safer Roads Team have completed an additional 756 enforcement sessions in these communities during 2019, which resulted in more than 10,000 offences being detected and processed for prosecution.

Safer Roads Operations Manager at Northamptonshire Police, Matthew O'Connell, said: "Our volunteers are passionate about improving road safety within their local communities, and their dedication and commitment makes a real difference.

"Wind, rain or shine, they do a fantastic job not only providing invaluable data but also helping to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and educating drivers on the importance of sticking to the speed limit.

"We are very grateful for all their efforts throughout this year, and we would like to thank them for the significant level of commitment they have made to the Force through their volunteering."

Speeding, along with drink/drug driving, seatbelt and mobile phone use, makes up the fatal four offences, which are often recorded as a contributory factors in road collisions in the county.

In 2018, 31 people were killed on the county's road networks, 257 were seriously injured and 1172 sustained slight injuries in road collisions, but despite this, road safety in Northamptonshire has improved significantly over the last 20 years.

The Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance (NSRA) brings together key partners to work with members of the public on initiatives such as Community Speed Watch, to help improve road safety across the county.

Chair of NSRA, Chief Superintendent Mick Stamper, said: "Our main priority is to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads by clamping down on the fatal four offences.

"Speed is often recorded as a contributory factor in collisions, and it not only increases the risk of serious injury and fatalities on our roads, but is one of the most common concerns in communities.

"The Community Speed Watch programme is a great way for the local community to support the countywide effort to make our roads safer and is a more effective and efficient way of delivering road safety."

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said: "I know that safe and responsible road use is a major concern for people in Northamptonshire.

"Community Speed Watch is a great way to get involved and play a part in creating a safer county and I have been able to visit several Speed Watch groups to see them in action. I strongly support the work of these volunteers and am grateful for the significant contribution they make to their neighbourhoods."

If you're interested in becoming a Community Speed Watch volunteer, please visit www.northants.police.uk/CSW for more information.

Set up last November, the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance is a partnership between the Force, Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Northamptonshire Highways, which represents the County Council.

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Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:32 by Fiona Young

Northampton Borough Council: Interactive treasure quest

Interactive treasure quest to return to Northampton this Christmas

A live, interactive treasure quest challenge is set to return to Northampton town centre on Sunday 1 December.

The Festivals and Fun Treasure Quest, which is being led by the Looking Glass Theatre in partnership with Northampton Borough Council, will see two teams of up to six people battle it out against the clock to win festive prizes at 11am and 2pm. More »

Setting out from the Market Square stage, participants will be working together to seek out and solve clues hidden around famous Northampton landmarks and in town centre businesses, in the quickest time.

Festive prizes secured from local businesses and venues include a family ticket to Royal & Derngate's Cinderella panto, entry tickets and high tea for two at 78 Derngate, tickets to the Looking Glass Theatre's Dick Whittington panto on 31 December, tickets to The Deco's Jack and the beanstalk panto, Phipps brewery tour tickets and a fruit basket.

Other Christmas activities taking place on Sunday 1 December include:

  • The Borough Council's annual Frost Fair in partnership with Vintage Guru with stalls opening between 11am and 4pm
  • A children's creative workshop with Festive Road on the Market Square between 11am and 12.30pm
  • The Borough Council 's Christmas Parade beginning at 1pm at The Deco Theatre
  • The Borough Council's Igloo Cinema opens its doors for the first time this year on the 1st floor of Grosvenor Shopping, offering three popular films for free throughout the day
  • Brought to you by Northampton town Centre BID, meet and have your photo taken with Peter Rabbit and Paddington in the Igloo Cinema between 11am and 4pm.

A spokesperson from Northampton Borough Council, said: "The Heritage Treasure Quest was received extremely well by both participants and town centre businesses in August. And Christmas has provided us with the perfect opportunity to run another session of the interactive challenge with the Looking Glass Theatre.

"We're excited that the Festivals and Fun Treasure Quest will bring another fun element to a busy Christmas activity day in the town centre and we hope families and shoppers make full use of the Sunday free parking in Borough Council car parks, to get involved in as many activities as possible.

"As was the case in the summer, the tickets for the treasure quest have quickly sold out already. People can still get involved though by cheering participants on as they begin their challenge and following the teams' progress via market stage announcements."

James Smith from the Looking Glass Theatre said: "Following the success of the summer Heritage Treasure Quest, we are excited to be returning at Christmas with a new challenge for the participating teams! Not only does the quest help promote Northampton's local history, but also community spirit, through its creation and delivery." » Less

Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:20 by Fiona Young