Collingtree Parish Council
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NEW MEN’S CHOIR RAISING MONEY FOR PROSTATE CANCER UK
Northampton Male Voice Choir (NMVC) recently challenged the men of Northamptonshire to help them raise money for PROSTATE CANCER UK and the response has been fantastic!
After two open evenings at the Northampton Saints Rugby Ground and other recruitment activities over 70 men have now signed up to learn to sing two songs over an 8-week period with expert training from NMVC’s charismatic Musical Director, Stephen Bell. They will then perform the songs at a concert in aid of Prostate Cancer UK at the Spinney Hill Theatre, Northampton on 14 April 2018. This concert will also feature performances by the award winning Northampton Male Voice Choir and fabulous local soprano, Emily Haig.
Compere for the concert is the Reverend Richard Coles, Vicar of Finedon; TV presenter; radio broadcaster and formerly a member of the chart topping 1980’s band, The Communards.
Tickets for what promises to be a great evening’s entertainment in aid of a very worthwhile cause are now available on the NMVC website http://www.nmvc.co.uk or from Concert Secretary, David Walsh 01604 831455.
NBC News Announcement
Date 02 March 2018
Status For immediate release
Cabinet agrees plans for 1,000 new affordable homes in Northampton
Northampton Borough Council has thrown its full weight behind a plan to deliver more than 1,000 new affordable rented homes over the next ten years.
The project will provide homes for hundreds of families across the town while also helping to reduce the demand for temporary accommodation.
In what promises to be one of the most ambitious housing projects it has undertaken in decades, the Council will set up a community benefit society and expand the role of Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) to include the development of new homes, for rent and for sale, outside of the Housing Revenue Account.
At a full council meeting on Monday night (26 February), members agreed unanimously to back the proposal. The news comes after last week’s Cabinet backed the plans.
Cllr Stephen Hibbert, Council Cabinet member for housing, said: “Delivery of new housing is a top priority and we believe a new community benefit society will enable us to make full use of the Right to Buy receipts, increase the supply of affordable rented housing and get the best deal for the local taxpayer.
“The Right to Buy scheme is a national scheme and it is fantastic that so many residents have an opportunity to buy a home of their own. Although the sale of council homes has reduced Northampton’s stock of affordable rented housing, we want to reinvest all of the money that we receive from sales, build new homes and make the most of the tax exemptions available.
“Northampton Partnership Homes currently manages and maintains the Council’s housing stock on the Council’s behalf and is very keen to build new homes. It is already providing more than 90 new homes in the borough and has the skills and experience to deliver this larger programme.
“Since it took over management of our housing stock a few years ago, NPH has demonstrated its worth and we’re delighted to support this latest phase in its development.”
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Just Collingtree Website
For more local information on Collingtree Village whether it be past, present or future news, please also check out the Just Collingtree website at http://www.justcollingtree.co.uk lots of interesting facts and local news can be found on this website.
Local Policing Information
PCSO Danny Steele left Northamptonshire Police on Sunday 25 September 2016.
This leaves the team with the following Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers:
PC James Lemon – Beat Manager- Briar Hill, West Hunsbury, East Hunsbury and Nene Valley.
PC Gary Parr- Beat Manager- Far Cotton and Delapre.
PCSO Kerry Parris
PCSO Craig Egdell
PCSO Debbi Davies
Although the Police Officers have geographical ownership all of the team currently cover the following policing area:
There are no immediate plans to replace Danny, as such the work streams and responsibilities he held will be distributed amongst the remaining team,
If you have any queries or need to contact your local PCSO, please direct any queries to the Team email address:
SCT-NorthamptonSouthWest@northants.pnn.police.uk this will allow your query to be addressed promptly and appropriately.
Design Plan for a proposed Collingtree Traffic Calming Scheme
Residents in Ash Lane will be receiving a letter from the Parish Council in August detailing a design plan received from Northampton Highways for a proposed traffic calming scheme. Please email the Parish Clerk at email@example.com with any comments you may have.
Are you a local Charity, Club, Society? Can Tesco help you?
Alex Cairns is the new Community Champion for Tesco at Mereway. Alex's has a full time position and goes out into the community to see how Tesco as store can help local charities, clubs, societies etc. Tesco's can offer potential raffle prizes, food donations and staff to volunteer their time to help local projects.
Residents are asked to get in touch with Alex and let Alex know about people who Tesco's could possibly help. Alex's contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org