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Curry & Quiz Night Saturday 28 October

The Curry & Quiz Night tickets are for sale at £10 each, it's 7 pm for 7.30 pm and there will be wine etc as usual. Saeede is cooking the authentic Curry again.
Reserve your Tickets by ringing Sandra on 01604 880630 or Wendy on 07903511572 or email smwarner@btinternet.com please.
Regards
Sandra

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:22 by Web Team

Police Report

Please see the report below. In addition to which and what 'Hutch' did not report was that he was also in Pitsford looking into the problem of parked vehicles in and around the top of Manor Road. The feedback today from that is that it will be monitored and also to ask the rest of the Police Rural North Team to pay regular attention to parking in this area.

What to do:We are told that if a vehicle is causing an obstruction, and it is happening at the time, then it is a Police matter reportable on 999 and punishable by a fine. More »

Parking is not a Parish Council matter but the Council will try to mediate where possible.

We always tell people to report parking issues:
- On StreetDoctor (comes under citizens charter) you need to keep a note of the logged reference number and follow it up.

- Call the NCC Parking Enforcement Department immediately when there clearly is a breach - like parking on the corners, outside the school on the yellow lines. 0845 6800 153/3. The Enforcement Officer who has been out to Pitsford on a number of occasions is referred to as NP024 - no names...

It would be helpful to take photographs and forward them to the Clerk. Also, any StreetDoctor report reference numbers.


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Sent: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:29:17 +0000
From: Hutchings John
Subject: good news stories for you.

Evening all

Sorry I've been quiet over the last few weeks. As most of you are aware, there is a new service delivery model in place for Northamptonshire and having applied for my role, I am pleased to say that I've been selected to stay on the Neighbourhood team covering your area.

That said, the below report demonstrates my commitment to this area and the results gained in just 5 hours. Over the last 2-3 weeks I've recovered a stolen sit on mower and quad bike from separate rural burglaries from my beat, located in Nottinghamshire!, the below link tells you about an operation with my neighbourhood team counterpart from Market Harborough last Friday and today recovered a £40,000 stolen Mercedes and whilst doing so recovered a quantity of class A & B drugs.

Yesterday a home made firearm was reported to me and recovered from a local farmer. This, when examined, was loaded ! A GREAT SPOT by the farmer.

Greater working between Parish councils and local schools in moulton have been discussed and I'm looking forward to taking this forward enhance communication and problem solving.

Farm location visited following being a victim of crime. Good to see that security systems and devices are being installed to prevent being a repeat victim. Ideally consider putting these in place to prevent being a victim to start with. Its not just the issue of machines or kit being stolen, but it's the mental and physical effects that last longer.

With the nights drawing in, consider extra lighting, alarms and always secure your property. Mark property so that it can be easily identified and photograph it too.

Please see the report below.

Keep em peeled

Hutch


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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:10 by Web Team

Stoptober Campaign

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October has, in recent years, become the focus of Public Health England's Stoptober campaign. The National campaign is designed to provide a collective approach to quitting smoking. Research suggests that if you can quit for 28 days, you are 5 times more likely to be able to quit for good. You are also 4 times more likely to quit with support from a specialist service such as ours. In this newsletter, you'll find some real life stories from customers who have recently quit with our support, some top tips on how to beat those cravings and links to sign up for our support, help us to help you quit today.
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Also in this issue:
* Sue's Stop Smoking Success Story
* Libraries Week
* Knuston Hall support health & Wellbeing week
* Parents in Sport Week
* Clare's Stop Smoking Story
* A round up from Brixworth Country Park
* Summer Reading Challenge Success
* 1000 steps - Could you be a foster carer?
* Get Online Week
* Workplace Challenge Competition
* Adult learning - Learning for Life
* Planning a Wedding
* Health Checks & Flu Jabs
* Tips to make it through winter More »

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Sue recently quit smoking with the support of our stop smoking team. Check out her story and get in touch if you think our team could help you. 0300 126 5700

9-14 October is a chance to discover the range of things you can do at your library, from play and learning for children, to managing your health, to accessing wi-fi and games, to finding a job, a hobby or starting a business.

It's not just public libraries – libraries of all kinds in schools, workplaces and universities have amazing services that will be on show during Libraries Week. Register to take part or to keep up with the latest news.
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Knuston Hall is delighted to be building its partnership with Serve. Serve is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity which provides services and assistance to older people and adults with disabilities in East Northamptonshire and surrounding areas. After hosting a number of afternoon teas and lunches, Knuston Hall has arranged to provide a programme of talks and activities over the autumn period. This is starting with supporting their Health & Wellbeing week 23-27 October with a talk on alcohol awareness and wine tasting. Serve have been helping the community for over 30 years and Knuston Hall hope to assist as a venue and support some of their future activities. Click on the picture below to email Serve directly.
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Northamptonshire Sport is pleased to join the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week 2017

Parents are key to a child's life-long involvement in sport
The NSPCC and Northamptonshire Sport have joined forces with more than 100 sports organisations in the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week. We want our sports clubs to rally behind our efforts from 2nd-8th October to underscore the positive, supporting role that parents play. Coaches and officials can also examine their communication with parents to benefit children's involvement in sport.
Feedback from current sports stars and research with young people shows how important parents are as role models.
Dr Camilla Knight of Swansea University who studies parental involvement in sport says,

"Parents play a critical role within youth sport. Without their support and involvement, youth sport could not exist in the way it does today".

However we all know of 'over-involved' or 'pushy' parents which subsequently can affect a child's experience. Through Parents in Sport Week, the NSPCC and Northamptonshire Sport are helping to change the conversation and remind everyone of the important and extremely valuable contribution parents make to our sport but only if they are engaged appropriately.
The NSPCC has produced resources for clubs to use with parents and their own coaches. These are available at www.thecpsu.org.uk/parents
Through Parents in Sport Week (http://firstforwellbeing.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=12c934a72524dbcea265a3c38&id=14e183fc28&e=84a59e1a21) , the NSPCC and Northamptonshire Sport aim to highlight the essential role parents have to a child's enjoyment and success in playing sport.

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Clare has also recently quit with us, hear her story so far.
It has been a busy summer at Brixworth Country Park with high levels of visitor numbers despite a soggy start to the school holidays. The park hosted a number of mocktail events run by the First for Wellbeing core team, which aimed to promote a tasty alternative to alcoholic drinks and a healthier lifestyle. After the success of those events, the Willow Tree Café at the park now serves mocktails as part of its menu.
To continue the wellbeing theme, the rangers led a couple of new events to raise the profile of the Brampton Valley Way. Two guided Wellbeing Walks were held, one on a weekday and one on a Sunday, which covered a short section of the 14-mile rail trail, highlighting the wildlife found along it and the history of the track. The walks were a success and the rangers hope to lead similar Wellbeing Walks throughout the year, pointing out the changes in nature that can be seen as the seasons progress.
October half-term will be a busy week for us. On the Tuesday (24^th October) the rangers will be holding a Hibernaculum event where you can build somewhere for bugs and minibeasts to hibernate safely over the winter. Wednesday 25^th and Thursday 26th October will see the return of pumpkin carving, always a popular event, where children (and adults!) can carve their own pumpkins ready for Halloween. Check out our Facebook page for more information on our events, including prices and how to book by clicking below.
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Would you like to be a ranger for a day? We are always ready to welcome extra pairs of hands at the park, and we host a number of corporate volunteer groups throughout the year. As we begin our winter work programme there is plenty to do, whether it be coppicing or scrub clearance, canopy raising or giving everything a 'short back and sides'. If your team would like to swap the office for the park for a day, or if you know of any external organisations that would be interested in volunteering in the park for a day (or a half day) then please contact us at brixworth@firstforwellbeing.co.uk (mailto:brixworth@firstforwellbeing.co.uk) or call us on 0300 126 5932.

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This year's Summer Reading Challenge in Northamptonshire was a huge success, hear what children had to say about taking part in the challenge
1000 children in care. Be a foster carer with Northamptonshire County Council
Northamptonshire County Council has launched a new fostering campaign called '1000 Pairs of Shoes' to find loving, stable homes for some of the 1,000 children in care in Northamptonshire.
Check out this video to raise awareness and share the message about fostering. Could you offer a child a fresh start, get in touch and start your fostering story. Click on the image below to watch the video.
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Get Online Week 2017 aims to help 15.2 million people in the UK who are not making full use of the internet. The campaign is encouraging them to take a next step towards crossing the digital divide - by asking them to "Try 1 Thing", use the internet to do just one thing that they usually do offline.

It could be their first online shopping experience or video call, setting up online banking, GP appointments or benefit claims, or applying for a job online, anything that they haven't had the skills or confidence to try before now.

It's not just for those who have never used a computer or tablet. Millions of people who can use a smartphone to read the news, use Facebook, or send online messages, aren't able to undertake more complex online tasks like filling in forms and finding reliable advice and information. They're missing out on all the financial, social and health benefits the internet offers.

For these people, choosing just one task that they've not previously done online and the getting the help they need to get started, can be a big next step to becoming a more confident user of the internet. They just need to go along to a local Get Online Week event to Try 1 Thing! Check out your local library to see what's going on near you.
Click here to visit the "Try 1 Thing" website (http://)
Workplace Table Tennis Face-Off Launched
As part of Northamptonshire Sports Workplace Challenge competition schedule the first event has been announced.
Date: Wed 1st November 2017, 18:00 - 21:00
Venue: Corby Smash Table Tennis Centre, Unit G, Marconi Courtyard, Brunel Road, Corby, NN17 4LT.
Price: £10.00 Per Player

The Corby Smash Table Tennis Centre will play host to the first of its kind, a 'Table Tennis Face-Off', for Northamptonshire's workplaces. The Corby Smash Table Tennis Centre is a fantastic and recently new centre based in Corby, that hosts up to 11 tables at once and will accommodate up to 20 teams of 2 in our brand NEW 'Table Tennis Face-Off'

The competition will be a mix of singles and doubles matches to determine winner of our Business Face-Off! The centre boasts a lounge area with comfy sofas, shop, hot paninis, hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks that will be available for purchase on the evening.
The centre has a busy weekly schedule with an open door policy to beginners all the way up to regional players! Prior sessions you can join to visit the centre and get practice are:
* Tuesdays 5.00 - 6.30pm join in with our young players and get some coaching - £7.50
* Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 9.00pm Adult Coaching - £10.00.
* Wednesdays 5.00 - 6.30pm Ladies only session - £7.50
* Thursdays 7.00 - 9.30pm Corby Smash Club Night. A great night to socialise and play with lots of others - £7.50.
* Fridays 5.30 - 7.00pm Join in with our young players and get some coaching - £7.50.
* Saturday mornings 10-12noon. £15. Specialist coaching with Colin Wilson.
* Monday evenings 7.00-10.00pm (not Bank Holidays) from now til 11 September. It's an Individual League designed to match up players around your standard and starts 7pm-10pm - £6.00. Perfect for beginners! Open to all ages, abilities and you're welcome to turn up on an ad-hoc basis!

Call on 01536 206375 to book or enquire. Practice partners and all equipment provided.
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Hazel Johnston, Adult Learning Service, Curriculum Coordinator for Northampton Learning For Work programme was invited to the Mayor's Parlour in the Guildhall. Mr Mayor Gareth Eales was interested to know about the "free of charge" courses and workshops for local residents who are the furthest from work.

The "Learning For Work" programme covers Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby delivers sessions in Job Centres, libraries and within partner organisations around the county.

Hazel Johnston said,

'It was a pleasure to have tea with the Mayor and inform him about our latest Autumn programme for Northampton'.


Courses delivered by the Learning for Work programme include: Brush up English and maths, Employability, IT for job seekers, beginners IT, ESafety, Food Safety in Catering, Confidence and Self Esteem, Budgeting, Budget cooking, First Aid and Making For Selling.

Partner organisations within Northampton include: Eve, The Good Loaf, Northampton Jesus Centre, The Hope Centre, The Bridge Project, Bellinge Community House, Brookside Hall Community Association, ReStore church, Northampton Partnership Homes, LIVE, Spectrum, Brookside Day Centre, Job Centre Plus, First for Wellbeing libraries, Deaf Connect and Dostiyo.
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Northamptonshire Registration Service will be attending the Milton Keynes Wedding Show at the Centre MK 6^th - 8^th October. Staff will be on hand to answer any ceremony related questions you may have. So if you're planning a wedding in Northamptonshire, pop along and have a chat with them.

NHS Health Checks are an important part of looking after your health and wellbeing, and the good news is, they're free.

We're all at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia - the good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.

An NHS Health Check is like a midlife MOT. Even if you're feeling well now, it's a chance to check that some of your body's most important systems are all running smoothly.

If you're aged between 40 and 74 and do not already have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or high blood pressure, then you are probably entitled to a free NHS Health Check, allowing you to be better prepared for the future and to be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.

If you're not sure if you're eligible for an NHS Health Check and would like one, or if you are eligible but haven't had an NHS Health Check in the last five years, ask your GP for an appointment now.

3 Simple (and Inexpensive) Ways to Make It Through A Long Winter

Personal finances can take a beating, especially during those long winter months. The sheer effort of keeping utilities is not easy, especially considering the massive increase in energy bills that took place in April. But all is not lost as there are plenty of ways to stay warm and keep food on the table.

Use Nature To Your Advantage

English gardens are some of the most beautiful across the world and often sport delicious treats with very little effort. Those who happen to have a small patch of garden can work the earth to their advantage. Broad beans, asparagus, and peas provide the family with some of the nutrients they need and also happen to love winter soil. This is also the time to stock up on wood for fires and wood burners.

Invest In Products That Requires Less Financial Input Over the Long Term

Sustainable products don't only make a difference to the environment, but also provide homeowners with great savings over the long term. Indoor wall mounted bio fuel may seem like a futuristic and expensive addition to the home, but it actually requires very little to keep going. The biofuel is not only affordable but requires far less than a wood-burning fireplace. There is also no need to make expensive structural changes to the property, as these fireplaces are ventless.

Use the House To Your Advantage

It's a known fact that around 11% of British households cant afford to keep their homes warm during winter due to the escalating cost of energy. Consumers are recommended to keep things simple and use ordinary things to their advantage. One of the biggest ways to cut the costs on energy consumption is to close the curtains before the temperature drops. Another way is to use simple reflective panels to ensure the heat goes a little further. For a small additional investment, consumers can add some insulation to their properties, as a lot of heat is lost through the ceiling.
It may take a small investment to get these items in place, but the reward is far-reaching. It also makes sense to plan for the long-term as opposed to just making it through one winter at a time. Take advantage of every opportunity to use ordinary household items that can make a difference to energy consumption.

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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:00 by Web Team