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Consultation running on vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

MHCLG launched a consultation on 20 July to 12 October, 'Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc', on the OxCam Arc Spatial Framework Vision. It is vital that everyone should respond to the consultation.

The Spatial Framework will plan for growth in a more sustainable and strategic way to 2050 and beyond and will focus on making the Arc a better place to live, helping to implement strategic planning under four 'pillars': environment, economy, connectivity and infrastructure, and place-making. More »

Sustainability will be at the heart of the process, so alongside seeking views on the vision for the Spatial Framework, the government is also seeking views on the initial work done to set the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal (SA), which will address environmental, social and economic factors and informing policies in development.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 12 October and is open to all members of the public. It is easy for anyone who lives, works, invests, or is just interested in the Arc, to have their say, so councils are encouraged to share with local residents.

The government is also establishing a new expert panel, which will engage with local authorities and communities, to advise on bringing forward sustainable economic and housing growth in the Arc.

Emma Cariaga, a leading development and regeneration expert currently serving as Joint Head of the Canada Water Development at British Land, has been appointed to chair the panel.

The panel will provide recommendations to the government on issues ranging from design and sustainability to business priorities and investment models and will report to Minister Christopher Pincher as ministerial lead for the Arc.

Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/digital-consultation-launched-to-shape-the-future-of-the-oxcam-arc

Consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/creating-a-vision-for-the-oxford-cambridge-arc

Policy paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-cambridge-arc/oxford-cambridge-arc » Less

Posted: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 11:50 by Web Team

M1 closures week commencing 2nd August 2021

Please find below the traffic management update from Highway's England for the M1 junction 13 to 16 scheme for the week commencing Monday 2nd August 2021:

M1 Northbound:

Monday 2nd August - 10pm - 6am - M1 junction 13 to 14 Lane 1 and 2 closure. (Marker Post 74/3 – 75/2).

Monday 2nd August - 9pm - 6am - M1 junction 15a exit slip closed.

Monday 2nd August - 9pm - 6am - M1 junction 15a entry slip closed More »

Tuesday 3rd August - 9pm - 6am - M1 junction 16 to 17 Lane 1 and 2 closure. (Marker Post 108/4 – 113/7).

Friday 6th August - 9pm - 6am - M1 junction 13 to 15 Lane 1 and 2 closure. (Marker Post 78/7 – 83/5).

Friday 6th August - 9pm - 6am - M1 junction 14 exit slip closed.

No planned closures on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August.

M1 Southbound:

Monday 2nd August for 2 nights - 10pm - 6am - M1 junction 15 to 14 Lane 1 and 2 closure. (Marker Post 85/6 – 81/2).

Monday 2nd August for 2 nights - 10pm - 6am - M1 Newport Pagnell Services closed.

Tuesday 3rd August - 10pm - 6am - M1 junction 14 to 13 Lane 1 and 2 closure.

(Marker Post 75/9 – 74/3).

Tuesday 3rd August - 10pm - 6am - M1 junction 16 entry slip closed.

Tuesday 3rd August for 4 nights - 10pm - 6am - M1 junction 15a entry slip closed.

Wednesday 4th August for 2 nights - 10pm - 6am - M1 junction 15 to 14 Lane 1 and 2 closure. (Marker Post 83/4 – 79/5).

Wednesday 4th August for 2 nights - 10pm - 6am - M1 junction 14 entry slip closed.

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Posted: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 16:48 by Web Team

Activities for everyone around the county

Wellingborough: Made with Many and Warts and All Theatre are hosting the Borough Bash events this month, with the first event kicking off tomorrow (July 18).

Click here for details of the creative events, which includes exploration, as well as free picnic and goody bag.

Corby: Pleasure Garden at Deene Park.

Set throughout the grounds of 14th century Deen Park pleasure garden in an exhibition of new and existing art works exploring how the relationship between the natural and human world. More »

The cost is £3 and booking details here

https://deenepark.com/fermynwoods-contemporary-art-pleasure-garden/

Sywell: Open water swimming

Why not try one of the fastest growing sports in the country and jump into the water at Sywell Country park (Washbrook Lane). Sessions are from 8am to 11am every morning and children must be aged over eight and all under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking details here

Kettering: Wicksteed Park Contemporary Art Exhibition

Running until July 31 this free exhibition at the park is featuring artwork by members of Kettering and District Arts Society. The exhibition can be viewed at the Learning Centre on Wednesdays and weekend. More details here

Northampton: The Whisper Tree

Take a stroll from the Royal and Derngate theatre in Guildhall Road down into Beckets Park with an innovative audio performance. With a free illustrated map created by local artist – Fridge Street – available to download all you need is headphones, a pen and a phone to be ready to set off on your treasure hunt to find The Whisper Tree. Book here

Irchester: Jungle Parc

Always a winner is the Jungle Parc at Irchester Country Park. There are two courses to explore and children must be aged four and above. £15 per child. Booking details here

Stoke Bruerne: Bug Hunt

Take part in pond dipping and a bug hunt in Stoke Bruerne. Everything you need is provided and the event is completely free. For dates and booking details click here.

Stanwick: Movies by the lake

Watch a movie in a beautiful lakeside setting. Stanwick Lakes will be showing a number of films throughout the summer. For full listings and booking details click here.

Northampton: The dinosaurs are coming to town

Ritchie the Raptor, Zeus the T Rex and Tank the Triceratops will be visiting Northampton town centre on Saturday July 24. Shops and restaurants will be joining the fun from July 24 to August 14 with 'Dino diner meal deals', special offers and other activities.

Northampton: Museum and Art Gallery

Northampton's newly renovated museum and art gallery is now open. With exhibitions, events and activities running throughout the summer there's lots to see and do. More details here.

Rushden: Rushden Rangers

Rushden Lakes is kicking off the summer holidays with the return of Rushden Rangers. There will be a wild walk on July 22 with themed educational activity trails around the lake.

Tickets are needed for every member of your party including adults and children. More information can be found here.

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Posted: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 17:47 by Web Team