Grants to help with winter fuel bills are being offered to elderly people living alone this winter.
The money is available to residents in the town of Kettering and Barton Seagrave who fit with the charity's criteria.
Applicants must not have more than £300 income per week, excluding benefits, they must be over the statutory retirement age of 66 and live alone.
The funding comes from Kettering Charities... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2023 15:11 by Emma Dezelu
Funding is available for local groups to apply for thanks to a local lottery.
The Council has a total of £2,000 available from funds raised from the Kettering Community Lottery to give to projects which support health and wellbeing.
Local groups, not for profit organisations and charities would be eligible to apply for the grants of up to £1,000.
Cllr Mark Rowley, chair of Kettering Town Council's... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2023 11:25 by Emma Dezelu
Come and hear what local groups in the town are doing to improve people's mental health at our Town Meeting this week.
There is lots of good work going on and this is a chance to find out more. We will be hearing from the Local Area Partnership, Kettering Mind, Youth Works, Kettering Community Unit, Picture The Difference, Kettering Refugee Assistance and Groundwork Trust.
The meeting is on Wednesday... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2023 14:10 by Emma Dezelu
Bookings are now open for traders to come to a series of specialist markets in Kettering this Christmas.
The festive events will be run on Saturdays during November and December and will feature a mix of street food and drink, produce, artisan gifts as well as live music and entertainment.
Kettering Town Council is organising the events and has today opened up bookings to stallholders. The first market... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2023 10:51 by Emma Dezelu
Kettering Town Council is inviting applications for its 2023 grants programme between now and the 25th September. It has a total fund of £20,000 and the themes for grant aid this year are
- Measures which help address the cost of living pressures on local residents
- Measures which improve the local environment and help combat climate change
- Measures which improve mental health and wellbeing
- Measures... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 10:57 by Martin Hammond
The beach is back in town this summer as Kettering By The Sea returns to the Market Place.
The giant sandpit will be bringing a taste of the traditional British seaside with a host of free activities.
Open six days a week throughout most of August, alongside the sand will be Punch and Judy shows, magic shows, giant balloon fun, skateboard workshops, theatre shows, face painting and of course the splash... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2023 13:25 by Emma Dezelu
A project to boost diversity and wildlife by building a new school pond has been completed.
The pond at Southfied School, in Kettering, will be officially opened by the town mayor on Tuesday 4 July.
The project was funded by a grant from Kettering Town Council's Love Wildlife competition which ran earlier in the year.
The Eco Club at the school secured £1,000 to create the pond which doubles up... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Jul 2023 15:01 by Emma Dezelu
A brand-new food festival is coming to Kettering this autumn.
The Love Food event will be in Wicksteed Park to celebrate the best in local food and produce.
There will be a huge range of cuisine on offer, both sweet and savoury, and local food and drinks produce made in Northamptonshire.
There will also be live entertainment and family fun at the festival on Sunday 3 September.
The event is being championed... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 Jul 2023 14:59 by Emma Dezelu
New fencing has been installed at allotments in Kettering to improve security at the site.
The perimeter fencing at the Windmill Avenue site has been replaced at a cost of £15,000.
Kettering Town Council, which owns the site, has funded the project, which saw 100m of fence replaced, to increase security for residents and site users.
Cllr Mark Rowley, chair of Kettering Town Councils' Finance and... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2023 13:20 by Emma Dezelu
The longest evening of the year is being celebrated in Kettering with a special charity market.
The Midsummer Market is being held to support local charities, community and voluntary groups in the town on Wednesday 21 June from 5 to 9pm.
Kettering Town Council is organising the event, which will see the Market Place filled with stalls as well as live music from local folk duos Steve Marlow and Lucy Brown.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2023 12:18 by Emma Dezelu