19th June 2024

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Kettfest jam-packs fun in the town centre

Kettfest jam-packs fun in the town centre

Kettfest returns this Saturday to celebrate the talent of the town.

Held across the town centre, the one-day festival will feature local musicians, dancers, poets and artists.

The main stage will run from 10am-10pm in the Market Place, and is being organised by Kettering Arts Centre. Head there to hear live music from some amazing local bands through the day, with a headline slot from Funk Odyssey (Sister... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2024

Tags: News, Town Centre

Locally-brewed beer is fit for a Mayor

Locally-brewed beer is fit for a Mayor

The Mayor of Kettering is raising funds during his year with a specially-brewed beer.

Called "Worship" the ale has been created by Kettering's Potbelly Brewery and will be available throughout Cllr Craig Skinner's year in office.

The India Pale Ale will be available in shops and pubs across Kettering, as well as being on sale direct from the brewery and beer festivals throughout the year.

Cllr Skinner... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 5 Jun 2024

Tags: Mayor, News

Community market features voluntary groups

Community market features voluntary groups

A market in Kettering is being held this weekend to showcase local groups and the work they do to help the community.

The Kettering Community Summer Market is being held in the Market Place on Saturday 8 June.

Organised by Kettering Town Council, local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups were eligible to apply for a free stall at the event.

Stalls will be fundraising, selling their... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 4 Jun 2024

Tags: Events, News

Armed forces and D-Day celebrations

Armed forces and D-Day celebrations

Kettering will celebrate armed forces past and present in a community festival next month.

The Summer Saturday event on 29 June will mark the D-day anniversary earlier in the month, Armistice Day for World War II as well as the modern Armed Forces Day, on the day itself.

Held in the Market Place, the event is being organised by Kettering Town Council and will feature music from vintage band Bread 'n'... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 May 2024

Tags: News, Town Centre

Blooms brighten town for summer displays

Blooms brighten town for summer displays

Patriotic planting is going up around Kettering for the summer to brighten up the town.

Thousands of bedding plants in red, white and blue colours are being put in to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day and the Olympics.

There are dozens of hanging baskets and more than 30 planters around town, including the historic horse trough on Sheep Street, nine flower beds including Bowling Green Road, outside... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2024

Tags: News, Town Centre

New Mayor selected for Kettering

New Mayor selected for Kettering

Town councillors in Kettering have elected a new Mayor for the coming year.

Cllr Craig Skinner was selected to be the First Citizen of Kettering at the Annual Council meeting last night.

During the ancient Mayor Making ceremony, Cllr Skinner was installed as Mayor and formally promised to carry out his duties to the best of his judgement and ability.

Kettering Town Council members voted for Cllr Skinner,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 May 2024

Tags: Mayor, News

Mayor wants to encourage young people into politics

Mayor wants to encourage young people into politics

The Mayor of Kettering has spent her year visiting schools and youth groups, sharing the importance of community and encouraging young people to make a difference.

Cllr Fedorowycz was the youngest Mayor of Kettering, the first from the Green Party and the first with Ukrainian heritage.

Councillor Emily Fedorowycz said, "I hope young people in Kettering feel more inspired that making a positive change... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2024

Tags: Mayor, News

Swap your seeds this spring

Swap your seeds this spring

Gardeners have the chance to swap seeds and snap up some bargain plants at a community garden this month.

Kettering's Green Patch is holding its spring Plant Sale and Seed Swap on Saturday 18 May from 10am to 1pm.

People can bring along any spare seeds they no longer need and swap for new ones – including vegetables, salad, herbs and flowers.

Kettering Town Council is funding the swap from its biodiversity... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2024

Tags: Events, Going Green, Grants, News

Voluntary voices to be heard at town meeting

Voluntary voices to be heard at town meeting

A public meeting to bring voluntary groups in Kettering together is being held this month.

The Annual Town Meeting is being organised by Kettering Town Council to bring local groups and people together to discuss activities and projects.

It will be a chance to hear what is already happening as well as discuss ideas for future projects and initiatives.

The meeting, on Wednesday 22 May, will hear presentations... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 7 May 2024

Tags: Events, News, Town Centre

Park will be filled with the sound of summer music

Park will be filled with the sound of summer music

Bands in the Park returns to Kettering this year with a programme of summer entertainment.

The popular events will see a live band performing on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer – and they are free for everyone to enjoy.

Music will be hosted at the Rockingham Road Pleasure Park bandstand every Sunday afternoon from 25 June to 27 August inclusive.

Park users can enjoy a wide range of music,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Apr 2024

Tags: Events, News, Town Centre

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