24th February 2024

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Local bands sought for town gigs

Local bands sought for town gigs

Talented local musicians are being sought for a series of concerts in Kettering this summer.

The popular Bands In The Park series runs from June to the end of August, in the historic Rockingham Road bandstand.

Now, Kettering Town Council is looking for local bands, groups, choirs and musicians to perform for the Sunday afternoon slots.

As well as featuring traditional brass bands, organisers are keen... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2024 09:11 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Events, News, Town Centre

Hunt for talent for local events

Hunt for talent for local events

A shout has gone out for performers to bring entertainment into the town centre this summer.

Kettering Town Council is organising the Summer Saturday events on the last Saturday of the month from April to July.

Each event will have a different feel, with entertainment and activities planned according to that month's theme.

Now, the council is seeking local people to get involved with entertainment, workshops... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 8 Feb 2024 10:28 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Events, News, Town Centre

Popular flower displays to brighten up town

Popular flower displays to brighten up town

Councillors last night agreed to fund popular flower displays in Kettering.

Members of Kettering Town Council made the unanimous to set aside £28,000 to provide the summer planting around the town.

The decision was made as councillors agreed the budget for 2024/25 and after consultation in November with members of the public.

The town council will work with North Northamptonshire Council, whose... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Jan 2024 10:24 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: News, Town Centre

Vegan event returns to town centre

Vegan event returns to town centre

A specialist vegan market will be returning to Kettering as part of the town council's events this Easter.

The Kettering Vegan Market will take over the Market Place, in the heart of the town, on Saturday 13 April.

The event will feature a variety of vegan street food, artisan bakes, craft cheeses, handmade cosmetics, ethical clothing and jewellery, arts and crafts and charity stalls. All created by... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 14:47 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Events, Markets, News, Town Centre

Young people are focus for town meeting

Young people are focus for town meeting

A public meeting to discuss young people in Kettering is being held next month.

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

It will be a chance to hear what is already happening with youth engagement and activities as well as discuss ideas for future projects and initiatives, including leisure and sport, arts,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Jan 2024 12:24 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Community., News

Children’s mental health boost with lottery grant

 Children’s mental health boost with lottery grant

Theatre workshops are being funded by a council grant to help improve children's mental health in schools.

The sessions are being run by Big Bubble Theatre Company after they secured funding from Kettering Town Council.

The council had a pot of cash raised from the Kettering Community Lottery to award to projects which supported health and wellbeing in the town.

The grant of £1,000 will go towards... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Jan 2024 09:30 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Grants, News, Town Lottery

Holocaust Memorial Day in Kettering

Holocaust Memorial Day in Kettering

Victims of the holocaust will be remembered in Kettering this year as part of Holocaust Memorial Day.

The event will take place in the Manor House Gardens, off Sheep Street, at 2pm on Friday 26 January 2024.

Hosted by the Mayor of Kettering, Cllr Emily Fedorowycz, the event consists of a short, non-denominational service of remembrance for victims of genocide worldwide including current conflicts.

The... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 8 Jan 2024 12:16 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Events, Town Centre

Chance to win funding to help wildlife

Chance to win funding to help wildlife

Projects that help boost wildlife in Kettering can have a chance to win some council funding.

Kettering Town Council is running the Love Wildlife competition to help boost biodiversity in the town.

The council is now asking for local organisations and groups to get in touch with their ideas – to be in with a chance of winning the overall £1,000 prize as well as 10 prizes of £200.

The... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 3 Jan 2024 09:30 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Going Green, Grants, News

Busy year planned for town events

Busy year planned for town events

A packed year of events is being planned by Kettering Town Council to attract people into the town centre and celebrate Kettering.

Back by popular demand, Bill Burton will be taking over the Market Place with the Friday Night Discos – with an extra disco planned in May.

For families there will be an Easter holidays egg hunt around the shops in the town centre, plus a Hallowe'en trail in October... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 5 Dec 2023 12:31 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Events, News, Town Centre

Charity fuel grants to help elderly in Kettering

Charity fuel grants to help elderly in Kettering

Fuel grants are being paid out to elderly people in Kettering to help with heating bills this winter.

There were 258 successful applications for the fuel payments which are now being made by Kettering Town Council, totalling just over £17,500.

Successful applicants will receive a payment of £68 each with the funding coming from Kettering Charities for the Poor, which can trace its history... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 4 Dec 2023 15:05 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Grants

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