Thousands of people gathered in Kettering's Market Place to watch this year's Christmas lights switch on.
The lights were turned on by community heroes Kelly Mercer and Sebastian Nunney who were selected by the Mayor of Kettering after being nominated by the community.
Crowds were entertained by stars of the Lighthouse Theatre's panto, local singers and dancers – as well enjoying music provided... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 29 Nov 2023 15:18 by Emma Dezelu
The full details of Kettering's Christmas Lights Switch On event have now been released.
More than 35 stallholders are confirmed for the evening, which will showcase local businesses and traders with hot street food, mobile bars and artisan craft stalls.
The event will also feature live music, dance performances, DJ and compere Bill Burton. Roaming street entertainment will be on offer as well as model... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Nov 2023 10:40 by Emma Dezelu
There will be a temporary road closure for Kettering's Remembrance parade on Sunday 12 November 2023.
The closure will affect the following roads between 1pm to 5pm:
These stretches of road will be marshalled by One Way Traffic Management and emergency access will be enabled during this time.
Posted: Tue, 07 Nov 2023 10:34 by Emma Dezelu
Kettering residents are invited to help commemorate all those who sacrificed their lives for our country.
Kettering Town Council and the Kettering Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding an event this year on Remembrance Sunday 12 November.
There will be a parade and Service of Remembrance, starting at 2pm in the Market Place, after which dignitaries and troops will parade to the War Memorial... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2023 12:24 by Emma Dezelu
People in Kettering are being asked how they think the town council should spend their money.
The council has put together a list of suggested ideas for 2024 but now needs residents' views.
Kettering Town Council wants to find out what people's priorities and ideas are for the town – and has launched a consultation exercise to get views on its budget.
There are a range of projects planned for the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Oct 2023 09:36 by Emma Dezelu
Santa is coming to Kettering this year and everyone is invited to come and meet him.
The man himself will be available during weekends in the Newlands Centre, from Saturday 2 December.
He will be ready and waiting at the Elf Station to receive letters and have photos taken with youngsters.
The elves will help children write a letter to Santa and send it to the North Pole using magic reindeer dust.
In the... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 14 Oct 2023 10:44 by Emma Dezelu
The nominations are flooding in for a Kettering hero to help turn on this this year's Christmas lights.
Kettering Town Council launched an appeal this week to find a local person who deserves a treat at Christmas – by getting on stage with the Mayor to turn on the lights.
The council already has dozens of entries to read, from a range of fantastic local people who are doing good from the town.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Oct 2023 17:54 by Emma Dezelu
Kettering Town Council is looking for a local hero to help turn on this year's Christmas lights.
The council wants to hear from local people who have done something amazing for Kettering in the past year.
It could be someone who has helped children and young people, someone who has volunteered their time to give back to the community or someone who works tirelessly for others.
Nominations are now being... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 Oct 2023 13:00 by Emma Dezelu
Grant money given to a local advice service has gone to support a vital campaign to recruit volunteers.
The money was handed to Citizen's Advice Corby and Kettering's to help them overhaul their volunteer recruitment post-covid.
Lockdown had meant the service was forced to do everything remotely but this proved challenging for many new volunteer recruits, who felt isolated during the extensive training... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 Oct 2023 12:50 by Emma Dezelu
Hallowe'en is coming to Kettering at half term with a spooky trail for children round town.
To complete the free trail, youngsters must collect a trail sheet from the library – the first stop on the treasure hunt.
They then follow the map around town to find all the hidden pumpkins and the secret symbols.
When they have found all the letters, they can rearrange them to find the missing words and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Oct 2023 10:00 by Emma Dezelu