New device to stop speeding in town
A new speeding device has been installed in Kettering to warn drives who are going too fast.
The sign has been put up on Pytchley Road to help calm traffic in the area.
Kettering Town Council has installed the device, which cost £4,000 and runs on solar power.
The device replaces a camera which used to be on the road before parking bays were added.
Cllr Mark Rowley, Chair of Finance and Governance... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 May 2023 12:04 by Emma Dezelu
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, 22 May 2023 11:00 by Emma Dezelu
New Mayor selected for Kettering
Town councillors in Kettering have elected a new Mayor for the coming year.
Cllr Emily Fedorowycz was selected to be the First Citizen of Kettering at the Annual Council meeting last night.
During the ancient Mayor Making ceremony, Cllr Fedorowycz was installed as Mayor and formally promised to carry out her duties to the best of her judgement and ability.
Kettering Town Council members voted for Cllr... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 May 2023 10:54 by Emma Dezelu
Mayor of Kettering raises thousands for charity
The Mayor of Kettering has raised thousands of pounds for her nominated charity this year.
Cllr Keli Watts has worked to raise awareness of and funds for Northamptonshire Sands, the baby loss charity.
Now the total stands at just over £2,400 thanks to a range of fundraising ideas including celebrating International Women's Day, Christmas street collections and even a talk on pumpkins.
Cllr Watts... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 May 2023 14:00 by Emma Dezelu
Residents vote “yes” to neighbourhood plan
Headlands residents have voted in favour of a neighbourhood plan to shape the future of their area.
The results of the referendum for the South West Kettering (Headlands Community) Neighbourhood Plan have now been counted with 91% of voters in favour of the plan.
The vote took place on Thursday 27 April and was counted at Corby Cube on Friday 28 April.
The neighbourhood plan was brought about to influence... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2023 12:15 by Emma Dezelu
Grants boost to support vital community groups
Town councillors have agreed on funding for community groups in the last round of grants awarded for the year.
The money has gone to North Northants First Responders to give training to volunteers, Off The Streets to run anti-knife workshops and Kettering Food Bank.
Grants to celebrate the King's coronation were given to Kettering Sea Cadets, the Crescents Community Centre and the First Responders. The... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2023 12:00 by Emma Dezelu
Midsummer Market will celebrate the Summer Solstice
The longest evening of the year is being celebrated in Kettering this June with an evening market.
The Midsummer Market is being held to support local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations on Wednesday 21 June 2023.
Local groups can have a stall in the Market Square free of charge to help them reach out to people in the town about the good work they are doing.
As well as the stalls there... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 12:52 by Emma Dezelu
Free Easter egg hunt for youngsters
Easter fun can be found in Kettering town centre this spring with a free trail around the shops.
Children can pick up a trail sheet from the library, the first stop on the treasure hunt, and then follow the map around town to find all the hidden eggs.
When they've unscrambled the secret letters, youngsters must crack the code to find the missing word to claim a delicious prize.
Chair of the Markets and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 11:01 by Emma Dezelu
Winners announced for biodiversity competition
A scheme to build a school pond and another to support vulnerable women with horticultural therapy are among the winners of a biodiversity competition.
Southfield School for Girls has been given £1,000 to create a wildlife pond at their school and Ketterin Women's Centre has £400 to create the therapy garden.
Kettering Town Council ran the Love Wildlife Competition to boost biodiversity projects... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Mar 2023 10:56 by Emma Dezelu