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Environment focus for town meeting

Kettering Town Meeting Our Environment picture

Groups who are helping the environment in Kettering are being asked to come and talk at a public meeting.

Kettering Town Council organises four Town Meetings a year and February's theme will be "our environment".

Organisations are being invited to come and discuss what they are doing to improve sustainability and the environment in the town and any future projects they would like help or support with.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 10:27 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Community, Events, Going Green, News, Town Centre

Competition opens for wildlife friendly ideas

Competition opens for wildlife friendly ideas

Cash is up for grabs to fund ideas to help boost biodiversity in Kettering.

Kettering Town Council is running the Love Wildlife competition to help support nature in the town and is asking groups with ideas to get in touch.

This is a chance for local organisations such as schools, charities and community groups to share how they would like to enhance Kettering for the local wildlife.

One big prize of... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 09:45 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Community, Going Green, Grants, News

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 Art Gallery Gardens, off Sheep Street, at 2pm on Friday 27 January 2023.

Hosted by the Mayor of Kettering, Cllr Keli Watts, the event consists of a short, non-denominational service of remembrance for victims of genocide worldwide including the current conflict in Ukraine.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 15:40 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Community, News, Town Centre

Town lottery funds advice sessions

Town lottery funds advice sessions

Special out of hours advice sessions are being held for people who need help with housing, debt and benefits problems.

The appointments are being organised by charity Accommodation Concern to help more people access their services in Kettering.

They are designed for anyone who cannot get to the help during the day – they may be working full time and struggling with debt or housing issues.

Kettering... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:26 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Community, Grants, News, Town Lottery

Shout out for local musicians to play in the park

Shout out for local musicians to play in the park

MUSICIANS are being sought to play in outdoor performances in Kettering this summer.

Kettering Town Council is looking for local bands, groups, choirs and musicians to perform at the popular Bands in the Park Sunday afternoon events.

Performances will take place in Rockingham Road Pleasure Park bandstand and this year the council is looking to expand its programme. As well as featuring traditional brass... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2023 10:22 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Community, Events, News, Town Centre

Heating grants boost for elderly people

Heating grants boost for elderly people

Fuel grants have been paid out to elderly people in Kettering to help with heating bills this year.

Kettering Town Council paid out 300 successful applications for payments – an increase of nearly 50% on last year.

Successful applicants have received a payment of £68 each, up from £60 last year, and were available to people living in Kettering and Barton Seagrave.

To qualify for the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 14:11 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Community, Grants, Health, News

Friends get cash to spruce up park

Friends get cash to spruce up park

Hundreds of spring-flowering bulbs are being planted in a town park thanks to a Kettering Town Council grant.

The friends of Rockingham Road Pleasure Park have been awarded £1,000 by Kettering Town Council to improve the park.

The group has planted a mixture of bulbs and plants including daffodils, crocus, snowdrops, English bluebells and foxgloves.

As well as the planting, the grant included money... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 14:46 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Community, Grants, News

Christmas tree recycling

Christmas tree recycling

If you're having a real Christmas Tree this year and you live in one of the postcodes below why not get your festive Tree recycled by Cransley Hospice for a great cause?

The elves will be collecting on January 13 to 15 from: NN8, NN9, NN10, NN14, NN15, NN16, NN29 7, and surrounding villages between 7am and 2pm.

Hanwood Park residents will have their trees collected on Monday 16 January 2023.

All you need... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:30 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Christmas, Community, News

Markets support Small Business Saturday

Markets support Small Business Saturday

Shoppers are being encouraged to support Kettering businesses next month for Small Business Saturday.

The event, on 3 December, is a grassroots, UK-wide campaign which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to shop local.

Kettering Town Council is working to get shoppers into the town with a series of events this Christmas.

On Saturdays throughout the festive period, the council is... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:28 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Christmas, Markets, News, Town Centre

We want your views on plans for next year

We want your views on plans for next year

Kettering Town Council is launching a consultation on its plans and spending for the next financial year.

The council has put together a list of everything it wants to do in 2023 but now needs residents' views.

There are a range of projects which aim to boost the economy, improve the environment and local facilities, plus support groups and residents with grants and advice.

Ideas for events include bringing... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:18 by Emma Dezelu

Tags: Budget, Community, Consultation, Events, News

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