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
Kettering Vegan Market will be taking over the Market Place in the heart of the town this summer.
The event, on Saturday 17 June, will feature a handpicked selection of street food, artisan bakes, craft cheeses, handmade cosmetics, ethical clothing and jewellery, arts and crafts and charity stalls.
The market is being run by Kettering Town Council and the Vegan Market Co, as part of the council's programme... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 09:49 by Emma Dezelu
A series of summer celebrations is being planned for Kettering town centre this year.
The Summer Saturday events will bring a mixture of food and drink stalls, crafts and local business stands, live music and entertainment and games to the town centre.
Held in Kettering's Market Place, they will be free to attend and are being organised by Kettering Town Council.
The council is now looking for local traders... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 11:44 by Emma Dezelu
Volunteering groups have the chance to bid for cash to help celebrate the King's Coronation this spring.
A national day of volunteering – The Big Help Out – is being held on the extra bank holiday, Monday 8 May. People who may not have volunteered before are being encouraged to give some of their time to help their local community.
Kettering Town Council has £2,000 in total for community... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 12:00 by Emma Dezelu
People are being given the chance to vote on a plan to shape the future of their area.
Residents in the Headlands area of Kettering can vote in a special referendum at the end of April.
The neighbourhood plan is being set up to influence future development and to maintain the unique character of the area.
If adopted, the plan has policies which mean planners and developers should seek to:
• Protect... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Mar 2023 14:00 by Emma Dezelu
Community groups in Kettering are being encouraged to apply for a share of council funding.
Kettering Town Council has a total pot of £8,000 to be given away to support a range of projects and organisations around the town.
The funding has come from the council's grants budget plus money raised from the Town Community Lottery – which aims to raise money for good causes in Kettering.
There... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 12:00 by Emma Dezelu
International Women's Day is being celebrated in Kettering next month with an inspiring woman.
Vice Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Morcea Walker MBE, will be the guest speaker at the afternoon tea and talk event.
She will be describing her life story and how she has overcome obstacles to get where she is today.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2023 10:37 by Emma Dezelu
Life-saving bleed cabinets are being installed around Kettering to help victims of attacks and accidents.
A bleed control kit can save lives, ensuring treatment can begin before paramedics arrive.
The kits provide vital first aid for anyone bleeding from a serious injury, such as an attack or accident.
Kettering Town Council is working with Off The Streets North Northants to get as many kits as possible... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 11:11 by Emma Dezelu
Residents have given their views on what they want their local council to do for them in the coming year.
People in Kettering were asked what they wanted the town council to focus on and how it should spend its budget.
The consultation ran in November and December, and councillors have now agreed on their priorities for the next financial year – based on the feedback received.
A range of projects... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:50 by Emma Dezelu
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