Council issues advice on disposal of clinical waste

Following national headlines, South Northamptonshire Council is advising residents of the correct way to dispose of clinical waste.

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Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

The Northamptonshire Association for the Blind has community workers to visit you in your own home to offer friendly advice, information, and practical assistance or need any support.  

Or visit their Sight Centres in Kettering and Northampton or go to a Mobile Sight Centre.  This visits a number of towns and will be in Daventry on 14th December and 25th January near Shopmobility, New Street (10am-1pm).

Please see the following for more information.

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Smart Meters - Northamptonshire ACRE

Smart Meters - Northamptonshire ACRE

Northamptonshire ACRE and their partners in the ACRE Network are working with Smart Energy GB to raise awareness about the benefits of smart meters.

Did you know that even though you are off mains gas you can get a smart meter for your electricity supply?

A smart meter will enable you to see exactly how much energy you’re using, as you use it, and what it is costing in pounds and pence. Once you have a smart meter, you’ll only get accurate bills from your energy supplier, just as you do with your phone bill. This means the end of estimated bills. No more strangers coming into your home for meter readings. No more having to read the meter or trying to work out your bill.

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Could you foster a child?

Could you foster a child?

Families in Northamptonshire are being asked to consider whether they could offer a loving, safe home to a foster child.

There are currently almost 1,000 children in care in the county and Northamptonshire County Council is asking people to get in touch to find out more about fostering.

There are children of all ages waiting for a family to give them a home where they can learn, grow and progress. In Northamptonshire, there is a particular need to find more families for older children and sibling groups.

People who apply to become a foster carer will receive full training and support from a designated social worker, as well as financial support through a weekly allowance.

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Boddington Bus Service County Connect

Boddington Bus Service County Connect

Northamptonshire's County Connect local bus service comes highly recommended by parishioners - this service will take you from any designated pick-up point to other towns or villages.  The designated pickup points in Boddington are in Upper Boddington opposite the School, and in Lower Boddington by The Carpenters Arms.

To use the service you have to register first (it is free to register).  You are then given a number which has to be quoted when you book.  The parishioners that use this service have found this to be a very easy process by phone, but can also be done online.  As it is a flexible timetable, this obviously works both ways when booking.  You can normally get a time within five or ten minutes either way of your desired time.  Thursday is best booked a week in advance as being Market Day in Banbury, but otherwise the office will do their best to fit you in.  Bus passes are accepted after 9.30 a.m.

To register, either call 0845 456 4474 or log on to www.county-connect.co.uk, you will then get a welcome pack with more details. The service does not operate on Sundays or bank holidays, it works on Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm, and Sat 8am - 6pm. You can travel as often as you like.

If you want to have a local bus service then please think about registering for this one. Please pass the phone number on to anyone who is not on-line.  The guide to using the service can be downloaded here.

 

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