Happy St Patrick’s Day

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Would you like to set up a B&B?

If you, or someone you know, would like to set up a B&B or run holiday accommodation, Karen Williams, the Tourism Officer at East Northants Council, is running an information event in Barnwell on Monday March 19th. For full details and to book, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/accommodation-start-up-event-tickets-43179451903.

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The Drove is (?) closed to all vehicles

Sorry but the team looking after this page will be offline for the next few days, and we’ve been unable to find out if The Drove is open again or safely closed off or – what! Please use common sense, and if you have an update, feel free to Comment on this post with your news. We’d really love you to do that if you have news. 3/3/18


UPDATE 2nd March 11.30pm : It’s falling powderily but heavily in Collyweston tonight. Stay away! Stay in!

UPDATE 2nd March 5.30pm : A resident comments, “Please please please do not use The Drove to access the A47… It’s completely shut off with a 6ft+ snow and ice mound. No cones or signs out so if someone comes up there tonight and hits it, it won’t be pleasant. Have tried calling the council but they’ve gone home!”

UPDATE 2nd March 1.30pm : Still nothing from Highways, and Police temporary sign has disappeared. Residents are putting themselves at risk, rescuing vehicles from drifts on The Drove. Please advise everyone NOT to attempt The Drove until further notice. 

URGENT 1st March 4pm : The Drove is closed to all vehicles except essential Resident Access. Action to put up signage has been requested from Highways. Please share widely, thank you.

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New FREE neighbourhood alert service

Northamptonshire Police has a free message alert system, to help people living and working in Northamptonshire be much better informed about crime and police activity in their local area, and help us to keep their communities safe.

The messaging service, called Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert (formerly known as Community Connect), now has greater functionality than previously, enabling our frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people. They can do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county.

The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire.  

Our communities play a crucial part in helping us prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. Police officers and PCSOs will be regularly sending out message alerts via Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert, appealing for help, highlighting suspicious activity, offering crime prevention advice, and keeping people up to date about general police work and safety events.

This community messaging system allows information to be shared really quickly and much more directly with the public about crime and activity in their specific locality, helping us to involve and protect the community much more.

If for example, there has been a spate of distraction burglaries in a particular district or an increase in vehicle crime, we can tell people immediately via the alert system.  So they can better protect themselves and be more aware of any potential threats and risks. We can also very quickly share descriptions of suspects or appeal for witnesses – giving us a greater chance of arrest.    

We want to encourage you to promote the alert system to friends, family and the public to get more people registered. The more people we have registered the wider and more effective our alerts will be.

Signing up to the messaging service is really simple and quick. The alert system is completely secure and registration is free. To register with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert visit www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

We would urge all of the East Northants Business Watch members to sign up to this as soon as possible, as it will be the way we communicate messages to you in the future.

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Tips for driving safely in snow

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Police advice to stay safe in the snow

With below Zero overnight temperatures and Snow forecast, please always fully clear all vehicle windows and any snow off your car roof before setting off.
Allow more time for your journey so you can drive according to the weather conditions, especially on untreated/rural roads where ice may have formed.
Message Sent By
Lisa Ward (Police, PCSO, East Northants)
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Eyes out for icy weather ahead

Jack Frost visited last night and is due to visit over the next few days. When de-frosting please do not leave your keys in the car with the engine running whilst unattended, and allow extra time for your journey and slow down! Respect the icy conditions.

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