Thinking of having a bonfire? Please DON’T!

Here’s why it’s a terrible idea, till the heatwave is well behind us.

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Workshop Programme September to October 2018

Matthew Toresen is the new Programmes Officer at Northamptonshire Community Foundation, whose grant funded the launch party and fireworks display for the MUGA. Matthew will be providing a programme of development workshops for foundation-funded community groups and charities.

Places are limited so please book in advance by emailing Matthew Toresen.  All workshops will take place at the Foundation Offices, 18 Albion Place, Northampton. Parking is available nearby and coffee and tea will be provided. Continue reading

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Dog owners warned over spate of pets being stung by giant jellyfish

Signs of jellyfish stings in dogs  Image of a jellyfish for Vets Now article on jellyfish

  1. Vomiting
  2. Excessive drooling
  3. Swelling
  4. Retching
  5. Licking affected area
  6. Difficulty breathing
  7. Quiet and lethargic
  8. Itching
  9. Pain

More details here…

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Nature: let’s meet the dunnock

Cute, eh? This sparrow-sized bird – and you may know it as the hedge sparrow – is a common resident in gardens. It’s easily missed as it shuffles through flower beds. It has a thin bill and brown speckled plumage with a grey breast. Seeds are its main winter food with more vegetable matter in summer. The nest is of moss and grass and lined with feathers, sited in a shrub or hedge. Four or five sky blue eggs are laid and there may be two or three broods reared.Image result for dunnock

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Collyweston Heritage Centre update – Exhibition Room

Having moved to Collyweston at Easter, Messenger Construction are pleased to announce that their exhibition room now has a timetabled opening schedule (Spring 2019). As locals will have noticed, a vital element has to date been missing… a Collyweston stone slate roof! Continue reading

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Tell us what you’d like in your playing field

Keeping the discussion going, we are keen to find out even more of your thoughts on what the CPFA should be investing in, for you and your family. Do we keep on seeking grants for building a clubhouse? Or would you prefer to put that on the back-burner and throw our efforts behind a skate park first? Or are there other sports and activities we haven’t thought of? Download our online survey and you can either print it off and hand it in, or Save it and then email it. 

The deadline to hand in your survey is Tuesday 31st July 201 !

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