Is there a future for the Call Connect bus?

UPDATE on 22nd February via Twitter @CallConnectBus:
We are more concerned about the good folk of Northants who depend on us but it is an unprecedented situation for NCC. A Revised budget proposal now includes funding for CallConnect but that could change again.


Members of the public attended the February meeting of Collyweston Parish Council to express their concerns about the future of the familiar purple Call Connect bus services. However, the situation at Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is unprecedented and nobody can tell how it will be resolved – or when. Government inspectors are currently scrutinising the Council’s finances.

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LibraryPlus Mobile Library Service – immediate withdrawal of service

As you will no doubt be aware, the public consultation around the future of the Library Service has included the deletion of the Mobile Library Service and the service has been running as normal pending the final Council decision.

However, due to the aImage result for mobile library northamptonshirege and the condition of the vehicle, there is a risk of incurring expensive repair work each time it goes out and the recent spending controls imposed by the Director of Finance under Section 114 mean that we have had to withdraw the service with immediate effect.

We will be contacting all existing Mobile Library customers individually to explain the situation.

We have also made arrrangements for our Mobile Library Driver to continue to visit the mobile library stops for one last visit to see as many customers as possible. He will be stopping at the normal place at the normal time, but in a different vehicle, to collect stock from customers. Continue reading

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Wildlife notes from the farm

Thanks to Nicholas Watts of Vine House Farm at Deeping St Nicholas for these regular updates:

Every morning I go down the farm with bird food to feed birds. I am feeding the sweepings, cleaned out of elevators and spills, to well over 1,000 birds – not all in one place though. Continue reading

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Brain tumour awareness – help needed

 We’d like to improve awareness of brain tumours and raise funds for research into finding a cure. Image result for Brain tumour Continue reading

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Stay well this winter

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Experiencing low mood or stress?

Image result for depressionThe Changing Minds IAPT  service is based in Northamptonshire for individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate depression, general or social anxiety, low mood or are feeling stressed.

The service provides a range of talking therapies, webinars and support which look at improving sleep, mindfulness, managing stress and depression and more. Continue reading

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Northamptonshire Police and County Council are pleased to Image result for CarKraftannounce another year of the award winning CarKraft events for 2018.

If you have a youngster 15+ who wants to get a taster for driving in a safe environment with a DSA approved instructor
or if
You have someone aged 17 to 30 who has passed their test and wants to improve their driving skills, then CarKraft may be of interest.

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