Training incident this Sunday


Emergency plans will be put to the test this weekend when a group of young cadets go missing during an overnight trek as part of a training exercise.

The simulated incident on Sunday (October 8th) will assess how well emergency response organisations and volunteers respond to the situation as it unfolds.

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Open day at King’s Cliffe on Saturday

Image result for east northants resource management facilityThe East Northants Resource Management Facility (ENRMF) opens its gates to the public on Saturday 7th October. You can see how the Augean landfill site is operated and monitored, the laboratory where they scrutinise the waste that comes in, and the soil treatment plant. The open day runs from 9am to 1pm. No need to book – just turn up.

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UK Fungus Day – who knew?

This is from the Grow Wild! campaign, which in partnership with Kew Gardens and Lottery funding is giving away packets of wildflower seeds for the public to grow. 

You may not know that next Sunday 8th October is UK Fungus Day and it’s no secret that we think fungus is pretty great!

Why not spend your #UKFungusDay learning more about the wonders of fungi?

Download our activity sheets, put together with the help of the British Mycological Society, and learn why fungi are so important for our planet, how they could help solve environmental issues, and even how we depend on fungi for lots of our favourite foods!

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He’s a litter superhero – it’s official

Werner and Fiona Schulze

On Monday 25th September, Westonville resident and former parish councillor Werner Schulze received official recognition by the Campaign to Protect Rural England of his years and years of litter patrols throughout Collyweston – mostly from his mobility scooter.


Each year CPRE recognises ‘Litter Heroes’ in communities all over the county – but this special award marks Werner out as a Litter Super Hero.

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We must be bananas!

The English language can be a bit… well… bananas at times. Here’s why.


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How to keep safe in windy weather

Image result for strong windsThere are many ways you can keep safe during strong winds by being prepared:

  • Secure items outside your home that could be blown away, such as patio furniture, bins etc
  • Place cars in garages or where they will be protected from flying debris, such as tiles or branches for example
  • Remove items from around your home that may be blown into windows/patio doors
  • Keep pets indoors. Shelter outdoor pets, or bring under cover in a protected location
  • Check that nearby trees and/or tall structures are undamaged and in good repair and are not in danger of being blown over and damaging your home, or placing people in danger
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