Author: Raunds Town Voice

As part of the Council’s Community Managed Libraries Programme, North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) have been working alongside Raunds Town Council and the Raunds Library Community Trust volunteers, to find a viable solution to enable the transfer of Raunds Library into community management. As an interim measure, in order to keep the Library open for the local community, NNC had allowed the Raunds Community Library Trust to occupy the library premises under a Tenancy at Will. NNC are now able to announce that a partnership has been brokered between an experienced and established Academy Trust and Raunds Community Library Trust. A…

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Raunds Town Council are hosting a Welcome Back to Music event at the Saxon Hall on the 5th March 2022. This event is to show case the talent in Raunds and celebrate live music. There are three music sessions through-out the day. 11am to 1pm Park Infants School, St Peter’s CE Academy and Manor School will perform, including an Open Mic session for children from approximately 12.30pm. If you would like to purchase tickets for this session please click here. 2pm – 4pm Different Direction Choir, Raunds Ukulele Orchestra, Raunds Community Choir and Raunds Temperance Band to perform. If you would…

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Raunds Town Council has announced that they have installed a new defibrillator and bleed kit at Saxon Hall, Raunds today. They hope that they will not need to be used but in the case of an emergency they are available at Saxon Hall. By calling 999, they will talk you through how to use them and it really can help save a life whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive. The Town Council have provided thanks to Tom Hatton, from East Northants First Responders for sourcing the Defibrillator and Lewis Chinnock and Taylor Jenson from East Northants Electrical Limited…

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A draft of the latest town council event committee minutes reveals information on the additional plans for Raunds regarding the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Thursday 2nd June – Coverage of the Trooping of the Colour (the Queen’s Birthday Parade) will be shown on the big screen at Saxon Hall where the Women’s Institute (WI) will serve tea and cake. Thursday 2nd June – There will be a lighting of the Beacon at the Town Hall, with choirs performing Friday 3rd June – The town council will possibly provide support to the churches with a Thanksgiving Service Sunday 5th…

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Raunds Town Council will be showing James Bond – No Time to Die at the Raunds Film afternoon on Wednesday 16th February. The film will be shown at Saxon Hall, Raunds with refreshments served from 1pm and the film starting at 1:30pm. Call 01933 622087 between 10am and 2pm to reserve a seat for just £1 entry which includes tea/coffee and cake

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On Friday 28th January, Cllr Sylvia Hughes Mayor of Raunds and her Consort Cllr Dudley Hughes hosted their Community Burns Night in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity for 2021-2022 Service Six at the newly renovated Saxon Hall. The Mayor welcomed local residents, visiting Mayors and other guests for an evening of fun including a Burn’s Night Supper, quiz, raffle, and customary traditions while raising funds for the wonderful charity that supports our local children and families at Manor School and in the community. Cllr Sylvia Hughes Mayor of Raunds said, The evening was a great success made special by…

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Last night the 2nd Raunds Cubs visited Raunds Town Hall for part of their local Knowledge badge. They were greeted by Cllr Sylvia Hughes, Mayor of Raunds for an evening of activities and learning about the Town Council. The children were split in to two groups, each group visited the council chamber where the Mayor explained the tiers of local government and what the Town Council are responsible for. The children enjoyed trying on the Mayor and Consort’s chains and carried out their own Council meeting in the council chamber. Cllr Sylvia Hughes Mayor of Raunds said, “We were delighted…

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Dog Poo on the streets is sadly one of the most talked (or complained) about topics within the Raunds Town Voice social media channels. Today, a spokesman for Raunds Town Council has stated: In a bid to help tackle the increasing problem of litter and dog fouling, Raunds Town Council have installed additional dog bins in our open space and are providing free dog poo bags for owners so please use them!!

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In a statement issued yesterday by Raunds Town Council, they have advised the public that the skatepark in Raunds has been authorised for complete removal. A Town Council spokesman stated in a social media post: This is because the existing structure has become unsafe and is beyond repair. The Council recognises that the park is very popular and well used by local residents and I am exploring options for replacement for Council to consider as soon as possible. I would urge members of the public to respect the notices prohibiting use of the equipment for safety reasons. Raunds Town Clerk…

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Raunds now has its very own App so you can find local shops, pubs, hairdressers, beauty salons, library and gyms. There are even special offers available to residents. To download the app you can go to the app store: AppleGoogle Play The Raunds Town App has been developed to promote Raunds for the benefit of both visitors and local businesses. The Raunds Town App makes it easy for residents and visitors to access information from a single source. What do you think of the app? – let us know in the comments.

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