Author: Raunds Town Voice

In these extraordinary times when coming together as a community is increasingly difficult, Raunds Town Council wants to spread a little positive cheer throughout Raunds. This is just for fun and a little project for you to share with your family at home. You are invited to decorate your window and be as creative as you like! Rainbows, East Bunnies whatever makes you smile. Once you’ve decorated your window take a photo and send it to info@raunds-tc.gov.uk, they will add your photos to the online gallery and pick a winner on Monday 12th April. There are 9 prizes up for grabs,…

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Raunds Town Council have provided notice of the election of six Parish Councillors to be elected for Raunds Saxon Ward with an additional six for Raunds Windmill Ward. The election will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021 An election is to be held of Councillors for Raunds Town Council.Forms of nomination for the elections for the Wards listed above may be obtained by downloading and printing a copy from www.northnorthants.gov.uk, emailing elections.ENC@northnorthants.gov.uk, telephoning 01832 742353 and asking to speak to a member of the elections team. Paper copies may be obtained from East Northamptonshire House, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northamptonshire,…

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While the vast majority of people don’t carry knives or get involved in knife crime, Northants Police are committed to working with partner agencies and members of the public to prevent and tackle those that do. They want to help make your community as safe as possible – and for you to feel as safe as possible. Have you got a knife or knives you want to get rid of? Did you know you can surrender them to the police? Northants Police will be holding a Knife Amnesty Surgery at the following locations Raunds Market Square – Thursday 1st April…

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Students were out of lessons on Wednesday 24 March for the second Curriculum Day of this academic year. The day saw each year group participate in a variety of talks, workshops and projects related to a specific branch of Manor’s Work.World.Wellness. curriculum programme. Year 7 – Work: Natural disasters Year 7 spent the day looking at a variety of situations relating to natural disasters to help understand the demands of these events. This included designing and building a prototype bridge to reach and bring supplies to a cut-off community, developing mathematical models to predict the spread of disease through a population, and…

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Mayor of Raunds Cllr Sylvia Hughes and Chairman of the Environment, Leisure & Recreation Committee, Cllr Lee Wilkes officially opened the new and improved Saddlers Play Area, Weighbridge Way, yesterday. The new equipment is a welcome addition alongside some of the old items which have been improved and with more houses being built in the surrounding area Raunds Town Council hopes it will be enjoyed by many local residents.

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Manor School Sports College is thrilled to have been rated as a ‘good’ school following their recent Section 8 Ofsted Inspection. The inspectors conducted a wide range of observations during their two days on site, as well as meeting with staff & students and carrying out what Ofsted call “Deep Dives” into three subject areas: Maths, English and Geography. The inspectors were pleased with what they saw and heard from the school’s Curriculum Leaders, teachers and, most importantly, students. The school is particularly pleased that the inspectors recognised their inclusivity and acknowledged that the school has a “well-thought-out and ambitious…

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COVID-19 Guidance for using Parks and Open Spaces Raunds Town Council’s are following Government advice on COVID-19 in relation to our parks and open spaces. We understand that these are vitally important to our community at this time for both our physical and mental health. We ask everybody that uses the open spaces to conform to the social distancing guidelines, as set out by the Government. We ask that you do not use any recreational equipment in any of our parks, including play and fitness apparatus. Enjoy our open spaces, but stay 2 metres apart from each other (Approx 6 feet)…

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A new report by Raunds Town Council shows that a number of residents have contacted the council to suggest that Raunds should have Wildflower Verges. The Town Council have since consulted with the Highways Authority at Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) to get their thoughts A similar mix of flowers is actually used at Hunstanton off the A149 but as the photo below shows, well back from the Roadside The advice given appears to indicate that any planting could only be carried out on a wide area of verge since it would be unable to be mowed until September and any…

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