Author: Raunds Town Voice

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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A new report issued by Raunds Town Council highlights that due to the popular use of the Skate Park at Amos Lawrence field, the annual maintenance costs are around £3,000 per year. Costs are so high due to frequent vandalism which has seen the park needing to be closed on a number of occasions. However, the costs also consider that the structures are made of wood which needs regular treatment. Three options will be discussed at the upcoming Environment and Leisure Committee in the Council Chamber on Tuesday 17th September, 7:30pm Option 1: The existing park is re-surfaced and elements…

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A new report by Raunds Town Council shows that they have been successful in applying for £9,911 of funding to create a woodland walk. The walk is intended to create the woodland at the bottom of Amos Lawrence playing field. The area will include: Trees x 25-30 approximately – all bearing edible fruits and nuts2 x Benches (same style as Greenway)Interpretation PanelsHerb Plants in raised bedsMud Kitchen The funding received must be spent by 31st January 2020 This topic will discussed further at the upcoming meeting of the Environment and Leisure Committee in the Council Chamber on Tuesday 17th September,…

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Raunds Town Council have produced a report looking at the success of the trial Saturday market and raising the question on whether it should be continued in 2020. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this Below is a direct extract from the report Background Raunds Town Council trialled a Saturday Market for six months from April -September 2019. The market was advertised on social media, noticeboards and banners.. The number of stalls ranged from 8-18, with the number of stalls increasing as the months went on. Stalls ranged from handmade crafts, to cakes, books and preserves. No charge was…

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A new report from the Town Council has become available with regards to the current Raunds bus service. Text from the report has been copied below Update on service X46/47 Raunds Town Council and local district councillors have been working closely with Northamptonshire County Council to ensure that s106 monies (contributions from local developers) ear marked for bus routes serving Raunds are spent in the most effective way possible. The group has always been mindful of ensuring that the bus service meets the needs of those accessing employment opportunities. The contributions centre around the X46/47 route to serve Warth Park…

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