Author: Raunds Town Voice

A report has been received to Raunds Town Council, written by Northamptonshire County Council regarding Raunds Buses. The content of the report has been included below. 1.0 Background. Raunds Town Council and local district councillors have been working closely in conjunction 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. 2.0 Raunds Buses – updates The following updates have been received from the officer at Northamptonshire County Council – unfortunately a planned meeting has had to be re-scheduled. 2.1 Services to…

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Officers in Kettering patrolled the town’s night time economy on Saturday (March 30) as part of an operation to disrupt those involved in the supply of drugs.The operation involved a number of officers from the Kettering Response, Pro-Active and Neighbourhood policing teams with assistance from a specialist drugs search dog.During the high-visibility patrols of the town centre and visits to licensed premises, a quantity of drugs was recovered. Officers also carried out nine stop searches, which resulted in a 34-year-old man from Kettering being issued with a police warning for the possession of cannabis.Inspector Vitty Andreoli-Tear of Kettering Police, said:…

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Calling all Karts! Calling all Karts!The 2019 Soap Box Derby is coming to Hall Park in Rushden (NN10 9NG) on Sunday 9 June –first race at 2pm prompt.The course is the tarmac drive in Rushden Hall Park and consists of a straight downhill section with one right turn at the bottom on to the grass. To add to the excitement, the karts race two at a time. A good push is required at the top and the rest is left to gravity and good fortune! There are classes for 3 age groups ie 6-11 years, 12-16 years and 17 years…

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Witnesses are sought after a teenage boy was seriously assaulted in High Street, Kettering, on Sunday evening (March 31).The assault happened at about 6pm outside McDonalds when the 16 year old was stabbed following an altercation.The suspects are described as two black males and officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident who they have not yet spoken to, or who has any information about it, to get in touch with police.Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, if they prefer to remain anonymous, they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 19000163615.The boy…

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Police in Kettering are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in the skate park in Grantown Close, on the Ise Lodge estate, earlier this week.The incident happened on Monday, April 1, between 4pm and 4.15pm, when a man, who was with a young child, was approached by two young men.One of the men pointed what is believed to be a hand gun at the victim. He tried to push it away but the offender then hit him on the head with the butt of the gun, causing a small cut, and also stole cash.Both offenders then made off, possibly in…

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Officers are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a man outside Brooklyn Bar, Ebenezer Place, Kettering, on Saturday, March 23 at around 4:00am.The victim was punched repeatedly to the head and face by an unknown man. He was described as white, 5ft 10ins, aged around 30 years. He had reddish hair and beard and piercings down the back of one ear. He was wearing a red long-sleeved knitted jumper.Anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.Incident: 19000147461Northamptonshire VoiceWho are we? Northamptonshire Voice is an online community based website, collating…

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Detectives investigating the murder of Wellingborough man Shane Fox have today made a further arrest in connection with the inquiry.A 36-year-old man from Wellingborough was arrested this morning (Tuesday, April 2) on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.Twenty-six-year-old Shane died as a result of a stab wound to the chest after being assaulted near his home on the Hemmingwell estate, Wellingborough, shortly after 2am, on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Detectives have previously made two arrests in connection with the investigation. A 39-year-old man from Wellingborough was arrested on 2 December on suspicion of murder and released without charge.…

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A teenage girl was inappropriately touched by a man while walking along Windmill Avenue, Kettering.The incident happened at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, March 19, near to the junction of Mill Road.The offender then walked off in the direction of the Tesco petrol station. He is described as white, about 27 years old, 5ft 9in and of average build.He was wearing a beige coat with the hood up and a beige hat underneath.Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.Incident Number:19000144569Northamptonshire VoiceWho are we? Northamptonshire Voice is…

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Council condemns mindless vandalism of Greenway trees planted by volunteersVandals who have ripped up newly planted trees on a stretch of the Greenway in Rushden will not stop volunteers and council staff from improving the much-loved route.Friends of the Greenway, a group made up of volunteers and staff from East Northamptonshire Council, had recently spent a day tidying the foot and cycle path and planting trees, shrubs and bulbs to encourage wildlife to the area. Just two weeks later, vandals have ripped up trees and dumped them on the verges. Volunteers have taken to social media to share their disgust…

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Beat the Street – East Northant’s giant walking and cycling initiative – is off to a running start with residents travelling more than the distance from the UK to Mexico within the first day of the game. More than 4,000 people have walked and cycled more than 4,000 miles in just twenty-four hours for Beat the Street – a free competition which challenges people to see how far they can travel around East Northants in return for points and prizes. Taking place until 8 May, Beat the Street is transforming East Northants into a giant game with players tapping special…

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