Author: Raunds Town Voice

We received the below content from Raunds resident, Stuart McDowell regarding his feelings on the way Raunds is being run. The content has been provided unedited below. Dear Town Voice I am addressing the Raunds Council on this page for all to read local, as it appears more people actually look at this page regarding Raunds than any other Raunds Page including the Councils. So Raunds Council Perhaps you can address the following with out any excuses and actually do something rather than hold further local meetings to hear peoples voices and not actually do anything. 1. How many Hair…

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A car seized from a drug-dealer in Wellingborough under DVLA Legislation is now part of Northamptonshire Police’s fleet of vehicles and is being used to disrupt criminals across the county.The Vauxhall GTC was seized in early 2018 from a disqualified, uninsured driver with links to drug supply in the Queensway area of Wellingborough. It has now been fitted with ANPR technology, sirens and covert lighting and is being used by the Force’s AIM Team as part of the CIRV (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence) programme.CIRV is a multi-agency project designed to reduce gang violence, not necessarily by locking gang members…

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Grab yourself some hog roast at the Annual Town Assembly. Raunds Town Council have extended an invitation for the public to attend the Annual Town Assembly which will take place on the 25th April 2019 at 18:00 in Saxon Hall, Raunds. This year the evening will include performances from the local schools and talks from local groups and organisations. Following on from the performances there will be refreshments available. During this time you will have the opportunity to come and see the displays and talk to group members. The agenda broadly looks like this: 1) 18:00 – 18:30 Community Fair2)…

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in London Road, Raunds. The incident happened at about 10pm on Monday, April 15, near the junction with Dryden Street, when a dark coloured hatchback car, possibly a Ford Focus, passed two teenage boys who were walking along the street. The driver stopped the car and the front seat passenger got out, approached the boys and threatened them with a knife before stealing various items including a watch, bag and cash. The suspect is described as white, about 6ft, with a stocky build and wearing dark blue jogging bottoms. Witnesses to the…

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Thinking back to when strange things started happening back in early 2017, an elderly gentlemen with wellies was spotted frequently in the area of the under 8’s playground – Saddlers Park, behind Weighbridge Way in Raunds. The first noticeable occurrence was when local dog walkers found no dog waste bin at the usual site. It had been removed and placed inside the wooded area where a brook runs through. Days later a mattress, gas bottle and several large cushions appeared with writing over them. The dog poo bin had also reappeared back at it’s original location but rigorously wired up…

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Raunds last month. The assault happened on a grassed park area off Brook Street, sometime between 6.15pm and 6.45pm on Friday, March 1. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody. Witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Incident Number: 19000107151

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Raunds Town Council held a public meeting on 28th March which was attended by 25 residents, to discuss the key issues we have in Raunds for incorporation to the 2nd version of the Vision for Raunds. The below is an extract of the Town Council report which summarises the background and highlights the threads that were raised. 1.0 Background 1.1 The Vision for Raunds In 2013 Raunds Town Council supported the community in the preparation of a community plan. “The Vision for Raunds”. The plan saw questionnaires distributed to households, businesses and schools. The findings from this were presented in…

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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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