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Northamptonshire County Council’s Libraries are inviting all children to join the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020. The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 will be a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter. Children will join the Silly Squad, a crew of fun-loving animals who enjoy exploring lots of different types of funny books. Celebrating having fun, the […]

New anti-litter campaigns are set to launch in Northampton this summer promoting personal responsibility for the issue of litter by creating a sense of inclusion and shared ownership of space. The campaigns, #myparkisyourpark and #mystreetisyourstreet, are being led by Northampton Borough Council and Veolia, and aim to encourage people to take responsibility for their own […]

How academics and university students have been coping during lockdown is forming a new research project from the University of Northampton. Led by Karishma Jivraj, Lecturer in Mental Health and Health Psychology,  the research is asking what the key stressors for academics and students across the UK have been and the coping mechanisms they have […]

Northampton Community Transport, run by Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, incorporates the Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme Northampton Door to Door Service.  Both exist to provide a bespoke door-to-door transport service offering support and assistance to vulnerable people in Northampton. During the Coronavirus outbreak they have quickly adapted to the additional needs in the local community with shopping […]

To celebrate the work that so many volunteers are doing during this pandemic to help their neighbours, Northamptonshire ACRE is launching Northamptonshire’s “COVID-19 Community Champions”. Northamptonshire ACRE recognises the amazing work that the County’s groups of volunteers are doing to support the more vulnerable members of their community during these unprecedented times. These groups are […]

It is the time of year that preparations would be under way to welcome you and your family to The Racecourse on Carnival Day and you would be getting ready to take part in or witness another spectacular Carnival Parade! To ensure that communities are kept safe in the midst of this global pandemic, the […]

National Volunteer Week takes place this week (1st-7th June) and is all about celebrating those in our community who give their time to help good causes. Particularly during the COVID-19 Outbreak, volunteers are the backbone of so many great projects and services being offered up. Whether that’s ongoing charity work for organisations such as The […]

Last June, over 45,000 people from Northampton took part in one of the 752 Big Lunch community events that happened across the region. One such event was organised by writer and community champion Laura Graham, who is now fronting a campaign encouraging people to stay connected during lockdown. Laura is the face, and the voice, […]

12 Nights in Lockdown is Shakespeare’s 12th Night as you’ve never seen it before showcasing a socially distanced cast from The Duston Players and CLICK Arts.  12th Night’s story including false identity, unrequited love, obsession and ambition places Illyria comfortably in the 2020 world of online media, catfishing and a world where image is everything […]

Last week, Age UK Northamptonshire launched their Hydration and Nutrition Campaign to help older people in the county keep healthy and hydrated during the hot weather. With the older population being asked to isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak, Age UK Northamptonshire are keen to ensure that crucial elements of health and wellbeing are maintained. Dehydration […]


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