Entries by Samantha Haywood

New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week

On 9 April, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) launched a major public information campaign encouraging people to get into the habit of using lateral flow tests twice a week. Everyone in England is able to access free, regular rapid coronavirus testing delivered through: ·       a home ordering service ·       workplace testing programmes, […]

Council Reports March 2021

Allotment Officer’s Report, March 2021 Current Plotholders Two local residents have given up their plots for 2021, however we have since welcomed two new plotholders to the site. There are currently 23 confirmed plotholders and 4.5 vacant plots are presently available, although there is capacity to add more on adjacent land if needed.  There has been […]

New Covid Testing Centre in Daventry

A community Lateral Flow Device Testing Centre has opened at Daventry Leisure Centre.  This complements the existing provision in Northampton, Corby, Wellingborough and Brackley and offers a more local testing venue for those in Daventry and the surrounding areas.  Lateral Flow Device testing is otherwise known as rapid testing and is used in people who […]

Annual Parish Meeting 2021

To: All Yelvertoft village organisations Re:  Annual Parish Meeting Invite We are writing to invite you to the Yelvertoft Annual Parish meeting which will be held at 7pm on Monday 12th April 2021.  Due to Coronavirus please note that all face-to-face meetings have been suspended so the meeting will be via web conference.  We would really appreciate […]

First-ever Elections to the new West Northamptonshire Council

Residents in Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire are being encouraged to apply early to vote by post for the first-ever elections to the new West Northamptonshire Council this spring. On Thursday, 6 May voters across the three areas will go to the polls to elect a total of 93 councillors for the new unitary authority, […]

Catalytic Converter Thefts

Northamptonshire Police has identified a recent increase in thefts of catalytic converters (part of the exhaust system) from certain makes of cars. Catalytic converters contain valuable metals and thieves can jack the vehicle up and cut them off in a couple of minutes. This will leave you with a hefty replacement bill or insurance excess […]

Yelvertoft Neighbourhood Watch – WhatsApp Crime Alert Group

Welcome to Yelvertoft Neighbourhood Watch – WhatsApp Crime Alert Group What is it? The Parish Council have started a WhatsApp group intended to be used by villagers to alert the community to urgent crime issues such as; ● Crimes in Progress ● Suspicious behaviour (non Covid related) ● Cry for help ● Suspicious vehicles ● […]

Census 2021

Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is on Sunday 21 March. You may already have seen advertisements on the TV,  in newspapers and social media. What is the census? The […]

Garden Waste at Yelvertoft Allotments

Yelvertoft Parish Council would like to remind all local residents that the dumping of garden waste at Yelvertoft Allotments is strictly prohibited. The dumping of domestic garden waste has increasingly become a problem at the allotment site over recent years. Access to Yelvertoft Allotments is for plotholders only  and we are in the process of […]

Grant funding for Northamptonshire Schools

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY’S SCHOOLS WITH COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT FUNDING Financial support will now be given to Northamptonshire schools from the County Council through COVID-19 grant funding of £24.90 per pupil; total funding allocation of £3m. This funding will be used to cover future costs or those already incurred from infection prevention […]