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Patching up roads – West Hunsbury

by Jill Hope on 21 April, 2014

NORTHAMPTON HAS GOT AN EXTRA £1.5m from the coalition Government to patch up local roads. Given the appalling state of the roads in Northampton it’s not much, but better than nothing. As your local councillor I have been told that I can choose to patch up just one out of two roads in my Sixfields […]

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AT THE ST JAMES RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION meeting on 11 December a representative from the borough council answered questions about recycling and the green bag rubbish collections. Some local residents have not yet received their supplies of green bags. Black bags will no longer be collected, and will be treated as fly tipping. If you haven’t […]

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PEOPLE IN WEST HUNSBURY have been asking what’s happening to the former Ironstone pub. Local residents were worried about the premises becoming more and more derelict, with signs of people having broken in. Since then security fencing has been erected and cameras installed. A few bits of information. First, Tesco took out a 20-year lease […]

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Shock at new Parish Council tax

by Jill Hope on 1 June, 2013

On May 16 I had a fascinating experience. I went to the first ever West Hunsbury Parish Council meeting (which falls in my County Council Division of Sixfields). This is the parish council that most residents didn’t want – including almost all the elected councillors. Most of the candidates that said they wanted a parish […]

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Changes to Bus Services – April 2013

by Jill Hope on 19 April, 2013

Following the decision by First Northampton to withdraw some bus routes, Stagecoach has announced changes to some of their routes, notably numbers 10 and 12. Please check the links to these services in the right-hand column, or follow this link to Stagecoach’s news item and timetables.

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GOOD NEWS for Camp Hill Community Centre

by Jill Hope on 15 April, 2011

On 14 April a group made up of some of the Management Committee and some of the regular users of Camp Hill Community Centre met with a representative from Northampton Borough council to discuss an offer from the borough council.

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BUSES IN WEST HUNSBURY – Latest

by Jill Hope on 13 April, 2011

I HAVE RECEIVED a number of emails from local residents concerned about the imminent loss of the 12A service. This is an evening bus from the bus station to Camp Hill. It only provides three buses, leaving the bus station at 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 10.45pm. Given that the No 12 service ends at 6.45pm, the […]

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WHEN I HEARD that the Borough Council was hoping to hand its community centres over to local communities, I guessed that it was a money-saving exercise. However, because the users of the Camp Hill Community Centre have asked me to become involved in the process, I’ve found out more about it, and to my surprise […]

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Camp Hill Community Centre – decision time

by Jill Hope on 2 April, 2011

ON 31 MARCH many of the regular users of the Camp Hill Community Centre attended a meeting with the management committee to discuss the future of the Centre. The regular users – like karate, WI, The Hills Community Association, Scouts, Slimming World – were concerned because the management committee had all announced that they would […]

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