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MOST PEOPLE won’t give it a second glance, but people in Peverel’s Way are delighted that the “Give Way” marking that stops the traffic crossing from Duston Road turning right towards Sixfields, now has a “Give Way” line that is visible again. ONE local resident commented: “When the traffic stops at the lights, we can […]

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WE RAISED THE ISSUE OF THE PROPOSED NEW FREE SCHOOL on 13 May. Headteachers in the area have written to the education secretary saying that that local schools were not consulted. Three Conservatives are on the steering group. Lib Dems on the Borough Council have criticised the fact that no assessment of the effect on […]

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THE PROPOSALS TO OPEN A NEW FREE SCHOOL at the current Police HQ in Wootton Hall in Mereway has been criticised by LibDem Councillors. Lib Dem county council leader Brendan Glynane has been contacted by the head of a school near the Wootton Hall site concerned about poaching pupils. The site has been supported by […]

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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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A PROTEST AGAINST THE OPENING OF THE EAST END OF ABINGTON STREET TO TRAFFIC is to take place on Saturday 29 March around lunchtime. The protest will take the form of inviting people to leave a chalk message on the street. We are assured the messages will be water-soluble and wash away in the rain […]

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YET ANOTHER DAY OF COMPLETE GRIDLOCK in St James, apparently because the Borough Council tried to ‘manage’ the traffic flows, with bollards at Sixfields that actually made matters worse. Traffic at a standstill for hours again. What about the pollution for local residents from traffic running engines and not moving? How on earth….

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SEVERAL YEARS according to local residents. More than 2 years ago, local residents living in Melbourne House went on a walkabout with Councillor Suresh Patel and Andy Leighton from the county council, and pointed out the difficulties faced by the many disabled residents living in Melbourne House because of the absence of dropped kerbs on […]

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Well, well, well! Just a few short weeks after we told the Conservative administration at the county council that it was a really bad idea to charge small businesses £58 an hour for Trading Standards advice, they’ve decided to drop it for newish businesses (up to 18 months old) and for businesses with fewer than […]

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If you watch the webcast of November’s meeting of the full County Council, I think you would be very angry when St James is discussed. Since my election as your County Councillor in May, residents have told me repeatedly – through surveys, FOCUS replies, residents’ meetings and phone calls – that they are worried about […]

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BLISWORTH CLOSE, off Rothersthopre Road, has not yet been fully adopted by Northampton Borough Council, despite having been finished back in 2005. LOCAL residents are complaining that this fact is causing the value of their homes to slump – the properties just don’t sell, or if they do finally sell…

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