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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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Changes to council housing

by Jill Hope on 1 January, 2014

AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE ST JAMES RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION, a representative of the Independent Tenants Advisory Panel reported to council tenants in St James who attended the meeting about what is happening to the management of their properties. After a very long consultation process including a survey of all tenants, it has been decided […]

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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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STOP PRESS: Please note that Westbridge on St James’ Road will be CLOSED to all traffic from 7pm tp 6am for 10 days from Wednesday, 13 November. This is for work to prepare for new access and roads layout for the the new Northampton Castle Station on which work has just started for completion next […]

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On 5 September I attended a meeting of the Castle Partnership where I raised the issue of matchday parking and traffic congestion in St James in general with the leader of the borough council. He assured the meeting that there were new traffic schemes in place and that it would be ‘alright on the night’. […]

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Pizza Problems in St James

by Jill Hope on 21 September, 2013

PEOPLE LIVING IN BOWDEN ROAD, ST JAMES, complained to the FOCUS team about the Pizza Hut takeaway at the end of their road. Only the first few houses in the road were informed of the planning application. Those living further into the cul-de-sac didn’t know and didn’t spot the planning notice on the nearest lamppost. They […]

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What next for the St James bus garage?

by Jill Hope on 1 August, 2013

LOCAL RESIDENTS in St James are talking about what might become of the massive bus garage, now that it has been announced that First Bus Company is in negotiation with the unions to pull out of Northampton altogether in September 2013. The company is now only operating two bus routes in Northampton, and these are […]

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How soon they forget!

by Jill Hope on 28 July, 2013

I’M TALKING ABOUT the St James floods in April 1998. Today a walkabout with St James Residents’ Association (SJRA) identified 24 blocked drains. Several with trees growing in them! I have reported it to the county council and will be demanding quick action. STOP PRESS Sunday, 11 August: I inspected the area in the morning […]

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