Watch out for scams

Around all the wonderful work going on in our community and the national effort to fight Coronavirus, I am really saddened to hear of the small minority of people who, disgracefully, are trying to take advantage of vulnerable people at this hugely challenging time.

Flooding at Brick Kiln Road, Raunds

Recently, I had a very productive virtual meeting with representatives of Northamptonshire Highways, local developers and residents, to discuss concerns relating to the historical flooding problem along Brick Kiln Road in Raunds – something I have been consistently raising and pressing for a solu

Community Notices

• Good news for people with concessionary bus passes, as they can now be used at any time of day or night. This 24/7 service is there to help the vulnerable and elderly in Northamptonshire to access essential services and shops during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Support available across Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council have started distributing a leaflet across the county to highlight the support available through the COVID-19 helpline. If you need to access support ahead of your leaflet being delivered, you can do so by calling the number on the infographic.

Top up to local business grant fund scheme

I really welcome the announcement made over the weekend providing greater clarity on the discretionary element of the small business grants scheme, along with some extra resourcing, which will undoubtedly address a small number of challenging cases I have been taking up with the councils locally.

75th anniversary of VE Day

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day tomorrow, The Royal British Legion is calling on individuals and communities across the UK to come together during key moments to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, who did so much in the name of our freedom.

National Postal Workers Day

Today is the 9th annual National Postal Workers Day and I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to all our postal workers who are working tirelessly to make sure we stay connected with our loved ones and businesses can carry on through this really challenging time.

NHS Blood and Transport

NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) need people who are fit and healthy to keep donating blood as normal. Blood donation sessions and donor centres are still open, and travel to them is essential for the NHS and allowable under the ‘lockdown’ rules.