The Supporting Independence Programme, by Public Health Northamptonshire, provides up to 12 weeks of one-to-one support for those of us who may have slowed a little, are feeling less confident getting around or who need someone to help on a regular basis.
Now, more than ever, services across the community are working together to support those most affected by COVID. The aim is to support and enable... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:16 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
We are offering free temporary TADD membership to residents who have difficulty arranging transport to their NHS COVID vaccine programme appointments. The passenger will only have to pay the driver the cost of the journey at the HMRC rate of 45p per mile.
Should you know of anybody in your community who may need to make use of this service please contact TADD using the online contact form and we will... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:14 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Northampton Male Voice Choir is challenging the men of Northamptonshire to join them and the wonderful soprano, Emily Haig and 'The Tenor' Joshua Daniel in a concert in Northampton to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
To launch this challenge, the choir is holding two online open evenings on 15th and 22nd February 2021.
You will be invited to learn to sing two songs over an 8-week period with the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:31 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Best Kept Garden Competition 2021
Entries are invited from green fingered residents of Towcester, Wood Burcote and Caldecote for the "Best Kept Garden Competition 2021". There are so many beautifully maintained private gardens in the town and taking part is very simple.
Entries will be judged by the Town Mayor at the end of July and a prize and certificate awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The only... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:13 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Can you sing, or dance, perform magic, or read a poem? Has your dog or cat got star potential?
Whatever, it might be, I'm inviting you to prove that 'Towcester's Got Talent'.
It's FREE to enter and open to all residents, young and old, from Towcester and the surrounding villages. All you have to do is to submit a short video, no more than three minutes long.
We will join all the clips together for a ... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:32 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
The current vaccine centre hub for this area is the new Brackley Medical Centre, Wellington Road, Brackley, situated just before you enter Brackley off the A43 roundabout. It is next door to the big new Sainsbury's store. Head for Sainsbury's and you should then see signs for Brackley Medical Centre.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:16 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
There has been an increasing trend of COVID-19 phishing and SMS text message scams, prompting the National Cyber Security Centre to publish materials to raise awareness.
As it stands, there are five key trends:
- Fake URL links claiming to redirect you to GOV.UK website to claim relief payments.
- Lockdown fines suggesting you have breached government regulations.
- Offers of health supplements that will... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 11:08 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
There have been reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form, which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity.
The NHS will never ask for bank details so please do not provide them, as it will be a scam.
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 12:42 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Town Hall, The Sawpits Centre and Towcester Youth & Community Centre
I'm sure it will come as no surprise to you that the Town Council's premises will continue to remain closed until at least April 2021.
We thank you for your continuing patience and would like to reassure our regular hirers that your bookings will resume as soon as they are practically able to do so.
Edited 6th Janauary: The NHS has... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 11:48 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest 'Help Us, Help You' campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.
If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 11:21 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt