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March 2018

Local skittles teams seek new members
The game of skittles is an age-old traditional sport in Northamptonshire, with two thriving leagues in the north of the county - the Kettering & District Summer League and the Burton Latimer & District Winter Skittles League.

The two leagues have a combined membership of over 500 players, who make up 42 teams - and the four Burton Latimer teams are keen to attract new members. Every single player enjoys the spirit and competitiveness of each game, and this is your invitation to join in!

Matches are played on Monday evenings at various locations in and around Kettering, starting at 8.30pm. For more information, please contact the League Secretary Gary Allen on 07932 842446 or email gary.allen@sky.com.
» Visit the Northants Skittles website for more details

Local artist's work on show
Julie Aves, a local enamelling artist, has an exhibition at the Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering in their Craft Case. The Art Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 4.45pm, and the display - which comprises bowls, dishes and some earrings, all enamelled on copper - runs until Saturday, 31st March. Entrance is free.
Burton Latimer Heritage Society - new exhibition
BLHS's latest exhibition - called 'Collections' - features a range of personal collections by Burton latimer people.

The exhibition at the Heritage Museum in High Street will be open from 10am to 1pm every Thursday and Saturday, until Saturday, 23rd June. As usual, entrance is free.
» Visit the Heritage Society website

Burton Latimer Civic Centre
Office space at Civic Centre for hire
Burton Latimer’s Civic Centre in High Street has a range of office accommodation available for rent at attractive rates.

The building is wheelchair-friendly, and the rental for the various office spaces on offer includes car parking, heating, lighting, and access to tea and coffee-making facilities. Wi-fi is also available if required, at a separate charge.

To find out more, or to discuss your needs in detail, please contact either Councillor Fergus Macdonald (t: 01536 725922, m: 07767 398386, e: fergus39@verginmedia.com) or Councillor Maureen Jerram (t: 01536 725524, e: mjerram@tiscali.co.uk).

Burton Wold wind farm
Time running out for free fix of windfarm-related TV interference
Help is at hand if your TV reception has deteriorated since the three new wind turbines at Burton Wold Wind Farm South started operating in 2017 - but you need to act quickly.

Infinergy - the firm that owns and operated the new turbines - will investigate all TV interference issues reported to them by 22nd March 2018, and (if the turbines are found to be the cause of the problem) will help to find a solution for you at no cost.

However, this free scheme only applies to problems registered with the company by 22nd March 2018 - which is 12 months after the turbines were switched on. After this date, no further investigations into TV interference issues will be undertaken - so you will lose the chance of a free fix.

The contact details to report a TV reception problem to Infinergy are:

Infinergy’s appointed specialist contractor, Crystal Electronics from Wellingborough, will then be in touch to make an appointment for one of their qualified engineers to come out and assess the situation at your property.

Don't put up with a poor picture. If the wind turbines are causing interference to your TV, Infinergy will sort it out for you.

Burton Latimer Pocket Park
Pocket Park - volunteers needed
Burton Latimer's Pocket Park is a great place to walk, have a picnic - or just sit and relax - while enjoying the flora and fauna that thrive in the peaceful surroundings. It is also the venue for our town's annual Duck Race and Fete.

But it takes time and effort to keep the area looking good - which is why the Pocket Park team is asking for additional volunteers to help with events, and carry out vital maintenance work.

There's always plenty to do, and the work sometimes involves operating equipment - such as strimmers and grass cutting machinery - for which volunteers receive full training. All equipment and insurance is provided - so you just need to supply your own energy, enthusiasm and as much time as you can! For further information, phone Fergus on 07767 398386 or Maureen on 01536 725524.
» Find out more about the Pocket Park

Town Twinning Association - a call for new members
Since its formation in 1985, Burton Latimer Twinning Association has created formal links with the German village of Altendiez and the Italian town of Castelnuovo Magra. Exchange visits with the two twin towns have been organised from time to time - with the most recent being a highly successful trip to Castelnuovo Magra in 2015.

The Association has early plans to host a visiting contingent from Altendiez in 2017, and possibly from Castelnuovo Magra too. New members are always welcome - and if you are interested in joining the Association or wish to find out more, please contact Steve Thomas (Twinning Association Chair - tel: 01536 724309); Chris Thomas (Secretary - tel: 01536 724309); or Carolyn Tristram (Treasurer - email: carolyntristram@hotmail.com).
» Find out more about the Twinning Association and Burton Latimer's Twin Towns

BLTC meetings - recordings now available online
Burton Latimer Town Council now creates audio recordings of its monthly meetings.

The recordings are available online within a few days of the meeting taking place, and can be accessed for a further 12 months afterwards.
» Listen to a recording of August's BLTC meeting

The Local Offer
Northamptonshire's Local Offer
The Local Offer is a new source of information about services available in Northamptonshire for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. Northamptonshire County Council - like all local authorities - is required to provide a Local Offer by The Children and Families Act (2014).

Northamptonshire's Local Offer has been put together in partnership with health services across the county, and includes information about: schools (maintained and academies) and how they support students with a special educational need or disability; special schools / provisions; specialist health services (Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy etc); social care services; specialist youth clubs and activities; parent support groups; training - and more.
» Download a leaflet
» Visit Northamptonshire's Local Offer website

Burton Latimer Parish Plan - let's keep it going
Burton Latimer's highly acclaimed Parish Plan was published in 2012. The final document took account of views expressed in over 700 household questionnaires completed by local residents. The town council is now looking for interested local residents to join a small group to look at monitoring the actions in the Parish Plan, and to keep it active and up to date. This is a real opportunity to influence things in the town, and the group will meet around once every three months - so it won't be too onerous! If you would like further details please contact Maureen Jerram on 01536 725524, or by email at mjerram@tiscali.co.uk.
» Download a copy of Burton Latimer's Parish Plan
Burton Latimer Civic Centre - rooms for hire
The Civic Centre has a selection of rooms available for meetings and other events during the daytime or evening, from as little as ?10 per hour, with 50% discount for Charities and local community groups. Facilities include:
  • Disabled access, and wheelchair-friendly layout
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Large training room for hire
  • Wi-Fi available on request

For more information about renting office space at the Centre, or hiring a room, please contact Councillor Maureen Jerram.
» Download a leaflet Civic Centre room hire
» Find out more about the Civic Centre

Can you click it?
You can click it - YES YOU CAN!
Did you know you can renew a library book, report a pothole and apply for a school place on the Northamptonshire County Council website?

These are just some of the services which are available online as part of the County Council's Can You Click It? campaign, which aims to encourage people to visit the website for commonly-used services - including:



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