Northants Telegraph Sunday Extra: HMO decision, Jubilee celebrations and a new sculpture

College students created artwork for a new statue at the David Wilson Homes site in Barton Seagrave. Credit: ALEX HANNAM PHOTOGRAPHY

We have so much news these days that we can’t always fit it all into the work week. So every Sunday we’ll bring you updates on recent stories, news in brief and other things you need to know across Corby, Wellingborough, East Northamptonshire and Kettering.

An HMO in Corby’s Trent Road looks set to be given the green light when it’s presented to planners on Friday, May 19.

The seven-bed plan will see the former family home of the Shire Lodge estate become a multi-occupancy home.

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Documents to be presented prior to the Corby Area Planning Committee meeting at the Corby Cube indicate that there were no local objections to the plans and it is recommended that they be approved.

Gretton silver ring are to take their musical journey around the British Isles in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Best of British concert takes place on Saturday 28 May at 7.30pm at Gretton Village Hall with tickets priced at £5 (£4 for concessions) on the door. There will also be refreshments and a raffle.

Staff, students and parents of five Brooke Weston Trust Primary Schools had fun learning about the importance of coming to school as part of Attendance Week.

The Brooke Weston Trust Initiative – aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of attending school, particularly in the context of Covid-19.

Staff and pupils from Gretton Primary School, Compass Primary Academy, Beanfield Primary School, Peckover Primary School and Oakley Vale Primary School all participated in a series of exciting and informative activities to mark the occasion.

These included designing posters, watching videos, attending assemblies, reading, creating a mascot as part of a school competition, and electing student ambassadors for attendance to help direct activities throughout the week.

Callum Reilly, Education Welfare Officer at Beanfield Primary School, said: ‘Covid-19 has certainly had an impact on attendance and has presented schools across the UK with a high level of disruption, but we are confident that we are building back stronger and embedding a positive culture around attendance to ensure the best outcomes for our students. »

Business Rate Relief is available to businesses in North Northamptonshire affected by Covid-19 who are not eligible for existing relief schemes.

The government has provided funds for the Covid Additional Relief Fund which is administered by North Northamptonshire Council.

Funds are limited and only companies employed and subject to business rates in the 2021/22 financial year are eligible to apply for funding (other eligibility criteria also apply). Award amounts will be determined once the application window closes.

Cllr Lloyd Bunday, Council Executive Member for Finance and Transformation, said: “While there has been a lot of support for those affected by the Covid 19 pandemic, we are also aware that some businesses have not unable to access available funding. We encourage these businesses to get in touch if they think they are eligible to see if they can get this support.

Three Kettering companies have joined forces to host a weekend-long celebration in June as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Kettering Cultural Quarter (owner of The Yards), Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts and The Shire Horse have collaborated to host a weekend of celebrations with a community focus across the entire event, which runs from June 3-5 .

There will be a “big lunch” with arts and crafts, an indoor children’s cinema, live entertainment and more.

Michaela Jones, Director of Kettering Cultural Quarter, said: “After the previous few years, we are all committed to making this event as inclusive as possible, with free activities, workshops and a quieter sensory day, as well as working with the food bank to provide free packed lunches to those struggling during this difficult time.We are excited to be open again and once again hosting family-friendly community events.

Bulk bookingbased in Wellingborough, has been named one of the UK’s most flexible employers.

The company ranked 13th in the country according to analysis by Breakroom, which ranked employers based on four key metrics, including ease of changing shifts and taking vacations.

A creative group of students at Latimer Arts College have partnered with David Wilson Homes to put on a show at the homebuilder’s Barton Seagrave development featuring a newly installed sculpture.

Public art includes various student drawings and is now on display at the Warkton Lane development. With a new community of homebuyers now settled in Bertone Gardens, public art is a way to commemorate the development while providing residents with a pleasant view.

The winning masquerade-themed designs, inspired by the community and including a tribute to the NHS, were chosen for their imagination and celebration of Northamptonshire.

The sculpture celebrates the local talent of college students and is made up of several rods that twist and intertwine upwards. The end of each of the rods features the uniquely designed individual masks that reflect the region.

Steve Harvey, Vice Principal of Latimer Arts College, said, “We are very proud of the creative achievements of our students. The work and effort put into the designs reflects the imagination, dedication and creativity we have in our students. We are delighted that these works have been selected and will be part of our community in the future.


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