***District Council Vacancy – Grange Park Ward***
Following the resignation of Councillor Simon Clifford, there is a vacancy in the Grange Park Ward. The vacancy notice details how electors can request an election to fill this vacancy:
Sudden closure and sale of Middleton Cheney GP surgery
We are concerned and saddened to learn that the Middleton Cheney GP surgery abruptly closed at the start of October 2016 and is now up for sale. We understand that the GP has retired for personal reasons, and this is by no means a criticism of the Doctor in question; however, given the size of Middleton Cheney, and the surrounding villages that it serves, we call on the local council and the NHS to find a way to keep a surgery open in Middleton Cheney. Please contact us if this has affected you.
You can read more on the story here:
Homeless Man Attacked in Towcester
Reading the newspaper report of the homeless man attacked in Towcester last week, as well as immense sadness and concern for the man, several questions spring to mind:
Why is he homeless?
How many homeless people are currently living in South Northants?
How can we look to help these people back into homes where they can be safe?
What can we do in the short term to protect them?
Link to the news story here: http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/our-region/towcester/homeless-man-repeatedly-kicked-in-unprovoked-attack-in-towcester-1-7607254
We’ve requested statistics from South Northants Council, so will update this page with anything we can find out.
Towcester Food Bank.
To feed local people in crisis Towcester Food Bank relies on food donations ranging from pasta to puddings and from tinned vegetables to tea bags. Everything should be in-date and non-perishable.
The clients of the food bank have all been identified by front line care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureaux and the police as people who are in urgent need. Food clients take their vouchers to the food bank where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or a free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve their longer term problems.
Towcester Food Bank also operates a rural delivery service that takes emergency supplies to clients unable to get to Towcester.
The Food Bank is part of the Trussell Trust, a Christian charity committed to community action throughout the UK against poverty and marginalisation.
The food bank opens on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 14:00 in the Youth Coffee House, Bransons Lane, Towcester. NN12 6AX. The entrance can be found opposite the entrance to Towcester Church of England Primary School in Islington Road.
South Northamptonshire Constituency Labour Party encourages its members, supporters and others to make regular donations to a food bank. To find out how to donate please visit www.towcester.foodbank.org.uk or e-mail
What are the local issues affecting you, and where you live, that you would like to bring to our attention?
There are various ways to let us know. Please go to the contact page and get in touch.
We’re listening. And we’re here to help.
Social Care Crisis – the evidence is all around us in South Northants
Cuts to Social Care are leaving family members and friends at the end of their tether as they shoulder the burden of caring for loved ones by themselves. The evidence of the social care crisis is all around us in South Northants. This poster, in Brackley Tesco, for example, is asking for volunteers to give carers a break.