St James Residents' Association

For The Residents And Workers Of St James

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Three more distraction burglaries involving violence on elderly people have been reported to police. These follow seven cases last week which included, as reported in the H&P, a raid on the home of a 92-year-old who feared for his life after he was attacked and left with bruising and cuts to his face.

Detective Inspector Lorraine Gordon, who is leading the investigation, said: “These callous individuals are clearly targeting the elderly to commit these horrific crimes and what makes them worse is the violence or threat of violence used.

“We can’t stress enough how important it is for the elderly or vulnerable not to open the door if they do not recognise the caller.

“We have had a number of cases recently where victims are opening the door without verifying who the caller is.

“We are carrying out regular patrols in the neighbourhoods and issuing leaflets in the area.

Published: 20/09/2012 14:00 - Updated: 19/09/2012 18:58 H&P

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sheltered Housing Support Service consultation closes on Monday

Consultation on the proposed changes to the Sheltered Housing Support Service closes on Monday, 24 September.

There are 2,200 sheltered housing properties in Northampton and currently support is only provided to these sheltered housing tenants and not to other older people in general needs housing. The current service is considered to be inflexible and fixed at four levels offering daily, weekly or monthly visits by a Sheltered Housing Co-ordinator and an emergency alarm only service.
The proposals look at changing the service to provide support based on customers’ needs, now and in the future. This means that each tenant would have a personalised level of support that can increase or decrease depending on assessed needs. The changes would also introduce new ways for tenants to access support, for example by popping along to drop-in sessions or telephoning support staff for information and help.
Information about the consultation and the questionnaire is available on the Council’s website by visiting

Friday, 14 September 2012

Save Our NHS

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates


Election Explained

On 15 November 2012, for the first time ever, the public across England and Wales will elect a Police and Crime Commissioner who will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force areas. One of their main roles will be to hold the Chief Constable to account. The Prospective Candidates for Northamptonshire are as follows:

Prospective Candidates:

Adam Simmonds - Con
Jim McArthur - UKIP
John Norrie - Ind
Lee Barron - Lab
Matt Stockdale - Ind
Paul Varnsverry - Lib Dem

For more information please visit the links below:

Please be advised that external links are beyond the control of the SJRA.

St James End before 1965

St James End before 1965


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