St James Residents' Association

For The Residents And Workers Of St James

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Down Your Way for Thursday 11th October Edition

The Borough Council is currently conducting a consultation on whether 7 areas should have a Parish Council. St. James is one of those areas and the Council want you to fill out a questionnaire and give them your thoughts on whether you wish to have a Parish Council in St. James, or not! The consultation runs until 19th October. In addition, they will also be giving you the chance to vote on the issue on November 15th, but have given no details as yet as to how you can do this. The only problem is that the Council do not want to post the information you need, to make an informed choice, to your home. The issue here is you may end up paying a potential £50.00 extra on your council tax bill without ever being formally consulted on it!

So, the SJRA has created a webpage to give you the basic information and to signpost you in the right direction, in addition we will be discussing the issue at our next meeting on 11th October, after the AGM, with representatives from both sides of the debate.

The election for this new post will take place on November 15th and its very important that you vote and find out what is all about as this will have a huge impact on the way you are Policed.

Remembrance Day parade and service 2012

The Mayor of Northampton Councillor Roger Conroy will lead a procession of councillors and town dignitaries from the Guildhall to All Saints' Church as part of this year's Remembrance Day Parade and Service on Sunday 11 November.
The main Parade will form in two parts on the Market Square.  The Northampton Pipe Band will lead the first part of the march to All Saints’ Church at 9.30am and will be followed by the second part led by the Air Training Corps Band at 9.35am.  The Parade will join with the Mayor's procession at All Saints' Church for the Divine Service which starts at 10am.

Free cavity and loft insulation available in Northampton

Free cavity and loft insulation is available in Northampton and people who qualify for the scheme are being urged to get in touch as the funding runs out in December.

The insulation is completely free to eligible homes as it is covered under the government incentive Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT).

The Council is supporting accredited companies Well Warm and GM Contracts to provide insulation to tenant’s homes and anyone who might be eligible will be contacted directly. Tenants can also call 01604 838594 for more information about the scheme. 

Private homeowners and private sector tenants can also claim the offer if eligible.  Anyone who would like more information can contact Northants Warm Homes Insulation Scheme on 01933 231853.

Councillor Mary Markham, Cabinet member for housing said: "Cavity and loft insulation can save you an estimated £300 off your fuel bills. We will be contacting Council tenants who might be eligible and I would urge private homeowners and private sector tenants to also take up this offer before the funding runs out in December.”

Toddler afternoons are back at Northampton museums

Themed activities and play sessions for pre-school children have restarted for the autumn at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum.
The afternoon drop-in sessions take place every other Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm and are free. The theme for autumn is weather and there will be plenty of opportunity for toddlers to meet other children, play with toys, paint and get creative with a host of fun activities.

The next session is this Thursday 4 October at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. For more dates and venue details visit or call Elizabeth Long on 01604 838544 or 838111.

St James End before 1965

St James End before 1965


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