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Neighbourhood Alert is the messaging service run by Northamptonshire Police and was formerly known as Community Connect.  It has been re-launched under the name Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and now has greater functionality than previously, allowing our frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people. They will be able to do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county.

The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire.

After signing up to the messaging system, people will receive regular alerts from Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, keeping them up to date and informed about crime, and issues relevant to them and the area where they live or work.

Alerts are received either by email, text message or voice message – whichever suits.  People will also be given the option of what they want to receive alerts about, and how often – they will only receive messages about topics they have selected.

Many of our Neighbourhood officers and Response teams have been trained to use the alert system and are now regularly sending out messages to the public, including; crime alerts, missing person alerts, witness appeals and crime prevention advice.

This alert tool provide us with a really effective way to reach the communities we serve, improving the flow of information and therefore making a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and the reduction of anti-social behaviour.

There are already 10,000 local people registered with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert.

Please visit the website and register.

You can also contact our local PCSOs via Twitter

@sgtsamdobbs (covers Daventry Sector)
@PscoKirsten (covers Daventry Town)
@PcsoPaulHarris (covers Daventry Town)
@PcsoCarlBarton (covers Woodford Halse)
@hutch472 (covers Daventry Rural North)
@PCSOSangster (covers Daventry Rural North)

Daventry District Council will be closing its offices over Christmas and New Year from 23 December until 2 January.

Essential services, such as waste and recycling collections and street cleaning, will continue over Christmas and arrangements will continue to be in place in the event of an emergency.

Daventry District Council’s offices will close as normal at 4.30pm on Friday 22 December, reopening at 9am on Tuesday, 2 January.

The offices in Lodge Road will still be open to visitors of Jobcentre Plus and Northamptonshire County Council’s Children’s and Young People’s Service, which will each operate different working hours over Christmas.

Daventry Leisure Centre, which is owned by DDC and operated by Everyone Active, is not included in the above Council closure arrangements. For centre opening times, visit everyoneactive.com/daventry or call 01327 871144

Daventry Market will take place on Friday, 22 December and Friday, 29 December. There will be no market on Tuesday, 26 December.

The Abbey Resource Centre in St John’s Square, Daventry, will be closed from Saturday 23 December. It will then re-open on Wednesday 27 December, through until Friday 29 December and will close at 5pm each day. The Abbey will also be closed on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.



Copies of the Scaldwell Calendar for 2018 can be bought (or ordered for later collection only) at the Musical Evening on Saturday 18th November at the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul as well as the Pensioners Christmas dinner on Thursday 7th December.

To purchase please contact:

Christopher Angeloglou (christophera@btinternet.com)
1 Douglas Meadows, Scaldwell, NN6 9JN

Sue Dodds-Smith (d.doddssmith@btinternet.com)
Home Farm Barn, High Street, Scaldwell, NN6 9JS

Price: £10.00



Name of Council: Scaldwell Parish Council

Job Title: Parish Clerk

Vacancy Statement: 
Scaldwell Parish Council has a vacancy for a parish clerk and responsible finance officer.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons, although training will be offered and enthusiasm to learn may be seen as an alternative to formal qualifications. The parish clerk will be responsible for the administration of the business and finances of the council.

The post includes some evening work and occasional attendance at civic functions. The successful applicant would be expected to have, or be prepared to obtain, CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration).  He or she must be computer literate, Inc. excel, with good communication skills. Friendly and positive outlooks are essential.

Salary: Salary scale LC1, SCP 15 – 18, £17,072 – £18,070 pa, pro rata.

Hours: 25 hours per month.
Place of work: Work from home.

Please apply in writing to: –
Contact: Mr Eugene O’Leary
Position: Chair, Scaldwell Parish Council
Address: 5 Back Lane, Scaldwell, Northamptonshire, NN6 9JU

email: eugenejoleary@aol.com

Closing date for applications:16th October 2017
Interviews To be held between 19th – 24th October 2017


Did you know that there is a local charity with funds available to persons aged up to 25 years and resident within the parishes of Brixworth and Scaldwell?

Cash grants are available to any qualifying person for use for educational purposes. Grants can be made to assist in the purchase of school uniform, books, course materials, musical instruments and computer equipment and may also be available towards the costs of travelling expenses linked to an educational venture including school trips.

Any person who wishes to apply should either pick up an application form from the Library in Brixworth. Alternatively an application form and any further details about the Charity can be obtained from the Clerk to the Trustees Ursula Morris on 505554 or by email: ursula@ursulamorris.co.uk

Meetings of the Trustees are held twice yearly to consider applications. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th September 2017

 The Thomas Roe Foundation : Reg. Charity no 309801.

Scaldwell Club warmly invites you to the:

Party in the Park
Saturday August 19th
3 pm to 11pm

Location – the Scaldwell Village Park (@the playing field)

The Club will bring two bands, a DJ, a bar selling beer, wine and soft drinks, games for children and more…..

You bring a picnic or snacks (if you want), a smile and….
…some good weather!!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Looking to get back into exercise in a gentle way but not sure how? Want to restart your social life? Then Jane Simons a qualified Dance/Fitness Tutor who lives in the village is running some taster sessions to register interest.

Community is at the heart of all Jane’s classes as she feels that by bringing people together through exercise encourages friendships, fun and improves overall health and well being. Ideally Jane would like to extend the exercise class, following on from her popular Bend,Stretch, Relax class in Walgrave, whereby there is the option of doing the class with a relaxing cuppa and a natter afterwards or forgetting the exercise and just coming along for the drink. For more information see contact details on the flyer.

bend,stretch flyer scaldwell website


When people asked politicians to be more honest I don’t think they meant THAT honest.

Scaldwell Club cordially invites you not to rush off after voting on June 8th.  Come and enjoy a drink and some “political” cheese – we’ll have Conservative Danish Blue, perhaps some Labour Red Leicester, some UKIP purple grapes…and that’s where our imagination has run out. But we’ll be watching some results come in and, whatever the result, Scaldwell Club will be its usual haven of light-hearted fun.

(Edit: thinking of some olives for the Green Party and the odd banana for the Lib Dems…..now Monster Raving Looney Party might need some further thought!)

Hope to see you there……