Duston Parish Council sends its condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family following the sad announcement of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Local residents who would like to record their sympathies and best wishes will be able to sign a book of condolence at Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road, between 9 am and 6 pm from Monday 12th April

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021

  • Easter Trail

    Easter Trail

    Come and join us for our Easter Trail

  • Tree of Hope 2020

    Tree of Hope 2020

    The Tree of Hope signifies strength and renewed hope for the future and celebrates our wonderful community who pulled together and remained strong during challenging times.

    Visit our Tree of Hope which is situated at the junction of Berrywood Road & Sandy Lane

  • A Thank You to the NHS

    A Thank You to the NHS

    Thank you to all of our knitters. Here are our NHS rainbows; St Luke's, St Luke's Spinney and Main Rd

  • The Grow Together Allotment

    The Grow Together Allotment

    Next Volunteer date Thursday 1st April. Click photo for more info on how to register

We are all being affected by the latest COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to keep you connected. At Duston Parish Council we are concentrating our efforts in a bid to support local residents in need at this most difficult time and to help the vulnerable who are alone or in self isolation. Our dedicated help page has lots more information

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Notice of Elections 06/05/2021

Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:37 by Gary Youens

Notice of Elections 6th May 2021

West Northamptonshire Council

Police Fire Crime Commissioner

Duston Parish Council

For further formation please contact Northampton Borough Council Elections Team elecreg@northampton.gov.uk

Burglary Dwelling Eastfield and Northfield Road Duston Northampton

Burglary Dwelling Eastfield and Northfield Road Duston Northampton

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:24 by Parish Office

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary non dwelling on Eastfield Road and Northfield Road, Duston, Northampton whereby entry has been forced to a shed at two separate addresses. At one address a push bike has been taken from within. This took place between 2315hrs and 2355hrs on 20th March 2021. More »

Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) or vehicle(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting Ref: 21000158014 and 21000161684

You are probably disciplined about locking your doors and windows when you leave your home, but what about your shed or garage?

• Research shows that thieves often take tools such as ladders and spades, from a garage or shed, to help them break into a house, ensure yours are always locked away.
• Try to site your shed within view of the house and ensure there is adequate lighting. Consider installing an alarm.
• Visibly mark all removable items with your postcode and house number. Register property at www.immobilise.com or www.bikeregister.com
• Ensure the shed is in a good state of repair. Fit a good quality padlock.
• Ensure the hasp is bolted through the shed and into a steel plate. Secure up-and-over garage doors with padlocks through the inside runners or fit a padlock (with hasp and staple) to either side of the door.
• Replace ordinary screws on outbuilding doors with non-return screws or coach bolts.
• Glue, smeared over the heads of screws, may stop the thief from unscrewing them.
• Make a note of make/model/serial number of tools and bicycles, take photographs and secure in a safe place.
• High value items such as bicycles and lawn mowers should be shackled together, ideally to the fabric of the building or to a metal post cemented into the ground.
• Consider having lockable steel boxes fitted to the floor to store your tools.
• Obscure the window of your shed/garage to prevent thieves seeing what you have inside.
• Use signage to let offenders know you have security marked your property and you are a member of a Watch Scheme.

In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk
To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Northampton, they can be contacted on the following email: NeighbourhoodTeamNorthampton@northants.pnn.police.uk
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Lee Shelton (Police, PCSO, Northampton)

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Further lockdown grants available for businesses

Posted: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:15 by Gary Youens

Further funding is now available for businesses affected by the lockdown restrictions, with an extension of the Business Support Package Grant and Additional Restrictions Grants Scheme (ARG) to cover the period from 16 February to 31 March. More »

The March Business Support Package provides one-off grants of between £2,096 and £4,714 for businesses which pay business rates and were required to close by law due to the current national lockdown that extended on 16 February. Non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses are all eligible for this grant.

The ARG March provides one-off grants of between £2,001 and £4,500 for businesses that are outside of the business rates system and were required to close by law due to the current national lockdown that extended on 16 February, and for rateable businesses severely impacted, but not forced to close during this lockdown (including those that supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, or businesses in the events sector).

Registered Driving Instructors who have been forced to stop teaching can also apply for a one-off grant payment of £1000 and applications must be made by 30 April.

Councillor Jonathan Nunn, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: "We are pleased to make more Government grant funding available to our vital local businesses, who are undoubtedly continuing to feel the financial impact of the lockdown.

"We have issued over £51 million of funding to 8,109 businesses to date, and we still have funds remaining, so I would urge eligible businesses to apply as soon as possible."

Businesses which have already received their January Business Support Package or ARG January payment, for the 5 January to 15 February 2021 lockdown period, do not need to make a new application for the March ARG or March Business Support Package, and will receive their payment soon.

Businesses which have already submitted an application for the January Business Support Package or ARG January will automatically receive payment of the March Business Support Package or ARG March combined with their January Business Support Package or ARG January payment.

The following grant schemes will close for applications on 31 March, so eligible businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

  • Additional Restrictions Grant (January)
  • National Restrictions Grant (November)
  • National Restrictions Business Support Package (January)
  • Local Restrictions Grant (closures under tier 2, 3 and 4)

For more information regarding grant applications and eligibility, and to access the applications portal please visit: www.northampton.gov.uk/grantsandadvice

Anyone with queries about their application can contact the Council using the following email addresses: