Duston Parish Council

Making Duston a Great place to Live, Work and Play

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Clerk: Mr Justin Gleich
Duston Community Centre
Pendle Road, Duston
Northamptonshire NN5 6DT

Tel: 01604 583626

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Latest News

Dementia Awareness

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:09 by Alison Grantham

Northampton's third 'Memory Day', where members of the public can receive information and advice about dementia related issues, is to be held next Wednesday and will build on the last two successful events. More »

Organised by the University of Northampton and town and county dementia partners, the annual event is free to attend and will be held on the ground floor of the Grosvenor Centre, from 9am – 4:30pm on 19 September.

New additions to the day's agenda include free drop-in sessions in which people can access legal and personal advice about dementia and memory problems.

Also making their Memory Day 'debut' are REM POD, a company who produce interactive wall and ceiling installations and 'pop-up' memory stations to mentally stimulate people who have dementia or memory issues.

Professor Jacqueline Parkes, dementia projects lead at the University of Northampton, said: "We've made great strides over the past year in helping make Northamptonshire better prepared to recognise the needs of people who have a form of dementia and their carers.

"This has included hosting the 'Future Directions in Dementia Care' conference last November and the creation, with First For Wellbeing, of UnityDEM the advice, activities and training centre where people with dementia and their carers can access support together.

"The Memory Day serves as an important 'anchor point' for us to all gather and showcase the vast array of help, information and advice that we at the University and our partners offer. We very much look forward to talking with people who are either affected by dementia or to organisations who just want to get up to speed on who we are and what we do."

There will be a range of stands for visitors to browse, collect information from and ask questions. For details of who they are, see the official dementia Community of Practice website. » Less

Motorcycle Nuisance

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:44 by Alison Grantham

There has been an increase in incidents of Motorcycles pulling wheelies in front of vehicles and riding in an anti-social manner. This is happening all over the Town. Usually the Motorcycle has no registration on the bike so it is very hard to identify who is riding the bike and understandably it is very dangerous to pursue bikes as it puts the rider and other road users at risk.
These are usually quite big off road type bikes.
If you are aware of any persons riding their bikes dangerously and if it has no number plate but is still being ridden around please contact the Police and report it. This can be reported anonymously if preferred by calling 101. Even if it is a neighbour that is taking part in this very dangerous activity, Please let us know. These persons will be dealt with and possibly have their motorcycle seized under section 59 of the Police Reform Act. They will also possibly face other charges for road traffic offences.
Lets stop these before an accident happens. More »

Message Sent By Scott Potter (Police, PCSO, Northampton)

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Anti -social Behaviour

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:07 by Alison Grantham

Anti-social behaviour and low level crime affects people's life on a daily basis. Acts such as vandalism, damage to someone's property, noise, drunkenness, low level theft, or harassment can have a real impact on individuals, businesses and whole communities. More »

In low level cases where the offender admits the offence, and with the agreement of the victim, the victim can work with the police to choose how the offender should make amends from a list of options, called a community remedy.

There are different options available, and these include: providing the victim with financial compensation; the offender repairing the damage or undertaking other unpaid work; apologising to the victim or meeting them face-to-face; for an offender to attend treatment if they have drug or alcohol issues.

I would like to invite you to participate in a consultation my office are running on the options that are offered as part of the community remedy, and to suggest any alternative options you think are missing.

To take part in the survey, visit the PCC's website at www.northantspcc.org.uk/communityremedy and respond by Friday 5th October. » Less