Duston Parish Council

Connecting the Community

WW1 Centenary Duston Remembers

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

Tel: 01604 583626

Be a Part of History!

DUSTON PARISH COUNCIL are currently collecting and collating the experiences of the residents of Duston during these unprecedented times.

We would like to preserve these memories in a lockdown book for future generations and include a representation from all ages of our community.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

  • Complete our survey by clicking this link
  • Send us your lockdown stories & photos in any chosen media
  • Arrange a call with us to talk about your experiences
  • Draw or paint a picture that best reflects these times
  • Nominate YOUR hero during lockdown

Please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested but isn't online and we will be happy to help

For more info. T: 01604 583626 E: events@duston-pc.gov.uk

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Thank you for getting involved

  • πŸŽƒ Halloween Wanderland 2020 πŸŽƒ

    πŸŽƒ Halloween Wanderland 2020 πŸŽƒ

    Join in the fun for Halloween. Click for more details

  • The Grow Together Allotment

    The Grow Together Allotment

    Welcome back!

    Please get in touch if you would like to join us

    We are operating a socially distanced rota to keep you all safe and many new faces have joined us recently.

  • 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

  • WW1 Centenary Poppy Cascade

    WW1 Centenary Poppy Cascade

    Thank you to everybody, what an amazing community effort. The cascade will be floodlit for 2 weeks during the poppy campaign.

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

Latest News

Don’t put a curse on the environment this Halloween

Don’t put a curse on the environment this Halloween

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:06 by Parish Office

Northampton Borough Council and their environmental services contractor, Veolia are encouraging residents to not let the ghost of waste haunt their Halloween.

Recycling is no trick, but it is a real treat for the environment and residents are urged to make sustainable choices, recycle and get creative by making costumes that won't spook the planet. They could have a look around the wardrobe or the loft to see what outfit could be upcycled or adapted to make a perfect fancy dress costume. More »

Alternatively, if adapting or making a costume is not an option, consider buying it from a charity shop. If costumes cannot be used next year, they can be recycled at the kerbside, please present them in a clear bag next to the recycling bin. Unfortunately, plastic masks and wigs are too scary for collection teams to pick up as they are made from materials that cannot be recycled. Consider donating them to a local charity shop for someone else to use next year.

Once those pumpkin carvings have done a good amount of scaring, residents can cut down on waste by using the flesh to make Halloween delicacies including pumpkin soup, pie or risotto. Even the seeds can be brought back from the dead boiled in salted water, drained, spread on a baking sheet and cooked in the oven, they could be making a tasty snack. For delicious recipes visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

However, if you still have your pumpkin remains to dispose of make sure they go into your food waste caddy for composting. Recycling those pumpkins can also see you win treats. Sign up to the 'In to win' scheme at www.feedyourcaddy.co.uk and place the scheme sticker on your caddy. Present your food waste in your brown caddy on your weekly collection day and you will be put into a prize draw to win vouchers on a monthly basis.

Councillor Mike Hallam, Cabinet member for environment, said: "Halloween will be experienced in a very different way this year therefore, we're advising residents to follow government advice whilst they have a great and spooky time.

"We know most residents do a really good job, recycling as much as they can. We do ask, however, that people keep up this great work and take a few minutes to put the right thing in the right bin, bag or box to ensure that waste is not sent to the landfill – the evil waste graveyard."

Shaun Donohue, General Manager for Veolia said: "We all love a Halloween trick, but not when it's at the expense of our planet. As residents celebrate safely with their families at home this year, we hope they take these sustainable myth-busting tips into consideration by reducing their pumpkin waste, reusing old clothes for costumes, and recycling their pumpkin skins after use. Our collective efforts will help to prevent an increase in the amount of food, textile and decoration waste that we see at this time of year going to waste - and avoid any environmental nightmares!"

Residents can find out further information on what goes where, by visiting the Council's website: www.northampton.gov.uk/recycling » Less

Help available for those struggling to pay rent

Help available for those struggling to pay rent

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:41 by Parish Office

Northampton Borough Council is urging residents who are struggling to make ends meet to find out if they qualify for extra help.

Each year the Government funds discretionary housing payments for those who are struggling to cover their rent, have rent arrears or need help to access more affordable accommodation. More »

In order to qualify, applicants must already be receiving Housing Benefit, or Universal Credit with an award for housing costs.

Cllr Brandon Eldred, Council Cabinet Member for finance, said: "It is more vital than ever that we reach as many people as possible who might be eligible for this payment.

"There is funding available for a range of things, like helping clear historic rent arrears to helping someone move to more affordable housing, as well as just helping cover ongoing difficulties making rent payments.

"I would urge anyone who thinks they might qualify – or who knows a family member, friend or neighbour who might – to find out more on our website.

"We're extremely keen to ensure people don't end up homeless when it might so easily be avoided."

One-off payments are available to cover moving costs, rent deposits or rent required in advance for those looking to access more affordable housing, or to clear rental arrears, and ongoing support is available to help recipients cover shortfalls in their rental payments.

To make a claim for a Discretionary Housing Payment, applicants will need to fill out an application form, provide proof that they are in receipt of the previously outlined benefits, plus at least two months of bank statements.

Visit https://www.northampton.gov.uk/dhp to find out more and make an application. » Less

A Burglary To A Dwelling on Windsor Crescent

Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:38 by Parish Office

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary to a dwelling on Windsor Crescent, whereby offenders enter a flat above a convenience shop through an unlocked front door. The flat was searched and jewellery has been stolen from within. Occupant arrives at the flat and disturbs offenders. Offenders exit and leave in a people carrier style vehicle. More »

This happened on Thursday 15th October 2020 between 12:00-12:05
Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

Call 101 Ref: 20000543631

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:


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

Message Sent By
Beth Allwork (Police, Police Community Support Officer, Northampton

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