Dementia; A guide to services and support available

Free information, help and advice at this drop-in session. Covid control measures will be in place

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Grow Together Allotment

    The Grow Together Allotment

    Click photo for more info on how to register for our allotment dates

As we all try to establish our new normal we are aware that there is still a need for help and support within our community. At Duston Parish Council we will continue to support local residents in need as well as provide practical signposting to internal and external services, agencies and activities that can all help to get us back on our feet. Our dedicated help page has lots more information.

To contact Duston Parish Council please email office@duston-pc.gov.uk

Latest News

Home Fire Safety Advice

Home Fire Safety Advice

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:45 by Parish Office

We work very closely with Northants Fire service and we hope that you find the following information in this Alert useful in making your home safer as we head into the colder weather.

They offer a Home Fire Safety Visit service, here are some bullet point examples on when a referral to the fire service should be considered: More »

Concerns around lack of or no working smoke alarms

  • Older residents, living alone
  • Concerns around mobility or sensory impairment which may affect ability to escape in a fire (including dementia)
  • Where residents smoke inside the home and are not mobile
  • Previous fires, or near misses
  • A fire setter living in the home
  • Concerns around electrical safety including overloaded sockets or exposed wires
  • Issues of Hoarding or Clutter.
  • When there are fire safety concerns for a Family needing or accessing Early Help, financial hardship or living in a target area / vulnerable adult receiving or in need or care and support.

The online referral form can be found here Fire Partner Agency Referral Form, you can fill that in on behalf of a vulnerable person

This form is to be used for all referrals as it then provides the fire service with all of the necessary information to try and progress the request, but you will need their consent to do this.

If a person wants to refer themselves, this can be done on the self-referral form which can be found here Fire Self-Referral Form

Or people can complete their own fire safety check on-line if they do not want anyone to come out and visit them, which can be found here Complete your own Safety Check at Home

If you need to contact the team for advice, you can email them on safetycheck@northantsfire.gov.uk

If a referral is not required at this stage and you would like to pull a picture together of whether any other services are sharing your concerns before deciding the best course of action, then please email safetycheck@northantsfire.gov.uk and they can check their systems for any records they hold.

Please also see the attached leaflet on Home Fire Safety Advise

Find more fire safety advice at www.northantsfire.gov.uk or

call us on 01604 797000

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The search is on for UK'S BEST NEIGHBOUR!

Good News!

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:00 by Parish Office

People across the UK are being invited to take part in our annual hunt for the UK's 'Neighbour of the Year' – a nationwide search undertaken in partnership by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch. More »

Now in its fourth year, 2021 sees the introduction of a new category: Community of the Year. This award will celebrate the nation's most outstanding community (could be a street, a sports club, a faith collective, or anything in between, either in person or virtual, such as a WhatsApp, Facebook, or Slack group) and the lengths its members have gone to support others and make a real difference.

To nominate your Neighbour of the Year, Young Neighbour of the Year (for people aged 21 years and under) or Community of the Year, and to find out more about these very special awards please visit coop.co.uk/noty.

If you have any questions get in touch with us via enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

We can't wait to see the nominations!
Best wishes

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Reports of Distraction Burglary

Reports of Distraction Burglary

Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:02 by Parish Office

We have had reports that there are people going door to door selling cloths and other sundry items, and some have claimed that this is on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch.

Neighbourhood Watch in Northants do not do this and do not support any organisations doing this on our behalf. More »

This is a tactic often used in Distraction Burglary. and we have reports of these people also gaining access to the property.

These incidents have been reported to the Police.

If you believe that a cold caller is not genuine, then please call the police on 999 as this is a potential crime in progress.

Please warn your neighbours, especially the more vulnerable members of your community.

If you see something suspicious then call 101

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