Duston Parish Council

Connecting the Community

Bloom 2020

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

  • The Grow Together Allotment

    The Grow Together Allotment

    We have temporarily suspended volunteer dates to ensure the safety of all. We look forward to you joining us again soon

  • Bloom 2020

    Bloom 2020

    Enter our Tallest Sunflower Competition, Sow a Little Happiness with our wild flower seeds or knit for our 'Tree of Hope' More details on our Bloom page

  • I Love My Home by Sophia, Aged 5

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

Annual Report Unveiled For Northamptonshire Police

Annual Report Unveiled For Northamptonshire Police

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:23 by Parish Office

Chief Constable Nick Adderley has unveiled his latest annual report on Northamptonshire Police as he begins his third year in charge of the Force.

The report highlights the achievements of the past 12 months, acknowledging the significant additional challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, while also looking ahead to what Northamptonshire Police will deliver for the communities it serves going into 2021. More »

Mr Adderley's report points to a number of key steps forward during the past 12 months including:

- The creation of a new and more effective policing model for the county based on two Local Policing Areas (Northamptonshire North and West)
- The opening of a new state-of-the-art training centre, Giffard House, in Northampton
- Record numbers of would-be officers applying to join Northamptonshire Police
- Significant reductions year-on-year falls in certain crime types, notably burglary (31 per cent), vehicle crime (16.8 per cent) and theft (12.1 per cent)
- Overall public confidence – measured in terms of victim satisfaction - in the service in Northamptonshire is at its highest level for nearly three years.

The Force has also captured national headlines, ranging from being the first to commit to training every frontline officer with Taser, to operational successes such as Operation Stock, a complex investigation into illegal sheep butchery which led to the conviction of three people, sentenced to a total of 11 years, in May.

Mr Adderley also sets out in his report his ambitions for the next 12 months, working alongside the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold.

These include improving further the Force's digital capabilities and focusing further additional resources on priority areas, in particular roads policing and knife crime.

And 2021 will also see a significant addition to the Force estate with the opening of a new joint police and fire facility near Wellingborough.

He states: "As I reflect on my second year as Chief Constable of this Force, I feel very proud of the efforts of all our people who have worked exceptionally hard again to serve the people of this county.

"This remains an exciting time for Northamptonshire Police and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it and to have the chance to meet so many members of the community, see the great work being delivered and to listen to the public as they talk so supportively of the Force."

You can read the Chief Constable's Annual Report here: https://bit.ly/2DpsGAi » Less

Major Investments To Keep People Safe In Northamptonshire

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:22 by Parish Office

More than £1.5 million is to be invested to give a crime fighting boost in the county.

Rural policing, neighbourhood policing, knife crime and high-tech investigation will all receive extra funding to increase capacity and strengthen the police response to tackle crime and keep people safe in Northamptonshire. More »

This funding is in addition to the £1.3 million investment in expanding Northamptonshire's ANPR network that was announced last week.

Taken together these projects are part of an ongoing push by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable to improve policing in Northamptonshire and marks one of the most significant investments in the Force of recent years.

The funding is made up of £750,000 from local investment through the council tax precept and £400,000 from special grant fund from the home office, topped up to £1.5 million from existing resources. It will support initiatives including:

- More officers and specialist vehicles in Rural Policing teams to increase engagement with and operational capacity in rural communities. This includes mobile police stations to increase the visible police presence rural areas

- Deploying 20 extra officers to neighbourhood policing teams across the county, working in communities to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour and crime in our town centres

- Committing an additional £100,000 to support the Force in tackling knife crime

- Continuing support for the dog section with five new handlers and new vehicles

- Improving the way data is retrieved from phones and other devices by creating a digital hub to speed up and improve the quality of investigations

- Investing £80,000 to fund programmes that will prevent sexual violence

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said he was excited by the increased capacity the Force will have to fight crime and keep people safe.

"This is another major investment in policing in Northamptonshire that will benefit people across the county. Taken together with the increased number of police officers and our plans to almost double our ANPR network, these investments support the Chief Constable in his robust plans to crack down harder on crime.

"We have managed our financial plans so that we can invest in the future and, as the Chief Constable reaches his second anniversary at the helm of Northamptonshire Police, give him the ability to steer the Force on a course of further improvement and towards delivering the exceptional service that the people of Northamptonshire deserve," Stephen said.

A programme to roll out the new initiatives will begin immediately. » Less

Neighbourhood Watch August 2020 Newsletter

Neighbourhood Watch August 2020 Newsletter

Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:41 by Parish Office

We are delighted to announce that the August 2020 OurNews is now available to view by clicking on the link above

This month's theme is Crime Prevention and we have highlighted our launch of our new "Safety In Neighbours" campaign, which launched at the tail end of July. This has been a great campaign and we have received lots of positive feedback. More »

As well as continuing our theme across the newsletter, we are excited to launch our first-ever Impact Survey, which we are pleased to say we have received over 21,000 responses. We would like to congratulate West Midlands and Hampshire, which we have received the most responses from their members and members of the public.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those that have already completed the survey and for those of that haven't, we ask you to fill in the survey and ask others to do the same. » Less