Duston Parish Council

Connecting the Community

Bloom 2020

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

Tel: 01604 583626

Chairman, Cllr John Caswell

It is with great sadness that Duston Parish Council announces the death of our Chairman, Cllr John Caswell, after months of ill health.

John was a passionate supporter of Duston who served for seventeen years as a councillor for the parish and borough councils. During his many years in public life John served with distinction as Mayor of Northampton, Deputy Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Chairman of Duston Parish Council since 2017.

Duston Parish Council is grateful for John's many years of selfless service to Northampton and the parish of Duston, and we send our condolences to John's family and friends.

  • 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

Cold Calling

Posted: Sat, 30 May 2020 10:01 by Parish Office

Please make your friends, neighbours and relatives, especially if elderly, aware that we have had several reports of cold calling around Duston. The company are offering outdoor cleaning, garden and maintenance services as well tree surgery and several other jobs. Please be careful about accepting quotes on the doorstep or being pressured into having jobs done.

Family raise funds for Diabetes UK

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 13:58 by Parish Office

The family of the late Cllr John Caswell have set up a JustGiving page in his memory with all proceeds going to Diabetes UK.If you would like to donate, here is the link;

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CouncillorJohnCaswell

Fraudsters Calling Pretending To Be Police Officers

Fraudsters Calling Pretending To Be Police Officers

Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 08:58 by Parish Office

Detectives from Northamptonshire Police's Fraud Team are warning local residents of a scam in which people are pretending to be police officers in order to steal money and personal details.

In April 2020, the Force received 12 reports of fraudsters posing as police officers in an attempt to commit courier fraud. Those targeted were aged between 70 and 89, and their total financial losses were £7,100. More »

Courier fraud involves fraudsters telephoning a potential victim, claiming to be from their bank, the police or another law enforcement authority, and tricking them into revealing their PIN number, bank card and personal details.

They often do this by claiming that they need help with an ongoing fraud investigation, or that they have arrested someone who has cloned the victim's bank cards.

These fraudsters commonly target the elderly and will sometimes even turn up in person to collect cash from their victims.

Detective Sergeant Tim Craven, said: "Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping you'll let your guard down for just a moment. Stop and think. It could protect you and your money.

"We are encouraging everyone to help us spread the word about this kind of scam to prevent any more people in our county being taken in by it.

"Please tell your friends and relatives, especially the elderly ones, that if they receive a telephone call of this kind, they should never give out any information or agree to assist the caller, however plausible they may seem.

"A police officer will never ever ask for money under any circumstances and they will also not mind you wanting to ring 101 to verify their details. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you."

If you are approached unexpectedly remember to:

- Stop: Taking a moment to think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

- Challenge: Could it be fake? It's ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

- Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you've fallen victim to a scam and report it to Action Fraud.

The police, or your bank, will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer it to a different account. They will also never ask you to reveal your full banking password or PIN.

Confirm requests are genuine by using a known number to contact organisations directly. The police non-emergency number is 101. For your bank, use the number printed on your bank statement or bank card. Use a different phone to make this call whenever possible as fraudsters can keep phone lines open. » Less