• Let's Celebrate Duston

    Let's Celebrate Duston

    Join us throughout the month of June when each day we will be celebrating all the wonderful things our village has to offer

  • 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

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.

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

Latest News

PLEASE READ Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

PLEASE READ Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

Posted: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:23 by Parish Office

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their "Digital Coronavirus Passports"

Clicking on the link within the email takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee) More »

The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites appear can you please circulate the attached alert to your residents, members, groups and mailing lists.

And just to reiterate, your vaccination status is obtained FREE through the NHS App, website or by calling the NHS on 119.

More information can be found on the gov.uk website;
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

Please note that any Phishing scams can be reported to SERS (Suspicious Email Reporting Service): report@phishing.gov.uk » Less

Burglary Dwelling, Harlestone Road, Duston, Northampton

Burglary Dwelling, Harlestone Road, Duston, Northampton

Posted: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:14 by Parish Office

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary dwelling on Harlestone Road, Duston. Whereby unknown person/s have forced entry to a rear door and conducted an untidy search sometime on the 16/06/2021 but taking no items from within. Unknown person/s then appears to have returned between 1700hrs on 18/06/2021 and 1000hrs on 20/06/2021 gaining entry by unknown means and taken a number of items of clothing and jewellery from within. More »

Did you witness anything?

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

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting Ref: 21000342996

Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key).
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox).
  • Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures - a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home).
  • Install good outside lighting.
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied.
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition.
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage.
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with Immobilise (opens in a new window).
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme (opens in a new window).
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.

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: NeighbourhoodTeamNorthampton@northants.pnn.police.uk

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 » Less

Online Gaming Advice and Free Webinars For Parents

Online Gaming Advice and Free Webinars For Parents

Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:02 by Parish Office

Online gaming has seen a massive increase in popularity with children over the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of more time spent at home and restrictions on physical social contact.

As grandparents, parents or guardians of children under the age of 18, your parenting community is very welcome to join one of our free Gaming4Good webinars where they can hear from a panel of experts in family gaming who will discuss psychology, gaming risk and finance, how to approach your child's gaming to help them get the most out of it... and avoid the pitfalls. More »

There are three one-hour webinars, each tailored for parents of children of different age groups.

Thursday, June 17, 10 am – 11 am: parents and guardians with children 2–12 yrs
Thursday, June 24, 10 am – 11 am: parents and guardians with children aged 12–15yrs
Wednesday, June 30, 10 am-11 am: parents and guardians with children aged 15–18yrs

Our expert panellists include:
Liz Stanton MBE, Get Safe Online (moderator)
Annette Whalley, HSBC
Cath Knibbs, cyber trauma & psychology specialist
Adrian Sladdin, gaming & gambling expert
Andy Robertson, author and gaming for kids expert
Mat Hasker, Get Safe Online, gaming specialist & Dad » Less