Duston Parish Council

Making Duston a Great place to Live, Work and Play

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

Tel: 01604 583626

Duston Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Duston a great place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do, as well as community information. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Safety Advice for the Darker Nights

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:47 by Alison Grantham

Northamptonshire Police is issuing safety advice to the public as the days get shorter and the nights get darker.

Crime Prevention Team Leader, Paul Golley said: "Darkness really is a criminal's best friend and I would strongly encourage the public to arm themselves with the safety tips below in order to best prevent themselves from becoming a victim of crime during the darker nights. More »

"I know we all want to get to our destinations quickly when the nights are dark and the weather is cold, but please think twice about taking that short cut and consider that adding an extra five minutes onto your journey time and staying in well-lit, busy areas may just be worth it to avoid opportunistic criminals waiting in more isolated areas. 

"I'd also like to take this opportunity to say that it's a common misconception that women are the only ones that need to take extra care during the winter months. That is simply not the case. Men are also susceptible to being attacked and should also take a look at our safety tips."

 Plan ahead before you go out. Know where you're going, how you'll get there, and how you'll get back. Let someone know where you're going, and be prepared for a change of plan.

 Keep your purse or wallet and keys close and secure. Only take out essential items, and if you can leave valuables at home, do.

 When you're out, always walk with purpose, and stick to well-lit, busy areas, using the route you know best.

 Don't be tempted to take short cuts that require you to stray from busy areas.

 Avoid quiet or badly-let alleyways, subways or isolated car parks. Walk down the middle of the pavement if the street is deserted.

 Remain aware of your surroundings – don't walk along texting, making a phone call or listening to music. As well as being distracting, this advertises your valuable to criminals.

 Be a good friend and stay safe by sticking together. Encourage each other to avoid walking alone at night.

 If you regularly walk home in the dark, get a personal attack alarm approved by Sold Secure - they are widely available and inexpensive. » Less

Christmas at St Luke's

Christmas at St Luke's

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:27 by Alison Grantham

Our popular Christmas Market is nearly here. We've got 40 stalls, an art exhibition, Santa's Grotto and free craft activities for the kids. The young brass players from NMPAT will playing Christmas carols to welcome you at 11am. Musicality will be singing at 12 and 1pm and you can get a mulled wine and jacket spud from our pop up cafe or a delicious festive snack from the vintage caravan outside. Please support the 'Christmas Food Bank' table being run on behalf of Duston United Reformed Church. And of course our lovely poppy cascade will still be up, weather permitting! Please see the Events section on our website for a full list of stalls. www.duston-pc.gov.uk See you there

Hard of Hearing Service launches

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:04 by Alison Grantham

As part of our Police Link Officer for Deaf People (PLOD) work we are pleased to inform you that Deafconnect (Northampton) are to launch a new Hard of Hearing service from Monday 19th November 2018. This service will be available across Northamptonshire and surrounding areas and will be funded for 5 years by Lottery Funding. More »

Their aims:

> To provide support and guidance to people we new hearing aids to get the most out of them, to promote independence and health and wellbeing.

> Counselling, advice and information.

> Provide information and an advice service on assistive equipment to promote independence.

> Provide coping tactic strategies for everyday life.

> Visit care homes to support the use of hearing aids and deaf awareness.

> Support family and friends to educate and keep in contact via Next Generation Texting, use of equipment etc.

> Reach people who have no means of visiting the Audiology Dept. to check and maintain hearing aids, promoting health and wellbeing.

> Attend support groups across the county and lip reading classes.

They also aim to train and manage a group of volunteers who have hearing loss or deafness, so that they are confident in themselves and can then support their hard of hearing peers within the community to learn how to use and manage their hearing loss, thus reducing loneliness and isolation.

For more information on the wider services offered, please visit www.deafconnect.org.uk » Less