Duston Parish Council

Connecting the Community

Bloom 2020

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

Tel: 01604 583626

Tags: Covid 19

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Motorists Urged To Belt Up As Northamptonshire Police Launches New Seat Belt Campaign

Motorists Urged To Belt Up As Northamptonshire Police Launches New Seat Belt Campaign

The difference between life and death in a road traffic collision can often be down to whether you are wearing a seat belt.

That is the warning from Northamptonshire Police as officers from across the Force take part in a UK policing campaign to target those who fail to wear a seat belt on our county's roads.

As part of the National Policing Chiefs' Council seatbelt enforcement operation, officers will... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:12 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid 19, Driving, News, Northamptonshire Police, Safety

How To Protect Yourself From Covid-19 Scams

Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million.


How you can protect yourself from Coronavirus-related scams:

There are some simple steps you can take that will protect you from the most common... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:34 by Parish Office

Tags: Action Fraud, Covid 19, Fraud, News, Northamptonshire Police, Safety, Scam

Scam - Police Officers Will Never Ask You For Money

Police officers will NEVER ask you for money – please warn elderly relatives about this emerging scam

Fraudsters pretending to be police officers are repeatedly targeting the elderly in Northamptonshire.

Over the past few weeks, a number of incidents have taken place across the county where fraudsters have pretended to be police officers conducting covert investigations in order to gain the trust... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:00 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid 19, Fraud, News, Northamptonshire Police, Safety, Scam

Fraudsters Calling Pretending To Be Police Officers

Fraudsters Calling Pretending To Be Police Officers

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.... Read More »

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

Tags: Covid 19, Fraud, News, Northamptonshire Police, Safety, Scam

Police To Hold Special Q and A Session For Children Worried about Lockdown

Police To Hold Special Q and A Session For Children Worried about Lockdown

Police officers leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Northamptonshire are planning to hold a special Facebook Live Q&A session for children on Thursday, April 30, at 4.30pm.

Since the country was locked down over a month ago, the Force has been holding weekly live Q&A sessions on Facebook which have given people of all ages an opportunity to engage with their local police officers... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:13 by Parish Office

Tags: Children, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Northamptonshire Police

Parent-Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support

Parent-Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support

Dear residents of Northamptonshire,

During the COVID19 pandemic, members of the public are going to be inside their houses most of the time and as a result may be online more frequently, and subsequently more vulnerable to radicalisation and extremists. Youths in particular are often targeted by extremist groups so we would like to pass on some useful help and advice in the attached leaflet.

#staysafe... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 11:20 by Parish Office

Tags: Child Safety, Covid 19, NSPCC, News, Northamptonshire Police, Safety, Support

The NEW guidelines regarding COVID-19

Please see NEW guidelines below...

People can leave their houses ONLY:
To travel to and from work.
Go shopping for essential items and medicine
Exercise once a day either alone or with people living with them ONLY.
Care for vulnerable people (elderly or people with other care needs)

People CAN NOT:
Gather in groups of 2 or more in a public place unless they live together.
Use outdoor gyms or play parks... Read More »




Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid 19, News, Northamptonshire Police, Safety, Update

New home support app to help victims of crime during social distancing

New home support app to help victims of crime during social distancing

Voice for Victims and Witnesses - the free, confidential support service for victims and witnesses of crime in Northamptonshire - is today releasing the Voice Home Support Hub app, to help people cope and recover from the effects of crime during social distancing.

The app is available for download now, for free, at www.voicehomesupporthub.co.uk

The lockdown measures imposed to help stop the spread of... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:06 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid 19, News, Northamptonshire Police, Safety, Voice

Covid-19 Help Line

New Coronavirus support line launched

A new support line has been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community.

The new support line - which can be reached on 0300 126 1000 (Option 5) - allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:25 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid 19, Helpline, Neighbourhood Watch, News, Safety, Update

PLEASE BE AWARE!!

Our colleagues from Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) have made us aware of a smartly dressed male, visiting residents at their homes, claiming to be from "the Government and council housing" - the caller is also producing some form of identification. Residents are being asked to provide their personal and bank details, so that refunds can be provided.

NPH have confirmed that they are NOT making home... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:51 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid 19, Neighbourhood Watch, News, Northamptonshire Police, Safety, Update

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