Duston Parish Council

Connecting the Community

WW1 Centenary Duston Remembers

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

Tel: 01604 583626

Tags: Covid-19

Alert - Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:34 by Parish Office

Tags: Action Fraud, Covid-19, Fraud, Vaccination Scam

Update on Covid19 from Director of Public Health Northamptonshire County Council

Dear Residents,

I am writing to you directly, as we enter the winter period, to inform you of the current situation relating to Coronavirus in Northamptonshire and specifically the areas in which you live. I'm also hoping to share some key tips to help you and your families stay safe during the winter period and how to access support if you need to self-isolate, if you become unwell, or if you require... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:25 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Northamptonshire County Council, Public health

Supporting You and Your Community Through Covid-19

We recognise that this is a challenging period for us all and even more so for vulnerable people. As Neighbourhood Watch we believe it is very important that we all take care and protect ourselves as a priority and where possible we safely carry on the great work of supporting and staying connected with our communities.

In England, between 5th November - 2nd December, national restrictions mean that:... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:31 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Neighbourhood alert, News

Scam Warning - Fake Paypal Emails

Action Fraud is warning people selling items online to be on the lookout for criminals sending fake PayPal emails.

  • Between January 2020 and September 2020, 21,349 crime reports were made to Action Fraud about fake PayPal emails.
  • Victims reported losing a total of £7,891,077.44 during this time.
  • Those targeted included people selling jewellery, furniture and electronics via online marketplaces.
  • Reports... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 10:50 by Parish Office

Tags: Action Fraud, Covid-19, Paypal

Lockdown grants available for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

Northampton Borough Council is working hard to understand what it must and can do to support local businesses and our economy during this new national lock-down.

Information is coming out from Government daily as to what it expects local authorities to deliver. The information we have at present is the broad guide around which businesses must close and which may remain open.

We now know we will again... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 09:47 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Grants, Leisure, Local Business, NBC, Retail

Help available for those struggling to pay rent

Help available for those struggling to pay rent

Northampton Borough Council is urging residents who are struggling to make ends meet to find out if they qualify for extra help.

Each year the Government funds discretionary housing payments for those who are struggling to cover their rent, have rent arrears or need help to access more affordable accommodation.

In order to qualify, applicants must already be receiving Housing Benefit, or Universal Credit... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:41 by Parish Office

Tags: Arrears, Covid-19, Housing, Northampton Borough Council

Volunteers Needed - Can You Help Your Local Primary School?

Volunteers Needed - Can You Help Your Local Primary School?

Our reading volunteers are going to be desperately needed due to Coronavirus. Thousands of children won't have had enough reading practice during lockdown. In a normal year, one in four children leaves primary school unable to read well. Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now wider. Children who struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:07 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Duston, Education, Northampton, Primary, Schoolreaders, Volunteers

Get Safe Online Back To Basics

This month Get Safe Online's campaign is 'Back to Basics' - providing tips and advice on how to stay safe online. Attached is a useful leaflet providing tips and advice directly from our team of experts.

If you'd like to learn more we'd also like to invite you to join an exclusive webinar that is taking place this Thursday 15th October at 11 am to raise awareness of the risks of going online and what... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:58 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Neighbourhood Alert, News, Online Safety

Our Play Areas Are Now Open!

Our Play Areas Are Now Open!

Our play areas are now open. Please use them responsibly, enjoy yourselves, and if you take anything to the park with you, please make sure it returns home, or makes it into one of the bins.

Thank you!

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:55 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Duston Parish Council, Parks, Play Areas

Northants Community Resilience Update JULY

Northants Community Resilience Update JULY

The latest edition from the #northantstogether team

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:58 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Northants Together