A poignant memorial post box has been installed at London Road Cemetery, Raunds, offering mourners the chance to post a private letter to deceased loved ones.
The idea follows the popularity of 'Heavenly Post Boxes' at several crematoriums across the country, which were set up after grieving Nottingham schoolgirl Matilda Handy wanted a 'post box to heaven' after her grandparents passed away.
Letters... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2023 13:36 by Ellen Smith
Expressions of Interest invited for use of the disused Chapel building at London Road Cemetery, Raunds
Raunds Cemetery is located on London Road, close to Warth Park and the A45. The cemetery has been used for burials since 1917 and is a well-used public open space.
The Chapel stands within the cemetery grounds. It is currently disused and in a state of disrepair. The Town Council are keen to bring the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 18:17 by Steve
Operations Officer – Saxon Hall
Commencing hourly rate £10.62
(Zero hours contract - anticipated 10 – 20 hours per week)
An opportunity exists to join a small, friendly team based at Saxon Hall who are dedicated to providing excellent services to our community. If you share our aspirations and have the appropriate skills & experience, we want to hear from you.
Duties will include... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 11:35 by Nikki Shand
North Northamptonshire Council are seeking to review the content of the current PSPOs into one overall PSPO relating to Dog Control across North Northamptonshire. For full details and to have your say view the Dog control consultation.
PSPOs create dog-free or dog-controlled areas used for recreational purposes. There is currently PSPOs for dog control in the Kettering and Wellingborough areas to:... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2023 10:05 by Ellen Smith
This year's summer picnic was a great success, the rain held off and we enjoyed a busy afternoon at Bassford Recreation Ground.
We were entertained with live music from Big Phat Jukebox, Jenna, and DJ Nathan James.
Everyone was kept entertained with inflatables, face painting and a bubble show.
We served popcorn and strawberries and cream, as well as a variety of food venders and a bar set up all afternoon... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2023 12:46 by Ellen Smith
The people of Raunds and Raunds Town Council have always supported the Armed Forces.
Cllr Paul Byrne the Mayor of Raunds marked the occasion by raising the Armed Forces flag at the Town Hall.
The mayor was joined by Deputy Mayor Cllr Lee Wilkes as well as local veterans including Mr Nick Fall, the chairman of Raunds Royal British Legion. We were also joined by Ginny Pledger from Raunds St Peter's Church,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2023 10:36 by Ellen Smith
Between 17 - 28 April 2023, trained Speedwatch volunteers from the Raunds community carried out vehicle speed monitoring checks using approved equipment on Chelveston Road, Grove Street, London Road and Station Road.
The initiative once again proved its value, with 23 warning letters now being sent to the registered keepers of those vehicles caught exceeding the speed limit, with the aim of increasing... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 May 2023 09:07 by Steve
At the Annual General Meeting of Raunds Town Council on 9th May 2023, in one of his final acts as Raunds Town Mayor, Cllr Richard Levell was delighted to present representatives from his two nominated charities, Raunds Foodbank and East Northamptonshire First Responders (ENFR), with cheques for £2,000 each, raised during his Mayoral year.
On presenting the cheques to Judy Heuser from Raunds Foodbank... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 May 2023 09:45 by Steve
At the Annual General Meeting of Raunds Town Council on 9th May 2023 Councillor Paul Byrne was unanimously elected Town Mayor for the 2023/24 Civic Year.
On being elected, Cllr Byrne said "It's an honour and a privilege to be elected Mayor of Raunds and I express my sincere appreciation to my fellow Councillors for placing their trust in me and giving me this opportunity. I take the responsibility very... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 10 May 2023 09:37 by Steve
A special commemorative coin is being gifted by Raunds Town Council to all nursery, primary and secondary pupils in Raunds to mark the Coronation of King Charles III.
The coin, bearing the Coronation emblem on one side and King Charles III on the other, was specially commissioned by the Council's Events Committee to mark this significant historic occasion. The Mayor of Raunds, Cllr Richard Levell, delivered... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 May 2023 17:45 by Steve