St James Residents' Association

For The Residents And Workers Of St James

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Draft Budget for 2012/13

Dear Resident 

Our draft Budget for 2012/13 has been approved for consultation. The Council needs to make some tough decisions . The  national economy remains in a period of downturn and instability and is likely to be so for the foreseeable future.  This has had repercussions locally on both residents and businesses . By giving us your views, you will help us understand how our proposals may affect you and our communities so that we can consider whether and how we can mitigate, if possible, the impact of any changes we introduce.   Full Council will set its budget in February 2012.

How to take part:

  • Completing an online survey (available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nbcbudget2012 )
  • Attending our Question Time event on 26 January 2012 at 18:30  hrs in the Great Hall, Guildhall, Northampton where you will be able to ask questions to a panel of senior councillors and officers. If you would like to just attend but not ask a question, this is absolutely fine.  To book (which is recommended)  , click here.   
 This consultation closes on  31 January 2012. The budget will be discussed at the Council meeting on 29 February 2012.   

Please  check our website for additional activity on www.northampton.gov.uk/budget2012  and  feel free to forward this onto anybody else who you think may have an interest in this issue.  Do let us know if you have any problems accessing our survey. 

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas To All



Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Museum seeks Mayor



Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is looking for its very own Mayor for the popular smart phone app ‘Foursquare’ which allows people to check-in at locations to reveal deals, giveaways and money saving offers.
The app also allows people to become the ‘Mayor’ of any location if they check-in regularly.  Whoever becomes Mayor of the Northampton museum will be given a free goodie bag.
So go visit Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, check-in regularly and upload a photo of yourself in your favourite part of the museum for a chance to become its Mayor and win the goodie bag.
For more information email oduffy@northampton.gov.uk 
or telephone the museum on 01604 838111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01604 838111      

Northamptonshire County Council Public Consultations







Consultation Details:
Title:
The Local Deal - Draft Revenue Budget 2012-13 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2012-13 to 2015-16
Subject:
Planning
Budget
Council Tax
Start Date:
13 Dec 2011
End Date:
07 Feb 2012
Result Date:
23 Feb 2012
Overview:
We very much wish to invite your comments on the Local Deal - Draft Revenue Budget 2012-13 and  Medium Term Financial Plan 2012-13 to 2015-16.

These were agreed as the basis for a period of 8 weeks formal consultation at our Cabinet meeting on the 13th December. 



View Consultation Details

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Beware of car park salesmen bearing 'gifts'


The Financial Crime Team are warning members of the public to keep their wits about them this Christmas time if they stumble across any car park salesmen bearing 'gifts'.

The team has dealt with three incidents in Northampton car parks where people have exchanged cash with salesmen for goods that turned out to be not what they seemed.

Victims have parted with money thinking they were buying items like a laptop or a mobile phone only realising, on closer inspection once the transaction had taken place, that the bag containing these so-called items in fact contained items like potatoes or old books.

PC Liam O'Neill, of the Financial Crime Team, said: "With Christmas soon upon us, it is timely to remind members of the public to be on their guard when out shopping.

Down Your Way, for Mon 11th December


The next open residents meeting of the St. James Residents’ Association takes place on this Thursday 15th December at 7pm at the Doddridge Centre on St. James Road. As well as being able to meet your local councillors and police it is also the opportunity to raise any concerns that may be affecting you or that you are having trouble in resolving. Also on the agenda will be permit parking issues and the latest situation on that. We also have a guest speaker; Louise Tuffin Community Involvement Officer for the Great Outdoors Project, which is being run by the Wildlife Trust. Louise will be talking about their work on Stortons Pits (the old gravel pits) and other wildlife areas in Northampton and how local people can get involved. In addition there will be a free Christmas raffle for all those attending. To be won are some Quality Street, Biscuits, wine and other items. These prizes have been donated by local businessman and councillor,  Suresh Patel, Beacon Bingo, Councillor Terry Wire and the committee of the SJRA. Why not come along and try your luck?

Thursday, 1 December 2011

SJRA Residents Meeting



Christmas Lunch at the Doddridge Centre


                     

Northampton Borough Council invites you to get into the Christmas spirit at this year’s retro Frost Fair. Pop along to the Market Square on Sunday 4 December, ‘A Most Marvellous retro Christmas’ Frost Fair from 11am to 3pm. There will be festive entertainment, workshops, Christmas gifts and food galore to tickle the taste buds of passers by. The Most Marvellous Place to Shop in Abington Square will bring stalls to the Market Square, boasting vintage delights ideal for Christmas presents for your loved ones. Ninety stalls will provide the perfect browsing experience with local artists and craft workers selling pictures, photography, jewellery, glass and pottery and lots of vintage finds.

Visit www.christmasinnorthampton.co.uk for a full list of what’s on and times.

Down Your Way, for Mon 5th December

The next open residents meeting of the St. James Residents’ Association takes place on Thursday 15th December at 7pm at the Doddridge Centre on St. James Road. As well as being able to meet your local councillors and police it is also the opportunity to raise any concerns that may be affecting you or that you are having trouble in resolving. Also on the agenda will be permit parking issues and the latest situation on that. We also have a guest speaker; Louise Tuffin Community Involvement Officer for the Great Outdoors Project, which is being run by the Wildlife Trust. Louise will be talking about their work on Stortons Pits (the old gravel pits) and other wildlife areas in Northampton and how local people can get involved.

St James End before 1965

St James End before 1965

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