Residents resist Oakley Vale plan
A plan from Corby Borough Council to build 18 homes on Oakley Vale has been met by complaints. Many comments have been received on an online application about plans to develop homes near Cheltenham Road.
A number of the comments touch on problems emergency services have previously had in reaching addresses in the area, contending that the development will add to the problem.
CBC's application is for a mix of flats and two and three bedroom houses. MP for Corby Tom Pursglove has met with some of the residents and has also voiced opposition to the plan.
Meanwhile the borough council along with partners have marked the completion of 26 new affordable homes on the Beanfield estate.
The development's taken place on the former site of the Beanfield School off Glastonbury Road. CBC say the properties - two bedroom bungalows - will help meet the needs of Corby's older residents.
The local authority say they have now completed 210 new builds since 2010.
Extra meeting on council plans
People in Corby are being given an extra opportunity to give their views and ask questions about planned reform of local government.
Corby Borough Council have organised an extra public meeting on the issue to take place next Monday evening ( Jul 9 ) at the Beanfield Community Centre from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
CBC are undertaking their own consultation on proposals that could see some councils merged, following severe financial difficulties at Northamptonshire County Council.
They have also encouraged residents to take part in a countywide consultation that is supported by all the Northants local authorities.
Planned UCC reforms to face reviewUnpublished
A judicial review over the future of Corby's Urgent Care Centre is set to go ahead.
A judge gave permission for the case to proceed today ( Jun 19 ) at an initial hearing - campaigners say it's now due to be heard next month.
The "Save our Corby UCC" group had formed online initally last year over original concerns over the closure of the centre. Since then changes to how it will operate in the future have been brought forward by NHS bosses locally.
Instead of the current walk-in system, an appointments based scheme has been devised which is seeking to get sameday treatment for the public. The campaigners argue such changes need a full consultation, and not the "conversation" carried out by the NHS group.
A public engagement since then, between February and April this year, saw eighteen hundred people talk to NHS Corby face-to-face about the questions they posed on the service.
NHS Corby say their findings included two-thirds of respondents being confident the new system would mean sameday access.
Pen Green wins national awards
Staff at Pen Green Centre in Corby are celebrating after scooping not one, but two national awards.
The Times Education Supplement (Tes) awards ceremony was held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 22nd June.
The Centre went to the event having been one of only eight providers in the whole of the UK shortlisted for the ‘Early Years Setting of the Year Award’ in recognition of the amazing work it does with 0 – 5 year olds. Not only did the team win this award, they also picked up the big award of the night – ‘Overall School of the Year’.
The Tes Schools Awards, which are now in their tenth year, recognise outstanding contributions made by education teams and individuals to help students around the country to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom.
Controlled explosion at Corby storeUnpublished
Jun 15 - A controlled explosion has been carried out outside a Corby supermarket after it was evacuated.
Police were called to the Tesco Extra store on Oakley Road at 1:30pm, after concerns were raised about a suspicious package found outside the store.
An RAF explosive disposal unit were brought in once police had cleared the store, its car park and cordoned the site off.
Northants Police later said the operation had been completed and the cordon was being lifted.
Traffic was heavy around Corby as a result of the incident and trains between Corby and Kettering were stopped for a time.
Police have thanked the public for their co-operation and patience while emergency services dealt with the incident.