UCC judicial review succeedsUnpublished
A legal victory for campaigners from Corby means plans to change how the town's urgent care centre work now have to go to a public consultation.
Members of the Save our UCC group heard in the week they had been successful in their legal action brought in protest against plans to make the centre a sameday access hub which patients would need an appointment for.
Campaigners said the public had not been properly consulted on a change away from a walk-in service and the judge in the case agreed.
NHS Corby, who plan and buy health services for the borough, say they now have to make sure there is no disruption to services ahead of the contract to run the centre running out next March.
They claim the decision of the judge in the case makes it more challenging.
Meanwhile the MP for Corby has called for a meeting with NHS Corby bosses on what happens next, saying "they have serious questions to answer".
Tom Pursglove says the urgent care services the town has need to remain.
Labour's Beth Miller has congratulated campaigners and called on the government to provide adequate healthcare funding for the area.
Corby reacts to unitary suggestionUnpublished
Aug 1 - Corby Borough Council have released the results of a consultation they held into proposals on the future of local government.
CBC mailed households and set up a petition in the Cube, following public meetings about recommendations to merge CBC with other councils.
More than 4,400 households voted against plans for unitary authorities to replace the current borough and county set-up. More than 200 were in favour.
The council's leadership say the results were very clear and would help put together a response to the Secretary of State on the proposed reforms.
They have been made following the severe financial difficulties at Northamptonshire County Council. Results on a countywide consultation that around five thousand people took part in are still to come.
Corby woods honoured againUnpublished
Corby's central woodland has once again been rated as one of the UK's best green spaces.
A Green Flag has been given to Thoroughsale and Hazel Wood for the seventh year in a row.
Now into its third decade, the award is designed to make the public aware that a space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Volunteers who work on maintaining the woodland were joined by borough council officials for a flag raising ceremony on July 17.
Petition on buses has 2,000 signaturesUnpublished
Around 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for action over the loss of rural bus services.
Labour's PPC for Corby and East Northants, Beth Miller, launched the petition after subsidies for services such as the 67 were ended by Northamptonshire County Council earlier this year, as part of wider budget cuts.
The 67 served rural areas around Corby including Gretton. Beth Miller says she has now passed on copies of the petition to county MPs and the county council.
A plan to have other councils provide funding towards a new rural service is reportedly being considered by borough authorities.
Support for Armed Forces onlineUnpublished
An Armed Forces Covenant support website has been launched locally.
The Armed Forces Covenant Northamptonshire website gives the local armed forces community – from serving troops and veterans to new recruits and their families – access to online resources and support services.
Information about support groups, mental health services, healthcare, finance, accommodation and employment opportunities are available including details of services for those transitioning into civilian life.
The web address is www.afcnorthamptonshire.co.uk
An estimated 65,000 people are living in Northamptonshire who serve, or have served in the armed forces are set to benefit from the service.
The website is being funded by Ministry of Defence (MOD) and delivered by Northamptonshire County Council’s web team.
The Armed Forces Covenant Northamptonshire is a voluntary partnership of local organisations to ensure those who serve, or have served in the armed forces are supported in their community.