Recent News

  • Provisional Funding approved for Rectory Farm Playing Fields

    Following my lobbying of Northampton Borough Council, I am pleased to report that they have approved provisional funding for an upgrade and refresh of the Rectory Farm Playing Fields Playground. The aim is to keep and refresh as much of the old “good” equipment as possible while adding some exciting new elements to the popular playground.…

  • Small Business Saturday

    I was delighted to take part in this years Small Business Saturday which took place on December 2nd. I was fortunate to join the Northampton Borough Council Cabinet members and visit several local businesses in the town centre. Many of these have benefited from Northampton Borough Council’s Business Incentive Scheme which are available to new and existing businesses.…

  • Bushes, Hedges & Tree’s scheduled for cutting in Rectory Farm

    Residents will be delighted to hear that public bushes and Tree’s in the Rectory Farm estate are now due to be cut back and tided. Enterprise have already begun work around the Shops and Playing fields which are now looking a lot better. Special thanks to all the residents who have contacted me with paths and hedges they know…

  • New Chair of Rectory Farm Residents Association appointed

    Following Keith Holland-Delamere’s decision to step down as chair of Rectory Farm Residents Association I am pleased that new Chairman John Drew has been appointed as his replacement. John severed as Deputy Chair under Keith last year and was appointed at the AGM last week. Toby Birch was also appointed as the new Deputy Chair.…

  • Barn Owl Update- FAQ

    Barn Owl- FAQ It is now approaching 2 years since the original planning application to change the Barn Owl Pub to a convenience store was applied for. With the proposed opening date approaching fast, I am more than aware that many residents are keen to know the current situation regarding the Borough Council’s position and the current…

  • Recent Surge in Crime & Vandalism in Rectory Farm

    Unfortunately we have recently witnessed an increase in low level crime and vandalism in Rectory Farm. The trend is particularly worrying as this level of increase generally tends to happen when the evenings become lighter in the summer months. Some of the recent incidents include: Stones and bricks being thrown at several busses coming into the estate.…

  • Olden Road now in critical condition following latest repair delays

    Anyone who lives or has visited Rectory Farm in the last 2 years will be well aware of the appalling condition that Olden Road is in, indeed since I was elected as Councillor in May 2015 its been one of the top subjects people have raised with me. Despite not being a through-road, Olden Road…

  • Zimwomen Northampton Young Black Achievers Awards 2016

    Last Friday I was delighted to attend the Zimwomen Young Black Achievers Awards at The Cripps Recreational Centre in Northampton. This was the 5th year of the awards that recognises the success of Young Black men and women in Northampton. As well as presenting the Community award I was also invited to speak at the event.…

  • My first year as a Councillor

    It seems incredible that just over a year ago I was elected to serve Rectory Farm as a Councillor at Northampton Borough Council. It has been a busy but enjoyable year with a steep learning curve, especially in those first few months! I’ve truly enjoyed working with everyone in Rectory Farm and at Northampton Borough…

  • The PM’s deal didn’t convince me but I think the UK will vote to stay in the EU

    So the battle lines have been drawn and the Prime Minister has finally set a date for the much talked about European Referendum. Since then MPs and ministers alike have been coming out with what side they will be voting and campaigning on. If it wasn’t already abundantly clear, it has shown that the Conservative…

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