The force have been receiving a number of reports of courier fraud across Northamptonshire and we have seen residents in many of our South Northants villages falling victim in recent weeks.
The offenders appear to be targetting elderly residents by telephone, using various stories in order to gain their personal information, including purporting to be a Police Officer. The offenders will often already... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:53 by Will Smith
South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) has today confirmed that it has completed the purchase of the long-empty Co-op store and car park in central Towcester, from the Co-op, after lengthy negotiations.
SNC has invested close to £1 million in the purchase, which will benefit Towcester businesses and the residents of South Northants
Councillor Ian McCord, Leader of South Northants Council, said: "Shoppers... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:12 by Will Smith
Every year Northamptonshire Libraries deliver the Summer Reading Challenge, which challenges children to read 6 books during the summer holidays. It has been proven that children who don't continue reading during the summer have a lower reading age when they return to school in September than that before the summer.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:06 by Will Smith
"We know people will be looking forward to going out after such a long time but please be sensible and help newly reopened businesses out by abiding by the Covid-19 regulations."
This is the message from Chief Superintendent Ash Tuckley, the officer overseeing the policing operation in response to the reopening of the nighttime economy.
From Saturday, July 4, bars, restaurants and pubs have all been... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:31 by Will Smith
Middleton Cheney's play areas at Astrop Road and Stanwell will re-open on Saturday 4 July in line with the Government's announcement.
For your information, the equipment has recently been inspected by RoSPA and is in good order (a few minor amendments like tightening screws are being addressed) and we have advice signs at both Astrop Road and Stanwell to ensure the safety of users.
Parents, guardians... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:29 by Will Smith
With the warm weather set to continue across the county, officers from Northamptonshire Police have asked people to remain vigilant to illegal raves.
The Force relies on information from the public when responding to raves, either to be made aware one is happening, or to be informed of suspicious activity that could indicate one is being planned.
Raves can be disruptive in terms of noise and nuisance... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:06 by Will Smith
As one disease retreats, we need to stop another re-emerging
A message from Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, UK head of CT Policing
The events in Reading on Saturday 20 June were horrifying. Once again families are grieving and a community is in mourning.
For this to have happened after all we have gone through with coronavirus is especially devastating. But sadly, as one disease retreats, we need to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:04 by Will Smith
Motorists are again being asked to slow down after more than 1,400 speeding offences were detected in Northamptonshire in just two weeks.
Between May 25 and June 7, officers from Northamptonshire Police's Safer Roads, Neighbourhood Policing and Special Constabulary teams carried out speed checks across the county.
The checks were carried out as part of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) Slow... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:23 by Will Smith
The difference between life and death in a road traffic collision can often be down to whether you are wearing a seat belt.
That is the warning from Northamptonshire Police as officers from across the Force take part in a UK policing campaign to target those who fail to wear a seat belt on our county's roads.
As part of the National Policing Chiefs' Council seatbelt enforcement operation, officers will... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:20 by Will Smith
Please follow the countryside code and be a responsible dog owner
As the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease, there has been an increase in the number of people venturing out into the Northamptonshire countryside for some social-distancing exercise.
Although good for the health, Northamptonshire Police is taking the opportunity to encourage visitors to follow the Countryside Code for their... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:17 by Will Smith