Get involved to make a difference in Rye Hill

Published: Friday, 09 August 2019

Northampton Community Safety Partnership are encouraging residents to get involved in activities taking place in Rye Hill on 19, 21 and 23 August.

On Monday 19 August, the partnership will be holding a ‘One Stop Shop’ for local services in the Montague Crescent Community Centre. Between 11am and 1pm, Northampton Borough Council, Veolia, Northamptonshire Police, Northants Fire and Rescue and Rapid Relief will be on hand to give updates and speak to residents about any issues they are experiencing.

Volunteers are needed for the activities on Wednesday 31 August, which include littering picking, edging pathways and clearing low hanging branches around Dallington Brook, at the rear of Montague Crescent. Volunteers can meet by the brook, at the bottom of Montague Crescent from 10am.Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

A family fun day on Tresham Green will help to close the three-day community event on Friday 23 August. Opening 12pm to 4pm, the fun day will sport information stalls from local organisations, food and drink, a bouncy castle, sports activities and vehicles from Northamptonshire Police and Northants Fire and Rescue Service. In addition, free bike security marking will also be on offer.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “We take feedback from residents seriously and our regular ‘Action Days’ with partners enables us to reach out to community members and get them involved in making a difference in their area.

“We’ve got lots planned for the three days in Rye Hill and we look forward to welcoming residents each day and hearing their ideas for the area.”

Sergeant Nick Paul of the Northampton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “These events are an ideal opportunity to work with our partners to engage with all sections of the Rye Hill community and provide them with access to their neighbourhood policing team. It also gives residents the chance to raise any concerns they may have locally, or to pick up personal safety and crime prevention information.”