Grange Park Parish Council

Great Place Positive Community

Community Centre Side

Clerk: Mrs Tracy Sampson
Grange Park Parish Office
Community Centre, School Lane
Grange Park, Northamptonshire
NN4 5FZ

Tel: 01604 702938

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Latest News

Art News February 2023

Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 09:16 by Tracy Sampson

ARTS NEWS February 2023

Arts Events and Opportunities in the rural communities of West Northants

Links to websites and emails will show when you hover your cursor over underlined words – click or press to open. More »

FEBRUARY ARTS EVENTS

Continuing to Sun 5 Feb: Royal Photographic Society Analogue Group Exhibition

Photographs by international members, who are some of the best practitioners of analogue

(non-digital) photography, not only traditional silver gelatine prints but also cyanotypes, wet plate images, intaglio, kalitypes and salt prints, lith prints and hybrid (film to digital) images.

Ultra large prints by Tony Lovell ARPS for sale. The Heseltine Gallery, Archery Rd, Middleton Cheney OX17 2QR. Open weekkdays & Sunday, 10am to 4pm; Meet the Photographers on Sunday. Admission free.

Sat 4 Handmade Fayre- crafts

Monthly stallholder event selling handmade, local items. Towcester Town Hall, Towcester NN12 6BS. 9:30am – 4:00pm.

Sat 4 Mozart Requiem Choral Day with Nigel Perrin – music

An informal performance by The Amelcote Chorale and choral workshop day participants with renowned choral director Nigel Perrin and organist Andrew King. Holy Cross Church, Pattishall NN12 8NB. 4:30pm. Info from the church and gstuart@morecambemoments.com.

Sat 4 to Tue 28 Art by Melanie Beacroft – visual arts

Exhibition of original paintings, lino prints and drypoint etchings. Trees, flowers and landscapes are sources of inspiration for Mel, as she explores the land, hedgerows, gnarly ancient trees and weather worn branches, shaped by the elements. Forge Coffee, 23 The Green, Evenley, NN13 5SQ. Open daily. Instagram @melbeacroftartist.

Sun 5 Richard Exall/Amy Roberts Quintet – music

Classy jazz and swing with Richard Exall (clarinet/saxes), Amy Roberts (clarinet/sax/flute), Al Gurr (piano), Sandy Suchodolski (bass) and Nick Millward (drums). The Walnut Tree Inn, Station Rd, Blisworth NN7 3DS. 12:30-3pm. Reservations and enquiries: Tad Newton on 01604 858549 or email tadjazzfriends@gmail.com.

Sat 11 Landscape Oil Painting Workshop with Graham Webber Network Arts Monthly workshops for members and non-members. Moulton

Community Centre, Sandy Hill Lane, Reedings, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7AX. 9.30am – 3.30pm. Information: networkarts@live.co.uk

Sat & Sun 11 & 12 and 18 & 19

Northants Open Studios Spring Exhibition– visual arts

This exhibition of high quality contemporary art will show the diversity of current artistic practice in painting, print, textiles, sculpture & new

media by members who are emerging & established artists in the region. The Carriage House, Lamport Hall, NN6 9EZ. 10:30 – 4pm. Admission free.

Garden snowdrop walk 18 & 19 Feb, between 11am and 3pm (£5), info: 01604 686272.

Sun 12 Folk at The Mill– participative music

Folk music sessions hosted by Towcester duo Jenkinson's Folly, 2pm-5pm on the second Sunday of each month. The Malt Room on the 2nd floor, Towcester Mill Brewery NN12 6YY. Admission free.

Sat 18 & Sun 19 Northants Open Studios Spring ExhibitionSecond weekend (see 11 & 12 above). The Carriage House, Lamport Hall, NN6 EZ. 10:30 – 4pm. Admission free. Garden snowdrop walk, between 11am and 3pm (£5) 01604 686272.

Sun 19 Basin Street to Basie and Beyond!– music

Tad Newton's Jazzfriends, The Walnut Tree Inn, Station Rd, Blisworth NN7 3DS. 12:30-3pm. Reservations and enquiries: Tad Newton on 01604 858549 or email tadjazzfriends@gmail.com.

Sun 26 Brackley Folk & Acoustic Club– participative music

Keeping music live on the fourth Sunday of each month, these sessions are open for people to take part. Brackley Bar and Grill, 23 Market Place, Brackley.

Mon 27 Feb – Tue 28 March: Walk a Mile in My Shoes – visual arts

Observational drawings and paintings from Chenderit School's Year Ten students. The Heseltine Gallery, Archery Rd, Middleton Cheney OX17 2QR. Open Mon – Fri only, 10am to 4pm.

Information is current at the time of issue. Please check all organisations' information before attending events.

Community cinema opportunities!

Northants Village Cinemais bringing movies to rural communities across Northants, assisted by grants from FILMHUB MIdlands and Northamptonshire Community

Foundation. To receive details about bringing the cinema experience to your village hall, please contact Simon Hopkins by email: lunaflix@btinternet.com. More information here.

MARCH – book now!

Thu 2 – Sun 12 March: Towcester Book Week

Meet authors and members of Towcester Writers Group, be inspired, enjoy a children's illustration workshop and other events, support the library.

Information: enquiries@towcester-tc.gov.uk. Tickets from Towcester Library and Humbugs on Watling St., in aid of the Town Mayor's charities, Cynthia Spencer Hospice, 1st Towcester Scouts and Girlguiding Towcester.

Sat 4 March: Come and Sing Brahms – participative music

Northampton Philharmonic Choir invites singers to join them for a day singing Brahms Requiem (in German). Music supplied on request. St Michael's Church, Perry Street, Northampton NN1 4HL. Registration 11am, rehearse 11.30am–4pm (break: 1pm–2pm); informal performance at 5pm. Information and booking: tickets@npchoir.org.uk.

Sat 14 March: Mother's Day Papercraft Workshop

Join Snips and Pieces for an afternoon of paper crafts! Whether snipping alongside your mum or for her, come and create a beautiful piece of artwork that you can be proud of. No experience necessary- I'll bring the materials, snacks and drinks and you can just bring yourselves! Muddy Education HQ, Holdenby Village, Northants, NN6 8DJ. 1 - 3pm. To book, email: snipsandpieces.martine@gmail.com or send a message via Instagram: @snips_and_pieces.

For COUNTYWIDE CULTURAL EVENTS AND PLACES TO VISIT, see

the Northamptonshire Britain's Best Surprise website; Northampton events also listed here. Residents and visitors to West Northamptonshire can download the new Explore WN App to discover West Northampton- shire attractions and businesses.

Wider regional arts information and course providers here.

Arts classes, courses and workshops – a selection

DANCE ELDERS CLASSES

Contemporary dance programme with Dancemindfor over 60s with 2 weekly sessions on Thursdays at Royal & Derngate, Northampton:

  • OPEN DANCE CLASS: A relaxed fun class offering a range of movement techniques and creative tasks, which allow dancers to work at their own pace and individual abilities. 11am to 12pm.
  • PERFORMANCE COMPANY: A dynamic class for those who enjoy the challenge of learning Contemporary dance technique, and working together to choreograph and create performances for audiences. 1pm to 2:15pm.

To book: R&D Box office 01604 624811 or website.

Yardley Arts

Art and craft workshops and courses. The Old School House, Yardley Hastings NN7 1EU.

Vitreus Art

Workshops and courses in many kinds of art and crafts including glass. Vitreus Art Studio & Gallery, The Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 6GX. 07896 515431 or 07778 837471; email: hello@vitreus-art.co.uk.

Lockton Design Studio

Silversmithing/jewellery workshops for individuals for bespoke designs or techniques, or up to 4 people on demand. 21 West End, Silverstone NN12 8UY. Email Francesca on hello@ldstudio.uk.

L'Atelier 11 Art Clubs & Art Days

Iain Hodgkinson organises and teaches Art Clubs on Thursday and Friday mornings (10.00 - 12.00) at L'Atelier11. The Clubs are very informal, friendly and welcome beginners or more established artists wanting to try new things. Iain also offers occasional Art Days locally. 11 Brackley Road, Towcester NN12 6DH. Contact: hello@latelier11.uk or 01327 353452.

Stitching Kitchen

Learn how to stitch & make all sorts of textile items, or enjoy a social stitch with Hannah Thompson. Also After School sessions for children. Stitching Kitchen, Top Station Road, Brackley, NN13 7UG. Tel, 01280 811602. » Less

NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL MAINTENACE WORKS

NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL MAINTENACE WORKS

Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 18:41 by Tracy Sampson

NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL MAINTENACE WORKS

A5 Grays Lane Pury Road Safety Improvements

I am writing to let you know that we will be carrying out safety improvement works to the A5 Near Paulerspury.

During our scheme of work, we will: More »

  • resurface the A5 mainline
  • install coloured high friction surfacing and road markings
  • replace existing signs with new signs and sign bases
  • clear and remove vegetation

Once completed, all road users will benefit from a safer and improved road condition.

When will the work take place?

Work is due to start on 14th February 2023 and is scheduled for completion by the

beginning of March 2023.

To keep our programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, residents, businesses and road users, we will work under full carriageway closures between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

Please note that all our planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

How will the work affect traffic?

A full closure of the A5 from Old Stratford Roundabout to Towcester (Tove Roundabout) in either direction will be required to complete the works.

During these closures fully signed diversion routes will be in place, which have been
agreed with the Local Authority.
We will also be working collaboratively with other contractors to share Traffic
Management during these works. They will be working from Old Stratford to Tove
Roundabout, and then from Tove Roundabout to Weedon Bec. Further notification
updates will be sent out nearer the time giving more precise timescales for these
works.
How will the work affect businesses and residents?
We will make sure that access to businesses and residences is maintained wherever
possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do our very best to complete the
work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.
Contact us
If you have any questions or if you would like further information about this work, please
contact our Public Liaison Officer, as follows:
• Email: EMcomms@amey.co.uk
Alternatively, you can contact our National Highways Customer Contact Centre as
follows:
• Email: info@nationalhighways.co.uk
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Northampton Market set to open at new temporary location

Northampton Market set to open at new temporary location

Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 18:03 by Tracy Sampson

Communities are being urged to support traders as Northampton's Market opens at its new temporary location at Commercial St Car Park on Tuesday, 31 January.

The market will trade from Commercial St for around 18 months while the multi-million pound redevelopment of Market Square works take place, with contractors starting on site from 6 February 2023. More »

Traders will not pay any rent or utility fees while they are based at their temporary new home, and shoppers spending £5 or more at a single market stall will get an hour's free parking at the Commercial St Car Park.

Saturday marked a historic moment as most traders prepared for their temporary relocation to Commercial Street, where they will continue to offer local, fresh produce to their customers

Cllr Dan Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth at West Northamptonshire Council, said: "Over the last two weeks preparations have taken place to ensure that the Market can open at Commercial St tomorrow, making sure that traders did not have any days where they were not able to trade.

"Opening at the new temporary location at Commercial St marks the beginning of a new chapter, paving the way for an exciting redevelopment of the Market Square, and creating a much better market for both visitors and traders alike.

"In the meantime, we are doing all we can for traders to ensure they're able to thrive at this new location, and we hope they'll join us in trying to make the temporary move a success.

"We also hope communities will continue to support them and we're confident that they'll win many new customers in this highly visible location."

A number of locations were explored to house Northampton's Market including Abington St. Due to the wider development of Northampton Town Centre, Commercial St provided the only viable option.

The plans to redevelop the historic Market Square include:

  • 18 high-quality and bespoke fixed stalls which are designed to better serve traders, along with space for demountable stalls
  • Permanent tiered seating
  • Tree planting
  • Relaying of cobbles
  • New paving
  • New lighting and CCTV
  • Interactive water feature
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