Irthlingborough Town Council

"Working hard for the town of Irthlingborough"

Parson's Green

Clerk: Mrs Angie Daly
Council Offices, Station Road
Northamptonshire NN9 5SN

Tel: 01933 650866

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    Maintain social distancing

    Remember to maintain 2 meters distance

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    VE Day Bunting - Parsons Green

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  • Irthlingborough photo by Alfie Cole

    Irthlingborough photo by Alfie Cole

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Latest News

Spot rare birds responsibly this October half term

Spot rare birds responsibly this October half term

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is encouraging residents to get out and about this October half term to enjoy the Nene Valley and spot the birds that make the area their winter home.

The Destination Nene Valley partnership, lead by ENC, is running a week of activities and events from 26 October to coincide with half term to promote the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Special Protection Area (commonly know as SPA) but also encouraging people to bird watch responsibly. More »

More than 20,000 birds, many of which are facing decline, flock to the shorelines from October to March and residents are encouraged to get out and about to watch them, but be sensible and admire the birds from designated view points and ensure dogs are kept on leads and away from birds in the water.

From 26 October, the DNV partnership will be promoting the area and the birds that visit via a series of activities including colouring- in and name the bird competitions and bird Top Trumps.

Visitors to popular bird-spotting destination, Stanwick Lakes can find out more about the variety of species that visit this wildlife haven by checking out the website prior to a visit so you know what to look for – remember your binoculars.

Stanwick Lakes is also hosting a Wildlife & Heritage Halloween Trail this school holiday. From Tuesday, 27 October to Sunday 1 November, find out how the site's predecessors celebrated Halloween and learn about all of the wildlife that make their homes on or around the lakes in the Autumn. Details can be found on the Stanwick Lakes facebook page. Please also check the website for details of Covid guidance in place to protect all site users. » Less

Posted: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:52 by Hanneke Soans

A helping hand for local businesses in East Northants

A helping hand for local businesses in East Northants

With businesses across the Nene Valley facing ongoing disruption, the Destination Nene Valley (DNV) partnership is rolling out a variety of business support activities to help those in need get back on their feet and make the most of the 'new normal'.

Over the coming weeks the DNV partnership, lead by East Northamptonshire Council, will be releasing a range of content via its social media channels, as well as useful blog posts, webinars and a series of podcasts at More »

With the Nene Valley Festival for 2020 cancelled due to the pandemic, the team were keen to still do something extra to support businesses. Usually a podcast series is created to highlight the festival and local businesses, and so the team have adapted this year to create a 'new normal' series of podcasts.

The podcasts are being released over the next couple of weeks and during the course of the season, the team will be engaging with a range of local businesses, support organisations and industry figures to get the lowdown on the work they do whilst providing a range of useful advice for businesses to take advantage of.

Cllr Sarah Peacock, Deputy Chair of the Destination Nene Valley project and East Northamptonshire Councillor said:

"At ENC, we are currently supporting businesses in a variety of ways and with the DNV partnership having run a series of successful webinars earlier in the year, this seemed like the natural next step.

"Across the series, there will be something for everyone including an interview with support organisation, Building Business, and how Oundle International Festival replicated this year's festival in a virtual environment.

"We do encourage you to have a listen and hopefully the series will help local businesses at this difficult time."

All episodes can be found on your usual podcast streaming site or you can listen via the website.

For more information about the DNV partnership, please visit and you can search for @_NeneValley on Twitter or @rivernene on Facebook. » Less

Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:13 by Hanneke Soans

Northamptonshire Police Halloween 2020 Communications

Northamptonshire Police Halloween 2020 Communications

Halloween Guidelines from Northants Police

Halloween 2020 will be different to previous years as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the usual messages around safety and behaviour stay the same but our key messages have changed to ensure everyone keeps to the Covid Legislation and helps to keep our communities safe.

In line with the 'Rule of Six' legislation, people will not be able to hold Halloween parties and trick-or-treating is unadvisable in the current climate. More »

Large scale fire work displays / bonfire events have been cancelled in the county due to the Covid legislation. We are aware some smaller private events may still be organised and it is important that we share the messages around social distancing and legislation still expected by every person at these events.

This communication aims to help clarify advice for the public on what Halloween 2020 should look like, and we would be happy for you to share these key messages with the parents in the run up to October half term.

Key Messages

  • One dilemma facing parents this year is how to take part in Halloween without breaching Covid-19 legislation.
  • Our advice is for parents is to steer away from taking part in the traditional form of trick-or-treating. It is vital that people from different households mix as little as possible in order to stop the spread of coronavirus.
  • For many children dressing up and going out with friends and family trick-or-treating is a highlight of their year and we understand not being able to do this will be upsetting for them, especially when they've already had such a tough 2020.
  • An alternative approach suggested for parents which the Force endorses, draws on the rainbow challenge which proved so popular in the spring. People who want to be involved in Halloween can display pumpkins (unlit), or pictures in their windows in the run-up to October 31. Then parents/guardians can go out with their dressed-up children and try to find them. We are aware that many local towns and villages in the county are organising similar "Halloween Trails", and this would make a great Halloween themed activity during half term.
  • A number of pumpkin posters for children to colour in will be available to download and print from our website.
  • We urge parents of older children to talk to them about why it's advised they don't take part in trick-or-treating this year and to respect people's decision not to take part. Anti-social behaviour is not acceptable and additional police patrols will be taking place during the Halloween period.
  • A no trick-or-treating poster is available to download from our website.

This advice is subject to change, should the guidance/legislation from Government change before October 31, 2020. » Less

Posted: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:31 by Hanneke Soans