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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:35 by Debra Harper
At-risk groups across the district are being urged to take up the free flu vaccination.
Public Health England's (PHE) national seasonal flu campaign has launched, encouraging uptake of the influenza (flu) vaccine amongst the most at-risk groups, which are people of all ages with a health condition, pregnant women and children aged two to four. More »
For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually limiting disease with recovery time taking up to a week. However, older people, the very young, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system or health condition (such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease) are at particular risk from the more serious effects of flu.
According to the Health Protection Agency, people with flu are 11 times more likely to die from it if they have an underlying health condition. Despite this, only 47% of people aged six months to 65 years living with an underlying condition in Northamptonshire took up the offer of the free flu vaccine during 2013/14, says PHE
Last year's flu season was less severe than some, but flu is an unpredictable virus and it is impossible to predict the impact of the disease and how many serious cases there might be as new strains might circulate each year with varying intensity.
Those people who are offered the free flu vaccination are being encouraged to visit their GP as soon as they can and take up the offer of this simple but effective vaccine. It's important for at-risk groups to be protected against flu during the winter months to reduce the risk of severe infection. It's a free service because it is needed so people are being encouraged not to put it off.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:09 by Trish Baker
The Market Place will be closed to traffic on Sunday 5th October from 9-12noon. This is due to the Oundle Churches Harvest Celebration which will take place outside of Bramston House area at 10.30am. All are welcome to attend.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:05 by Debra Harper
Fletton House is being renovated to provide a community hub with an estimated completion date of spring 2015. Once complete, the building will provide space for dance and exercise classes, wedding ceremonies, organised classes, clubs, business meetings, as well as several offices and a pre-school. The Fletton House site (off Fletton Way) also includes a library, a GP surgery, and other services which meet community needs. More »
To support the community hub, a central bright airy open plan space of around 110 m2 will be created to provide an area for building and site users to relax, meet, have a coffee or a light meal. A servery will be provided in this open plan space with an adjacent small kitchen and a store. A3 use of this area has been secured.
A licence to operate this facility will be offered for tender later in the year. Background information and details about the tender process will be available in November with a view to making the facility operational in late spring 2015.
Advance notice is being provided of this opportunity to provide sufficient time for you to consider your interest and approach. Interested parties could be an existing business in the area, or a new one. Possibly an individual or a group interested in setting up either as a business or a social enterprise. All options are possible and would be considered. What matters is that you have the ability, passion, commitment and enthusiasm to provide excellent products and customer services and that the community ethos of the building is maintained and enhanced.
If you are interested please complete the attached expression of interest form and return to Debra Harper, Town Clerk, Oundle Town Council, The Courthouse, Mill Road, Oundle, PE8 4BW. You do not need to express an interest to respond to the tender notice later in the year, but completing one will ensure that you receive the information as soon as it becomes available.