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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:25 by Trish Baker
At Oundle Bookshop, Andrew Spurrell, Chairman of Oundle Festival of Music & Drama welcomed pupils from Oundle Primary School to discover the set books for the 2015 Festival. From left to right Ebony Rogers, Daniel Hood and Georgia Stewart. Also present at the syllabus launch was Gwen Radcliffe, Oundle Town Mayor, who was delighted to announce the Council's sponsorship of the Junior Speech & Drama prizes. More »
Oundle Festival of Music & Drama is a competitive festival for amateur performers of all ages. Running from 15th-18th April 2015, there are a wide variety of solo and group classes to choose from. Last year instrumental groups included brass bands and string quartets, singers and choirs performed pop, songs from the shows, opera solos and barbershop: drama ranged from comic verse to Shakespeare sonnets. Collect your syllabus now from Oundle Bookshop and be part of this wonderful festival. » Less
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:00 by Debra Harper
Oundle Town Council invites anyone interested in becoming a Town Councillor to notify the office by 8th December 2014.
A co-option process will take place at the meeting of the Full Council to be held on 16th Decemeber 2014. More »
If you would like to apply, please provide a brief statement confirming why you would like to be on the Council, the areas of interest you have and the benefits you would bring. An A5 flyer, such as you would deliver to electors would fit the brief.
For more information about the role and eligibility, please see the attached document.
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.