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Paid Casual Employment Opportunities (Elections)
Have you ever considered working in a Poll Station or at a Count Venue during an election and supporting the democratic process? The Returning Officer for West Northamptonshire employs casual staff at different times of the year to assist with the running of elections. Staff can sometimes be required at short notice, for example when a General Election is called.
You can apply for an election job at any time of the year. Even if there are no elections scheduled, we continuously recruit to the staffing database, you will be the first to hear of available jobs and be invited to confirm your availability to work. Many roles require no previous electoral experience. Where appropriate, full training is provided.
All applicants must be aged at least 18 and have the right to work in the UK. Political working restrictions apply. To register your interest and for more detailed information on these jobs, please visit www.westnorthants.gov.uk/electoral-services and view the ’employment opportunities section’.
Time to get walking again!
With Spring on its way we start to think about getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?
Walking in Northamptonshire https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/northants has loads of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.
John Harris (who maintains the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Northamptonshire (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.
With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!
Pottery Classes at Chenderit School
If you’ve ever wanted to make something in clay, why not come along to Chenderit School for a ten week course, starting on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 7pm.
We welcome all abilities.
The fees are £90 for the ten weeks, payable on the first night.
For further information and enrollment, contact Sue Clayton 660126 before the 3rd September or Come along on the first night.
Vicki will be holding regular Pilates classes at the village hall on Tuesday mornings 9-10am. Details for people to contact her to book if they want to come along, or require further information:
APPI Matwork Pilates Instructor
As our local Stagecoach bus service is under threat and may be cancelled from August 2022, here is some more information about the Ability local community bus service.
A resident in Butlers Close has registered with them and can book trips with them to Daventry/Banbury. This service will commence every Monday from the 16th May 2022 at first, then every Monday and Friday from the 1st July. You can have several hours at these locations, including the major supermarkets, travelling in a comfortable minibus. They will only pick up if you have a membership number and have reserved a seat. It would be useful if more people in the village register for this service, otherwise it’s possible it won’t continue, so please join if you can.
This service is free if you have a concessionary bus pass, which would give you Bronze membership.
Bronze members can book in advance and be picked up from the local bus stop [on Welsh Road in our case].
For an additional cost you can add a Silver membership, which would mean you would be picked up closer to home, usually the end of your street, this costs £24 for an individual or £36 for a couple.
Gold membership would mean you will be picked up from your door and costs £36, or £48 for a couple. Also the driver would carry your shopping in for you.
To get a bus pass, you have to be over 60 and can apply online to Northants county council’s website, or you can visit a local library [please note it has to be a council run library and it’s worth phoning the library or checking the council’s website to see if they offer this service].
To register please go online www.abilitycic.org.uk (or google ability bus service) or ring 01327 604123.
If you need help with applying for a bus pass etc., please leave a message here or ring 568 and hopefully we’ll be able to help.
Village Post Box: last collection times
Monday to Friday – 4pm
Saturday – 10am
Camino to Compostella
Is anyone interested in walking the Camino to Compostella? I have a complete set of instructions and maps of the English way. Just knock on the door of 6BC. Martin
PS Are there any more wells in AlW?
Need Help with Work?
Martin Mason reminds the village that he offers free lessons in Latin. He is a bit rusty but can get you well started.
Please leave a comment here if you’d like more details, thanks.