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  • ACRE has received close to £1.4m from the Big Lottery Fund to lead a nationwide partnership of eight organisations that will help and inspire rural communities across the UK to set up social enterprises.
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Your Bus Matters!

Bus Users UK in conjunction with Stagecoach, Northamptonshire County Council, is holding a drop in session for you to have your say on how your bus services are run.

Wednesday 4th November

10am – 3.30pm

Market Place, Northampton

So why not pop along and have your say.

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Weedon Bec wins the Best Village Competition 2015

Around 50 villagers and other guests gathered to hear the results of the 2015 Northamptonshire Best Village Competition, which were announced at the Presentation Evening Ceremony held on Tuesday 14th July at the Hunsbury Hill Centre. This Competition celebrates community spirit and the quality of life in the County’s villages.

Overall winner was Weedon Bec seen here being presented with their trophy by David Laing, Lord Lieutenant of Northamtonshire.

The village of Weedon Bec was the overall winner of the competition gaining the prestigious title of the 2015 Northamptonshire Best Village. The village of Syresham was the runner up.

David Laing, H.M. Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and President of Northamptonshire ACRE presented delegates from the winning villages with cups and certificates. Full details of all the winners in their categories can be viewed here.

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NACRE’s information bus is on the road!

Our Big Lottery funded Rural Wellbeing Photo back of RIC with banner 190615Service has kicked off with visits to a number of villages in East Northants from our big information bus. We have been providing information, support and advice to residents in Collyweston, Easton on the Hill, Warmington, Nassington and Oundle and from September we will also be visiting Earls Barton.

If you see the bus around your area, why not call in and speak to the fieldworker, Linda and find out how we can help you.

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Big thank you to everyone who donated garden tools

Many thanks to everyone who has kindly donated spades, hoes, rakes and even mowers to the Community Payback scheme. The group are extremely grateful as these tools enable them to continue with their excellent work of ground maintenance in  communities. If you would like to know more about the Community Payback scheme or would like to nominate a project in your area, please click on the Community Payback logo to go to the Northants Probation Trust website for more information.

You can continue to donate tools to the scheme by contacting us on 01604 765888 or email  

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