As an Rural Community Council, we are involved in a number of projects across Northamptonshire and we always aim to provide quality support in a variety of differing areas. We work alongside communities to support them through a wide range of projects designed to target specific rural issues or community needs.
Below you will find a summary of the active projects we are currently involved in. You can also review some of the initiatives with which we have been involved in the past by following this link.
Many of the projects we are running require volunteer involvement, so if you are interested in finding out more about the projects or want to volunteer, please get in touch.
Are you fed up of the cost of your heating oil going up all the time? Do you want to save money on your heating oil? So do we! Join our new community-based countywide oil buying syndicate and see how easy it is to save money.
Does your community have its own website? Do all your village groups control their own web pages to show the world what they offer? NO?… then we may be able to help get you there. Or if you said YES?… we would love you to share some of your expertise with other communities. Get free website design training, join our Web Forum and be part of the countywide virtual neighbourhood.
The European Commission’s LEADER Approach, funded jointly by the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and administered through the East Midlands Development Agency, is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The programme’s main objective is to stimulate economic activity in rural areas, which in Northamptonshire is across Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and East Northamptonshire.
Speedwatch has been relaunched by Northamptonshire Police as part of their work in tackling the fatal four. Community Speed Watch enables local people to become actively involved in helping to slow down traffic in 30mph zones within their community. Any village taking part in Speedwatch will receive a rolling package of services over the year, including the use of a calibrated speed gun to record excessive speeds, and full training.
Calor FREE (Future of Rural Energy England) is a rural energy advisorship programme, aimed purely at off-grid communities across England. Northants ACRE helps recruit local volunteers as Energy Advisors who will conduct an audit on households to monitor their energy efficiency and fuel consumption. They will produce a report for the householder, making recommendations of improvements that could be made and where money could be saved.