Return of theatre, Spirit of Corby & More!…

Happy Friday everyone!

We’ve got a full round-up for you this week – but first we had our first go at a little mid-week blog on Wednesday. You can read it in full here – but we will try and get these up every so often if there’s any interesting news in the area. This week there’s been plenty:

Firefighter Drills

You may have seen the story in the Northants Telegraph this week about our firefighters running some unique exercises in the area.

Officers from Corby Town Neighbourhood Policing Team and firefighters from Corby fire station’s Green Watch took a fire engine down residential streets in the Oakley Vale and Great Oakley areas to see if it could easily get through.

This is a really great opportunity and reminder for us to be wary of our surroundings when parking on the streets, and on corners. None of us want to think about a situation when we, or our neighbours, might need our fire service – but if we ever did we want to make their jobs as easy as possible!

Spirit of Corby Awards

The Spirit of Corby awards celebrate local residents and clubs that do amazing things in their communities and this year a local resident of Oakley Vale is up for an award!

Chris Storey is up for the Club Spirit Award for his amazing and inspirational work with Venture Autism which he established for socialising, support and improving the wellbeing of people with autism. Over the last year this group has grown and is a place for people that are often judged for seeing things differently to come out of their shell and feel comfortable.

We are lucky enough to have chatted to Chris about working and living in Oakley Vale – you can read it here. Voting has now closed for the awards but we’ll let you know if Chris has won!

What’s On?

There’s lots going on this weekend, including the return of theatre at the Core at Corby Cube! Take a look:

Four Score Years and Ten – 15th Sept – The Core – In a humorous, revealing and touching piece of interactive verbatim theatre, Flintlock Theatre and Hat Fair present a new play that explores what it’s like to be an older person in contemporary Britain. Get tickets.

British Racing & Sports Car Club – Race Meet – 16th Sept – Rockingham Speedway – The curtain comes down this weekend (September 17/18) on another successful motor racing season at Rockingham, when the British Automobile Racing Club (BRSCC) and the Pickup Truck Championship return for the final time in 2016. Find out more.

Elvis in Vegas – 16th Sept – The Core – Following the success of two sold out shows at The Core, Fisher Stevens returns with his award-winning show Elvis In Vegas, a two-hour musical journey celebrating Elvis Presley’s Vegas years, with backing from a group of talented musicians. Get tickets.

Have a great weekend whatever you do!

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