Charity success for Lakeland Hospice

Happy Friday everyone!

We hope you’ve had a great week and the kids are ready for their return to school. We have a few things to update you on this week!

Charity success for Lakeland Hopsice

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Lakeland Hospice which is based in Oakley Vale and has been working hard to raise funds.

Kingsgate Academy in Corby raised over £360 for the hospice with their non-uniform day and elsewhere staff at Puredrive Fine Foods took on the challenge to collectively cycle the distance to their new factory in Oss in the Netherlands and back to Corby. They did this by taking it in turns in 30-minute sessions on a cycling machine in the staff canteen. They raised over £500 for the hospice!

Last year we profiled the Fundraising Manager at Lakeland Hopsice, Paul Marlow – you can read it here!

Have your say on Corby policing

Corby police are encouraging the public to have their say on Corby’s policing priorities for 2018! Last year, as a result of requests and feedback, the police force worked with Northants Fire and Rescue Service to raise awareness in Oakley Vale around parking and speeding.

Given recent concerns that have been raised both to us and others, perhaps the speeding that often takes place on Butland Road could be a focus of the police’s attention this year? What do you think?

If you want to have your say, then fill in this survey –

What’s On?

Corby Council Facilities – Don’t forget that there are a lot of sports facilities available to make use at the minute. Tennis, Badminton and Short Tennis are on offer also at Lodge Park Sports Centre for just £1 per person, per hour, from 7am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Or get some friends together for a kick about on the astro turf for just £10 per pitch, per hour between 6.30am- 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Call 01536 400033 to book places.

Textiles Workshops – Running until 9th May – Over 8 weeks, join artists Carole Miles and Phiona Richards from The Eloquent Fold to explore women’s rights through textiles. The group will work together to create a banner, which they will take to a major event in London on Sunday 10th June. Find out more.

Emerge Festival – 21st April @ Corby Cube – Corby’s Emerge Festival 2018, created and performed by local young talent, offers audiences a rich mix to enjoy: performances, workshops, art activities, installations, music and dance. Find out more!

Rockingham Tour – 21st April @ Rockingham – The Rockingham Tour will take you on a fascinating journey behind the scenes to learn about the circuit’s chequered history and discover some interesting facts. Adults – £15 | Children (5-15yrs) – £10 | Children (Under 5’s Free). Get tickets!