Local Elections May 2021
Find out more from the Candidate briefing Zoom meeting on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 - see below for details
Posted 15th February
Coronavirus National Lockdown - Stay at home
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law has been updated to reflect these new rules.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare - for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work. See additional advice for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.
Further information is available on the Northamptonshire website
Posted 7th January
2021 Census coming soon
Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is on Sunday 21 March. You’ve probably already seen lots of advertisements and information on the TV, in newspapers and social media and you should have received your purple postcard in the post.
Look out for your Information Pack
Next week every house will be sent an Information Pack which will explain how to complete the census and contain a unique code which will give them access to the form using any digital device.
If someone doesn’t want to complete the census themself, a family member or a trusted person can do it on their behalf. People can also request a paper copy. Everything will be explained in the Information Pack.
Where can people get help?
Call the Census Help Line on 0800 141 2021 (from 1 March)
Calling the Help Line
When someone calls the Help Line they will hear a recorded message and be given three options. The system uses interactive voice response to make a selection.
- Option 1: Requesting a Paper Questionnaire. This is an automated service. The person calling will not need to speak to anyone if this option is used. There is a unique reference number on each contact letter. This should be entered on the handset. A paper questionnaire pack will then be dispatched.
- Option 2: Hear frequently asked questions (FAQs). These FAQs are changed over time according to demand.
- Option 3: Will enable the caller to speak to an adviser.
What special help is available?
Text Relay Service (18001) 0800 141 2021
Free language helpline 0800 587 2021
Help for anyone with accessibility needs such as Large print formats and Information in Braille Call 0800 141 2021
British Sign Language support is available online.
Does everyone have to complete the census form?
Yes. It’s a legal requirement to complete the census.
Help your community complete Census 2021
There is a special website for Community Groups
where you can download lots of information in a variety of languages.
Follow and repost - Census2021 on social media platforms (eg Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
Contact - Gwen Rhys, the ONS’s Census Community Engagement Manager can help you if you need printed leaflets. She can also give a presentation at one of your regular meetings. Email Gwen
or call her on 07452 934885.
For more information, visit census.gov.uk.
Posted 25th February
Advance Notice of Road Closures - Change of Dates
Northampton County Council are finally going to install safety barriers over the M45 bridges around Barby and Kilsby. Due to the recent cold weather the dates for installing the new barriers are now as follows:
22nd February to 12th March
15th March to 2nd April
Signed diversion routes will be in place and access to businesses will remain available during these times.
Posted 7th January, amended 9th February
Barby Church Trust 100 Club February Draw
The draw this month (February) took place at Barby Shop and was won by Anne Redd with ball number 47 winning £80. Congratulations Anne.See the draw on Facebook.
Posted 21st January
Save this Date and start thinking about your Spring Clean now
Posted 24 February