A New Mayor
Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 11:03
Cllr Judy Caine has been sworn in as the new Mayor of Corby for 2013/14.
Cllr Caine takes the position from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Mohammad Rahman, whose busy year in office included welcoming Her Majesty The Queen and the Olympic Torch to Corby.
Looking back on his year Cllr Rahman said
‘It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by already – and what a year it has been! I can safely say that I will never forget any of it. Not only have I had the great honour to have represented the Borough in two of the biggest events in Corby’s history, I have also attended local events, opening, welcomed and entertained guest and dignitaries and raised money for two very worthy charities, The Lakelands Hospice and The Stroke Association.
I would like to thank my Deputy Mayor, Cllr Judy Caine and congratulate her on becoming the Mayor of Corby for 2013/14. I know she will make an excellent Mayor and wish her the very best of luck in her year in office, I’m sure she will enjoy every second in the role, just as much as I have. ‘
Cllr Judy Caine lives on Oakley Vale in Corby with her partner, Paul and son, Karl. She has been very involved in many community projects in the area including the setting up of the Oakley Vale Community Association and the Oakley Rangers group, in which youngsters in the community are given free music lessons in return for volunteering their time to undertake a range of environmental initiatives in the area.
Cllr Caine plays the flute and clarinet and along with her family and the community, music is one of her loves.
Accepting the position of the Mayor of Corby, Cllr Judy Caine, said:
‘It is a great honour to be chosen as Corby’s Mayor for the next 12 months. I came to Corby in 2006, an economic migrant from London looking for work and a better quality of air, as my family and I lived a stone’s throw from the Hanger Land Gyratory and on the Heathrow flight path.
‘My family and I have been made so very welcome here and have grown to love the place, the people and very much regard Corby as our home.
‘Being Deputy Mayor in the Jubilee and Olympic year has been an amazing experience and I am very excited about the year to come. I would like to offer my personal thanks to our outgoing Mayor, Mohammed Rahman, and his wife. It has been an absolute pleasure working with both of them over the year and Paul and I will do our best to keep up the good work and represent Corby to the best of our ability, wherever our duties take us.
‘I would also like to thank my partner Paul and son, Karl, for all of their support over the past year. Paul has been an outstanding consort and I know as Consort to me as Mayor this year, he will continue to be so.
‘I have chosen three amazing charities to support throughout my year. My chosen charities are Headway, Arthritis UK and Lakelands.
News from Corby
Created on Thursday, 23 May 2013 17:12
The family of Lance Corporal James Ashworth have officially received the Victoria Cross he was awarded posthumously.
The soldier from Corby died as he attempted to protect the lives of his comrades in Helmand Province last year.
At Buckingham Palace his mother Kerry Ashworth accepted the highest award in the British military for bravery on behalf of her son.
It is only the second VC award for a soldier involved in the conflict in Afghanistan.
Making getting to a Corby school safer is the goal of a campaign launched this week.
The plan is to send a petition to the County Council urging them to build a new road crossing.
It would be for schoolkids from the old Lodge Park area who attend Woodnewton.
If successful the plan is to puit the crossing on Willowbrook Road between Norton Road and Grendon Avenue.
Parents are being asked to sign while an online version of the petition is set to be made available soon.
Corby Council have outlined which organisations will benefit from their grant funding plan.
Citizens Advice in Corby gets the biggest share among £83,000 allocated to what are dubbed "core organisations".
Community Centres are also given a share of the pot - overall the budget for grants is £25,000 less than last year.
The work of an artist in Corby has captured the attention of one of Hollywood's top names.
Tom Bingham won national press last year for his creations of "Star Wars guitars" - models of spacecraft from the sci-fi classic made into instruments.
Theyve now come to the attention of movie producer and director JJ Abrams - who is set to work on the next Star Wars movie in 2015.
He's sent a note to Tom from California - which exclaims his creations are "truly incredible work".
Created on Monday, 20 May 2013 09:21
A pilot scheme in Corby to get what's known as "restorative justice" for victims.
A launch was held on May 16 of the Neighbourhood Resolution Forum.
It's been training volunteers to help bring together victims of low-level crimes with perpetrators - in order to make those who commit the crimes see what they have done and potentially apologise.
At Thursday's launch invited guests were told how far along the scheme has come and hear examples
of cases it's handled.
Vintage aircraft of the R.A.F. have been flying high close to Corby.
Thursday's event at Eyebrook Resevoir was one of a number in the country to commermerate seventy years since the famous "Dambusters" raids that helped change the course of Second World War.
Eyebrook Resevoir was built just before the war to serve Corby steelworks - and children from two Corby primary schools were among those invited to see the fly-past.
Northamptonshire's Police and Crime Comissioner joined the town's MP on Friday for a tour of Corby town centre.
Adam Simmonds and Andy Sawford were joined by a local police sergeant to look at potential issues they could work together on.
Lewis @ Lodge Park
Created on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 17:28
* One of Britain's most famous sportspeople has been in Corby today ( Monday ).
Formula One driver and former world champion Lewis Hamilton was at Lodge Park.
He was the school's guest of honour as they officially made the transition to "Academy" status with the David Ross Education Trust.
County Council Election 2013
Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 17:47
The Conservative Party has retained control of Northamptonshire County Council.
Votes from Thursday's election were compiled and declared in Kettering.
Despite gains for Labour and the UK Independence Party, the Tories remain in charge at County Hall.
Of the five wards covering the Corby borough, the Tories registered one success.
Stan Heggs hung on in the Corby Rural division - with four candidates all scoring between
twenty and thirty per cent of the vote.
It was a poor showing across the county for the Liberal Democrats.
Chris Stanbra lost his seat as Mary Butcher won the Oakley ward for Labour.
Labour also topped the poll in Corby West, Lloyds and Kingswood with the party's
group leader John McGhee among those re-elected.
Corby Rural: Stan Heggs re-elected
Con 738 UKIP 640 Lab 633 LD 614
Corby West: Julie Brookfield re-elected
Lab 1,916 Con 557 Ind 412 BNP 226 LD 104
Lloyds: Bob Scott re-elected
Lab 1,923 UKIP 670 Con 392 BNP 70 LD 60
Kingswood: John McGhee re-elected
Lab 1,850 Con 368 BNP 245 Grn 110 LD 84
Oakley: Mary Butcher elected; Chris Stanbra out
Lab 1,110 UKIP 658 LD 565 Con 518 BNP 36
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