Public event to ‘put some spirit back into the community’ in Irthlingborough

St Peter's Church in Irthlingborough
St Peter's Church in Irthlingborough

People from Irthlingborough are being invited to take part in an event designed to bring the community together.

The public community day is being held at the Crow Hill Community Centre in Irthlingborough on Friday, August 14, from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and put some spirit back into the community

Elaine Bradshaw

Run in partnership with Orbit Heart of England, East Northamptonshire Council and Rockingham Forest Housing Association, the aim of the day is to put the heart back into the community.

Elaine Bradshaw, Orbit Heart of England housing officer, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and put some spirit back into the community.

“We’ve got a great range of agencies and organisations coming along to support us; including Community Law who will give free advice on debt, welfare benefits, housing and legal issues; Jobcentre Plus; Northamptonshire Police; the Fire and Rescue Service; Service Six, an outreach youth service and many more.

“As well as painting fences, tidying gardens and getting rid of unwanted goods, there will be the chance to relax, enjoy an ice-cream, have a kick around and just get to know each other.”

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, said: “I am pleased that East Northants Council is a part of this one-off community event.

“There will be representatives from several of our services to offer advice and support throughout the day, alongside a wide variety of other agencies.

“You can even bring along your unwanted electrical items, batteries, textiles and mobile phones and we’ll recycle them for you.

“Everyone from the Crow Hill estate is welcome, so come along to find out about the services available where you live and to meet your neighbours.”

Agencies attending include Community Law offering free legal advice, debt advice, welfare benefits and housing advice; Spurgeons; East Northamptonshire Council including community safety, environmental protection and waste management; Northamptonshire Police; Northamptonshire ACRE; Jobcentre Plus; Evolve Your Future and Olympus Care Services.

Countrywide grounds maintenance and Orbit estate services will be on hand to help tidy any unruly gardens and Willmott Dixon (maintenance contractors) will supply paint and brushes to paint fences.

Representatives from Service Six, Northants Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch will also be attending.

Orbit Heart of England manages about 16,500 properties across the Midlands including affordable homes for rent, leasehold and home ownership properties and sheltered and supported housing.