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Rushden Town - Good news
The Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph has reported that Rushden has the "healthiest" town centre in the North of the County, according to a leading retail advisor's latest rankings. More »
Harper Dennis Hobbs' (HDH) vitality report has ranked retail centres based on the proportion of upmarket shops, value-led shops, unit vacancy rates and 'undesirable' shops, such as pawnbrokers and money lenders.
The Council are proud of Rushden High Street but are keen to keep making improvements.
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:25 by Barbara Wiggins
Heritage Open Days, England's biggest festival of history and culture, is set to get communities' creative juices flowing with an innovative challenge in 2017. A surprise 'bonus' award of £75,000 from players of People's Postcode Lottery will enable four new artistic interventions for the festival. Four artists will be creating work rooted in local stories to be presented in the communities whose history they reflect. The project will benefit England's most under-resourced areas to bring culture and history to life within their local communities, encouraging more people to get involved with the heritage on their doorstep. These creations will be free for all to access over the festival weekend, open 7th – 10th September 2017. More »
St Mary's Church in Rushden is taking part in the Heritage Open Days on Saturday 9 September. The Church will be open between 9am and 4pm, with tours of the 172ft high Bell Tower taking place during the morning.
St Mary's is a 12th Century Church steeped in history. Inside the building there is a magnificent Strainer Arch which is similar to features at Canterbury and Wells Catherdrals. There is also a similar structure at St Mary's Church Finedon, believed to be by the same Architect. » Less
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:23 by Barbara Wiggins
Electrical Engineers Rushden Rewinds of the Sanders Lodge Industrial Estate in Rushden have bought a defibrillator, which they have placed so that it has 24hour access to the general public.
The decision to provide a defibrillator followed information from the ambulance service that there were only two other registered public access units in Rushden – one at the fire station and another at one of the care homes in the Town. The ambulance service reported that there could be more in Rushden, but they not have been registered with the ambulance service. This would mean that in case of an emergency the ambulance service would not be able to direct people to them. More »
The service has advised that if anyone within 500m of the Rushden Rewinds building calls them with a suspected heart attack, they will be directed to their Sanders Lodge address.
If anyone does have a defibrillator available for use they should advise the ambulance service so that it can be registered for use. » Less
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:34 by Barbara Wiggins