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Would you like to be a voluntary mystery shopper ??

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Lynne Rosher (C0997) (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner , News Publishing Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire )

Would you like to be a voluntary mystery shopper ??   Northamptonshire’s Police and Crime Commission is looking for volunteers to take part in two ‘mystery shopper’ schemes in the county.   The Best Bar None mystery shopper scheme is designed to help find the best town centre pub, rural pub and late night venue in Northamptonshire.
Volunteers need to be interested in the levels of safety and customer care offered by local pubs, clubs or bars, be impartial, aged 18 or over, have a good eye for detail, and able to spare an hour or more a fortnight and live in Northamptonshire.   The deadline to apply is Friday 12 June.

Secondly, volunteers are also needed to act as mystery shoppers to help improve services for victims across the county.   They must be interested in the quality of services offered to victims and witnesses, be able to follow an improvised script, aged 18 or over, be impartial, have an hour or more a month to spare and live in Northamptonshire.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 17 June.

For more information on either scheme email: or alternatively visit:!/GetInvolved/13731

School photographs

Braiswick Photographic Co Ltd will be in school to photograph the children on Wednesday 17th June from 8.30am.

If you would like other members of the family who are not at this school photographed, please come into school between 8.30am and 9.00am.

Children in the school will be photographed in families and on their own. If you do not wish your child to be photographed please let the school know as soon as possible.

Reception class and year 6 will be photographed as a year group.

It is suggested that your child/children bring a comb or brush with them on the day.

You can view some of their work at

Village update from PCSO Jen Harrison

Village Update May 2015 PDF doc

PCSO 7041 Jen Harrison |Police Community Support Officer |Towcester Safer Community Team Towcester Police Station, Watling Street, Towcester, NN126DE Tel 101 | Ext  344275 Email Address

CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800 555 111 Call anonymously with information about crime

Northamptonshire Police:Putting Communities First


Follow me on Twitter @PCSO7041

Neighbourhood Watch meeting

Neighbourhood Watch in Nether Heyford

Friday 24th April – 7.30 – 8.30 pm

Nether Heyford Village Hall

Come and hear more about Neighbourhood Watch

Hear from Neighbourhood Watch coordinators from other villages

Come and meet your local PCSO

Pick up a FREE Personal Safety Alarm (worth £2.50) for everyone attending, and also free stickers and leaflets

Northamptonshire Childminding Association

Northamptonshire Childminding Association (NCA) continues to work with schools to help meet the demand for out of school care by linking in with local childminders.

Many parents do not have access to out of school provision on site or close by and even when there is provision, some parents may still prefer home based care for their children.

Childminders can offer before and after school care, taking children to school in the morning and collecting them after school.  Most childminders are also happy to look after children during school holidays and on teacher training days, ensuring consistency and continuity. They are Ofsted registered and are inspected against the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and Childcare Register – exactly the same as all other childcare providers. Many now offer funded early learning for 2 year olds and the free entitlement 3 and 4 year olds.

Now you’re starting to think about your new intake please see the attached letter about how we can help.

Michelle Patterson
Northamptonshire Childminding Association
Tel: 01536 502793
My normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Tel: NCA Enquiry Line 0845 838 3724
Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

NCA now manages 2 websites:

Northamptonshire Childminding Association website

New national website for information, resources and online training