Welcome to Guilsborough Parish Council’s Website News Items

When we have an item of significant interest it will be accessible here. Click the item for full details.

Coronavirus Covid-19 Latest News & Help:

symptons.pdf self isolation.pdf bin it.pdf Click on one of these public service posters to see full size. You can print them as well !

To access the latest information, Government and NHS advice click this panel. Come back regularly as it’s updated daily!


Financial Help & Rights

Sick pay, mortgages, rental help, energy top-up, cancelled events and more.

and for some sound financial advice during this stressful time click this panel

All these links take you to external websites, content of which are beyond the control of Guilsborough Parish Council. They are provided in good faith that they are providing up to date and the best help and guidance.

Some Free sites to support with Maths and Science to help keep your young ones learning. Some are suitable for all ages and most are free although some do charge if you install the mobile app…..

Email webmaster@guilsboroughpc.org.uk if you are  aware of any information that needs to be included here

Stay at Home!

Read the latest government requirements regarding staying at home

Guilsborough Volunteer Group

During these times of many people having to self isolate, we’re very fortunate to have a group of volunteers willing to help with what ever they can, be it getting shopping, picking up a take-away or maybe just someone to talk to. You should have received information of how you can access this help posted through your letter boxes but if not, it’s all being coordinated by Amanda Miller and she can be reached, preferably by text message, on 07508 058 998.

It may be though that you need a bit more than this. Maybe you’re starting to struggle emotionally or financially and you’d rather talk to someone outside of the village. Someone you don’t have personal contact with. There’s help out there, you just need to reach out for it.

The local NCC support line is 0300 126 1000 (option 5).

There’s also help to be found through the Red Cross.

If you have money worries you can call 0808 802 2000.

If you need support at home, maybe you can’t get out to buy food even if you could afford to, then call 0345 0547 171 followed by option 0 to talk to someone.

Funding Opportunity to support endeavours tackling the virus crisis.

Tesco Bags of Help have created a new additional funding stream specifically to support endeavours tackling the virus crisis. The turnaround is much faster, and the application process quicker. The fund allocates £500 per project submitted. and as with other Tesco Bags of Help funding, only one application per Store per organisation. However, if an agency delivers in localities across the county then applications can be made aligned to separate stores. However, the project needs to be specific to and aligned to delivery in that (store) area.


Application can be made by a wide spread of agencies, the main criteria being that they are constituted and Not for Profit, which includes community organisations, Charities, Community Interest Companies, Social housing providers, Health providers, and Parish, Town and district / borough councils.




Groundwork UK administer the Tesco Bags of Help fund, and local Groundwork organisations offer support to organisations in applying to their funds. Sean Silver has the local `Enabler' role and available to help any organisation to submit an application. Please see Sean’s contact details below:


Sean Silver

Voluntary Sector Development Worker (including Kettering Voluntary Network)

Tesco Bags of Help (funding programme) Enabler 

Groundwork Northamptonshire

Office: 01536 526453 Mob: 07912 480 537

Registered address: Unit 3, The Business Exchange, Rockingham Road, Kettering, NN16 8JX  Charity number: 1114205  Company number05679933

is looking for a new coordinator. Our scheme is now all set up and is ticking over with alerts being sent out on a regular basis.

What is Neighbourhood Watch?   Click here to find out more details and how you can be a part of it.

neighbourhood watch

HGV Traffic

Instances of vehicles clearly exceeding ……….

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Two amenities have to restrict access.

The GPFA have released this statement:

The Guilsborough Playing Field will not be closed, but remain open for:

A)  individuals, B) two individuals  who distance themselves  (2m) for their single daily exercise.

The following activities at the Field should not be used

A) The sports fitness equipment

B) The cricket practice nets,

for one or all of the following reasons:

Junior Football Club league games stopped a week ago on Saturdays and Sunday.

Senior and Junior cricket games and practices will not start until at least the end of May and probably longer.

The Parish Council has had to close the children’s play area along with the basketball area and youth shelter. This is due to the equipment being of a high multi contact nature and therefore represent a high risk of transmitting the Coronavirus from person to person.

The grassed area adjacent to the play area is still open for exercise but, as with the GPFA, social distancing measures must be adhered to - at least 2 metres apart and a maximum of two people in a group unless they are all family members that reside together.

Please respect these restrictions, they are a legal requirement, enforceable and designed to

help keep us all safe.

New Local Government Reorganisation Web Sites Launched

Two new web sites, one for West Northamptonshire and one for North Northamptonshire, have been launched to carry news about the Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) programme.  The web sites are at futurenorthantsnorth.org and futurenorthantswest.org.  The sites describe the process so far, who is involved, progress from public meetings, and news including details of the upcoming shadow authority elections.  There is understandably a great deal of speculation about the move toward unitary governance and these two sites offer the most reliable means of keeping up to date and ensuring you are aware of the facts.

The Lowdown: Emotional Wellbeing Support

The Lowdown has opened up a wellbeing support helpline on 01604 622223, which will be monitored between 1:00pm and 3:30pm Tuesday to Friday and Mondays 1:00pm to 7:30pm.

They have also just launched an online emotional support chat bot at www.tidio.com/talk/wellbeingsupport, which will be monitored at the ssame times as the helpline. Wellbeing resources and videos are also available on their dedicated web page.

Some more organisations you can turn to for help:

An important message from Royal Mail regarding changes to their deliveries on a Saturday. Click here to go to their pages.

Grants up to £30,000 now available for disabled residents

to adapt your home.

Click here for more details

Grants advert 13.7.20 final.pdf