The parks and play areas (and the Drovers Return) are still fully open at the moment, but Northampton’s COVID cases are increasing and so we must all work together to prevent it escalating into another lockdown.
Please help everyone stay safe by respecting social distancing of 2m when in the parks and limiting contact and not sharing items with those outside your immediate household or bubble.
Northampton Borough Council are currently not giving permission for any events that might involve 30 people or more, so once again we have put our short-term plans for events on hold. This includes the Heritage Open Days which would have been held mid-September and also the autumn Race Night which we had started planning.
For longer term events, we have started thinking about an astronomy evening in February, involving telescopes and moon-gazing, but will have to wait until nearer that time before we can firm anything up.
We have now achieved our ambition to get Shire Horses (well, one anyway) back in the park fields after possibly a hundred years or more, by having Hartwell Shires’ William chain harrow our Wildflower Meadow on Sunday 20th September (check out photos and videos).
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to make this a public event due to COVID-19 but we WILL be bringing William back to Hunsbury Hill next year once we are allowed to hold public events again and have already started thinking of some ideas for what we can arrange.
In the meantime you can always enjoy our Tree Trail and can buy Northampton Lottery tickets using our dedicated page at any time. You can also read our Poems in the Park for Humour, VE Day, Mothers’ Day, Valentines’ Day and Armistice Day by scrolling through our website Gallery at your leisure.
Please keep an eye on this website and on our Facebook page for updates.