Burton Latimer Town Council

Serving the people of Burton Latimer

Clerk: Mrs Helen Denton-Stacey
The Harold Mason Centre, 120
High Street, Burton Latimer
Northamptonshire NN15 5RH

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Bullet points from Town Council meeting held Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Bullet points from Town Council meeting held Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Burton Latimer Town Council expressed a huge thanks to the Burton Latimer Litter Wombles for their hard work & dedication to keeping Burton Latimer free of litter.

We are very proud to support the group with equipment & funding.

We are also happy to work alongside KBC for the provision of extra equipment & bags.

Discussions are currently taking place with the Wombles for various campaigns & competitions. More »

We are happy to support encouraging local businesses to put extra resources in place to prevent the spread of waste.

The Town Mayor has held a meeting with the Police Commissioner asking for a greater presence at Town Council meetings to highlight any issues affecting the town.

The Library building works have now completed, with plans to open for click and collect service from 15th March. The reopening will be planned after the government recommended guidelines after 12th April.

The current rock snake within the churchyard is to be installed permanently outside of the library as a lasting tribute of the children's hard work during lockdowns.

The Town Council are looking at options for barriers within the Harold Mason & Library carpark as patrons are unable to park due to unauthorised vehicles present.

The Town Council are looking into the options of a Good Citizen award for the residents of Burton Latimer, adults & children who have demonstrated dedication to the town they reside in.

The Town Council are identifying sites suitable for wildflower planting around the Town.

All residents are welcome to attend any of the Town Council meetings, these are held currently virtually through Zoom on the 1st Tuesday of each month, except August.

Councillor Elections are to take place on 6th May, Any persons wishing to stand as a Town Councillor can contact the Town Clerk to obtain a nomination pack. » Less

Posted: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:23 by Helen Denton-Stacey

Library Update 2nd February 2021

Library Report

2nd February 2021

Building:

  • Disabled toilet: associated pipes have been boxed in and area made good and painted.
  • Boiler cupboard has been erected and painted – skirting now painted.
  • Toys from children's centre are going over slowly to booth meadow.
  • Health and Safety training. (Fire, First Aid, COSSH etc.) all booked.
  • Kitchen – Worktop from coffee area in library to be installed in Kitchen to create more worktop space.
  • Main desk/volunteer area now has workspace installed.
  • Customer Library signs updated with progress in situ 15/01/21 and update published on BLTC website.
  • Sanitising stations/temperature station now built and in place.
  • Automatic door for disabled access now completed and alarm re installed.
  • Fixed electrical testing completed 01/02/21 few advisories but otherwise electrics are sound.
  • Rubbish cleared from workrooms and kitchen.
  • Ken signs are quoting for new signage to the outside of building this will include new opening hours information. A quotation for a Perspex screen to the main desk has also been requested. Also requested is a quotation to have the shelving banners all updated so they are of a matching type face.
  • Wifi Service is being looked by engineer, the router will by moved out of the NCC owned COMMS cabinet on 4/02/21

Recruitment: More »

  • Applicants for Customer Service Assistant/Library Assistant role appointed, after interviews held by Dianne and Heidi 26th January 2021. Rachael Newman has worked in Children's Services and is keen to use her experience to facilitate a program of children's activity sessions when we can open. Lyndsay Smith has extremely strong customer service and administration skills and will support with adult wellbeing activities. Both will take up their posts on March 1st 2021.
  • Letter from NCC to go to volunteers, thanking them for supporting Burton Latimer Library. Heidi drafted a letter on behalf of the Town Council to go with the NCC letter explaining future plans and thanking volunteers for contribution so far. To go out to everyone w/c 8/02/21
  • H&S training booked for Library Assistants, and associated library training booked with NCC Library Coordinators week commencing 8/3/2021

NCC:

  • CML (Community Managed Library) coordinators Jill Barber and Phil Hemming are delivering ongoing training and support to Heidi.
  • NCC have arranged PAT testing for all NCC equipment.
  • NCC require a full stock take. This will begin in the following weeks and will be supported by Library assistants when in post.
  • We have been asked to remove anything (posters/date labels/signs) with the NCC logo on. Heidi updating posters etc. Library assistants and volunteers to assist with the removal of date labels.
  • New stock – 15 boxes of new stock have arrived. Heidi processing, library assistants to complete as part of training.
  • Older/damaged stock is being removed from shelves to make way for new items.

Cont..

Service

  • Select and Collect/Request and Read in line with other CML and NCC Libraries will become operational in the next 3 weeks. Customers will be able to collect their items from the main lobby, choosing a collection time. Heidi has produced risk assessments to enable this to commence at the earliest opportunity.
  • Library opening will be delayed by COVID and by legal Health and Safety measures/training that need to take place. Anticipated opening date 3rd April (Easter – rebirth!!) We would remain open all day to promote our re-opening. In line with guidelines this would mean customers can browse the shelves from 6th April 2021. Associated risk assessments currently being produced, but it would seem the library would limit customers to 4 for a 15 minute browsing session. The library would then close for 15 minutes whilst cleaning precautions take place. Baskets have been purchased so customers can place all touched, but unwanted items into. These items will then be quarantined as per guidelines for 72 hours, which will follow the same format for returned items. This way of browsing is currently being used in most NCC and CM Libraries.
  • The Burton Latimer Library Facebook page will be up and running w/c 8/02/2021 Link to be put on the Town Council website to facilitate transparent community communication .

Thank you for your support.

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Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 12:42 by Helen Denton-Stacey

Bullet points of meeting held 2nd February 2021

The Town Council are saddened to hear of the passing away of Captain Sir Tom Moore, at the meeting held 2nd February 2021 a minutes silence was held in his memory.

The flag within Millennium Gardens has been lowered to half mast on Wednesday 3rd February as a mark of respect.

The Town Council are currently in talks with the Burton Latimer Wombles in how they can provide equipment & support to the scheme, unfortunately the Town Council are unable to maintain the litter picking service at present due to the community payback team not being in operation due to Covid & the litter picker provided by KBC as part of our waste service fee being replaced, we are hoping from an update from KBC on this. More »

The Town Council are currently looking at contractors for the Christmas Lights as this contract expires in April.

The Farmers Market continues with the restrictions in place, only essential food suppliers are permitted.

Cllr A Driver has met with the dog warden to discuss the issues of fouling around the town, more signage is to be placed around the town & the dog warden will be carrying out visits.

A plaque has been agreed by Town Council to be placed on the bench outside of The Harold Mason Centre in memory of Dr Ken Padget, his dedicated service to the town will be remembered permanently. » Less

Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 12:36 by Helen Denton-Stacey