Mini eUpdate from Northants CALC
To Member Councils in Northamptonshire: [Please circulate to all councillors]
The year continues to disappear at a rate of knots. Here are the key points from this week…
Annual Conference Thanks
Thank you everyone who attended our Annual Conference & AGM on Saturday, including all the delegates, sponsors and speakers. It was a really good event and it worked just fine being on Zoom. Thanks for all the kind comments received after the event and I’m pleased so many people found it useful and worthwhile. Copies of the speakers’ presentations and the minutes of the meeting are available at www.northantscalc.com/agm.
Coronavirus in Northamptonshire
Positive cases have doubled since last week and residents are being urged to strictly follow national and local Public Health guidance to prevent a further rapid rise. This week’s surveillance report (28 September – 04 October), shows that 417 residents have tested positive since last week. This is more than double last week’s figure of 148 and is not a result of the data recording delays recently reported by Public Health England – this is a real and significant increase. The county as a whole, and all districts and boroughs, have seen an increase in cases compared to the previous week. The areas with the highest case numbers were in Northampton, East Northamptonshire and Kettering. See https://www.northantscalc.com/uploads/covid-19-surveillance-report-data-to-4-oct.pdf for the full report from the Northamptonshire Local Resilience Form (LRF).
Three councils have contacted us this week regarding the so-called “CEO scam” that we alerted councils to in the summer (see https://www.northantscalc.com/news/2020/06/email-scam-doing-the-rounds for details of the scam and how it works). Please be vigilant because it looks like parish and town councils in Northamptonshire are being targeted again. Remember, councillors and clerks should NEVER be spending their own money on behalf of another councillor.
I hope you have a good weekend, and stay safe!
Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils
Tel: (Office) 01327 831482