Local Authority and Police Services
This page provides information about services provided by Kettering Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Police which have come to our attention and we think might be of interest.
Please note that Northamptonshire County council are moving their information gradually to a new web site, which may mean our links to their information can be broken. If you discover that this has happened, please let us know using the Feedback page and we will try to correct it.
What each Council does.
Click here for a chart showing the responsibilities of Northamptonshire County Council and Kettering Borough Council.
Northamptonshire recycling centres.
The closest Northamptonshire waste and recycling centres to Braybrooke are at Telford Way, Kettering (closed Mon and Tues) and Scaldwell Road Brixworth (closed Tues and Wed). They are open 10am-6pm. Click here for details.
Waste collection services
Kettering Borough Council is responsible for our waste collection service.
They can also arrange, for a fee, to collect large items such as old fridges. This is their "Bulk Collection Service" and it covers "items you would normally take with you when moving house". Details are here.
Northamptonshire County Council Flood Toolkit.
The Flood Toolkit allows communities to: -
- Find out if they are at risk of flooding using the interactive Flood Risk Map.
- Discover who is responsible for flooding outside their home or on the roads and how to contact them.
- Learn how to protect their property from flood water through engaging images.
- Locate funding sources for flood related projects using the Funding Mechanism Tool.
- See how much rain has fallen in their local area through the Rain Gauge Widget.
- Educate children through the Flood Aware Schools Pack.
It is to be found at www.floodtoolkit.com
Note the following numbers to report flooding:
Northants Highway flooding 0300 1261000 (between 8am to 6pm)
07000 782112 (out of hours)
Motorways 0300 1235000
Rivers overflowing 0345 9881188
Sewers Anglian Water 03457 145145 (option 1)
Severn Trent Water 0800 7834444
Thames Water 0800 3169800 (option 2 then option 2)
If you care for someone living with Dementia.
The Herbert Protocol is a scheme by Northamptonshire Police to help them find someone who is reported missing. It revolves round a form which gives an insight into their life and habits, that can be handed quickly to police to help them search.
Download the Herbert Protocol form and find out more at www.northants.police.uk/HerbertProtocol
Rural Road Numbers
Northamptonshire County council has provided a map (click here) showing rural road numbers. These are not widely known, but may help people identify rural locations to the authorities, for example to report fly-tipping.
Mobile Library Service
This service has been discontinued to Braybrooke.
Services in Northamptonshire for children and young people with special needs, and their carers.
Northamptonshire County Council has a service called "The Local Offer" which provides information about services and facilities. Click here for the NCC poster giving details.
Kettering Borough Council is in practice responsible for our street lighting. Faults should be reported to email@example.com giving parish name; street name; light column number or identifying description; nature of fault. The intention is to effect repairs within 10 days except if further works are required.
Click here for an interactive map showing roadworks all over the country, what they are for and who is responsible, over what period.
Click here for a leaflet showing the powers and policies of Police and local authorities for dealing with unauthorised encampments.
Reporting suspicious or criminal behaviour
Northamptonshire Police's Rural Crime Team asks:
“If you’re a victim of crime or see something that doesn’t seem right, follow your gut instinct and report it to us, because we need the information you have – you are the eyes and ears of your community. Don’t worry that you’re wasting our time. No matter how small an incident, we need to know about it so we have an accurate picture of rural criminal activity to help us take targeted action against it.”
The rural crime team is especially keen to encourage people to be aware of and report wildlife-related crime.
Report crime and suspicious activity by filling out the online reporting form
or call 101. In an emergency, dial 999. Information can also be shared anonymously with Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.