News published July 2016
The BID will be bringing their beach event to the Market Square between 6 and 27 August. The event, which is now in its fourth year, gives visitors to Wellingborough the chance to experience the seaside in the town centre. This year’s event ‘Coast on the Cobbles’ provides an excellent opportunity for the council and Wellingborough Norse to work with the BID to attract new traders and promote the market.
It is with deep regret, shock and great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Councillor John Bailey MBE on Monday 11th July 2016, following a short battle with cancer. Our sincere condolences go to his wife, Barbara and the family at this very sad time. Councillor Bailey was very well respected within the Council and the community. He will be sorely missed and his passing will leave a huge sense of loss to all who knew him
Hazel Clover joined the council’s senior management team on 29 June on an interim contract basis to re-open The Castle theatre. She has been overwhelmed by the offers of help from the local community, potential employees and ex-employees of The Castle. It is taking her some time to wade through all of the emails she has received, and has said “I would like to thank everyone who has contacted me; I am so impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment . demonstrated by so many people. I would just ask that everyone bears with me; I have received many, many offers of help and I will be in touch as soon as I can”. Her focus at present is putting a programme together for the immediate future, for when the doors are open again, and this – together with recruiting a temporary team to operate the venue – is her main priority.