Covid-19 Information


During this health crisis, the Parish Council will strive to keep residents informed and work with other organisations to help all in the village

January 2021

Supporting Independence Program from Northamptonshire County Council. Their aim  is to support and enable people to maintain their independence and resilience for as long as possible. Our service can be tailored to support anybody in the county, over the age of 18, who may be struggling with one or several areas of their life, leading to mild frailty or reduced independence. We are currently operating a telephone service, offering 12 weeks of person-centred support with a trained Wellbeing Advisor. Advisors have a wealth of knowledge and contacts for community services, charities and organisations across the county, working in partnership to achieve a positive outcome for customers. Referrals are dependent on successful completion of the eligibility criteria, which are just a few quick questions included within the referral form. Our administrator will then contact the customer within 2 working days to arrange an initial appointment with an allocated advisor. For more information and to access the online referral form, please visit:

Think NHS 111 First

NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E.

As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.

If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised.

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at

Further information about NHS 111 First is available at

Update December 2020

The  Government website has all up to date advice as to the current situation and what you should be doing to keep safe

Social distancing and protecting the vulnerable

Stay at home guidance

NHS advice can be found here

Updated advice on what Parish Councils can do during this time is available from Northants Local Association of Councils- our advisory body

Kettering Borough Council have a useful page explaining how all their services will be impacted- please follow the link

As we become aware of the help that is available in Cranford, we will update here

23rd March 2020

Village Hall– The VH has set up an email group/hub where requests for help can be put to trigger support be that practically or emotionally. They are also setting up a buddy system

The Village Hall is also looking for donations of wool, in order that residents can help knit squares for neo-natal and care homes. These can be left in the porch of the Village Hall

Please contact     or 07483368663

24th March 2020

The Red Lion have set up a ‘Non-Profit Cranford Shop’ delivering to Cranford and Twywell. Please click on the deliverymenu for further info

1st April 2020

Northamptonshire’s Community Resilience Service launches new Coronavirus Support Line-managed by the Customer Service Centre at Northants County Council

The new support line, which goes live today, allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number.

0300 126 1000 (option 5)

Individuals can also email and ask for help.

20th April- Kettering Food Banks

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