Today’s Tweats on Twitter from Towcester News

Todays Tweats on Twitter from TowcesterNews

22:42 It’s only 10:40 seems much later ah BST. Good night all #

22:45 @Documentally should do plrntynof people run them on chip fat ask Mick Loughran in Towcester #

09:35 A lovely bright morning here, blue skies a few clouds, little wind – bit chilly in the shadows #

10:02 [Abthorpe] Village Fun Committee Announces… tinyurl.com/ca7cab #

10:02 [Sport] Up Front Power Of Tows Pack Dominates tinyurl.com/czkzm4 #

10:02 [Local News] Pupils Urged To Apply Early For Bus Passes tinyurl.com/csbhbf #

10:03 Pupils Urged To Apply For Bus Passes: Pupils who are considering going into sixth form education next year and w.. tinyurl.com/dazxrq #

10:21 @Documentally problem is getting the chip oil to put in it, a few people doing it apparently no tax until 2500 litres! #

10:33 [Recipe of the Week] Penne with Cauliflower, Garlic and Anchovies tinyurl.com/cyfcmx #

10:52 @Documentally well have trailer! #

10:53 RT @shanerichmond: Repeat after me: nobody thinks bloggers will replace professional journalists. #

10:58 [Local News] PSP Awareness Week tinyurl.com/cplbbe #

10:58 [Local News] Break In At Towcester Gun Club tinyurl.com/cgqzz4 #

11:33 Towcestrians Pack Soon On Top:  
Northampton BBOB RFC 1st XV 0Pts vs Towcestrians RFC 1st XV 43Pts A depleted BB.. tinyurl.com/c8de2d #

11:33 TowcesterTweat JOB OF THE WEEK – Assistant to PA, Towcester, £10per hour, Temp, Ref 2200. For more.. tinyurl.com/dbck7v #

11:47 @shedworking wow – as a shed worker I use skype for video conferencing and web demos – now on iPhone too #shedworking #

13:37 Clouding over a bit, head down doing some serious updating #

16:41 Another cup of tea I think #

17:17 [Local News] Beat The Weekend Rush… tinyurl.com/dbaapp #

17:17 Clearer Mountain Forecasts from the Met Office: New and improved mountain weather forecasts will provide hill wa.. tinyurl.com/csscvf #

17:20 Off to Towcester – Towcester Traders meeting #

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Clearer Mountain Forecasts from the Met Office

New and improved mountain weather forecasts will provide hill walkers with information to help keep them safer, whilst making the most of some of the most spectacular countryside in the UK.

For the first time Met Office forecasts will be provided for the Peak District National Park and improvements have been made to the current forecasts for the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Lake District and West and East Highlands.

Following extensive consultation with users of the existing forecasts, improvements have been made to make the forecasts clearer, more appealing and more useful to mountain climbers and hill walkers.

The forecasts will now include a colour coded hazards forecast to highlight key risks on the mountains, details on the risk of precipitation, and the latest synoptic chart. The forecasts will be updated twice a day to give users the latest information on the expected conditions in the mountains.

Geoff Nickolds, lead member for recreation at the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “We’re very keen for walkers and climbers to enjoy the wildest and most beautiful parts of our National Park, but also that they should do so as safely as possible. These newly available and improved weather forecasts are a major step forward in ensuring that they can.”

The mountain weather forecasts are just one part of a range of forecasts made available as part of the Public Weather Service. Through the Public Weather Service the Met Office is working to ensure the public and businesses can make the most of the weather through the provision of forecasts and warnings supported by a network of Public Weather Service Advisers.

Pat Boyle, Public Weather Service Manager at the Met Office, said: “Mountains can be inhospitable and dangerous places if you are not prepared. The weather can vary a great deal and change very quickly, posing a significant risk to walker’s safety. Whether it’s a well-planned expedition or a spur of the moment decision to go to the hills, it is important to check the forecast”.

Ok I know there are not many mountains around Towcester, in fact there none – however there are plenty of people who head up the Peak District, Wales and the Lakes.

Towcestrians Pack Soon On Top

Photo Mike Potter

Photo Mike Potter


 
Northampton BBOB RFC 1st XV 0Pts vs Towcestrians RFC 1st XV 43Pts
 
A depleted BBOB rallied themselves for the arrival of Towcestrians, only to find the up-front power of the Tows pack just too much to contain as the visitors cruised to an easy win.
 
From the start the Tows pack were soon well on top, as demonstrated by driving veteran prop Osbourne-Wright over for the games first score.  Marc Yeates converted and as Tows continued to look comfortable with ball in hand, a good move involving the Tows backs saw Jamie King zip in for a try in the corner.  Marc Yeates converted from near the touch line and soon after he slotted a penalty to ease Tows further ahead. The Tows scrummaging power was again evident as it put BBOB under extreme defensive pressure to eventually produce a penalty try converted by Matt Yuill and give Tows a half time lead of 24Pts. 
 
From the start of the second half, the Tows pack became completely dominant with the BBOB pack being driven back for Darren Snook to drop over for a pushover try.  BBOB began to struggle with front row replacements and the referee had to direct the game to move to uncontested scrums.  This had an immediate effect on the pace and rhythm of the game and although the whole game seemed to lose its momentum, Tows finished the game with tries from Colts players Millican and Yuill. 
 
Next week Tows are at HOME to host Lutterworth RFC 1st XV.  Kick Off: 3.00pm 
 

Pupils Urged To Apply For Bus Passes

Pupils who are considering going into sixth form education next year and who need a bus pass are being urged by Northamptonshire County Council to get their application forms in soon.

There are a limited number of passes that are available in the county for those in post-16 education and they are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application forms are available in schools from the end of this month (MARCH) and completed forms should be sent in no later than May 1.

Cllr Bob Seery, county council cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “As this is a very useful and popular service it is important that all those in post-16 education, who wish to take advantage of it, apply for their bus passes as quickly as possible.

“It is appreciated that some of those entitled to use the service may for various reasons subsequently decided not to do so but it is essential applications are now made for processing for time for the Autumn term.

“I hope that this will enable all students to obtain their passes for the coming year.”

Not only do Year 11 pupils who want to go into the sixth form need to apply for passes, Year 12 students intending to continue into Year 13 also need to apply.

Passes are available to pupils who are in full-time education, who reach their 16th birthday before September 1 and who live more than three miles walking distance from their designated or nearest school.

Passes cost £380 for the whole school year but can also be bought for either the autumn, spring or summer terms individually. Some pupils may qualify for a free pass and should refer to the guidance notes with the applications form for details.

If students have applied for a pass and decide not to stay on until sixth form, they will be entitled to a full refund if the passes are returned before the end of September.