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West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) has successfully been granted more than £5.4m in funding from the Government to boost the local economy over the next three years.
The funding, provided by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), is the largest allocation in the South East Midlands and will be used to improve people's life chances, increase skills, create stronger communities, and support local... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 13:42 by Parish Office
West Northamptonshire Council launches new ‘Ranges’ for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
The launch of the West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) SEND Ranges is a significant step forward in 'making inclusion happen' throughout all education years for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged between 0 and 25.
The Ranges are the local approach to providing a graduated response to identify and meet children's needs appropriately. They provide a set standard... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 12 Dec 2022 16:28 by Parish Office
Plans to recommission and procure new contracts for Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered homecare services given the go ahead.
At their meeting this week (Tuesday 6 December), West Northamptonshire Council's (WNC) Cabinet approved plans to recommission and procure new contracts for Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered homecare services for older people, people with a health condition and those with a disability.*
This comes at a time when existing contracts are due to expire and provides an opportunity for a new framework... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 09:21 by Parish Office
West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) has increased payments for Homes for Ukraine hosts from £350 to £550 a month from December through to March 2023, to help cover rising living costs.
Residents who are kindly hosting Ukrainian refugees in West Northants through the Homes for Ukraine scheme are already able to opt in to receive £350 per month as a 'thank you' payment, which is administered... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 08:31 by Parish Office
After nearly a decade, Northampton Museum and Arts Gallery has received full accreditation from the Arts Council England.
The museum service in Northampton lost Arts Council England accreditation in 2014 following the sale of the Egyptian statue of Sekhemka, which was part of its collection and proceeds of which were used to renovate the museum.
The prestigious accreditation from the Arts Council recognises... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 08:22 by Parish Office
Representatives from key industries came together to hear about exciting plans for the future of Northampton on Monday, 5 December at the Filmhouse.
West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is pleased to be working with partners across the county to deliver regeneration projects in Northampton which will transform the town and provide improved services and leisure facilities for residents.
Those attending... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 08:15 by Parish Office
Communities across West Northamptonshire are beginning to benefit from improvements across their local areas, as Kier and West Northamptonshire Council deliver its 'Community Enhancement Plan.'
In September this year, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) launched a seven-year contract with Kier, a highways maintenance provider, to oversee the new highways service across the area.
Working together, WNC... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 08:13 by Parish Office
A fly-tipping charter has been launched setting out how West Northamptonshire Council will work to tackle environmental crime.
It outlines the Council's commitment to working with local communities to reduce fly-tipping, backed by a robust enforcement policy to discourage and prosecute offenders.
The Charter includes a detailed plan of action, demonstrating the steps that are being taken to tackle the... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:56 by Parish Office
Education providers are now invited to bid for contracts to help West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) deliver numeracy courses to meet a wide range of needs.
In September, the Government confirmed the area will receive £575k for the current financial year to help improve maths skills for adults.
This is the first tranche of a £1.9m bid submitted by the council to introduce support over three... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:55 by Parish Office
Key representatives for those who make a living by walking dogs are being invited to meet with Council and service leads at West Northamptonshire Council following the implementation of new rules relating to public open spaces.
On Tuesday, 1 November a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) was formally adopted across the Daventry and South Northants areas.
Requirements of the PSPO aim to keep members... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:48 by Parish Office