Para-Olympian Ellie Robinson MBE will help celebrate achievements of disabled people in West Northamptonshire during the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) in December.
Back for the third year, this year's event is themed around 'not all disabilities are visible.'
Alongside her coach Andy Sharp of Northampton Swimming Club, Ms Robinson will feature in a mix of live and recorded presentations... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 16:30 by Parish Office
A six-week public consultation on further main modifications to the Northampton Local Plan Part 2 starts today, Monday, 7 November 2022.
In July 2022, West Northants Council (WNC) consulted the public on Proposed Modifications to the Plan as Planning Inspectors considered that these modifications were necessary to make the plan sound.
Having reviewed the comments received on the proposed modifications,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 13:41 by Parish Office
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery awarded £450k from Arts Council England as part of new National Portfolio fund
Arts Council England (ACE) has announced today (4 November) that Northampton Museum and Art Gallery has been awarded National Portfolio Organisation status by the Arts Council England as part of their 2023-26 investment programme.
The museum was awarded a grant of £450,000 spread over the three-year period and will be used to fund the Museum's 'Histories of Northamptonshire' project.
The project... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 16:32 by Parish Office
West Northamptonshire Council will be putting forward a suggested pattern of ward boundaries for the council area following its meeting last night (Thursday, 3 November).
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is currently carrying out a ward boundary review ahead of the authority's next elections in 2025.
The last electoral review in Northamptonshire took place in 2011 and WNC's... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:57 by Parish Office
Cabinet to discuss improved Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision in West Northants
Parents, families and school workers will be among those encouraged to help shape a new strategy for improving outcomes for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in West Northamptonshire.
At their meeting next week (Tuesday, 8 November), West Northamptonshire Council's Cabinet will discuss plans to co-produce a new three-year joint strategy to address the current shortfall... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 13:40 by Parish Office
West Northamptonshire Council partners with Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust and community volunteers to tackle litter
Litter pickers in Northampton collected more than 20 bags of rubbish from around Northampton Town Football Club and a further 10 bags near Duston Mill on Saturday, 29 October.
Community volunteers from the Wombles, representatives Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust (NTFCCT), colleagues from Sixfields McDonalds store, and waste and sustainability services from West Northamptonshire Council... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:51 by Parish Office
Those tempted to hold firework displays at home are being told their safety begins at the point at which they purchase them.
West Northamptonshire Council's (WNC) Trading Standards team is reminding people to buy only from licensed sellers, and to avoid the temptation to pick up cheap fireworks from the back of a van, a market stall, or on social media.
Cllr David Smith, WNC's Cabinet Member for community... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 10:48 by Parish Office
Win £50! Enter the Neighbourhood Watch Cybercrime Survey
Together with our Cyberhood Watch partner, Avast, we have launched our annual Cybercrime Survey to understand the impact of cybercrime on communities across England and Wales today. The survey findings will help inform our work on addressing cybercrime.
The survey takes around 5 minutes to complete. All answers are anonymous, and it will... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 16:08 by Parish Office
On Tuesday, 8 November, West Northamptonshire Council's (WNC) Cabinet will decide whether to fund £1.2 million of improvements to facilities on the east side of Abington Park.
Abington Park is at the heart of Northampton Town and provides a vastly used green space for residents and visitors.
Welfare facilities are essential for visitors of the area, however, in recent years, the facilities at the... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 11:51 by Parish Office
The popular Frost Fair will be returning to Northampton's Market Square on Sunday 4 December and traders who would like a stand are being invited to get in touch.
Organised by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), the event is aiming to celebrate the town's creative makers, artists and traders and promote their unique or seasonal offer, including food, drink, arts and crafts, Christmas gifts and stocking... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 09:16 by Parish Office