With temperatures set to drop over the winter period, Northampton Borough Council is seeking to recruit more volunteers to help operate the town's severe weather shelter.
The severe weather shelter provides somewhere warm, dry and safe to stay for people who are sleeping rough – including those who may be reluctant to engage with services – when the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP)... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:27 by Fiona Young
Northampton Borough Council will be closed for business over the festive period.
The Council will close from 4pm on Christmas Eve and reopen as usual on Monday, 4 January 2021.
All services will be unavailable over this period, except in case of an emergency where there is a risk to life or property – in this case, please call 0300 330 7000.
Official social media channels will also not be monitored.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 09:34 by Fiona Young
Northampton Borough Council Cabinet members are set to discuss a proposed strategy that aims to deliver a net zero carbon, zero waste and climate resilient town by 2030.
It is hoped the ambitious Carbon Neutral Northampton 2030 plan will help tackle climate change and protect the health and wellbeing of future generations.
The strategy has several key objectives, including:
- building a sustainable local... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 12:23 by Fiona Young
The next parish council meeting in West Hunsbury is December 17th 2020, the agenda can be found below.
Posted: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 14:29 by Fiona Young
Northampton Borough Council is set to consider proposed changes to a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) covering Upton Country Park.
A new section of the park was opened earlier this year and since then there have been several incidents of dogs off leads attacking sheep.
Clear signage is in place across the park stipulating that dogs should remain on leads at all times, and a change to the PSPO would... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:57 by Fiona Young
Northampton residents are invited to Discover Christmas in Northampton through an interactive digital festive trail available through the augmented reality app Explore Northampton.
Discover Christmas experience available through the app will see residents venturing out to Northampton town and help Father Christmas collect all things needed for the big day. On this festive trail they'll be able to see... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:01 by Fiona Young
Northampton Borough Council and the Northampton Town Centre BID have partnered to offer free Christmas parking on Saturdays throughout December.
Every Saturday from tomorrow will be free in all multi-storey car parks, though motorists should be aware that there will still be charges for surface car parks and Northamptonshire County Council's on-street parking.
Cllr Tim Hadland, Council Cabinet Member... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 09:34 by Fiona Young
Although Northampton has returned to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions, businesses forced to close over the lockdown can still apply to receive funding support.
So far, £696,846 from the £2.913 million discretionary business grant scheme has been disbursed to 421 applicants.
The Council is encouraging eligible businesses that have not applied to take advantage of the scheme, especially... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 09:57 by Fiona Young
Following the resignation of Cllr Anne Davis there is a vacancy for one new councillor at West Hunsbury. The council will be able to fill the vacancy by co-option if there are no requests for an election by December 18th 2020.
Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:07 by Fiona Young
Northampton Borough Council is inviting the public to have their say on its bid to fund a world-class bike park in the town.
The Council – working alongside Northamptonshire Sport, Northamptonshire County Council as well as local volunteer and off-road bike enthusiast Tony Skirrow – has already been successful in the first stage of its application to secure vital backing for the project... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:15 by Fiona Young