Clerk: Mrs Caroline Holgate
Hunsbury Library
Overslade Close
East Hunsbury
Northamptonshire
NN4 0RZ

  • Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

    Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

  • Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

    Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

  • Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

    Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

  • Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

    Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

  • Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

    Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

  • Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

    Brassband Sunday with the Towcester Studio Band!

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Grangewood Park - woodland walk now open!

The work to replace the unsafe slabbed footpath in Grangewood Park has been completed, and the woodland walk is now open!

The existing slabs and concrete base were removed and crushed on site for the base of the new path, reducing the environmental impact of the work. The path was then re-laid using hoggin; a compactable material made of a mix of clay, gravel, and sand.

Hoggin is an environmentally friendly alternative to concrete and block paving, as it is permeable and can be used around tree roots, which meant that we did not have to remove any trees or roots during the process. It is used widely in National Parks and provides a stable and hard wearing surface for users which once laid, forms a solid and safe base for pedestrians, mobility vehicles and pushchairs.

Latest News

Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation

Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation

Public consultation on the future of the Oxford - Cambridge Arc runs from 20th July to 12th October 2021 - have your say

Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:45 by Caroline Holgate

West Northamptonshire Council Overview and Scrutiny Work Programmes - Suggestions for Review

West Northamptonshire Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committees are asking for people to submit their ideas about what the Committees should investigate over the next twelve months. The Council has three Overview and Scrutiny Committees: Corporate Scrutiny Committee which scrutinises strategic priorities, the budget and customer services; People Scrutiny Committee which scrutinises social care, health and wellbeing, education, housing and communities; and Place Scrutiny Committee which scrutinises the environment, transport and highways, the local economy and community safety. The Committees can look into any issue affecting residents or the area of West Northamptonshire, and ideas do not need to be related to Council services. More »

Overview and Scrutiny Councillors welcome and encourage members of the public who live or work in the West Northamptonshire to get involved in Scrutiny. To take part : click here , visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WNCscrutiny or email us by 5pm on Monday 27 September 2021.

Any topics that the Committees decide to include in their work programmes might be subject to an investigation, called a 'scrutiny review'. The outcome of any review will be contained in a final report with recommendations for the appropriate organisation(s).

The outcome of any review will be contained in a final report with recommendations for the appropriate organisation(s).

Issues that Overview and Scrutiny within West Northamptonshire have previously looked include:

      • Broadband
      • Health provisions in relation to Section 106 Agreement
      • Transport in relation to Section 106 Agreement
      • Western Power
      • The external perception of delegated authority to refuse planning permission
      • Protecting Daventry's vision
      • The Council's response to Covid-19
      • Food Poverty
      • Gangs and Knife Crime
      • Homelessness
      • Development and delivery of the Council budget
      • Children's social worker recruitment and retention
      • Operation of highway services

Suggestions for review must meet the following criteria:

  • Affect a group or community of people (Scrutiny will not usually look at individual service complaints)
  • Relate to a service, event or issue in which the Council has a significant stake
  • Not be an issue which Overview and Scrutiny has considered during the last 12 months. However, West Northamptonshire Council was newly formed on 1 April 2021 therefore, for the inaugural Work Programmes this does not apply
  • Not be a planning issue or other matter dealt with by another Council Committee, except where the issue relates to a process.

Overview and Scrutiny supports the Council's priorities and underpinning commitments and a lot of scrutiny work is developed around these priorities. The work of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and its Task and Finish Groups have no decision making powers but make recommendations for consideration by Cabinet or full Council. Their work means that they:-

  • Contribute to policy development and help develop major plans and strategies for West Northamptonshire
  • Hold the Cabinet to account for its decisions
  • Examine matters of wider public interest
  • Conduct reviews of public bodies that are external to the Council
  • Review services of the Council
  • Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the Council
  • Carry out joint work with partners during the same review process

If you have any queries or need any help, please contact Democratic Services democraticservices.westnorthant.gov.uk.

We very much look forward to receiving your suggestions for topics for the Scrutiny Committees to consider including within their Work Programmes. » Less

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:30 by Caroline Holgate

M1 Overnight Closures - May 2021

M1 Overnight Closures - May 2021

There will be overnight closures of the M1 between junctions 13 and 16 during May. This is for work to install overhead gantry structures to display electronic message signs and to install CCTV between junctions 13 and 14 and junctions 15 and 16.

Please note that these are provisional dates and are subject to change. Visit the Highways England website to see the latest M1 road closure dates and the official diversion routes. More »

We ask drivers to follow the signed diversion routes during these road closures. Please do not use satellite navigation (sat nav) when following the diversion, as they may give conflicting information. Please be considerate of residents living along the diversion routes when using these roads when the M1 is closed.

We advise local residents and business owners to allow extra time onto their journeys. We will do our utmost to complete the work as quickly as possible and keep noise and disruption to a minimum. However, we acknowledge some operations may be noisy, for example, reversing bleepers must be operational on our vehicles for health and safety reasons.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us on 07469 391190. If you would like to know more about the project or register for email updates, please visit www.highwaysengland.co.uk/M1junction13-16 » Less

Posted: Fri, 07 May 2021 10:39 by Caroline Holgate