New traffic management measures are being introduced temporarily at The Ridings in Northampton from Friday, 4 September 2020 to give pedestrians greater freedom to maintain two metres distance and reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The measures will see the Ridings closed to traffic between 7.30pm to 2am every Friday and Saturday from Friday, 4 September until further notice.
The closure will be from... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:33 by Caroline Holgate
This week the Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Brian Sergeant, issued special 'thank you' letters to Northampton's volunteers and voluntary organisations who have been supporting communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
In March, thousands of individuals and voluntary groups responded to the appeal for volunteers. Over the past five months, Northampton Borough Council together with volunteers supported... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:03 by Caroline Holgate
If you have ANY symptoms, however, mild, you can get a drive-through or walk-in test here.
- Thur 23- Fri 31 August: St. Andrew's Health Care Car Park, Northampton. Address: Cliftonville Road, Northampton, NN4 7AD (originally scheduled to end Mon 27, extension to Fri 31)
- Tues 28-Fri 31 Jul: Ford Parts Distribution Centre, Daventry. Address: Royal Oak Way South, Royal Oak Industrial Estate, Daventry, Northamptonshire,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:32 by Caroline Holgate
Widespread public consultation is today launching across Northamptonshire with residents and businesses on future opening hours for the main customer services for the new West and North councils when they go live on 1 April next year. The consultation closes on 23rd August.
The proposals focus on bringing current opening hours, whether by telephone or face to face, into line across the North and also... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 09:20 by Caroline Holgate
Latest government figures published this week (22 July) show that the coronavirus infection rate in the borough of Northampton remains above the national rate (455.6 per 100,000) and regional average at 535.2 per 100,000. The rate of infection is increasing and the amount of positive tests are also increasing within the borough. This increase in the infection rate means that we need to take action... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:21 by Caroline Holgate
We have launched this year's annual canvass and registration is vital for those who wish to access credit or sign up for mobile phone contracts.
Forms will begin arriving this week and anyone who wishes to vote in next year's elections also needs to ensure they either confirm their details or correct or send in any amendments.
Elections next year include those for the new West Northamptonshire Council,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 09:17 by Caroline Holgate
Northampton Borough Council has launched the latest consultation on its Local Plan Part 2 and is urging residents of the borough to consider responding.
The document sets out the planning framework for the borough until 2029 including allocation of sites felt appropriate for development.
As part of the Local Plan Part 2, there is a requirement to deliver 18,870 new homes and make a significant contribution... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:37 by Caroline Holgate
The Government has approved the reopening of additional businesses from Monday 13 July, including tattoo parlours, nail bars and beauty salons.
This follows relaxed guidance which also recently facilitated the reopening of non-essential retail, the hospitality industry and hairdressers.
In order to ensure these premises are safe for customers and staff, the government have issued guidelines that must... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:56 by Caroline Holgate
Northampton charity and community-led environmental initiatives can now apply for a funding boost from the EnviroGrant scheme.
The scheme is being launched by Northampton Borough Council and Veolia today, Monday 6 July and will allow constituted charities, schools, sports clubs and community groups to apply for funding of a maximum £1,000 each to support their efforts in improving or protecting... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:57 by Caroline Holgate
Meet the Silly Squad!
Every year Northamptonshire Libraries deliver the Summer Reading Challenge, which challenges children to read 6 books during the summer holidays. Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding Covid-19 the challenge is being delivered in a different way, and this year it has moved online.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:40 by Caroline Holgate