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

Author: Caroline Holgate

Coronavirus testing in Northamptonshire

If you have ANY symptoms, however, mild, you can get a drive-through or walk-in test here.

  1. 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)
  2. 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

Tags: Covid-19

Residents’ views to be sought on future council opening hours

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

Tags: Community

Residents of Northampton urged to taken action as coronavirus cases rise.

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

Tags: Community, Covid-19

Don’t fail credit checks because you’re not registered

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

Tags: News

Public Consultation now open on Northampton Local Plan

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

Tags: News, Planning

Further opening of Northampton's high streets

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

Tags: News

Grants to help create a cleaner and greener Northampton

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

Tags: News

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

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.

To take part or find out more about the challenge at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/src or... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:40 by Caroline Holgate

Tags: News

Northampton Borough Council’s play areas and outdoor gyms will reopen on 4 July

Northampton Borough Council operate all public play areas in East Hunsbury, which will be reopened for use on Saturday, 4th July. If you intend to use the play equipment in East Hunsbury, please follow the guidance below to limit the risk of spread of coronavirus.

Northampton Borough Council's public play areas and outdoor gyms will be reopening for public use on Saturday, 4 July following recent government... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:03 by Caroline Holgate

Tags: Community, Covid-19, News

The Movement for Unmet Need

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire are concerned about those under the shielded list. We need your support, to spread the word and help us to identify where the Unmet Need might be and how we can assist in meeting individual vulnerability across Northampton.

As lockdown restrictions ease, people start to return to work and adapt to the new normal we want individuals and groups to know we are a safe pair... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:15 by Caroline Holgate

Tags: Community, Covid-19