Author: Caroline Holgate
Public Health in West Northamptonshire urges 70- to 79-year-olds to take up the shingles vaccine after latest data shows a decline in vaccinations
People aged between 70 to 79 in West Northamptonshire are being encouraged to get their shingles vaccine to lower the chance of developing the infection.
Shingles are a painful infection that can cause a headache, high temperature and an itchy rash, often accompanied with a burning, throbbing pain. The rash usually appears on the chest and abdomen (tummy), however any part of the body can be affected,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 May 2023 09:39 by Caroline Holgate
Latest Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Newsletter
This month, the Commissioner and Chief Constable, Nick Adderley meet the Home Secretary following the announcement that Northamptonshire Police have exceeded their target of number of officers in the county. The Commissioner also explains how this increase will boost police officers in neighbourhoods. Stephen and Nick also welcome a new team to the force who are focused on road safety and road crime... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 May 2023 08:56 by Caroline Holgate
Reminder to have your say in the home to school transport consultation
People are reminded to have their say on proposed changes to the Council's home to school transport services across West Northamptonshire.
Residents are invited to take part in the consultation via West Northamptonshire Council's (WNC) consultation hub before midnight on Tuesday 30 May, to share their views on proposed changes to the service for children up to the age of 16.
A separate consultation on... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 May 2023 11:50 by Caroline Holgate
Advance Notice of Tree Works
East Hunsbury Parish Council take a proactive approach to tree management on land which has been transferred to it.
We engage an expert consultant to carry out full risk assessments and inspection surveys for sites that we own, to assess the risk of significant harm from a tree or branch fall.
The most recent survey and risk assessment identified some High and Medium risk works, and the parish council... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 20 Apr 2023 12:21 by Caroline Holgate
The King's Coronation
The Coronation of King Charles III takes place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May.
There are lots of events planned across the county to celebrate this historic event, and many of you will have your own events planned over the bank holiday weekend.
If you're having a street party but haven't applied for your road closure notice yet, you have missed the deadline. But, there are lots of other ways... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 29 Mar 2023 12:09 by Caroline Holgate
M1 Latest Update 21st March - 2nd April
From National Highways:
Please see below an updated traffic management bulletin for the M1 junction 13 to 16 upgrade for 21st March to 2nd April 2023.
Roadworks affect all journeys, which is why it is important they are completed as quickly and safely as possible. We are keeping all aspects of our overnight closures under constant review during this period and will aim where possible to open the road... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 12:42 by Caroline Holgate
West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is seeking to vary the Public Spaces Protection Order (Dog Control and Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places) 2022.
WNC want to continue to promote responsible dog ownership and also to prohibit smoking in certain public spaces in the West Northamptonshire area. They are now seeking to vary the Order to cover the Northampton Area and include the requirement to keep dogs on leads in Northampton town centre and also at Upton Country Park Phase 2 and exclude dogs from certain public open spaces such as play areas and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 11:17 by Caroline Holgate
RAIN project brings The Floodmobile to East Hunsbury for flood resilience community event
A special drop-in event is being held at the Abbey Centre, East Hunsbury, Northamptonshire, on Monday 27 March, by a new flood innovation and resilience project that is working across the Wootton Brook and Harpers Brook catchments of the county.
Funded by Defra as part of the Flood and Coastal Innovation Programmes, and managed by the Environment Agency, Resilience And Innovation Northants (RAIN) is... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 13:14 by Caroline Holgate
M1 Latest Update - 3rd-26th March
The updated traffic management bulletin for the M1 junction 13 to 16 upgrade for Friday 3 March 2023 which includes closure information until Sunday 26 March 2023.
Posted: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 12:14 by Caroline Holgate
Subscriptions now open for West Northants garden waste service
Residents across West Northamptonshire can now sign up for optional, chargeable garden waste collections from April 2023.
The annual subscription charge for the fortnightly service from April 2023 to the end of March 2024 is £55 per bin and can be made online at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/gardenwaste
Residents now have the option to sign up for an annual direct debit to save having to remember to... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2023 09:36 by Caroline Holgate