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Shoppers are being urged to show their support for town centre traders when restrictions are relaxed on Monday, with non-essential retailers and outdoor hospitality venues in Northampton preparing to reopen their doors. More than a year after the pandemic first hit, shops will be able to start trading once again while pubs and restaurants will […]

Further funding is now available for businesses affected by the lockdown restrictions, with an extension of the Business Support Package Grant and Additional Restrictions Grants Scheme (ARG) to cover the period from 16 February to 31 March. The March Business Support Package provides one-off grants of between £2,096 and £4,714 for businesses which pay business […]

Is your mum a true inspiration? A Northampton curry house has launched a search to find the town’s most marvellous matriarch, ahead of Mother’s Day this weekend. Saffron, in Castilian Street, Northampton will donate a meal for six, worth £150, to the lucky winner as a reward for their efforts to inspire others during the […]

The Government has announced that Northampton will receive £25 million from its Towns Fund to kickstart a raft of development projects across the town. News came as part of yesterdays (Wednesday 3 March) Treasury Budget announcement and has been enthusiastically welcomed by members of the Northampton Forward board. Northampton Forward was set up around two […]

A town centre restaurant owner has been honoured with a major national award for his efforts to ‘give back’ to his local community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the upheaval and uncertainty faced by the hospitality sector as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Naz Islam – owner of Saffron in Castilian Street, Northampton – has consistently […]

Online shopping has become a safer option for many of us this year, giving consumers the ability to send gifts directly to their loved ones without the need to meet physically.

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 […]

Northampton Borough Council has started the process of rolling out a new a discretionary business grant scheme to distribute around £2.913 million of funding allocated by central Government for businesses who receive a rates bill from the council and are required to close during the current lockdown restrictions. The fund is primarily aimed at small […]

To support people to shop locally and safely during lockdown a new ‘Phone or Click & Collect’ service has been designed and unveiled by Northampton town centre Business Improvement District (BID). Although non-essential retailers have been forced to close their doors during November’s lockdown, the government has confirmed that they CAN remain open for customer […]

To support people to shop locally and safely during lockdown a new ‘Phone or Click & Collect’ service has been designed and unveiled by Northampton town centre Business Improvement District (BID). Although non-essential retailers have been forced to close their doors during November’s lockdown, the government has confirmed that they CAN remain open for customer […]


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