Local Council

After final budget proposals for West Northamptonshire Council were approved by the shadow authority’s executive last week – they will now appear before a meeting of the full shadow authority for final approval. The council comes into existence on April 1 this year and will provide all local government services in the west of the county including […]

Restart Small Business Grants, open to Northamptonshire based businesses who have been registered for 12 months or less, as well as those who simply just have an idea and need support in launching their business successfully. The Small Business Grants form an additional part of Northamptonshire BIPC’s Reset. Restart programme, which is part of a […]

Residents in Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire are being encouraged to apply early to vote by post for the first-ever elections to the new West Northamptonshire Council this spring. On Thursday, 6 May voters across the three areas will go to the polls to elect a total of 93 councillors for the new unitary authority, […]

Northampton Forward is set to submit a revised plan of activity to Government which will allow it to progress work on the transformation of the town’s Market Square. On Boxing Day, the Government announced that Northampton was one of 57 areas which would receive support from its Future High Streets Fund. As the £8.45 million […]

A local council leader is calling for clarity on whether May elections will continue in Northampton – with new information appearing to conflict guarantees he had had only hours before. Councillor Ian McCord, the leader of the West Northamptonshire shadow council, told members of his executive committee last night (January 5) that the Thursday May […]

The nomination period for the 2021 Inspirational Woman Awards is now open.  Northampton Borough Council’s Women’s Forum is now calling upon local residents, businesses, schools and community groups to get their thinking caps on and start nominating women in their lives who inspire them. This year, residents can nominate for two categories the Inspirational Woman through employment or the […]

Northampton Borough Council and the Northampton Town Centre BID have partnered to offer free Christmas parking on Saturdays throughout December. Every Saturday from tomorrow will be free in all multi-storey car parks, though motorists should be aware that there will still be charges for surface car parks and Northamptonshire County Council’s on-street parking. Cllr Tim […]

Northampton Borough Council launches Explore Northampton- an augmented reality app available on both iOS and Android devices that will enable residents to explore the town through highly interactive digital experiences. The app encouraging residents to explore Northampton like never before launches with two experiences Discover Christmas and A Walk in the Past. Discover Christmas experience […]

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 […]

Residents and businesses are invited to join the Northampton Community Safety Partnership in making a stand against gender-based abuse during 16 Days of Activism (25 November to 10 December). This year, the partnership will host a virtual programme of activities to raise awareness of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women […]


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