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West Northamptonshire Council have heard proposed changes to School Admissions at a cabinet meeting. The proposed changes include an extension to the application deadline from 5pm to midnight on the closing date. Councillor Fiona Baker, the cabinet member for Children’s Services, questioned the relevance of the current 5pm deadline. “Since 98% of applications are now […]

At its full Council meeting on Monday 24th January, Northampton Town Council agreed to freeze the amount of Council Tax residents will pay for its element of the bill. The freeze means that the average property in Northampton parish will still pay £48.78 per annum (just under 94p per week) in 2022/23 to the Town […]

New grants for hospitality and leisure businesses in Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire are now available from West Northamptonshire Council. The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is open for applications until Monday, 28 February, with grants of between £2,667 and £6,000 offered to eligible businesses, depending on the rateable value of the business premises. […]

People are urged to get behind a proposed bid to gain city status for Northampton  in a move that would reap major benefits for the whole of West Northamptonshire.  West Northamptonshire Council is considering whether to bid for city status as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours competition.  A successful bid would further raise the profile of Northampton, helping to attract investment  into the entire West Northants area.  The […]

The very first Mayor Making Ceremony of the newly established Northampton town council was held Monday, 17th May, in The Guildhall,  an important and historic stage in the Northampton Mayoralty. “We are at the beginning of a journey to establish the largest town council in the country. The mayoralty if Northampton is an ancient and […]

The final results are in for the first ever election for the Northampton Town Council. The Labour party have taken control of the council with 17 seats, to be joined by 7 from the Conservative Party and 1 from the Liberal Demcrats. This is following the election on Thursday for the new West Northamptonshire Unitary […]

Keep following as we provide live coverage of the West Northamptonshire Elections Coverage. Coverage is being provided by University of Northampton Multimedia Journalism Students

On Thursday, 6 May residents in North Northamptonshire will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at the 2021 local elections and Police and Crime Commissioner election. Voting in the Northants Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner election is slightly different to voting in the local elections. Rob Bridge, Electoral Registration […]

The Home of British Motor Racing will stage a race of a different kind this year as it hosts the first-ever West Northamptonshire local elections count. Voters across Daventry District, Northampton and South Northants will go to the polls on Thursday 6 May to vote for people to represent them on the new West Northamptonshire […]

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 […]