Northampton Borough Council is consulting on a proposal that would mean all property conversions to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) anywhere in the borough would require planning permission.
Currently, permission is only required to convert dwellings into small HMOs for three to six unrelated people sharing basic amenities in Sunnyside, St David's, Obelisk, Northampton North and Central, parts... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:47 by Sally Willis
Repair and conservation work on Northampton's Eleanor Cross is now complete and it is being removed from Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register.
Conservation experts from Skillington Workshop have been busy since April ensuring the monument continues to be preserved for future generations.
Work included mortar repairs, repointing, addition of stainless steel pins to the north and west canopies... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:46 by Sally Willis
As many of you are aware, in May 2018 there was terrible flooding in the village and many houses were affected.
Hardingstone was one of many areas in Northamptonshire that were affected and following this Northamptonshire County Council (NCC), who are responsible for flood plans in the county, commissioned surveys of the areas affected. Those who reported the flooding were visited by the consultants... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:51 by Sally Willis
Narnia inspired Christmas activities are to launch at Northampton Borough Council's annual Christmas lights switch-on, which takes place on Saturday 23 November.
Free festive entertainment from 2pm, will help keep families amused in the run up to the lights-switch on at 5pm.
DJ Mark Dean from Inspiration FM will open proceedings and provide popular, toe tapping music throughout the afternoon, as well... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:22 by Sally Willis
Stagecoach are revising service 7 (Grange Park – town centre – Moulton Park / Moulton) on Sunday 3rd November, by withdrawing the section between Grange Park and the town centre. Furthermore the bus company are introducing new service 7A (Town centre – Weston Favell), which will provide a quarter hourly service between the town centre and Broadmead Avenue in conjunction with service... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:24 by Sally Willis
A new masterplan setting a vision for the transformation of the town centre has been published. It's creation and development has been overseen by Northampton Forward and is set to go to Northampton Borough Council's Cabinet for consideration tomorrow (Wednesday 16 October).
The document is an evolution on the high-level proposals consulted on earlier this year for five areas across the town –... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:40 by Sally Willis
Northampton Borough Council is consulting with the public over proposals for a Town Council to cover some parts or all of the existing borough.
Three options were put forward in spring this year and these have been shortlisted to two as a result of feedback received from an earlier phase of engagement.
The two options are laid out in a supporting document which anyone wishing to respond should read first.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:24 by Sally Willis
As you may be aware, local government in Northamptonshire is going through a period of transformation as it moves towards the creation of two new unitary authorities to replace the current eight councils. In order for this to be a success it is essential that those services currently provided by Northamptonshire County Council are placed on a firmer financial footing to make sure the two new unitary... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:36 by Sally Willis
Northamptonshire County Council and the Northamptonshire's Clinical Commissioning Groups are once again urging people to get their flu vaccines booked in as winter approaches.
Flu is a highly infectious viral illness which can lead to complications, hospital admissions and even death. Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, body aches and tiredness. Those... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:26 by Sally Willis