There has been news in the Northampton Chronicle that suggests that the transfer of Cherry Orchard from Northampton Borough Council to Hardingstone Parish Council is guaranteed and will happen soon.
The Parish Council have agreed to reopen negotiations after several conditions had been removed, but the new offer still needs to be received and reviewed before any paperwork is signed and transfers made.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:55 by Sally Willis
Northampton residents are being urged to take care who they employ to dispose of their waste, after a successful prosecution in December.
On 10 July Northampton Borough Council's Neighbourhood Wardens discovered a pile of sacks in Foskitt Court, Bellinge, which, following investigation, contained evidence of whose it was.
When challenged, the householder – Christina Dovkants of Hanemill Court,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:02 by Sally Willis
Northampton Borough Council and Veolia are encouraging residents to use up or recycle their leftover food to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
As part of the ongoing campaign, residents are being urged to freeze items for use on another day or to cook up new recipes to use up the leftovers. Ideas for new recipes can be gained from www.lovefoodhatewaste.com , which regularly posts... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:56 by Sally Willis
Northampton Borough Council is inviting residents to put forward their ideas for the Overview & Scrutiny Committee to investigate over the next 12 months.
The Committee, which is made up of members of all political groups at the Council, can look into any issue affecting residents of the Borough with the aim of improving the town as a place to work, live and visit. Up to three of the most popular... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:30 by Sally Willis
Citizens Advice have volunteer roles in our area. Join the team and support your community.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:09 by Sally Willis
Residents' views are being sought ahead of plans to introduce an annual charge for garden waste collections in 2020.
An annual charge of around £42 per bin or 100 sack labels, is proposed to be introduced on Monday 6 April 2020 as Northampton Borough Council can no longer afford to run the service free of charge. The plans were proposed as part of the annual budget setting last year.
Residents... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:48 by Sally Willis
Northamptonshire County Council is trying to gain a better understanding of how people currently use our country parks and what barriers may be preventing you from being more active in our parks.
Please help us by completing this short questionnaire. Your feedback will be used to help improve the facilities and activities available in our parks.
This survey closes on 31 January 2020.
Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 09:38 by Sally Willis
Northamptonshire Police is today launching an online survey about the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology across the county.
Running for two weeks, the survey aims to give local communities the chance to voice their views and understanding of how ANPR works and how it is used to tackle crime.
ANPR is a technology whereby images of passing vehicle number plates are captured by... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:50 by Sally Willis
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