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All Change for Councils in Northamptonshire

All Change for Councils in Northamptonshire

Local government in Northamptonshire is changing. The existing system, which has been in place since the 1970s, is like a three-tier cake. The bottom layer is parish and town councils which typically cover one village or town. The middle layer is borough and district councils, which are responsible for things like planning applications, collecting the bins,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:04 by Emma Gibson

Tags: DDC, NCC, Unitary Authority

West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2021-22 Consultation

The first draft budget for West Northamptonshire Council was approved for consultation by the Shadow Executive on 5 January 2021 and now they are seeking views on the proposals for when the council comes into existence in April 2021.

The consultation closes on 2nd February 2021 and further details can be found here:

West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2021-22 Consultation - Future Northamptonshire... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:19 by Emma Gibson

Tags: Unitary Authority, West Northants

Have your say in Crick Parish Housing Survey

Past and present residents of the Parish of Crick are being asked to take part in a survey about their housing circumstances and needs.

Crick Parish Housing Needs Survey is being carried out by Daventry District Council, to identify current and future need and help to work toward meeting that need.

Letters inviting residents to fill out the survey have been sent out to all households in the Crick Parish.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:23 by Emma Gibson

Tags: DDC

Big Switch Daventry District

Big Switch Daventry District is a joint effort between Daventry District Council and iChoosr to use collective purchasing power to secure better energy deals for residents.

Everyone who registers for the Big Switch is entered into a national collective, with energy companies invited to bid for their custom in an auction.

Because the auction is an opportunity for energy companies to secure thousands of... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 16:49 by Emma Gibson

Tags: DDC, energy

Stay Safe and Protected from Crime This Christmas

Stay safe and protected from crime over Christmas

Northamptonshire Police and the Neighbourhood Watch Network are teaming up to provide residents across the county with information on how they can best stay safe and protected from crime over Christmas.

We want to help you keep your home safe. Use our checklist at protectyourhomenorthants.co.uk to test your security and arm yourself with the best possible... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00 by Emma Gibson

Tags: Crime, Police

The Covid Winter Support Grant

The Covid Winter Support Grant is now available from Northants County Council, please see attached for further information.

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:08 by Emma Gibson

Tags: NCC

Residents invited to take part in conservation area review

People with an interest in the history and heritage of Spratton are invited to get involved in proposals to create a conservation area in the parish.

An online exhibition organised by Daventry District Council will give people an opportunity to explore and share the history of the village, what makes it special, and how it can be protected in future.

It will be held over Zoom from 6.30-7.30pm on Thursday... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:04 by Emma Gibson

Tags: DDC

Budget consultation for next year's concil tax precept

What would you pay for police and fire services?

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has launched a budget consultation to ask people about their priorities for the county's fire and police services, and how much they would pay towards them.

The PFCC has responsibility for setting the budget for both Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police. The... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:46 by Emma Gibson

Tags: Crime, Fire, Police

Domestic Abuse Christmas Campaign

When home isn't safe, remember that you can get help.

Northamptonshire Police is launching a month-long domestic abuse Christmas campaign today (Friday, December 18). This is to coincide with an anticipated increase in incidents over the festive period.
Scheduled to run until mid-January, the aim of the campaign is to encourage the reporting of incidents and signpost victims to help and support, while... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:44 by Emma Gibson

Tags: Police

Think NHS 111 First

NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest 'Help Us, Help You' campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 11:05 by Emma Gibson

Tags: Health, NHS

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