The local planning authorities in West Northamptonshire i.e. Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire Councils with support from Northamptonshire County Council, have agreed to prepare a new Strategic Plan for the area. This will replace the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and will cover the period 2019-2041, although the Vision may look further ahead.
The Issues Consultation is the first stage in preparing the new Plan, no decisions have been made yet and the purpose of the document is to raise awareness and stimulate debate. We have produced an Issues Consultation document which includes a series of questions on which we would like your views. In addition to the Issues document we have produced a Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report which is available for comment and there is also an opportunity to put forward ideas for strategic sites through a ‘call for sites’ exercise.
Voter registration is quick and easy
Letters will be landing on the doorsteps of 41,000 South Northamptonshire households from next week as the yearly electoral registration drive kicks off.
From Monday, 15 July South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) will be asking people to confirm or update their details on the electoral register via the Household Enquiry Form (HEF).
Read about our year!
This report covers a period which has been extremely challenging for health and social care services in our county and especially so for Healthwatch Northamptonshire. We aimed to retain our primary focus on the experience and wishes of those who use health and social care services in the county and to ensure that these are presented to decision-makers and others who influence the shape of local services.
We hope that this report will demonstrate that we have been true to that statutory role and the core values of Healthwatch.
Early bird discount coming soon, are you ready for a summer of fun?
South Northamptonshire Council’s summer activity programme is fast approaching, along with a saving of 10 percent for early bookers.
There will be a mix of multi sports, fun games, arts and crafts and some exciting guest activities including Trampolining and Swimming.
Activities and sessions are delivered by DBS (formerly CRB) checked staff, meaning parents can know that their children are safe and having fun during the holidays.
The holiday programme is open for children aged five to 15 and will take place from Thursday, 25 July and Friday, 30 August and will once again be based at Magdalen College School in Brackley and Towcester centre for Leisure.
Booking lines open on Monday, 24 June and the early bird discount runs until Sunday, 30 June. Sessions cost £19.80 for a full day (8:45am to 5pm) or £15.60 for a half day (8:45am to 3pm).
Book online from 25 June, via - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/holiday-activities
Fix My Street
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is closing down Street Doctor and moving everything over to a new system called Fix My Street. Street Doctor will be unavailable from around 5:00pm on Monday and the new system will go live on Tuesday. Current reports will be moved over so they shouldn’t have to be resubmitted and the old report reference numbers should still work. Fix My Street is simpler to use and mobile responsive and it allows photos to be attached to reports. The new system will be available via links at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk. A direct link will be issued after go-live.
Please note, dogs are no longer allowed on the Charles Cowper Playing Field (CCPF),
The Parish Council has given much thought and discussion to this issue. It believes the decision to be in the best interests of all those using the CCPF.
The installation of the excellent new playground equipment has significantly increased the number of visitors to the field. The combination of many excited children and understandably exuberant dogs is one that poses a real risk - to the children, to the dogs and those responsible for them.