SNC have produced Modifications to the South Northamptonshire (Part 2) Local Plan Regulation 19 Submission Draft. These follow Examination Hearings into the Plan which took place in June 2019 and address concerns raised by the Inspector or other representors during the Examination process.
All Modifications have been subject to further sustainability appraisal and along with Modifications to the Plans Proposals Map and Monitoring Framework are being consulted upon. Once the consultation has closed, the Inspector will review the consultation responses and recommend whether the Part 2 Local Plan can be adopted by the Council.
The Consultation runs for six weeks between the 7 October 2019 and 15 November 2019. All representations should be received by us no later than 5:00pm on Friday 15 November 2019. Responses received after that time will not be considered.
Please note the consultation is limited to the Modifications and is not an opportunity to comment on other aspects of the submitted Local Plan. There is also no need to re-submit previous representations, as these have already been considered by the Inspector as part of the Examination.
New guide to care and support in Northamptonshire – a crucial time for information
A new, updated Northamptonshire Care Services Directory has been published recently in association with Northamptonshire County Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Northamptonshire.
You may have seen there’s a huge amount in the media at the moment about the crisis in social care. If you’re growing concerned about your care options, or just want some more information on what your choices may be, this Directory can help. With information to help you understand your options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the Northamptonshire Care Services Directory can support you to make informed decisions.
The new edition of the Northamptonshire Care Services Directory and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Northamptonshire It includes how to stay independent for as long as possible, the different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider. It also offers guidance on important issues such as paying for care and what financial assistance may be available from the local authority. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Northamptonshire, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.
For a free copy of Northamptonshire Care Services Directory contact the Northamptonshire Customer Service Centre on 0300 126 1000. It is also available throughout the region from outlets including carers’ centres, hospitals, GP surgeries and Age UK. It can be downloaded from www.carechoices.co.uk and is available in spoken word.
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.