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Veolia named as Northampton’s new environmental service contractor

Veolia named as Northampton’s new environmental service contractor

Northampton Borough Council has awarded its new environmental services contract to leading company Veolia.

Following a tough competitive process, the company's proposed service was felt most likely to deliver the exceptional service people in Northampton deserve.

This includes bringing street cleansing standards up to scratch and roll-out of new recycling bins within four months of the new contract's June launch.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:38 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Environmental services, new contract

Council eyes possible increase in private sector rental property enforcement

Council eyes possible increase in private sector rental property enforcement

Northampton Borough Council could be set to increase the sizeof its private sector housing enforcement team while cutting costs to the local council taxpayer.
In a new model championed by Government, the Council is able to impose fines of up to £30,000 per offence for a variety of offences committed by landlords and managing agents.

The aim of the new initiative, based on legislation contained within the.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:09 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Housing enforcement

Police relaunch free message alert system to help keep communities safe – sign up today!

Police relaunch free message alert system to help keep communities safe – sign up today!

Northamptonshire Police has relaunched a free message alert system, to help people living and working in Northamptonshire be much better informed about crime and police activity in their local area, and help keep their communities safe.

The messaging service, called Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert (formerly known as Community Connect), now has greater functionality than previously, allowing frontline police.. Read More »

Posted: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:46 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Police free messaging alert service

Independent Chair sought for key Borough Council Committee

Independent Chair sought for key Borough Council Committee

Northampton Borough Council is seeking an independent chair for one of its foremost Committees.

The Audit Committee oversees all processes for risk, control and governance. The purpose of the Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance and to support strong financial management and good governance.

Appointment of the independent chair will be on a fixed term basis until the Council's annual meeting in May 2019.. Read More »

Posted: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:42 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Independent Chair Vacancy

Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme - Suggestions for Review

Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme - Suggestions for Review

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 four of the most popular subjects gathered from public suggestions will be.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:16 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Overview and scrutiny work programme

Northamptonshire County Council 2018-19 Budget Consultation: Phase 2

Northamptonshire County Council 2018-19 Budget Consultation: Phase 2

Northamptonshire County Council 2018-19 Budget Consultation: Phase 2. The financial challenge and the need for change

The money the Council receives from the Government has been reducing for some time and will do so again in 2018/19. Since 2010, we have delivered savings totalling £376 million. By 2021, our total savings will have risen to £0.5 billion. On top of this, we are facing higher than ever demand for our services. We have made a.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:27 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Northamptonshire Consultation

Shoppers reminded of the choice of car parks available this Christmas

Shoppers reminded of the choice of car parks available this Christmas

Northampton Borough Council is reminding shoppers that there are a range of parking options across the town centre this Christmas.Throughout the festive period, car parks in Northampton Town Centre experience a significant increase in usage, such that some are often full throughout December.The most popular car parks are the council's multi-storeys at St John's and the Grosvenor Centre, largely due to the free parking offer at each.But drivers are reminded that the.. Read More »

Posted: Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:06 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Christmas Shopping Car Parking

Media & Communications Committee Meeting 13th November - CANCELLED

Unfortunately the Media & Communications Meeting scheduled for 13th November 2017 will have to be cancelled due to the meeting not being quorate. It will be re arranged at a later date.

Posted: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:06 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Media and Communications, November 2017

County Council Draft Proposals Budget 2018/2019

Northamptonshire County Council Draft Proposal Budgets for 2018/19 have been announced and are available to view as follows:

http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/council-and-democracy/budgets-and-spending/Pages/draft-budget-2018-19.aspx

Within the website there are details on how to have your say.

Posted: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:50 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: County Council Draft Budgets

Advance Notice of Road Closures 12th-13th November

Northamptonshire Highways are requiring to carry out carriageway patching works on the above roads and the roundabout. To undertake the works safely will require two consecutive Sunday closures and one overnight closure which are intended to commence on the 12th November with the overnight closure on the 13th November. The closure will be in both directions from Sandy Lane, Harpole to Heyford Lane, Upper Heyford.The plans showing the closure and diversion can be viewed.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:48 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Road closures

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