Author: Michelle Orpin

CANCELLED - Human Resources Committee - Monday 19th March 2018

Please be advised that the Human Resources Committee Meeting planned for tonight (Monday 19th March) has been cancelled. The rescheduled meeting will be posted on the Upton Parish Council Meeting calendar accordingly.

Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:42 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Human Resources Committee, March 2018

Upton Parish Council Precept Explanation 2018-2019

Upton Parish Council Precept Explanation 2018-2019

Dear Parishioners

As we approach Easter, it is time for the dreaded Council Tax demand to drop through the letterbox. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain the precept requested by Upton Parish Council for the period 2018 - 2019. Upton Parish Council has always endeavoured to deliver value for money and indeed, this year, we have set the lowest precept of all the Parish Councils in Northampton.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:03 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Precept 2018 2019

CANCELLED MEETING MONDAY 5TH MARCH 2018

Please be advised that the Planning and Development Meeting planned for tonight (Monday 5th March) has been cancelled. The rescheduled meeting will be posted on the Upton Parish Council Meeting calendar accordingly.

Posted: Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:45 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Planning and Development Committee, March 2018, cancelled

CANCELLED MEETING MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2018

Please be advised that the Finance and General Purposes Meeting planned for tonight (Monday 19th February) has been cancelled. A provisional date of 1st March has been planned to replace this meeting and the Upton Parish Calendar Council Meeting calendar will be updated accordingly.

Thank you

Posted: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:44 by Michelle Orpin

Tags: Finance & General Purposes Committee, February 2018

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More »

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

Tags: Northamptonshire Consultation