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Interim arrangements for North and West Northamptonshire shadow councils agreed by Government

Interim arrangements for North and West Northamptonshire shadow councils agreed by Government

Interim arrangements for North and West Northamptonshire shadow councils agreed by Government

Plans to create two new unitary councils for the county from next April will now continue within the planned timescales following the confirmation today of new legislation by the government.

Following the postponement of May's local elections because of the Covid-19 pandemic, an alternative approach and new... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 15:05 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News

Volunteer support in our community for the most vulnerable.

Volunteer support in our community for the most vulnerable.

Update from Northamptonshire County Council.

The Northampton Hope Centre are tirelessly volunteering out in our communities and helping those in need. This local charity has been running for 46 years and provides food and support for the homeless.

Our Community Resilience Service volunteers have been working with the Hope Centre over the past few days to help with arranging collection of food donations,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 13:45 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, News, Volunteering

Police Will Use Enforcement Against Those Who Continue To Flout Covid-19 Restrictions In Northamptonshire

Police Will Use Enforcement Against Those Who Continue To Flout Covid-19 Restrictions In Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Police is preparing to up its enforcement activity against those who continue to flout the COVID-19 restrictions in the county.

The Force has not issued any fines for non-compliance so far, preferring to adopt an approach which seeks to educate people, engage with them and explain how their behaviour could affect others.

While the majority of the public have been fantastic in staying... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:13 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, News, Police

ENC News - Residents urged to dispose of garden waste sensibly during coronavirus crisis

ENC News - Residents urged to dispose of garden waste sensibly during coronavirus crisis

Residents urged to dispose of garden waste sensibly during coronavirus crisis

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is asking residents to consider options such as the council's garden waste scheme or composting waste, instead of lighting bonfires, to be more considerate to neighbours and protect the respiratory health of the vulnerable during the pandemic.

With the temporary closures of local Household... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:02 by Donna Anderson

Tags: ENC, Garden Waste, News

Message from the Leader of NCC

Message from the Leader of NCC

Message from the Leader

Dear resident,


The way we live our lives has drastically changed over the past few weeks, and I wanted to let you know through this special edition of In Northamptonshire about the work taking place at Northamptonshire County Council to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are giving this ever evolving situation our full attention, and I want to reassure you that our essential... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:50 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, NCC, News

East Northamptonshire Council receives Government funding to support businesses during coronavirus pandemic

East Northamptonshire Council receives Government funding to support businesses during coronavirus pandemic

As part of help on offer for local businesses across the district, East Northamptonshire Council has been allocated support funds to provide financial grants to those companies in need.

This money has been received by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) from central Government and will be distributed to companies over the coming weeks to provide vital support for organisations across the district.

The... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:55 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, ENC, News, business support

A45 / A6 Chowns Mill Roundabout Improvement - Letter from Paul Valentine, Public Liaison Officer

A45 / A6 Chowns Mill Roundabout Improvement - Letter from Paul Valentine, Public Liaison Officer

Roadworks affect all journeys which is why it is important they are completed as quickly as possible. We will continue to maintain the network, ensuring that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel to where they are needed most.

Please be assured that all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:01 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Local, News

Northamptonshire’s Community Resilience Service launches new Coronavirus Support Line

Northamptonshire’s Community Resilience Service launches new Coronavirus Support Line

Following the incredibly successful appeal last week to find volunteers to help those in need in Northamptonshire during the coronavirus pandemic, a new support line has now been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community.

There are a large number of people across Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:05 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Community, Coronavirus, Covid-19, News

Covid-19 Update from Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly

Covid-19 Update from Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly

"Police forces in the UK have a relationship with the public that is the envy of the world and we would always rather work with the public than against them."

These are the words of a senior police officer at Northamptonshire Police as no COVID-19-related fines were issued by police officers across the county over the weekend period.

Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly, said: "Firstly, I would like... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:42 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Community, Coronavirus, Covid-19, News, Police

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams

What scams are we seeing?

The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser and other products, which have never arrived. Other frauds being reported include ticket fraud, romance fraud, charity fraud and lender loan fraud

Protection advice

Detailed counter fraud advice is available online, including from Scamsmart, ActionFraud... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:43 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Coronavirus, News