Smart-phone users can step back in time and see how some of the town's most prominent buildings once appeared, thanks to the launch of a virtual trail which is now available on the Explore Northampton app.
The 'Snapshots in Time' trail, developed by Northampton Town Council and AR Media, highlights how 10 historic places in some of Northampton's major streets have evolved over the years and features... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2023 13:35 by Sara Kennedy
Northampton's historic Guildhall is set to open its doors to the public on Sunday, 17th September between 11am and 4pm as part of Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture.
Visitors to the Grade II* listed Victorian building can enjoy guided tours and see areas usually closed to the public, including the original Town Hall Keeper's living quarters, basement cells and the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2023 11:03 by Sara Kennedy
The Northampton Balloon Festival makes a welcome return to the Racecourse this August, after a 14-year absence from the park.
The popular festival will take place across three days from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August, with over 50 hot air balloons on display, alongside a packed timetable of activities and entertainment for all the family.
Northampton Town Council are delighted to support the event,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 14:22 by NTC News
A life-saving emergency bleed kit cabinet is now installed at Northampton Train Station, as the result of a partnership project between community organisation Off the Streets NN, Northampton Town Council and Northamptonshire Police.
The cabinet, containing a bleed control kit, is located on the train station's external wall to the side of the main pedestrian entrance on Black Lion Hill and can be accessed... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2023 15:40 by NTC News
The Windrush flag will be raised outside the Guildhall at 11.55am Thursday, 22nd June, to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush ship, which docked at Essex in 1948 with 492 passengers, hailing the beginning of a generation of migrants from Caribbean countries who came to Britain to help fill post-War labour shortages.
To mark this anniversary, the Northampton Windrush@75 Working... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2023 13:02 by NTC News
Armed Forces Day will be marked in Northampton with a large military parade and entertainment taking place in the town centre on Saturday, 24th June, alongside the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant by Northampton Town Council.
The annual event is being organised by the Town Council, with stage entertainment sponsored by major local employer, Travis Perkins Group, the UK's largest distributor of building... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2023 10:38 by NTC News
The Northampton County Beer Festival returns to Becket's Park on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June, with a wide selection of ales, beers, bitters, ciders, spirits, stouts, wines, food stalls and live music on offer.
The annual festival, which is supported by Northampton Town Council and the Campaign for Real Ales (CAMRA), features over 140 different beers, bitters, ales and stouts from 13 Northamptonshire... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 May 2023 16:01 by NTC News
An exhibition of paintings and film created by Ukrainian artists will be on display at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery between Saturday 3rd and Sunday 18th June.
It is the first time the exhibition, curated by Ukrainian organisation Golden Time Talent and provided in partnership with the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Northampton Town Council, will be displayed in the United Kingdom,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 May 2023 15:17 by NTC News
An ancient ceremony of thanksgiving will take place at All Saints' Church on Monday, 29 May to commemorate Northampton's Oak Apple Day.
This annual ceremony, organised by Northampton Town Council and the Lord Lieutenancy, is unique to Northampton and remembers the generosity of King Charles II, who donated over 1,000 tons of timber to reconstruct All Saints' Church and halved the town's taxes for seven... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 11:00 by NTC News
Successful convoy delivers ambulances and supplies to children and families impacted by Ukrainian war
Two ambulances packed with supplies have been successfully driven and delivered to Poland and Ukraine – thanks to a convoy organised by Northamptonshire communities and businesses.
The convoy, co-ordinated by Goodwill Solutions, Brackmills Industrial Estate Business Improvement District (BID), Northampton Supports Ukraine, Slavic Talalayenko, and Northampton Town Council, set off earlier this... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 19 May 2023 09:46 by NTC News