The Grants Sub-Committee of the newly formed Northampton Town Council this week (3 August) recommended a grant award to the Northampton Music Festival (NMF) of £5,000 from its Community Grants budget. This is in addition to the already agreed £10,000 that the Music Festival has traditionally received from the Borough Council.
The NMF which has been an annual event in the town since 2007... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 13:59 by Stuart Carter
The newly formed Northampton Town Council are excited to announce the launch of their two grant schemes:
The Councillors Community Fund, and The General Community Grants Scheme, both of which are open for applications now. This is a great opportunity for local groups, charities and organisations to get their hands on a share of the £125,000 allocated for grants in the current financial year.
The... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:59 by Rachel Thomas
Unfortunately this weekend's Band in the Park, the Northampton Male Voice Choir are having to cancel Sunday's performance due to a member of their group testing positive for Covid 19. The member of the group has been attending their indoor practice sessions and therefore in line with government guidance many of the group are having to self-isolate for 10 days.#BandsinthePark will continue next Sunday... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 14:05 by Rachel Thomas
Armed Forces Day is celebrated nationally on 26th June every year. This years celebration coincided with the centenary of the Royal British Legion, as well as, the 100 year Anniversary of Northampton's own branch of the RBL. Due to Covid regulations, the usual parade and procession unfortunately did not take place this year and instead we took the celebrations online. Footage included contributions... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 11:20 by Rachel Thomas
Northampton Town Council and partners are pleased to introduce Northampton in Bloom 2021, a lovely project bringing a myriad of colour to uplift the community throughout the summer months.
You may have already seen some of our beautiful floral containers including, tiered baskets, hanging baskets, lamp post baskets and barrier baskets appearing in the town, these floral containers will remain in place... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 10:01 by Rachel Thomas
Bands in the Park returns to the picturesque setting of the Abington Park Bandstand this summer with a 12 week program of a variety of acts, from brass bands to solo acts.
The event has always been increasingly popular, with extra chairs put out to enjoy the music amongst the trees. It is a fantastic day out for the whole family. We are proud of our parks and are thrilled the event has been able to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:02 by Rachel Thomas
The full results of the first election held on 6th May 2021 for councillors to serve on the new Northampton Town Council can be found here:
The first meeting of the 25 newly elected Town Councillors will be on Monday 17th May 2021 at 6pm. at which the Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor for the coming year... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 13:43 by Rachel Thomas
The Returning Officer of West Northants Council has published Notice of the Election of Town Councillors on 6th May 2021. There are 60 candidates for 25 vacancies representing the Town Council's 21 Wards. The Notice, which can be downloaded below gives details of all persons nominated for each Ward and the location of polling stations in that Ward.
Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 13:48 by Stuart Carter
Councillor Rufia Ashraf, the Chair of the Shadow Northampton Town Council has, from 1st April 2021, assumed the title of Town Mayor. She succeeds Councillor Brian Sargeant who was Mayor until the devolution of the Borough Council on 31st March.
Rufia, the 781st Mayor of Northampton, is born and bred in Northampton and is also proud of her Bangladeshi heritage. Cllr Ashraf has dedicated her career to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:35 by Stuart Carter
At a recent meeting, members of the new Northampton Town Council noted previous climate emergency declarations by both Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council and unanimously agreed that, as a new Council it was vital to put the climate emergency at the forefront of any decisions they take. The Council therefore resolved to declare a Climate Emergency and set 2030 as the date... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:39 by Stuart Carter