Author: Rachel Thomas

Armed Forces Day 2022: When is it and how will it be marked in West Northamptonshire?

Armed Forces Day 2022: When is it and how will it be marked in West Northamptonshire?

This Saturday 25th June is Armed Forces Day. Northampton Town Council has teamed up with West Northamptonshire Council to organise the event in celebration of the ongoing contributions made by our Armed Forces communities.

Dignitaries including the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, the Mayor of Northampton, the Vice-chair of West Northamptonshire Council and representatives from the RBL, will gather... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:40 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Armed Forces Day

Windrush Day 2022: Northampton Town Council celebrate the contributions of the Windrush Generation and their Descendants with a Flag Raising Ceremony

Windrush Day 2022: Northampton Town Council celebrate the contributions of the Windrush Generation and their Descendants with a Flag Raising Ceremony

Windrush Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom every year on June 22 to mark the arrival of Afro-Caribbean immigrants to the shores of Britain and honour the British Caribbean community. An estimated half a million people made their way to England after the Second World War.

The Windrush carried several hundred Caribbean migrants, many of them veterans of the Second World War, who were encouraged... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:31 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Windrush Day 22

Northampton Town Council Stand Against Discrimination for IDAHOBIT Day

Northampton Town Council Stand Against Discrimination for IDAHOBIT Day

May 17th is IDAHOBIT Day — International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia. Northampton Town Council stands against the discrimination of LGBTIQ persons, and works to ensure equality for all.

Today we joined West Northamptonshire Council and partnership organisations, to share in a minute of noise and speeches from Matthew Toreson, Director of Northamptonshire Rights... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 12:34 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Community

Cllr Dennis Meredith appointed as Northampton’s 782nd Mayor

Cllr Dennis Meredith appointed as Northampton’s 782nd Mayor

On Monday 16th May 2022, Northampton Town Council held its second Annual Council Meeting - also known as the Mayor Making Ceremony. During the ceremony, a word of gratitude was extended to outgoing Mayor, Councillor Rufia Ashraf, for an outstanding year, that included 300 engagements during her term as the first Northampton Town Council Mayor and raising over £5000 for her charity Northamptonshire... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 May 2022 20:25 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Annual Council, Civic, Community, Mayor Making

Mayor, Cllr Dennis Meredith to chair Northampton Town Council’s Annual Town Electors Meeting

Mayor, Cllr Dennis Meredith to chair Northampton Town Council’s Annual Town Electors Meeting

Northampton Town Council will be holding its annual Town Electors Meeting on Monday 23rd May, at 6pm in the Court Room of Northampton Guildhall.

The annual Town Electors Meeting is free and open to all residents of Northampton Parish who are on the electoral roll and is an opportunity for the residents of Northampton to ask questions and for the Town Council to directly engage with the community. The... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 May 2022 09:32 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Community, News

Northampton Town Council formally moves motion of support to the people of Ukraine

Northampton Town Council formally moves motion of support to the people of Ukraine

At its full Council meeting on 28th March, Northampton Town Council unanimously passed a motion showing its support for Ukraine. The motion passed read:

"We, local and regional leaders across Europe, strongly condemn the multiple attacks and violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We express our full support and solidarity to the Ukrainian people and our peers in local and... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 12:47 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: News, Ukraine

Goodwill Solutions Launch New Charity Account to Receive Donations on Behalf of Northampton Supports Ukraine

Three volunteers holding the Ukrainian Flag - Left  to Right - Donatas, Odeta and Slavik with Cllr Jane Birch

On Monday the group of Ukrainian and Latvian volunteers (pictured Left to Right - Donatas, Odeta and Slavik with Cllr Jane Birch and John Sheriff of Goodwill Solutions) met with the members of the Northampton West Rotary Club along with councillors and the Group Development Director of Goodwill Solutions, John Sherriff. The Rotarians will become supporters of Northampton Support Ukraine, they will... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 08:30 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Ukraine

Northampton Town Council Call For Urgent School Supplies for Young Ukrainian Refugees Entering Poland

Northampton Town Council Call For Urgent School Supplies for Young Ukrainian Refugees Entering Poland

With the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, Northampton residents have responded with enormous generosity donating thousands of items. Many lorries have already made the perilous journey to Ukraine and the Polish border.

Further to this, Northampton Town Council have launched a donation drive calling for urgent school supplies. Of those that managed to escape the atrocities, some young, Ukrainian... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 10:32 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Community, News, Ukraine

Northampton Town Council and The Northampton Irish Support Group Raise the Flag For St Patrick’s Day

Northampton Town Council and The Northampton Irish Support Group Raise the Flag For St Patrick’s Day

Together, with the Northampton Irish Support Group, Northampton Town Council raise the Irish Tricolour Flag in honour of St Patrick's Day. The Flag raising will take a place a day early, on Wednesday 16th March and remain in mast for the St Patrick's Day. This is to coincide with the launch for "Stories of Migration". A collection of published stories about how Irish families migrated to Northampton... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 09:00 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Community, News

Northampton Town Council Supports Ukraine

Northampton Town Council Supports Ukraine

With the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, Northampton residents have responded with enormous generosity donating thousands of items. Many lorries have already made the perilous journey to Ukraine and the Polish border.

A long-term solution was needed to support the volunteers and enable safe storage, sorting, packing of items and distribution of the donations and so a group of Town Councillors... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:00 by Rachel Thomas

Tags: Community, News, Ukraine