Who we are & what we do

At Northampton Town Council (NTC) we celebrate and support our residents, make Northampton bloom, promote a packed calendar of events, and proudly empower our people and communities.

As the largest town council in the country, from Boothville and Parklands in the north and Rushmills and Riverside in the south, to Rectory Farm in the east, St James and Kings Heath in the west, and Northampton town centre at its heart - we pride ourselves on making things happen.

We are proud custodians of an 800-year-old Mayoralty, honouring our distinctive Civic history and are committed to showcasing our local talent as well as our multi-cultural town's culture, creativity and diverse heritage with a focus on making Northampton cleaner, greener and healthier.

We organise a variety of fun, free, family focused events and projects and award a variety of impactful grants to local organisations and groups with ideas and a determination to make a difference. We do all this while at the same time carefully managing our budget to ensure transparency and value for money for each and every one of our 130,000+ residents.

NTC officially formed on 1st April 2021. The town council is the first tier of local government that is closest to the community. Consisting of 25 elected councillors and a growing team of staff, we work to deliver and evolve the range of services we provide across four committees. We work closely with West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and Northampton Business Improvement District (BID), collaborating with many partners, businesses and organisations within the town.

We couldn't do all that we do, without you.

This is your council, so get involved. Sign up for our newsletters, support our events, join our committee meetings, meet our councillors, ask your questions and have your say.

Northampton Town Council – we are here for you.

What can town councils do?

There are over 10, 000 parish councils (some of which are called town, community or neighbourhood councils) representing around 16 million people across England. They form the most local level of government and cover many rural and urban areas. Northamptonshire has 218 parishes with councils, plus 51 parish meetings (which do not hold elections). Together they cover almost all of the county, with the exception of unparished areas in Kettering and Corby.

Your town council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of your local neighbourhood. Their work falls into three main categories:

  • representing your local community
  • delivering services to meet local needs
  • striving to improve quality of life in the parish

Your town council might provide, maintain or contribute to the following services:

  • allotments
  • litter bins
  • bus shelters
  • local illuminations
  • car parks
  • local youth projects
  • community centres
  • parks and open spaces
  • community safety schemes
  • planning
  • community transport schemes
  • public lavatories
  • crime reduction measures
  • street cleaning
  • cycle paths
  • street lighting
  • festivals and celebrations
  • tourism activities
  • leisure facilities
  • traffic calming measures

They will often work with larger councils (district, borough, county or unitary) in your area called 'principal authorities' and cooperate to ensure the effective delivery of services to the local community.

Parish Council Elections

Our Councillors were elected in our first election held on Thursday 7th May 2021.

Our next election is scheduled to be held in May 2025.




Last updated: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 16:18