Open activities

  • Amplifying Greyfriars in Northampton

    Help us amplify the future of Greyfriars’ Northampton by answering our survey! At the crossroads between the Market Square and Roadmender, between the Cultural Quarter and the Racecourse, Greyfriars sits empty. A piece of Northampton that is calling out to be revamped into a meaningful open space, a neighbourhood for all. Background The area known as Greyfriars is situated at the heart of Northampton Town Centre. It has been identified through the Council’s Masterplan... More
    Opened 5 December 2023
  • Term Dates for West Northamptonshire schools for the 2025-26 academic year

    West Northamptonshire Council is now consulting on proposed term dates for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for the 2025-26 academic year. The consultation will run from Monday 4 December 2023 to Sunday 31 December 2023. Please note that Academies, Free, Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools can set their own term dates, although they may choose to adopt those used by the local authority. The proposed term dates are as follows: Autumn term 2025 Monday 1... More
    Opened 4 December 2023
  • Give us your views on the draft Northampton Town Centre Environmental Policy

    We are looking to introduce a Northampton Town Centre Environmental Policy. This will help enhance the town centre by helping with the overall cleanliness and amenity and set out the way that businesses handle their commercial waste. Your views will help us gather public opinion, shape parts of the policy that are to do with waste from businesses in the town centre and help us to understand if there are any obstacles that businesses face in respect of their waste. ... More
    Opened 30 November 2023
  • Give us your views on the development of our Tree Strategy

    West Northamptonshire Council is working on the development of a comprehensive tree strategy to help us manage trees more effectively, as well as to set our vision and action plan for the future treescape of West Northamptonshire. The Tree Strategy will support the goals of the Council’s Corporate Plan and provide a clear framework for strategic and operational decision making across West Northamptonshire Council, our partners and the wider community. We’d like to ensure... More
    Opened 29 November 2023
  • Community Governance Review 2023/24 - Phase 1 Consultation

    We are responsible for electoral and governance arrangements within the area, these include town and parish boundaries, the number of town and parish councillors, arrangements for wards, and meetings of groups and parish councils. Background Following government and Local Government Boundary Commission for England guidance, we carried out a review this summer (2023) to seek requests from parishes who wanted to make certain changes to their parish arrangements. The feedback... More
    Opened 28 November 2023
  • Consultation on school admission arrangements for September 2025 intakes

    All admission authorities are required to formally consult if they want to make any changes to their schools’ admission arrangements for the following school year. They also have to consult on their schools’ admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period. West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) co-ordinates an annual school admissions consultation on behalf of all schools in the council area, regardless of who the admission... More
    Opened 13 November 2023
  • West Northamptonshire Parks Visitors Feedback Survey

    West Northants Council manages over 160 parks and open spaces. Parks and open spaces provide vital opportunities for recreation, contributing to the physical and mental health of the people of West Northamptonshire as well as being important for habitats, supporting local wildlife and biodiversity. We would like to know your thoughts on certain major parks that exist in West Northamptonshire. If you would like to comment on more than one park, please complete a separate survey for... More
    Opened 1 October 2023
  • Community Engagement and Resettlement: Homes for Ukraine scheme expression of interest

    Are you interested in becoming a host on the Homes for Ukraine scheme? We are currently looking for new hosts to help support Ukrainian guests whose original accommodation has not worked out, or where their original hosts, due to changes in their personal circumstances, are unable to continue to offer the use of their home. Due to more visa applications being approved, further hosts are needed as new arrivals are looking to make West Northamptonshire their temporary home. ... More
    Opened 6 January 2023
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