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  • 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
    Opens 1 January 2024
  • 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
    Opens 1 October 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
    Opens 1 July 2023
  • Holdenby Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan Consultation 2023

    West Northamptonshire Council is reviewing conservation areas in the Daventry Area, as well as considering new designations. A draft appraisal and management plan has been prepared for the Holdenby Conservation Area. We would like to hear the views of residents, the community and all other stakeholders on the draft appraisal and management plan. Before providing your comments, please read the draft appraisal and view a map of the proposed conservation area boundary by... More
    Opens 19 June 2023
  • Scaldwell Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan Consultation 2023

    West Northamptonshire Council is reviewing conservation areas in the Daventry Area, as well as considering new designations. A draft appraisal and management plan has been prepared for the Scaldwell Conservation Area. We would like to hear the views of residents, the community and all other stakeholders on the draft appraisal and management plan. Before providing your comments, please read the draft appraisal and view a map of the proposed conservation area boundary by... More
    Opens 19 June 2023
  • Commissioning of Healthwatch Northamptonshire consultation 2023

    North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire Councils would like to understand how you feel about local Healthwatch services in Northamptonshire. Background Healthwatch is an independent consumer champion for people who use health and social care services. Its job is to ensure that local voices are heard and that people’s views and experiences are used to improve existing services and to help shape future services. Where issues are identified they will ensure that... More
    Opened 18 May 2023
  • Have your say on sexual health services

    North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council Public Health teams are undertaking a Sexual Health Needs Assessment. We need you to help us improve sexual health in Northamptonshire and shape sexual health services. If you are 13, or older, please share your views by completing our survey to help us better understand your experiences, concerns and perceptions of sexual health and services in your local area. This survey asks questions about various aspects of... More
    Opened 4 May 2023
  • Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities - Engagement 2023

    Have your say on the new short breaks model which was co-produced with families and professionals. We want to hear the views of families, staff and other professionals on the future shape of the way short breaks are provided for children with disabilities. Short breaks are breaks for children and young people who have a disability giving them rich opportunities while also allowing carers to have a break from caring to carry out other vital activities they otherwise would not be able to... More
    Opened 18 April 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 April 2023
  • Home to School Transport Consultation 2023

    We would like to know your views on changes we are proposing to our Home to School Transport service. These changes are required to meet increased demand and operating costs, whilst also exploring opportunities to give greater flexibility for parents, support our young people’s independence and help to promote sustainable travel. Your views are important to us as they will help us to inform proposals. We recognise circumstances for each child, young person and family are... More
    Opened 31 March 2023
  • Arthingworth Neighbourhood Plan Submission Regulation 16 Consultation 2023

    Arthingworth Parish Council and the Arthingworth Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee Group have submitted the final version of the Arthingworth Neighbourhood Plan: Arthingworth Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Version 2022-2029. As the local planning authority, the Council is now required to undertake a consultation to provide an opportunity for all parties to comment on whether the submitted plan meets the basic conditions before it goes to examination. This consultation is... More
    Opened 29 March 2023
  • 0-19s CYP Health Needs Assessment - Parents and Carers

    The West Northamptonshire and North Northamptonshire Public Health Team is assessing the health and wellbeing services which support Children and Young People (CYP) aged 0-19 and their families, to gain understanding of the current health and wellbeing needs, demands and any improvements in those services across Northamptonshire. This includes young people up to age 25 where there is a statutory responsibility (as defined under SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) ). ... More
    Opened 22 March 2023
  • Croughton All Saints CE Primary School - notice of consultation 2023

    West Northamptonshire Council along with the Governing Body of Croughton All Saints CE Primary School are proposing to lower the age range from 4 to 11 years to 3 to 11 years from 1 September 2023. As part of the statutory decision-making process for school organisational changes of this nature the Council is consulting on its proposal and seeking your views. Why are we proposing the change? The number of early education places for 3-year-old children in the locality has... More
    Opened 20 March 2023
  • Public Spaces Protection Order Variation Consultation: ownership of dogs and prohibition of smoking in certain places 2023

    West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is seeking to vary the Public Spaces Protection Order (Dog Control and Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places) 2022. We want to continue to promote responsible dog ownership and also to prohibit smoking in certain public spaces in the West Northamptonshire area. The council is now seeking to vary the Order to cover the Northampton Area and include the requirement to keep dogs on leads in Northampton town centre and also at Upton Country Park Phase 2. ... More
    Opened 16 March 2023
  • Have your say on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s electoral review of new ward boundaries for West Northamptonshire

    West Northamptonshire Council is currently undergoing an electoral review that is run by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. They are developing a new pattern of wards for West Northamptonshire Council and are now consulting on these proposals. The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in West Northamptonshire. The Commission is reviewing West Northamptonshire to make sure councillors... More
    Opened 7 March 2023
  • Abington Street Public Realm Improvements, Northampton

    We have secured £4.2m from the Government’s Towns Fund to transform Abington Street, Northampton. This project will positively transform one of the busiest commercial and pedestrian routes through the Towns main shopping street. It will provide improved pedestrian access, new seating, interpretation, planting, outdoor dining space and encourage greater community activity. It will compliment the Market Square transformation project and provide enhanced connectivity with the... More
    Opened 4 March 2023
  • Marefair Heritage Park Consultation, Northampton

    We have secured £1.5m from the Government’s Towns Fund to transform Chalk Lane Car Park in Marefair into a Heritage Park. This will redefine the entrance to the town centre from the train station, offer open green space for families and the local community to enjoy while celebrating the heritage of the area. Marefair and the surrounding area has a fascinating and important history, and this site is on the boundary of the once famous Northampton Castle, a once favourite of King... More
    Opened 22 February 2023
  • Abington Area Active Travel Scheme Consultation 2023

    Consultation period for Abington Park area travel scheme extended to provide an opportunity for people to provide their views. We are consulting on the proposed active travel improvements around Abington Park, Northampton. In 2022, Local Authorities were invited to bid for further funds for permanent measures which promote active travel as part of Tranche 2. The Abington Area Active Travel Scheme, using the design guidance for walking and cycling schemes (Local Transport Note... More
    Opened 1 February 2023
  • Draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2023

    West Northamptonshire Council is undertaking a consultation on the Draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2023. The Policy will supersede current policies for the areas of Daventry, Northampton, and South Northants and sets out the driver, vehicle, and operator standards for Hackney Carriages and private hire licensing for current licence holders and all new licence applicants. This consultation specifically focuses on increasing standards and therefore improving public safety.... More
    Opened 30 January 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
  • West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2023/24 Consultation

    Every year the Council plans for the money it will have available and how it should spend it in line with the priority objectives set out in its Corporate Plan. At a meeting held on 20 December, West Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet approved for consultation its draft budget for 2023-24 and we are now seeking views on these proposals. The Council successfully delivered a balanced budget for its first year of operation within 2021/22 and set a balanced budget for the current... More
    Opened 21 December 2022
  • Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Submission Regulation 16 Consultation 2022

    The Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Steering group (on behalf of Nether Heyford Parish Council) have submitted the final version of the Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan: Regulation 16 Version December 2022. As the local planning authority, the Council is now required to undertake a consultation to provide an opportunity for all parties to comment on whether the submitted plan meets the basic conditions before it goes to examination. This consultation is known as Regulation... More
    Opened 13 December 2022
  • Consultation on decision to designate the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area

    Local planning authorities have a statutory duty to assist town and parish councils wishing to progress neighbourhood plans. This includes the duty to designate the whole, or part, of a parish if the Council makes an application to progress a neighbourhood plan to cover that area. The Council is currently publicising the application made by Northampton Town Council to designate the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area. The purpose of publicising the application is to invite comments... More
    Opened 9 December 2022
  • Term Dates for West Northamptonshire schools for the 2024-25 academic year

    West Northamptonshire Council is now consulting on proposed term dates for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for the 2024-25 academic year. The consultation will run from Monday 28 November 2022 – Saturday 31 December 2022. Please note that Academies, Free, Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools can set their term dates, although they may choose to adopt those used by the local authority. The proposed term dates are as follows: Autumn term 2024 Monday 2... More
    Opened 28 November 2022
  • Brockhall Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan Consultation 2022

    West Northamptonshire Council is reviewing conservation areas in the Daventry area, as well as considering new designations. A draft appraisal and management plan has been prepared for the Brockhall Conservation Area. We would like to hear the views of residents, the community and all other stakeholders on the draft appraisal and management plan. Before providing your comments, please read the draft appraisal and view a map of the proposed conservation area boundary by... More
    Opened 21 November 2022
  • Accessing leisure centres for people with disabilities

    West Northamptonshire Council's Disabled People's Forum are working with Leisure Centres across West Northants as well as Northamptonshire Sport to find out more about what people with disabilities want when it comes to accessing leisure centres in order to be active. We are interested in what sports or sports facilities those with disabilities use or would like to use and what barriers they are faced with in accessing these. The information will be used to provide detail about the... More
    Opened 17 November 2022
  • Consultation on school admission arrangements for September 2024

    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 14 November 2022
  • Have your say on new powers for the Council to enforce against moving traffic offences in West Northamptonshire

    By Regulations that came into effect in May 2022 through the Traffic Management Act (2004) and associated guidance, West Northamptonshire Council is undertaking a six-week consultation to enable the Council to expand the work it already does against illegal and dangerous parking and misuse of bus lanes, by allowing for the Council to use enforcement powers on drivers who commit moving traffic offences. The Department for Transport (DfT) have changed legislation to enable local... More
    Opened 10 November 2022
  • Have your say on proposed arrangement one-off fee for self-funders who fund their own adult social care

    West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) wants to hear residents’ views on the introduction of a proposed one-off fee for those who entirely self-fund their own adult social care, either in their own home or in a residential setting. The proposed fee is to support the Council's administration costs when arranging care on behalf of someone who self-funds when the Council acts as a conduit between the self-funder and the care providers. The Councils seeking your views on the proposed... More
    Opened 9 November 2022
  • Boundary Commission for England - 2023 Parliamentary Boundary Review

    West Northamptonshire Council has been asked by the Boundary Commission for England to promote their 2023 Parliamentary Boundary Review consultation - please see details below: Constituency boundaries are changing, and it’s your final chance to help shape the new map. The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by Parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency. ... More
    Opened 8 November 2022
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