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  • Have your say on our plans to improve Air Quality

    We have put together a new draft Air Quality Action Plan that provides the actions we will take to improve air quality in West Northamptonshire. Background Reducing air pollution is vitally important to our health and environment. All councils have a duty to monitor local air quality to make sure it meets certain standards; we monitor air quality in several locations across West Northamptonshire. Regular monitoring shows that air quality does not meet UK... More
    Opened 19 February 2024
  • Post-16 Transport Policy Statement Consultation 2024

    We would like to know your views on changes we are proposing to our Post-16 Transport Policy Statement. Background Students are required to continue in education or training until the age of 18 years, the statutory leaving age is 16. Local Authorities have no statutory duty to provide transport for Post 16 students but instead must publish a “transport policy statement” each year, setting out how they will support young adults to access education and training. ... More
    Opened 1 February 2024
  • Have your say on Daventry Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

    We are seeking your comments and views on the draft Daventry Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. West Northamptonshire Council have worked with transport consultants PJA, who are involved in writing the Department for Transport Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) technical guidance, and we are now consulting on our own Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans which detail proposed schemes to make it safer and easier for people to walk, wheel, or... More
    Opened 15 January 2024
  • Have your say on Towcester Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

    We are seeking your comments and views on the draft Towcester Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. West Northamptonshire Council have worked with transport consultants PJA, who are involved in writing the Department for Transport Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) technical guidance, and we are now consulting on our own Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans which detail proposed schemes to make it safer and easier for people to walk, wheel, or... More
    Opened 15 January 2024
  • Have your say on Brackley Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

    We are seeking your comments and views on the draft Brackley Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. West Northamptonshire Council have worked with transport consultants PJA, who are involved in writing the Department for Transport Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) technical guidance, and we are now consulting on our own Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans which detail proposed schemes to make it safer and easier for people to walk, wheel, or... More
    Opened 15 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
    Opened 1 January 2024
  • Tell us about your views on Public Rental e-scooters and e-bikes

    West Northamptonshire Council has an activity called Scrutiny where Councillors look at issues affecting the people of West Northamptonshire or how the Council works and makes recommendations. The Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee is calling for evidence about the opportunities and issues relating to the use of public rental e-scooters and e-bikes operating within Northampton and Moulton. E-scooters and e-bikes provide people with a cost-effective and sustainable mode of... More
    Opened 20 December 2023
  • Eastern/Central European population Survey

    Are you Eastern/Central European and live in Northamptonshire? If you were born in or originate from - Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, or Ukraine - please help us by completing this survey about you and your community West Northamptonshire Council, along with North Northamptonshire Council... More
    Opened 18 December 2023
  • West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2024/25 Consultation

    Every year West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) plans for the money it will have available and how it should be spent on delivering services in line with the priorities and objectives set out in its Corporate Plan. At their meeting on 12 December 2023, the Council’s Cabinet approved plans to consult the public on WNC's draft budget for 2024-25 and we are now seeking views on these proposals. Our plans and budget proposals make sure that... More
    Opened 13 December 2023
  • Brixworth housing needs survey

    West Northamptonshire Council is conducting a housing needs survey in Brixworth. If you have a connection to Brixworth, such as you live there, have family or work there, we would like to hear from you. Housing needs surveys are completed to help identify current and future housing need at a local level. Information collected from the surveys helps the council to understand and work towards improving the housing supply to meet those needs and looks at whether the area needs market... More
    Opened 11 December 2023
  • 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
  • Public Spaces Protection Order consultation for Jeyes Jetty Northampton

    West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is considering whether to renew a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to close the highway known as Jeyes Jetty. A PSPO allows councils to impose restrictions on the use of specific areas. A PSPO can deal with persistent and unreasonable nuisances and anti-social behaviour that has a detrimental effect on the quality of life for the local community in a particular area. They intend to help ensure that the... More
    Opened 23 October 2023
  • Public Spaces Protection Order consultation for Dunster Street Northampton

    West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is considering whether to renew a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to close the highway known as Dunster Street. A PSPO allows councils to impose restrictions on the use of specific areas. A PSPO can deal with persistent and unreasonable nuisances and anti-social behaviour that has a detrimental effect on the quality of life for the local community in a particular area.... More
    Opened 23 October 2023
  • Consultation on the future of Ridgway House Care Home

    We are reviewing the current and future usage of the residential care service at Ridgway House in Towcester which is wholly-owned by the Council. West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) wants to be able to ensure it is in a position to offer high quality care which continues to meet the changing needs of its residents both now and in the future. The home has 35 rooms, however, the first floor is not accessible to people with care and support needs and subsequently the... More
    Opened 23 October 2023
  • Tell us about your experiences as a carer in West Northamptonshire

    West Northamptonshire Council is seeking views from unpaid carers as part of the development of a new, ambitious carers strategy aimed to enhance the lives of caregivers in our vibrant community. A carer is a person of any age who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour, of any age, who has an illness or long-term condition and cannot manage without the carers help. We want to hear thoughts, insights and feedback from all unpaid carers in West... More
    Opened 20 October 2023
  • Activities and respite for children with disabilities that provide a short break - consultation 2023

    Throughout October and November the Northamptonshire Children's Trust are seeking views on a proposed new way of delivering activities and respite (short breaks) for disabled children in Northamptonshire. Please watch the below short video that explains what the services are and the suggested changes. You’re considered disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your... More
    Opened 6 October 2023
  • Give us your views on the interim bus policy priorities

    We are developing a new interim bus policy, and we would like your view on the priorities we have identified. The feedback we receive from this will help us to shape the interim bus policy and feed into the development of a future Local Transport Plan. Background West Northamptonshire Council supports several local bus services , works with community transport operators to enable connectivity in rural areas, and supports the... More
    Opened 29 September 2023
  • Public Spaces Protection Order renewal for Daventry 2023

    We are consulting on renewing the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Daventry to help tackle nuisance or problem behaviour. A PSPO can deal with persistent and unreasonable nuisances and anti-social behaviour that has a negative effect on the quality of life for the local community in a particular area and intend to help ensure that members of the public and local communities can use and enjoy open areas and public spaces, helping to make Daventry a safe place to live, work, and... More
    Opened 25 September 2023
  • Public Spaces Protection Order consultation for Marble Arch Northampton

    West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is considering whether to renew a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to close the highway known as Marble Arch. A PSPO allows councils to impose restrictions on the use of specific areas. A PSPO can deal with persistent and unreasonable nuisances and anti-social behaviour that has a detrimental effect on the quality of life for the local community in a particular area. They... More
    Opened 11 September 2023
  • West Northamptonshire – Heritage Open Days Visitor Experience 2023

    We hope you have enjoyed West Northamptonshire Heritage Open Days. If you are happy to share your experiences with us, please complete this survey to help us to make West Northamptonshire Heritage Open Days even better for next year. The data will only be used for the purpose of this consultation and will not be passed on to a third party. Any information given to us is treated as confidential, and your personal information will not be shared with event organisers. ... More
    Opened 8 September 2023
  • Have your say on the Library Service Strategy 2023-2027

    We would like your views on how we propose to continue to develop our libraries as thriving community hubs, guided by the priorities we have identified, ensuring we support people of all ages and backgrounds. Background There are 18 Libraries across West Northamptonshire, the council are responsible for 9 of these and the rest are community managed libraries delivered in partnership with community organisations and volunteers. We have drafted a Library Service Strategy... More
    Opened 4 September 2023
  • Emergencies: How prepared are you?

    September is Preparedness Month and as part of the national #30Days30WaysUK campaign we run an annual survey to find out how prepared people are for emergencies that may happen. Since 2015, the 30Days30WaysUK campaign aims to inspire and empower people to be more ‘emergency ready’. This short survey has its roots in the 2008 ‘place survey’ across all local authorities in England and the 2013 ‘How Prepared Are You’ survey in Northamptonshire. It also takes inspiration... More
    Opened 1 September 2023
  • Have your say on funding for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

    West Northamptonshire Council Children and Young People’s Services are looking to gather feedback on peoples’ thoughts on how those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are funded. We are also keen to explore the level of understanding around SEND funding. Background The council supports children and young people up to the age of 25 that have SEND. Education settings (early years settings, mainstream schools, SEND units within mainstream schools and further... More
    Opened 1 September 2023
  • Public Spaces Protection Order consultation for Emporium Way Northampton

    West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is considering whether to make a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to temporarily close off a pedestrian route in Northampton town centre, in order to help control anti-social behaviour . A PSPO allows councils to impose restrictions on the use of specific areas. A PSPO can deal with persistent and unreasonable nuisances and anti-social... More
    Opened 23 August 2023
  • Tackling violence and improving lives through the Serious Violence Duty

    Serious violence affects many communities. The impact can be life changing, whether you are a victim or a witness. Have you been affected by serious violence in the last year? If so, we would like to know about the experience you and your family may have had, as well as the issues affecting your community. Background Legislation called the Serious Violence Duty was introduced in January 2023. The Serious Violence Duty requires organisations across the public sector... More
    Opened 4 August 2023
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