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  • 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
    Closed 31 December 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
    Closed 19 November 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
    Closed 19 November 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
    Closed 19 November 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
    Closed 19 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
    Closed 19 November 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
    Closed 12 November 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
    Closed 31 October 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
    Closed 31 October 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
    Closed 29 October 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
    Closed 27 October 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
    Closed 22 October 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
    Closed 8 October 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
    Closed 1 October 2023
  • Have your say on the Draft West Northamptonshire Council Housing Allocation Scheme

    We are consulting on a draft West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) Housing Allocation Scheme. Every local housing authority is required by law to have a housing allocations policy (or scheme) which determines how available social housing is allocated to those on the housing register. Whilst much of a policy is in accordance with legislation, guidance and regulations, the council is able to shape certain areas of the policy to address certain local needs. This includes detail about: ... More
    Closed 26 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
    Closed 19 September 2023
  • Public Spaces Protection Order renewal for Northampton 2023

    We are consulting on renewing the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Northampton 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 Northampton a safe place to live,... More
    Closed 12 September 2023
  • Have your say on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for West Northamptonshire

    The West Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board invites you to feedback on the proposed new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for West Northamptonshire for 2023 to 2028. This challenging new strategy sets out how, in West Northamptonshire, we will work together as a partnership and with residents to improve health outcomes for local people. The proposed West Northamptonshire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been developed together with NHS... More
    Closed 29 August 2023
  • Draft Street Trading Policy 2023

    West Northamptonshire Council is undertaking an 8-week consultation on the Draft Street Trading Policy 2023. The Council is responsible for regulating street trading in the West Northants area including: Providing Street Trading Consent to traders wishing to sell goods from designated streets (or consent streets) Preventing illegal trading across the area West Northants the Council is keen to engage with all stakeholders to develop the Street Trading Policy that will... More
    Closed 27 August 2023
  • Have your say on future waste services in West Northamptonshire

    We are developing a Resources and Waste Strategy that will set out our long-term plan of action, and how we intend to achieve further improvements to align with and meet proposed Government waste policy changes. We are asking for your views about all the waste and street cleansing services that we operate. Your views will help us shape the overall West Northamptonshire Resources and Waste Strategy for residents using household waste collection services. Background ... More
    Closed 21 August 2023
  • Community Governance Review

    The LGBCE (Local Government Boundary Commission for England) have been conducting a ward boundary review for West Northamptonshire Council. The Boundary Commission will publish their final report on 1 August. For more information about the ward boundary review for West Northamptonshire Council please visit the LGCBE website - West Northamptonshire | LGBCE These changes will impact on some parish councils whose boundaries, as a result of the review, will no longer align... More
    Closed 18 August 2023
  • Feedback on the school holiday food voucher scheme

    As part of a Government support package to help families in the school holidays, West Northamptonshire Council gives supermarket vouchers to parents, guardians, and carers of children who get free school meals. These vouchers are sent out from the school. We want to understand how important this service is to people who receive this help. We also need to know how well this service works, and if we can make it better. This short survey should take around 5... More
    Closed 11 August 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
    Closed 31 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
    Closed 31 July 2023
  • Consultation on the future of Boniface House Care Home

    We are reviewing the current and future usage of the residential care service at Boniface House in Brixworth, 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 care home has 46 rooms, however it is significantly under occupied as the design of the building means that the... More
    Closed 30 July 2023
  • Health Checks Survey for people aged 40-74

    We are asking for feedback on the NHS Health Check, which is a programme offered to people aged 40 to 74 that happens every 5-years. The check can help spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, or dementia. Background Public Health for West Northamptonshire Council is seeking peoples views of the NHS Health Check Service as it is carrying out a service review. The information you provide will allow us to evaluate the service and allow us to... More
    Closed 20 July 2023
  • Consultation on Hunsbury Park Primary ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Unit operating on Chiltern Primary School site, Northampton

    We are looking for views on the proposal to establish a 30 place Autistic Spectrum Disabilities ( ASD) unit, operated by Hunsbury Park Primary, as an annex on site of Chiltern Primary School . West Northamptonshire has seen a significant increase in demand for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ( SEND) places in recent years and additional capacity is urgently required to ensure that there are sufficient places available in coming... More
    Closed 19 July 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
    Closed 18 June 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
    Closed 11 June 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
    Closed 30 May 2023
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