Candidates have been announced today for the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election due to take place in Northamptonshire next month.On Thursday, 2 May voters across Northamptonshire will go to the polls to elect their Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.The Council has today published a Statement of Persons Nominated listing all individuals who will be standing for the election.They are: Martyn Emberson – Conservative and Unionist Party Ana Gunn – Liberal Democrats Danielle Stone – Labour and Co-operative PartyThe Police Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) is elected to oversee local policing and fire and rescue services, manage the police & fire and...

Residents in North and West Northamptonshire are being encouraged to apply early to vote by post for the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Elections this spring.On Thursday, 2 May voters across North and West Northamptonshire will go to the polls to elect the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.The Police Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) is elected to oversee local policing and fire and rescue services, manage the police & fire and rescue budget, set council tax rates for policing, and ensure transparent communication about police activities in the community. They will also make key appointments of the Chief Constable...

With just over a week before the consultation on the draft budget proposals for North Northamptonshire Council closes – we are encouraging people to have their say.Draft plans for 2024/2025 were approved for consultation by the Executive at a meeting on December 21 - and the council is now seeking views on the proposals.You can take part in the consultation in a number of ways including:Completing the online survey. Writing to: Budget Consultation Response, North Northamptonshire Council, Sheerness House, Meadow Road, Kettering, NN16 8TLYou can view the Your Voice Matters web page for more ways on how to have...

Residents, businesses and community groups are invited to share their views on the draft Brackley, Daventry, and Towcester Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).These plans, open for public consultation from today, Monday, 15 January to Sunday, 25 February aim to create a culture of walking and cycling by proposing infrastructure developments that make active travel a natural choice for residents and visitors.The initiative aligns with the government's ambition to promote cycling and walking for shorter journeys, reducing traffic congestion, enhancing air quality, and contributing to the overall well-being of the community.Cllr Phil Larratt, Cabinet Member for environment, transport, highways...

Businesses and residents are invited to give their views on plans to introduce a new Environmental Policy for Northampton Town Centre.West Northamptonshire Council is asking people for their thoughts on the introduction of a new policy which will seek to improve commercial waste and environmental issues in the central Northampton area.The consultation period has been extended and will now close on Sunday, 18 February. The policy will initially be trialled in Northampton before being considered for roll-out across the wider West Northamptonshire area.People are being asked to help shape parts of the policy around waste from businesses in the town...

A survey has been launched on potential locations for rapid on-street charging points in 6 towns across North Northamptonshire.7 sites are being considered in Burton Latimer, Corby, Kettering, Raunds, Thrapston and Wellingborough. The potential sites would have rapid chargers, meaning users could charge their electric vehicle to 80% in 20-40 minutes depending on the model's battery capacity and starting state of charge.Properties near the proposed sites will receive a letter in the coming days with more detail and how to complete the survey. The letter will be from Believ, who are running the project working with North Northamptonshire Council and the project...

Help shape the future of the Greyfriars sites in Northampton as West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) seeks views on the first stage of engagement to ask the community their views on the emerging vision.Over 1,100 people have shared their feedback on the emerging vision, there are just a few weeks left to share your thoughts on how the site could be transformed.The online engagement launched on Tuesday, 5 December and will run through until Sunday, 7 January. Visit ampnorthampton.com to view the emerging vision to amplify the area and have your say.The area includes the former Greyfriars bus station site, the East and...

People across West Northamptonshire are being asked to share their views on the public e-scooters, to support councillors who are scrutinising the effectiveness of the scheme.As part of West Northamptonshire Council’s (WNC) Scrutiny process, the Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee is seeking people’s feedback on the scheme, which is currently operated by Voi and WNC in the Northampton and Moulton areas.The Committee is looking for evidence into the opportunities and issues around the e-scooter scheme, which has been running in the town since 2020.At their recent meeting (4 December), Scrutiny members decided to establish a task and finish group on...

In Northamptonshire, the allocation of resources for crucial services like the police and fire departments is a decision that directly involves residents. The responsibility falls on the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, who oversees the setting of precepts—resident contributions from council tax—to fund these essential local services. Roughly 18% of the council tax paid by Northamptonshire residents is channelled towards supporting the local police and fire services, while the remaining portion aids local authorities.However, the financial backbone for these services doesn't solely rely on precepts. Central government grants also play a substantial role. As preparations for the...

More than 50 residents from Hanwood Park gathered at a community meeting this month to discuss the future of this Kettering housing led mixed-use development.Chris Langdon, Project Director at Hanwood Park, gave residents a progress report, answered questions about leisure facilities and discussed timescales for the proposed secondary school.“Our priority at Hanwood Park is to secure planning permission for the rest of the site so that we can then start focusing on the development of community facilities, including shops, retail and leisure amenities,” said Chris, who thanked residents for their engagement and support at the event, held at Hayfield Cross Church of England Primary...

Residents are being asked to have their say and provide feedback on revised plans for pedestrian and cycle routes between Corby town centre and train station.The Town Centre to Train Station link road and Smart and Connected Corby are two of the projects within the Corby Towns Fund which North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) was awarded £19.9m from Government to deliver.In September 2022, residents were asked for their views on the proposed, original designs after which the comments were received and collated into common issues/themes. The common issues and comments were evaluated, and alternatives were investigated, following which the scheme was...