Information from West Northamptonshire Council relevant to the parish. Please follow this link to their website: https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk
Northamptonshire Fix My Street: https://fixmystreet.northamptonshire.gov.uk/
Report portholes, gritting, fly tipping issues or highway problems: https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/roads-and-paths/report-potholes-or-highway-problem
Garden Waste Collections
The annual subscription charge for the fortnightly service from April 2023 to the end of March 2024 is £55 per bin and can be made online at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/gardenwaste
Residents now have the option to sign up for an annual direct debit to save having to remember to renew every year. Residents who are unable to access the internet can subscribe to the service by phoning the council on 0300 126 7000.
Once households are signed up to the service, they will receive their new 2023/24 garden waste permit which they will be asked to stick on their garden waste bin. Any bins that have not subscribed will not be emptied after 4 April 2023.
People who do not wish to sign up to the service have the option of composting their garden waste at home, either in a traditional compost heap or by purchasing a compost bin by visiting www.getcomposting.com and typing in their postcode to see offers available in their area.
People can also recycle garden waste for free at any of the Council’s household waste recycling centres. A comprehensive list of FAQs are also available on the Council’s website at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/bins-recycling-and-street-cleaning/garden-waste-collection-faqs
More information can be found at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/gardenwaste
Coronation of King Charles III
WNC Notice: Residents urged to submit their application for a road closure to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III before 27 March 2023
His Majesty will be crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday 6 May 2023. Plans are under way to organise a packed weekend of festivities in West Northamptonshire from 6 to 8 May, including street party-style activities and big screens in Northampton town centre on the Saturday, a Big Lunch at Delapre Abbey on the Sunday and local volunteering opportunities for the Big Help Out on Bank Holiday Monday. Further details will be available on The Big Help Out website. Residents are encouraged to hold coronation street parties in their communities.
West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) has set up a digital hub for all the guidance and information residents need for holding a community events or street parties.
Local community and voluntary groups can also apply for grants of up to £10,000 for events and activities through the National Lottery Awards for All programme. There’s no deadline, but it can take up to 12 weeks from the point of submitting the application to receiving funding, so groups are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Plans are also under way by multi-faith groups to organise a countywide Coronation Service at All Saints’ Church in Northampton on 30 April.
National events planned to celebrate the Coronation include:
- Saturday 6 May: Coronation Service, coronation procession, Buckingham Palace balcony appearance by members of the royal family
- Sunday 7 May: Coronation Concert and lightshow at Windsor Castle, Coronation ‘Big Lunch’ street parties held by communities
- Monday 8 May: Big Help Out encouraging people to get involved in local volunteering.
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Please see the WNC Parish Briefing for more information about WNC Services: January 2023 WNC Parish Briefing
WNC offers cost of living support
- West Northamptonshire Council Online Cost of Living Support Hub
- Cost-of-Living Support Line 0300 126 7000 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
WNC have set up a new area on their website to help people access a range of support and advice to help them through the current cost of living crisis. Financial help for low wage workers, households with children, and those most needing help towards rent, council tax, household bills including gas and electricity, childcare costs and important daily essentials.
Earning £400 or less a week? You may be eligible for £250 towards winter essentials
Please check out the WNC link for details of eligibility and how to apply. https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/claiming-benefits/household-support-fund
National scheme to offer £2 bus fares from January 2023 –https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/news/national-scheme-offer-ps2-bus-fares-january-2023
Customer services will be at Hunsbury Library the third Thursday of every month from 1pm to 4pm.
Dates for 2023: 20 April
Library Address: Overslade Close, Northampton, NN4 0RZ
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Paid Casual Employment Opportunities (Elections)
Have you ever considered working in a Poll Station or at a Count Venue during an election and supporting the democratic process? The Returning Officer for West Northamptonshire employs casual staff at different times of the year to assist with the running of elections. Staff can sometimes be required at short notice, for example when a General Election is called.
You can apply for an election job at any time of the year. Even if there are no elections scheduled, we continuously recruit to the staffing database in preparation for the next electoral event. Once you have joined the staffing database, you will be the first to hear of available jobs and be invited to confirm your availability to work. Many roles require no previous electoral experience. Where appropriate, full training is provided.
All applicants must be aged at least 18 and have the right to work in the UK. Political working restrictions apply. To register your interest and for more detailed information on these jobs, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/electoral-services and scroll down to the Employment Opportunities section.
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