Page last updated 13 May 2013

In the Spotlight

29 September 2016
We need BME foster carers
Did you know almost a quarter of children needing loving foster families are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds?

Northamptonshire Sport Awards29 September 2016
Northamptonshire Sport Awards
Voting is currently open for the 2016 Northamptonshire Sports Awards.

26 September 2016
20 Million Steps 'x2'
Our 20 Million Steps weekend has now ended. You can continue to log your steps using our online form.

22 September 2016
Make a difference as a remand foster carer
“You can make such a difference as a remand foster carer!”

19 September 2016
A bright future for social workers
Northamptonshire County Council has launched on a ‘getting to good’ project plan

16 September 2016
Proud to foster disabled children
Lots of children coming into care have physical and mental disabilities, medical needs and learning difficulties. They need a caring, nurturing home where they can feel safe, wanted, and be given the chances they need to thrive.

Apply for a school place9 September 2016
School admissions applications open
You can now apply for a school place for your child to start in primary or secondary school in September 2017.

9 September 2016
You could be a foster carer
We’re always looking for new foster carers, and this week our campaign focuses on fostering teenagers.

Back to school1 September 2016
Back to school
All the information you need for the start of the school year in one place.

1 September 2016
BorrowBox - your library in one app
Use BorrowBox to borrow from Northamptonshire Libraries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

30 August 2016
Our Woods project in Corby
Corby’s "Deep Roots Tall Trees" (DRTT) are set to deliver a major new arts project inspired by Corby’s woodlands.

26 August 2016
Start your adoption story with us
There are over 1000 children in care across Northamptonshire now, and many of these are waiting for loving, permanent homes.

18 August 2016
Off to university or college? Get vaccinated before you go
Nationally more and more cases of MenW have been seen every year, from 22 cases in 2009 to nearly 200 cases in the past 12 months.

19 July 2016
Improved adult social care webpages
Our adult social care web pages have been improved to make it easier to raise concerns and find services.

12 July 2016
New adult learning autumn programme out now!
Book an Adult Learning course – Enrolments are now open for a new programme of adult learning courses starting between July and March.

8 July 2016
Be scam aware
Trading Standards is working with Citizens Advice this National Scams Awareness Month which aims to help stop people falling prey to scams.

16 June 2016
Volunteer in your library this summer
Do you know anyone who has a long summer holiday to fill and who loves books and reading plus wants to gain confidence working with children and meet new people?

10 May 2016
Champions back our fostering and adoption campaign!
Northampton Town Football Club has taken time out to support Northamptonshire County Council’s fostering and adoption recruitment campaign.

1 April 2016
Tour Ride Northamptonshire
Amateur cyclists are invited to sign-up for the Tour Ride Northamptonshire, the official sportive of the Aviva Women’s Tour, taking place on Sunday 17th July.

22 March 2016
Roadworks near Boughton
Roadworks on the A508 north of Northampton are now underway.

7 March 2016
Start your adoption story
Our adoption campaign continues this week.

29 February 2016
Budget and Council Plan
The Budget and Council Plan for 2016/17 have now been agreed by Full Council.

23 February 2016
Adult Learning summer programme now open!
We’re now taking bookings for adult learning courses with starting dates from April to July. Search our huge online catalogue and find something that’s right for you, for work, for life, and for wellbeing.

11 February 2016
Think you have the flu?
Colds and flu share some of the same symptoms but are caused by different viruses.

Sleeping safely18 January 2016
Safer Sleeping for your Baby campaign
The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) has launched a campaign to promote safe sleeping for young babies

Winter weather and opening hours11 January 2016
Winter weather
Information about service disruption during winter weather.

stay safe5 January 2016
Stay safe: firearms and weapons attack
Find out how to stay safe in the event of an attack.

We need foster carers!4 January 2016
We need foster carers!
We have launched an urgent appeal for foster carers after the number of children in care in the county has reached a record high

Do you have a working smoke alarm?15 December 2015
Do you have a working smoke alarm?
Are you a tenant? Has your landlord fitted smoke and CO alarms? If not, they are breaking the law.

Business support24 November 2015
Get business support at your library
Looking for some advice to help get your business idea off the ground?

Give a child the life they deserve 16 November 2015
Give a child the life they deserve
Families in Northamptonshire are being asked to consider whether they could offer a loving, safe and stable home to a child by becoming a fostering family.

Are you in to win?10 November 2015
Are you in to win?
Northamptonshire Waste Partnership is rewarding food waste recyclers with a new competition.

Free childcare for two year olds4 November 2015
Free childcare for two year olds
If you are the parent or carer of a two year old child and receive certain benefits you could be entitled to free childcare and education

New adult learning courses4 November 2015
New adult learning courses
The new adult learning brochure is now available.

Read on!20 October 2015
Help your child to Read On, Get On!
We are supporting a national campaign to raise reading standards in pre-school children.

Browse the online shop19 October 2015
Bring Northamptonshire History Home
The Northamptonshire Archive, based at Wootton Hall Park in Northampton, has launched a range of high quality products featuring selected images from the archive collection.

foster children21 September 2015
Be a foster carer!
For children in foster care, it’s the little things that mean so much, and by being a foster carer you can make a huge difference to a child’s life.

Young Northants10 September 2015
Young Northants
The new Young Northants website covers everything from health and education advice to information about staying safe and getting out and about.

New website21 May 2015
New website
We are currently moving all of the pages on this website onto our new website. See a list of services available on our new website.

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