Page last updated 13 May 2013

In the Spotlight

Free school lunch23 September 2014
Free lunch for children: Reception to Year 2
Lunch now free for all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 – Savings and convenience for families, good quality nutrition for children.

22 September 2014
Join the Stoptober challenge today
Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England, is encouraging smokers to swap their fags for gags, to help them quit for good this October.

Northampton roadworks begin19 September 2014
Northampton roadworks begin
Major roadworks schemes begin this month as part of our multi-million pound investment in the town’s infrastructure to lay the foundations for further economic growth.

20 Million Steps18 September 2014
20 Million Steps: Photo competition winner
See the winning entry in our 20 Million Steps photo competition vote.

School admissions18 September 2014
School admissions - apply for a school place
You can now apply for a primary or secondary school place for your child to start in September 2015.

16 September 2014
Broadband for business
"Our business has grown from nothing to being the 2nd largest model aircraft website in the UK. We couldn’t live without superfast broadband.” Malcolm Walls, Airspotters, Corby

Primary school sport conference15 September 2014
Primary School Sport Conference
Book online to attend a conference in October aimed at anyone engaged in the provision of PE and Sport in primary schools.

Flag unveiled11 September 2014
County flag unveiled
A new county flag for Northamptonshire has been unveiled following a competition organised by The Commonwealth Flag Project.

Just Read11 September 2014
Just Read: Take the 10 minute pledge
We are encouraging parents and carers to spend 10 minutes reading with their child each day. Take the 10 minute pledge today.

Superfast broadband10 September 2014
Rural superfast broadband Q&A sessions
People living in the West Haddon and Guilsborough areas will be able to find out about the benefits of superfast broadband in rural communities at question and answer sessions this month.

Two year funding3 September 2014
Free childcare and education for 2 year olds
If you are the parent/carer of a 2 year old and receive certain benefits you could be entitled to free childcare and education.

Making Children Safer29 August 2014
Making Children Safer
Find out what to do if you have a concern about a child's safety or wellbeing.

Apply for or renew a concessionary bus pass21 August 2014
Apply for or renew a concessionary bus pass
You can now apply for or renew your older person's concessionary bus pass online, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Changing Tracks14 August 2014
Changing Tracks: a pan-European art project
Northamptonshire’s first pan-European art project Changing Tracks launched in the UK on Friday 15 August with the unveiling of a large scale installation by major Spanish artist Xevi Bayona.

Project Angel7 August 2014
Project Angel: Archaeological update
Since Easter archaeologists from MOLA have been hard at work unravelling the story of past land use along St John’s Street.

Room for me?31 July 2014
Room for me?
Have you got room in your home and room in your life to foster?

Photo competition30 July 2014
Women's Tour: Reflecting on success
Following the publication of an independent report hailing the success of The Women's Tour, here's a reminder of the day.

Come and talk to us30 July 2014
Save money on your energy bills
A fixed-price tariff and learning where you use energy could save you money on your bills.

Summer Reading Challenge22 July 2014
What will your child read this summer?
The annual Summer Reading Challenge for 4-12 year olds takes place this summer in libraries across Northamptonshire.

Road bridge repairs11 July 2014
Bridge repairs on Geddington Road in Corby
Work to repair the Geddington Road bridge in Corby began on Monday 14 July.

Adult learning brochure8 July 2014
New Adult Learning brochure out now!
The Adult Learning Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015 brochure is out now with lots of new and interesting courses.

Summer of Cycling 20147 July 2014
Summer of Cycling 2014
If you're inspired by the arrival of the Tour de France's first three stages on these shores this month, find out how you can get onto two wheels with the Summer of Cycling 2014.

Children's services are improving7 July 2014
Children's services are improving
Our plan for improving children’s services in the county is making good and steady progress, according to two independent assessments.

Youth Ambition Awards3 July 2014
Youth Ambition Awards 2014
The Youth Ambition Awards took place on Thursday 3 July. Find out who won!

Vital welfare checks1 July 2014
Looking after somebody else's child?
Children and young people who are being cared for by somebody other than their immediate family could be missing out on vital welfare checks.

Social care jobs19 June 2014
Join us and help make children safer
Are you a children's social worker, senior practitioner or team manager looking for your next career challenge?

Social Work Academy11 June 2014
Social Work Academy - applications open
We're now recruiting for our brand new Social Work Academy. This is a new initiative to bolster our existing children's social care workforce on a long-term basis.

Don't be a numpty!10 June 2014
Don't be a numpty! Keep safe this summer
Summer is here! With months of glorious sunshine ahead of us, we are wishing everyone a fun and safe summer season.

Rushden recycling centre re-opens21 May 2014
Redeveloped Rushden recycling centre re-opens
Rushden Household Waste Recycling Centre has now re-opened following a redevelopment.

Women's tour volunteers needed17 April 2014
Volunteers needed: Cycling events
Be part of the wealth of Summer of Cycling events across the county until August.

Get involved in Emergency Planning17 March 2014
Get involved in Emergency Planning
Recent severe weather has wreaked havoc on parts of the country. Join our Emergency Response Corps to be on hand to help if something similar happened here.

Adult Learning14 March 2014
Book your adult learning course online now!
Don't forget that you can now book your Adult Learning course online in just a few easy steps.

Best place to do business6 March 2014
Northampton named best place to do business
An independent report has found Northampton is the best performing town for business in the UK.

Council tax5 March 2014
Council tax update
You will receive your council tax bill from your district or borough council in the next few weeks.

be clear on breast cancer4 February 2014
Breast Cancer – Don’t assume you’re past it
Breast Cancer – Don’t assume you’re past it. 1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70.

Northamptonshire EnergySaver24 January 2014
Northamptonshire EnergySaver
We’ve launched a new programme with British Gas to tackle fuel poverty in Northamptonshire. Around 3,000 households will be able to access funding for energy efficiency improvements. Find out if you qualify...

Heritage Hawk Walks at Chester Farm16 January 2014
Heritage Hawk Walks at Chester Farm
Try your hand at the ancient art of falconry in the historic setting of Chester Farm.

Free Wi-Fi in libraries16 December 2013
Free Wi-Fi in libraries
Free Wi-Fi is available in all 36 of our libraries, as well as Brixworth Country Park and the Record Office in Northampton.

Workplace challenge12 December 2013
Be part of the winning team!
Organisations across the county are invited to register with a new initiative which aims to motivate employees to become more active.

Bowel cancer awareness2 December 2013
Are you bowel cancer aware?
Only about half of people sent an NHS bowel cancer screening kit use it, but spotting bowel cancer early can save your life.

Street Doctor28 October 2013
Street Doctor - report highway problems online
Our Street Doctor service makes it easy for you to tell us when something needs fixing on the county's road network without having to call us.

Be clear on cancer18 October 2013
Be Clear on Cancer
If you notice any blood in your pee, even if it is just once, tell your doctor straight away.

Greener Northants14 October 2013
Greener Northants
Greener Northants is a partnership website designed to bring together the wide range of environmental projects going on in Northamptonshire.

term time holidays22 July 2013
Term time holidays
Changes to existing legislation will come into effect nationally from September which means that parents could be fined for taking children on holiday during term time.

NCC Mobile Site10 April 2013
My county council... Anywhere!
Check out our improved app and mobile site. All the information on our website is available to you 24:7, right to your phone.

suggested bike rides
Suggested Bike Rides
Check out the bike rides that were created for last year’s Summer of Cycling. These rides cater for a range of abilities, from children or novice cyclists using traffic-free cycle tracks

CTC and Brreeze guided rides
CTC and Breeze Guided Rides
The Cyclist Touring Club (CTC) run regular guided rides for club members, but also allow non-members to join them on certain rides on a trial basis.

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