Page last updated 13 May 2013

In the Spotlight

20 million steps2 September 2015
Help Northamptonshire walk 20 Million Steps
20 Million Steps is a challenge to everyone in Northamptonshire to go for a walk on 18th to 20th September and help the county achieve the collective total of walking 20 million steps in one weekend.

heritage week logo1 September 2015
Heritage Week 7th to 11th of September
Northamptonshire Heritage Week - Historic houses across the county will open their doors to showcase special moments in a 'Millennium of Monarch Making'.

Back to school25 August 2015
Back to school
Our website has all the information you need to help when your child goes back to school in September.

Project Angel18 August 2015
New HQ update - Foundation stone laid
The foundation stone for Northamptonshire County Council’s new Project Angel headquarters has been put in place, signalling a landmark in the build of the £53million complex.

in northamptonshire17 August 2015
Keep in touch
Our August e-newsletter is out now - Read it now and sign up to receive a monthly news briefing of need-to-know headlines, promotions, events, and consultations in your inbox.

celebrate success!11 August 2015
Celebrating success
Have you had excellent customer service from one of our employees? Nominating them for an award is a great way to say thank you

learh new it skills28 July 2015
Learn new IT skills
Need help with online issues or getting started with a new device? Then come along to the Barclays Digital Eagles session at Central Library

be clear on breast cancer16 July 2015
Be clear on breast cancer
1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70 so don’t assume you’re past it.

Adult learning10 July 2015
Adult learning autumn courses
The Adult Learning Autumn 2015 to Spring 2016 brochure has been published and is available to download from the Adult Learning page.

Youth Ambition Awards8 July 2015
Youth Ambition Awards winners 2015
The Youth Ambition Awards, held in partnership with Connexions, were presented at a special ceremony on Wednesday 8 July at Wicksteed Park.

reading logo 6 July 2015
Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge
If you are aged 4-12 years and can read 6 books of your choice during the summer holidays, then get to your local library and sign yourself up.

2 July 2015
A Northamptonshire start-up success
Northamptonshire is open for businesses – there’s a wealth of free support ready to help your business take off.

dont be a numpty this summer29 June 2015
Heatwave advice
Temperatures are expected to reach over 30C this week, so take a look at our advice for coping with the warm weather

Broadband vouchers24 June 2015
Broadband vouchers
Boost your bottom line – Grants of up to £3,000 are available for Northamptonshire businesses to upgrade your broadband internet connection.

womens tour 2015 route21 June 2015
Women’s Tour 2015
Congratulations to Northamptonshire's Hannah Barnes on her Women's Tour stage win. Find out more about where and when you can cycle this summer.

Summer of Cycling20 June 2015
Summer of Cycling
This year’s Summer of Cycling includes a host of cycling events and activities over the coming months.

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.

Could you foster?27 April 2015
Could you foster a teenager?
A Northamptonshire foster carer is asking you to consider whether you have the skills required to care for a teenager.

Angel Street16 April 2015
Angel Street: new one-way system
From Monday 20th April, a new one way system will be introduced on Fetter Street and Angel Street in Northampton.

Services moving9 April 2015
Towcester Library and Registration Office move
Towcester’s new library at The Forum in Moat Lane has now opened its doors.

Are you prepared for a flood?20 March 2015
Are you prepared for a flood?
Are you prepared for a flood? Check out our Flood Toolkit.

Social care jobs17 March 2015
Join us and help make children safer
Our Social Work Academy aims to recruit the best newly-qualified social workers by offering a year-long intensive training and support programme and a competitive salary.

Superfast broadband12 March 2015
Superfast broadband by end of 2017
Around 90% of Northamptonshire households should have access to superfast broadband by the end of 2015. Find out when superfast broadband may come to you on our 'When and Where' map.

Get Involved Hub2 March 2015
Search for volunteering opportunities online
Introducing The Get Involved Hub – a brand new searchable database of volunteering opportunities for Northamptonshire.

Your county council tax contribution27 February 2015
Your county council tax contribution
Find county council tax rates - A portion of your council tax goes to the county council.

Summer courses now available24 February 2015
Summer courses now available!
Read about the experiences of three adult learners and find the right course for you.

Draft budget19 February 2015
Budget 2015/16 approved
Councillors have voted to approve the budget for 2015/16, which outlines £68m of savings while protecting frontline services.

Foster me16 February 2015
Make a real difference to a local child
We have joined up with eight other local authorities in the region to launch an urgent appeal for foster carers

Sod-cutting ceremony13 February 2015
Construction begins on Project Angel
Councillors and council staff mark the start of construction of the new council headquarters in Northampton town centre.

Winter weather29 January 2015
Winter weather
We will keep this page updated with important information regarding winter weather and its effect on our services.

The C* Word23 January 2015
The C* Word
Find out about a pioneering service for teenagers and young people affected by cancer which is being launched in Northamptonshire.

21 January 2015
Do you use the e-Library?
Download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music for free!

Free health checks16 January 2015
Take advantage of a free NHS Health Check
If you’re aged between 40 to 74, then you could be entitled to a FREE NHS Health Check.

Station opens12 January 2015
Northampton railway station opens
The new Northampton station has opened its doors to the public for the first time, offering a spacious gateway into the town and beyond.

Local Offer15 December 2014
New Local Offer website
Visit our new Local Offer website to find services available in Northamptonshire for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Broadband for business8 December 2014
Broadband for Business
"With superfast broadband, we’re looking forward to building bigger, better, faster, here in Northamptonshire.” Mark Parrish, Cortexa, Great Doddington.

Can you click it?21 November 2014
Can you click it?
Did you know you can renew a library book, report a pothole and apply for a school place on our website?

Careers in Home Care4 November 2014
Careers in home care
Become part of a growing industry and gain an immensely rewarding career with excellent prospects.

National adoption week3 November 2014
Could you give a child a loving home?
With 53 children waiting for an adoptive family, we are asking people whether they could open their home to a child to really make a difference to their life.

Flu vaccine14 October 2014
If you're eligible, get the flu vaccine now
Check if you are eligible for a flu vaccine and how to get it.

Icons of Northamptonshire9 October 2014
Icons of Northamptonshire: a new book
A new book titled Icons of Northamptonshire is now available from our libraries.

In case of emergency1 October 2014
In case of emergency - what would you take?
Don’t be a numpty – think about what you would need in case of an emergency now to make sure you don’t get caught out.

Free school lunch29 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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