Page last updated 13 May 2013

In the Spotlight

School place offers2 March 2015
Secondary school places offered
If you applied online for your child to start secondary school in September 2015, you can view your child's allocated school from Monday 2nd March.

Race to the Top24 February 2015
Race to the Top
We are seeking to make schools in Northamptonshire among the best in the country by 2020 through our Race To The Top strategy.

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.

Blacklight Run17 February 2015
Get involved in the Blacklight Run
The Blacklight Run is coming to Northampton – Sign up as a participant or volunteer and be a part of this amazing run/party on March 7.

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

Summer courses now available13 February 2015
Summer courses now available!
A huge variety of summer courses available. Book yours now!

Women into Business courses13 February 2015
Free business training courses in March
Take advantage of free business training and support for new businesses.

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.

Social care jobs2 February 2015
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?

Changes to Household Waste Recycling Centres2 February 2015
Changes to Household Waste Recycling Centres
Opening hours and days at the household waste recycling centres have changed.

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

Women's Tour29 January 2015
Women's Tour 2015
World class cycling returns to Northamptonshire this June with a stage of the 2015 Women's Tour taking place in the county.

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.

School admissions15 January 2015
School admissions - apply for a school place
The deadline to apply for a school place for your child to start in September 2015 has now passed. You can still make a late application.

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.

Stay safe this winter1 December 2014
Don't be a numpty! Stay safe this winter
Stay safe this winter – Being careful in winter weather can prevent the majority of injuries.

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.

Northampton roadworks begin29 October 2014
Northampton roadworks
Major roadworks schemes are underway as part of our multi-million pound investment in the town’s infrastructure to lay the foundations for further economic growth.

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.

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.

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.

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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