Page last updated 13 May 2013

In the Spotlight

Back to school1 September 2014
Back to school
Our website has all the information you need to help when your child goes back to school in September.

Two year funding29 August 2014
Funded Early Learning 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 early learning.

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.

20 Million Steps22 August 2014
Coming for a walk? 5th - 7th September
We're challenging Northamptonshire to work together on 5, 6 and 7 September 2014 to reach a target of 20 million steps. Enter our free photo competition to win a GoPro camera.

Deciding what to do after GCSEs22 August 2014
Deciding what to do after GCSEs?
Thousands of young people in Northamptonshire have now received their GCSE exam results. This is an important time in any young person's life and there are big decisions to make.

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.

Free school lunch19 August 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.

Broadband for business18 August 2014
Broadband for business
"Superfast connectivity is a must to compete" - Jon Thorpe, acs, Northampton.

Becket's Park overnight road closures15 August 2014
Becket's Park junction overnight road closures
Night-time road closures will be introduced at the Bedford Road/Victoria Promenade junction in Northampton as work continues to bring highways improvements to the busy intersection.

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.

Ministerial visit23 July 2014
NCC hosts ministerial visit
The Minister of Public Administration from Trinidad and Tobago, along with her management team, came to visit our Customer Service Centre.

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.

Radio Northampton's visit to Towcester library18 July 2014
Radio Northampton's visit to Towcester library
Radio Northampton visited Towcester library and learnt all about this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

Community websites event18 July 2014
Community websites event
On Thursday 17 July, website editors from around the county met at Northamptonshire ACRE to improve their community websites.

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.

Flag competition4 July 2014
County flag competition update
Thank you to all the people who entered the flag competition and everyone who voted for their favourite flag and their preferred date for a County Day.

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.

Explore our award-winning libraries20 June 2014
Explore our award-winning libraries
Our Library Service team has been named Best Council Services Team at the 2014 Municipal Journal Awards.

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.

Improvements to town centre road junction28 May 2014
Improvements to Northampton town centre road junction
Improvements to a Northampton road junction will play a part in helping boost regeneration in the town.

Corby link road23 May 2014
A43 Corby link road now open
The new multi-million pound Corby Link Road, which will help boost the economy in the north of the county, is now open.

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 into music and performing arts26 March 2014
Get into music and performing arts
Check out the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT) online.

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.

School meals6 November 2013
School meals are the best choice for lunch
Did you know that only 1% of packed lunches meet the Children’s Food Trust nutritional standards? Get lunch sorted with healthy, hot school meals.

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.

Get involved10 September 2013
Get Involved
Help us preserve and share our county’s history. We need your help to make our records and heritage collections more accessible.

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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