News releases from South Northamptonshire Council

July 2020

Residents’ views to be sought on future council opening hours 
Public consultation across Northamptonshire with residents and businesses on future opening hours for the… 
Published 27 July 2020

£1 million revamp to start as district leisure centres welcome back members 
After the Covid-19 lockdown forced the major revamp of Towcester Centre for Leisure to be postponed, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) has confirmed work will now begin in August. 
Published 24 July 2020

Labour of love puts district in the driving seat for development 
A major planning policy which will guide the development of the district until 2029 has been adopted by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).
Published 24 July 2020

Free parking for shoppers preserved on Towcester Co-op site 
South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) has today confirmed that it has completed the purchase of the long-empty Co-op store and car park in central Towcester, from the Co-op, after lengthy negotiations.
Published 13 July 2020.

Major planning policy gets thumbs up from inspector 
After more than six years of work, hundreds of representations from the public, businesses and other… 
Published 6 July 2020
June 2020

Council prepares job seekers for Covid recovery 
As the full impact of Covid-19 on the economy continues to emerge, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is making sure job seekers have the best opportunities through a series of webinars. 
Published 26 June 2020

National School Sport Week at Home 2020 
The annual National School Sport Week campaign takes this week and aims to celebrate the important role of Physical Education and school sport in enhancing young people's wellbeing. 
Published 23 June 2020

High street traders welcome council support for their reopening 
Shop owners have welcomed social distancing support packs provided by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) as they open after the lockdown. 
Published 19 June 2020

Council to spend share of £50 million to support businesses reopening 
Support packs, including social distancing posters and floor decals, are being delivered to businesses after SNC was allocated up to £83,000 to support the reopening of shops. 
Published 12 June 2020

Last supermarket recycling sites in Towcester to close 
South Northamptonshire Council has taken the decision to remove the last two supermarket recycling facilities in Towcester. 
Published 12 June 2020

Lose the leaks and drop the drips for climate change 
With South Northants producing an estimated 34,700 tonnes of CO2 emissions from water use each year, this month’s Climate Change Challenge is encouraging households across the district to save… 
Published 12 June 2020

Covid-19 lifeline extended for small business 
The application process for the latest small business grant support for those impacted by COVID-19, will be opened by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) from Tuesday, 2 June 2020. 
Published 3 June 2020

Street traders and home catering businesses reminded to register 
Mobile and home run food businesses are being reminded they must register with their local council to ensure they are operating safely. 
Published 2 June 2020

Moat Lane regeneration shortlisted for award 
The development which turned a derelict portion of Towcester town centre into a thriving mix of high-quality homes and commercial and community space, has been shortlisted in the Planning Awards 2020. 
Published 2 June 2020

May 2020

Resignation of Grange Park ward member 
Following the resignation of Cllr Adil Sadygov, there is a vacancy in South Northamptonshire Council’s Grange Park Ward and a notice of vacancy has been published today, Monday, 18 May 2020. 
Published 18 May 2020

Slim your bin for the Climate Change Challenge 
Residents in South Northamptonshire are being challenged to reduce, reuse and recycle to help shrink their carbon footprint and save money. 
Published 15 May 2020

Residents urged to show their colours for VE Day 
Residents of South Northamptonshire are being urged to hang out their bunting as the country commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of hostilities in Europe. 
Published 6 May 2020

April 2020

Council webcasts first planning committee meeting 
The democratic process remains intact despite the current lockdown restrictions after South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) held its first online planning committee meeting this week. 
Published 24 April 2020

Lifeline Coronavirus grants paid to businesses in South Northamptonshire, but more than 25 per cent of eligible businesses are still to claim 
Approximately 75 per cent of eligible small businesses across the district have submitted information to allow payment of grants to assist in dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus. 
Published 22 April 2020

Council acts swiftly to prevent unsuitable development 
An unsuitable development on the outskirts of a picturesque village in South Northamptonshire, has been prevented after confirmation of a High Court injunction today, Monday 20 April. 
Published 20 April 2020

Tenants and landlords urged to talk 
Those living in rented accommodation and landlords are being urged to open a dialogue as the country responds to the Coronavirus. 
Published 17 April 2020

Interim arrangements for North and West Northamptonshire shadow councils agreed by Government 
Plans to create two new unitary councils for the county from next April will now continue within the planned timescales following the confirmation today of new legislation by the government. 
Published 16 April 2020

District council’s website on the podium for accessibility 
Those with poor sight or dyslexia can easily access online services in South Northamptonshire after the district council’s website scored a top three spot in an accessibility league table. 
Published 7 April 2020

Support for South Northamptonshire businesses up and running 
An online system through which businesses can apply for grants during the coronavirus emergency, has been launched by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC). 
Published 7 April 2020

Help for residents with Council Tax 
Those who cannot pay their Council Tax due to the Coronavirus are being urged to claim the benefits they are entitled to by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC). 
Published 3 April 2020

March 2020

Bin collections continue, but residents asked to double-bag tissues 
Core waste and recycling services in South Northamptonshire are continuing as scheduled, but bulky waste collections have been suspended and the Farthinghoe Recycling and Reuse Centre is closed. 
Published 26 March 2020

Council economic growth team seeks innovative response to Covid-19 
Expanding on its Job Match service, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is helping to facilitate the redeployment of workers unable to work because of Covid-19. 
Published 25 March 2020

Council sets final budget 
Ahead of the move to the new unitary authority, South Northamptonshire Council set its final budget on Wednesday, 26 February. 
Published 11 March 2020

February 2020

Council Job Club celebrates 10th anniversary 
A free and confidential council service in South Northamptonshire which helps people find employment is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
Published 28 February 2020

Parliament gives go-ahead for Northamptonshire’s new unitary councils 
Parliament has passed legislation to replace Northamptonshire’s eight existing councils with two new unitary authorities on 1 April next year.
Published 14 February 2020

January 2020

Community choir sing for charity 
The NN12 Community Choir will be coming together on 27 March for one big performance to raise funds for a local charity. 
Published 28 January 2020

Chance to win prizes in return for your food scraps 
Residents in South Northamptonshire could win rewards as well as helping the environment just for recycling their food waste. 
Published 20 January 2020

Save money by booking holiday activities early 
Parents and guardians will save 10 per cent if they book their children on to South Northamptonshire Council’s popular half-term activity sessions between Wednesday, 15 January and Sunday, 19…
Published 14 January 2020

New year, new job for South Northants job seekers 
Job seekers looking for new work in the new year are being invited to join South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) popular and successful Job Club. 
Published 10 January 2020

Brush-up on food safety with training course 
Food or catering businesses interested in improving their skills on food safety and hygiene can take part in a course hosted by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC). 
Published 9 January 2020

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