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Monday, 27 January 2014

The NBC Budget


Northampton Borough Council’s budget proposals

Later this month people in Northampton will have the chance to discuss plans to freeze council tax, provide free parking and support the town’s businesses and communities.

On Thursday 30 January Councillors at the Guildhall will be holding a public meeting for anyone interested in discussing Northampton Borough Council’s budget proposals. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to hear the proposals, ask a question or offer an idea.

This year’s budget includes:

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of Northampton Museum & Art Gallery's costume collection.

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery has over 7,000 items of costume in its collection including star items, Mary Queen of Scot's pocket and Queen Victoria’s stockings.

These items and many, many more can be seen on Saturday 1 February at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, Northampton 10.30am until 12pm.

Tickets are £3.50 and booking is essential. For information and to book a place please call 01604 838111 or email museums@northampton.gov.uk.    

Monday, 20 January 2014

Police in Northampton urge people to lock their doors

Police in Northampton are reminding people to check their home security following a number of burglaries at homes where doors have been left unlocked.

Nineteen of the 51 burglaries reported in Northampton since 1 January have been at properties where the offender has got in through an unlocked front or back door.

Detective Sergeant Carrie Powers said: “Unfortunately, too many people still leave doors unlocked – often they simply forget to check or think someone else in the house must have done it.

“In the first 13 days of January, more than a third of burglaries in the Northampton area have happened because the house was left insecure – in some of these, the householder was in the property at the time.

“Burglars are opportunistic and if they come across a door or even a window that’s been left unlocked, it’s an easy target for them. Yesterday, central sector officers were checking doors while out on patrol and found 15 front doors unlocked.

Northampton Borough Council - Northampton marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Local community groups, school children and councillors will gather at the Guildhall on Monday 27 January, to reflect on the millions of people killed during the Second World War under Nazi persecution.

The ceremony will take place in the Guildhall’s Great Hall at 6:30pm and there will be a number of speakers and performances, including contributions by children and young people from Briar Hill Primary School, Abbeyfield Secondary School and the Borough Council’s Northampton Youth Forum.

There will also be a short flower laying ceremony at 12 noon on Monday 27 January which will take place at the Holocaust Memorial Stone in The Courtyard at The Guildhall.

Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and also recognises other genocides around the world.

“It’s important for us as a community to come together and spare some time to mark this international event. I hope that everyone will join us for the ceremony on Monday (27 January) to reflect on the many people who suffered from prejudice because of their religious beliefs or nationality.”

Both events are open to everyone but booking is essential for the evening ceremony.  Anyone planning to attend should contact Northampton Borough Council’s Communities and Partnerships Team at: alice.morgan@northampton.gov.uk or by calling 01604 837795.

Northampton Borough Council - Work to begin on new fountain for the town

Work to remodel the market square fountain  is set to begin today, Monday 20 January.

The first phase of work will involve upgrading the underground systems serving the fountain. The area will be fenced off and this fencing around the compound will remain throughout the works.

Last year Northampton Borough Council asked people for their views about the future of the fountain and the majority of responses (58%) revealed that people wanted to see the fountain remodelled and switched back on.

The new fountain is due to be turned on in the spring. 

Councillor Tim Hadland, Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, said: “Over 350 people took part in the consultation on Northampton Borough Council’s website and the results showed that the majority of the public were in favour of a new fountain for the town.

“Since last year, we've been investing in many improvements for the town centre to help welcome visitors to Northampton, and we hope that this investment will attract more shoppers to the Market Square.”

Thursday, 16 January 2014


Campbell Square public ‘enquiry desk’ to move to the Guildhall
 
A new public-facing police ‘enquiry desk’ will be opening at the Guildhall in Northampton next month. 
 
From Saturday, 1 February, the new police desk at the Guildhall will replace the existing enquiry desk at Campbell Square police station. 
 
The move to the Guildhall is an opportunity to bring together the service currently provided by police staff at Campbell Square with other local services offered by Northampton Borough Council, creating a ‘One Stop Shop’ for the public. All enquiries from the public, including reporting crime, producing driving documents or reporting lost property, will be made at the Guildhall.

Police urge people to lock their doors



Police in Northampton are reminding people to check their home security following a number of burglaries at homes where doors have been left unlocked. 

Nineteen of the 51 burglaries reported in Northampton since 1 January have been at properties where the offender has got in through an unlocked front or back door. 

Detective Sergeant Carrie Powers said: “Unfortunately, too many people still leave doors unlocked – often they simply forget to check or think someone else in the house must have done it.

St James End before 1965

St James End before 1965

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