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West Northamptonshire Council

The articles below have been added to help you locate a page on West Northamptonshire Council's website. 

West Northamptonshire Council -
telephone no.: 0300 126 7000 
website: www.westnorthants.gov.uk/

Fix my Street

West Northamptonshire Council's Highways Community Liaison Officer advised at the Parish Council meeting in June 2024 that the Fix my Street App may not inform WNC of local reports. Reports made using the link on WNC's website will be received and attended to by the council. 

Fix my Street - Report or track reports to WNC - West Northamptonshire Council FixMyStreet (westnorthants.gov.uk)

 

Town & Parish Brief

See what the new Leader of the Council says and the cabinet changes. Click here.

Garden waste - green bin annual subscription

WNC charge an additional amount to have garden waste collected in the green bin. To set up for collection or renew the annual subscription, visit www.westnorthants.gov.uk/bin-collection-services/garden-waste.


Payments
Find out how to make a payment to West Northamptonshire Council visit www.westnorthants.gov.uk/your-council/make-payment.  

Consultations
WNC wish to consult with the community on current issues

Have your say about West Northamptonshire Council consultations by following this link:

Find current consultations at westnorthants.citizenspace.com/

WNC want to consult and engage with stakeholders so they can inform their decisions. WNC's Consultation and Engagement Framework at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/consultation-and-engagement-framework-2021 shows how they intend to do this.

Current consultations include:

Have your say on West Northamptonshire's new draft Local Plan

Consultation: Help us develop services for children, young people and families

Cosgrove Village West Northamptonshire Council
Cosgrove Village West Northamptonshire Council

Home Upgrade Grant Expands Eligibility Criteria to Reach More Low-Income Households

Low-income off-gas households with an annual income of £36,000 or less across West Northamptonshire are urged to find out if they could access essential funding to help them deliver energy efficiency upgrades and install clean heating systems. 

The funding is made possible through the Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 funding bid secured by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC). 

Responding to feedback and a thorough review of the program, the Department of Energy and Sustainable Net Zero (DESNZ) has increased the household income threshold to £36,000, up from £31,000, to ensure that more families can benefit from this vital initiative.  

The expanded eligibility criteria are anticipated to increase the number of eligible households by approximately 19% nationally within the scheme. This means more families will have access to the support they need to improve energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty, and contribute to the UK’s Net Zero commitment by 2050. 

WNC is partnered with Agility Eco to be able to offer this scheme to the people of West Northamptonshire this opportunity by arranging and carrying out the improvement assessment and all the retrofit work.  

Local installers in each region will guide customers through the application journey, helping them understand and establish eligibility for the scheme. If eligible, the installer will identify which improvements for the home will provide the greatest benefits and arrange any necessary surveys and installations. 

The home must also be heated by alternative fuels including electricity, oil, liquid propane gas, and solid fuels. The energy efficiency criteria will be determined by the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of the property and residents will be supported with this part of the eligibility process during application. Residents will be provided with a free EPC where they do not already have one. 

The scheme allows funding per property to provide a range of energy and cost saving upgrades, depending on the specific circumstances such as the fuel source, energy efficiency and EPC rating of the home, with the most funding available for the least efficient homes heated by the most polluting fuel sources. 

Cllr Adam Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Leisure at West Northamptonshire Council, said: “With energy costs continuing to place severe pressure on household budgets, this scheme is an important chance for local residents to improve their homes, save money on their energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions. I would encourage anyone who thinks they might be eligible to get in touch to find out more.”  

How to Check Eligibility:  

You can check if your property has an EPC and learn about your SAP score by at Find an energy certificate - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).  

West Northamptonshire Council understands that energy efficiency needs may change over time. If work has been done on your property since your last EPC assessment, your SAP score may have improved. Our dedicated installers will be able to verify your eligibility during your assessment.  

You can access information and apply for the grant here.  

Contact Information

West Northamptonshire Council Communications Team

communications@westnorthants.gov.uk

Variation to the Public Spaces Protection Order - Dog Control and Prohibition of Smoking in specific public places 2022

West Northants Cabinet have approved a variation to the PSPO which now applies to the Northampton area of West Northamptonshire and also includes the requirement that dogs must be on leads at all times at Upton Country Park Phase 2 and also in Northampton Town Centre.

The PSPO was already in place across Daventry and South areas of West Northamptonshire and helps promote responsible dog ownership and now prohibits smoking in certain public spaces across the whole of West Northamptonshire.

The Order will come into effect from 3rd October 2023.

The requirements and restrictions of the variation to the Order are summarised as follows. Anyone who is in control of a dog in a public place must:

  • pick up after the dog immediately
  • have the appropriate means to pick up after that dog
  • prohibit dogs from entering the following: children’s play areas; schools when open and in use by pupils; skateparks; tennis courts; multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and bowling greens
  • keep the dog on a lead when in: Cemeteries; burial sites; graveyards; memorial gardens; allotments; car parks; sports grounds, fields and pitches, when in use for authorised sporting activity; land near the café area at Daventry Country Park; Northampton Town Centre; Land at Upton Country Park Phase 2 (land between Kislingbury and Upton) and near schools when open and in use by pupils
  • put the dog on a lead when requested to do so by an Authorised Person
  • restrict the number of dogs that can be walked by one person to a maximum of 4 dogs at any one time, unless they are a licensed boarder, breeder or dog day care provider whereby a maximum of 6 can be walked at any one time.    

In addition

  • smoking of tobacco, tobacco related products, smokeless tobacco products including electronic cigarettes, herbal cigarettes or any illegal substances is prohibited in the following areas: Children’s play areas; land near schools when open and in use by pupils; skateparks; tennis courts; multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and bowling greens.  

A £100 fixed penalty notice (FPN) may be issued if you fail to comply with any of the requirements or restrictions contained within the varied PSPO.

For further information visit www.westnorthants.gov.uk/community-safety-and-emergencies/public-spaces-protection-orders-pspos