WNC News – March magazine, waste bin sign up, no mow May & more

On this page you can view the latest news from West Northamptonshire Council. Visit their website at: https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/

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1st March 2023 – Subscriptions now open for West Northants garden waste service

Residents across West Northamptonshire can now sign up for optional, chargeable garden waste collections from April 2023. The annual subscription charge for the fortnightly service from April 2023 to the end of March 2024 is £55 per bin and can be made online at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/gardenwaste

20th Feb 2023 – Participate in No Mow May

The Sustainability team at West Northamptonshire Council is inviting all to participate in No Mow May this year. This is an initiative where we encourage you to leave your lawnmower and let your lawn grow out without maintenance. This encourages smaller plants to grow and flower which increases biodiversity. For more information – Frequently Asked Questions – No Mow May (plantlife.org.uk) We are asking parish councils to participate in this by spreading the word to its residents and also leaving parish owned land unmown throughout May or for even longer. For resources – Resources – No Mow May (plantlife.org.uk) WNC has already spoken to their contractors who will be implementing this across a number of parks in West Northants such as Abington Park and Daventry Country Park.

15th Feb 2023 – WNC Election Staffing Employment Opportunities

Have you ever considered working in a Poll Station or at a Count Venue during an election and supporting the democratic process? 

The Returning Officer for West Northamptonshire employs casual staff at different times of the year to assist with the running of elections. Staff can sometimes be required at short notice, for example when a General Election is called. 

You can apply for an election job at any time of the year. Even if there are no elections scheduled, we continuously recruit to the staffing database in preparation for the next electoral event. Once you have joined the staffing database, you will be the first to hear of available jobs and be invited to confirm your availability to work. Many roles require no previous electoral experience. Where appropriate, full training is provided. 

All applicants must be aged at least 18 and have the right to work in the UK. Political working restrictions apply. To register your interest and for more detailed information on these jobs, please visit: www.westnorthants.gov.uk/electoral-services/employment-opportunities-elections.

15th Dec 2022 – WNC Winter Wellbeing

West Northants Council Launches Winter Wellbeing Webpage

18th Nov 2022 – WNC Cost of Living Support

Financial and practical Cost-of-Living help for households across West Northamptonshire is available now

WNC has worked with partners across the authority to offer a package of financial and practical support to help residents with rising costs of food, fuel and essential daily items over the winter months. WNC have announced:

  • Financial help for low wage workers, households with children, and those most needing help towards rent, council tax, household bills including gas and electricity, childcare costs and important daily essentials. Funded by the third tranche of the Household Support Fund. 
  • West Northamptonshire Council Online Cost of Living Support Hub    
  • Cost-of-Living Support Line 0300 126 7000  
  • Network and directory of 67 Warm Spaces across the whole county  
  • Directory of food larders run by Northampton’s Hope Centre