Towcester Town Council

Serving the people of Towcester, Wood Burcote & Caldecote

Towcester Town Hall

Town Clerk: Miss Elizabeth Cox
The Town Hall, 86 Watling
Street, Towcester
Northamptonshire NN12 6BS

Tel: 01327 350995

Towcester Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Towcester a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Towcester Town Guide Updated 2020

The Towcester Town Guide provides useful information on Towcester, the history of the town, map of the area and a comprehensive list of local services. Updated in 2020, you can access an online interactive copy of the Town Guide by clicking the image.

Towcester Town Crier

The Towcester Town Crier is a magazine published by the Town Council five times a year. It includes articles by local community groups, voluntary organisations and charities as well as news from the council and upcoming community events. It is distributed by volunteers to Towcester residences. Advertising rates start from £20. For more details contact the town council offices. To read the latest edition, click on the image.


Latest News

M1 Junction 13 – Junction 16 smart motorway, upcoming weekend closure, Friday 10 to Monday 13 June

M1 Junction 13 – Junction 16 smart motorway, upcoming weekend closure, Friday 10 to Monday 13 June

Posted: Thu, 26 May 2022 09:51 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

National Highways have advised us of an upcoming weekend closure that will be taking place on the M1. The M1 northbound between junctions 15 to 15a will be closed for 56 hours from 9pm on Friday 10 June to 6am on Monday 13 June 2022. The closure will allow engineers to resurface lanes two and three with low noise surfacing next to Collingtree village. More »

They will also carry out a full reconstruction of the carriageway on the junction 15 northbound entry slip and nosing area during this closure. This work is essential to tie the slip road in with the new all lane running alignment.

This is a significant piece of work, and they have to close the road fully to carry it out safely. If they are able to complete the work sooner than expected, they will re-open the road and will advise motorists and the public through social media and the electronic signs on the motorway itself.

Please note that these are provisional dates and are subject to change, as there may be conditions outside of their control, such as adverse weather, and road incidents. Please visit our website to see the latest M1 road closure dates and the official diversion routes at: www.nationalhighways.co.uk/M1junction13-16

Drivers will be encouraged to plan ahead and to use alternative routes such as the M40, A1 or the M11 with the A14. Drivers are asked to avoid this section of the M1 and surrounding roads if possible.

An alternative diversion route for this full weekend closure has been agreed with the local authority. Traffic will be diverted via the A45 northbound, then onto the A5076 ring road, A5123 southbound and back onto the M1 at junction 15a. Diversion routes will be clearly signed during this closure - drivers are encouraged to follow these and not their own satnavs to discourage them from choosing unsuitable routes.

Residents and business owners are advised to allow extra time onto their journeys. National Highways will do their utmost to complete the work as quickly as possible and keep noise and disruption to a minimum. However, they acknowledge some operations may be noisy, for example, reversing bleepers must be operational on vehicles for health and safety reasons.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact them on 07469 391190. If you would like to know more about the project or register for email updates, please visit www.nationalhighways.co.uk/M1junction13-16. » Less

Calling all Veterans

Calling all Veterans

Posted: Wed, 25 May 2022 10:17 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

2022 ARMED FORCES DAY (AFD) - calling all Veterans, Reservists and Serving personnel

This year AFD will be on Saturday 25th June. However, events to celebrate it can take place from 1 week before until 1 week after. More »

A ceremony is outside the Town Hall but in terms of numbers it has always been relatively low key. This year we want to make more of showing our appreciation of what our Armed Forces, current and past, have given in serving our country.

The Midsummer Music Festival takes place the weekend before, Friday – Sunday, 17th – 19th June. The Towcester Branch of the RBL are hosting an event in the Town Hall during the afternoon of the 18th, from 3pm until 5pm, for Service personnel and their families. Refreshments will be provided in the form of an Afternoon Tea, by Food for Heroes, for which we are very grateful, and we will have the Studio Band to play.

The actual timings on the afternoon are as follows:

3.00pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Tea will be served

3.30pm - 3.55pm Studio Band will perform

4.00pm - 4.15pm AFD Flag will be unfurled on Town Hall flag pole, including Last Post, etc and some words from local Clergy

4.15pm - 5.00pm Return to Town Hall for more tea and chat.

RBL Towcester will be offering free Programmes for the Midsummer Music Festival (MMF) to all participants, but because the full MMF programme covers all the events from Friday lunchtime until Sunday tea time, you will need to contact David Reed in advance so he can make appropriate arrangements to enable you to take the fullest advantage of the programme, which acts as a roving entry ticket. This will also help with regard to getting the right numbers for the refreshments on the Saturday afternoon.

Please contact David Reed, by email, no later than Monday 13th June to advise that you will be attending and to tell him how many guests you are bringing.

David Reed
Towcester Branch
Royal British Legion
dreedsfm@sky.com » Less

WNC Housing Strategy Consultation

WNC Housing Strategy Consultation

Posted: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 10:01 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

West Northamptonshire Consultation Register Helping to shape new Housing Strategy

West Northamptonshire Council is developing a new housing strategy which will be a high-level document that will explain their vision, plans and priorities for the next two years. They want to make sure that the new housing strategy covers the housing issues important to residents and stakeholders and this can be achieved by asking you to help shape it and they welcome your views and comments. More »

This questionnaire closes at midnight on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Have your say

Please visit the West Northamptonshire Consultation Hub for further information about the proposal and how to have your say.

If you have any questions or enquiries about the consultation, please contact the Housing Strategy and Partnership Team at: ConsultationHousingStrategy@westnorthants.gov.uk » Less