Towcester Town Council

Serving the people of Towcester

Towcester Town Hall

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

Tel: 01327 350995

Coronavirus Support Line 0300 126 1000 (Option 5)

Towcester Town Council's venues, the Town Hall, The Sawpits Centre and Towcester Youth & Community Centre, are now closed to all hirers until further notice.

There will be reduced levels of staffing in the Town Council's office from Monday 23rd March but emails and voicemails will be picked up on a regular basis.

Please click here for information about community support for residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

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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 £15. For more details contact the town council offices. To read the latest edition, click on the image.

Latest News

Towcester welcomes new Mayor

Towcester welcomes new Mayor

Posted: Tue, 19 May 2020 09:58 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

Towcester Town Council is delighted to announce, that following the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on Monday 18th May 2020, Councillor Richard Dallyn was inaugurated as Towcester Town Mayor for 2020/21 and Councillor Damian Reynolds as Deputy Town Mayor, which was held, in these unique times, as an online event. More »

Councillor Dallyn who has been a Towcester Town Councillor since 2015, is also one of the town's five district councillors on South Northants Council where he is chairman of the Planning Committee.

However, due to the continuing lockdown there is no immediate prospect of organising events in town to raise money for the Town Mayor's nominated charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, Northants.

An early casualty of the current situation is the cancellation of this year's Midsummer Music Festival scheduled for June.

"I'm hoping we can start to arrange things later in the year, such as quizzes, a pantomime, and maybe something musical, or outdoors. All our plans discussed before March have had to be shelved, but they're not forgotten," said Councillor Dallyn.

The Town Mayor's term of office continues until next May, so it may be a case of cramming all the planned events into the last few months. Please follow Towcester Town Mayor's Facebook page for updates.

"Meanwhile, I'm impressed, but not surprised, by the great community spirit being shown in Towcester," he said.
"The Thursday evening claps for the NHS have become an opportunity to deepen and develop contacts with neighbours."

If anyone would like to contribute to the Mayor's charity ahead of any staged events, your generosity would be very welcome.

"It's understandable that all the emphasis is on tackling Covid-19, but many people are affected by cancer. It may not always be life-threatening, but it is life-changing, and the work that Macmillan does is so important for all of us here in Towcester and elsewhere," said Councillor Dallyn.

Any contributions you care to make would be very gratefully received. Please make cheque donations payable to Town Mayor's Charities and post to the Towcester Town Council at The Town Hall, 86 Watling Street East, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6BS.

See how the chains of office were presented 'virtually' on the Mayor's Facebook page.

Selfie by Councillor Dallyn! » Less

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 12:51 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

Notice is hereby given that, due to the resignation of Cllr Ashley Baker, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Towcester Brook Ward of Towcester Town Council.

In accordance with the Local Elections Rules, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 2nd June 2020), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to The Returning Officer, South Northants Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD by TEN electors for the Electoral Area, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. More »

In line with the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is called it will take place on or after 6 May 2021

Richard Ellis
Returning Officer

Dated 12th May 2020

Note: In computing the fourteen days Saturdays, Sundays, day of Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning are disregarded. » Less

A5 Pedestrian Safety Assessment Report, March 2020

A5 Pedestrian Safety Assessment Report, March 2020

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 15:13 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

The attached pedestrian safety report was commissioned by Towcester Town Council to look into concerns of pedestrian safety and vehicle speeds travelling along the A5 between Jenkinson Road and the new Furlongs housing estate opposite Towcester Racecourse. The data was collected at the beginning of March and recorded the volume and speed of vehicles as well as pedestrian movements along this section of the trunk road. In summary, the report concluded that there was low risk to pedestrians at the time of conducting the survey. The Town Council will closely monitor the issue of pedestrian safety as more homes in the new development become occupied.

Towcester Steps Up To Combat Coronavirus

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