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. For further information, please visit our Halls for Hire page.

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.

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 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.

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.

Latest News

Help us to build a better and stronger community for all

Help us to build a better and stronger community for all

Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:47 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

South Northants Council (SNC) is calling upon residents to take part in a short survey to help them develop their Building Stronger Communities Strategy.

The draft strategy highlights the key issues facing communities across South Northants and sets out a four-year approach to tackling inequalities and creating strong sustainable communities for all residents. More »

Councillor Karen Cooper, SNC's portfolio holder for wellbeing said: "We have developed the priorities with a broad range of partner organisations, including elected representatives, community groups and local organisations.

"We are a large, rural district, which despite being generally affluent, has hidden poverty and disadvantage and specific local challenges, such as isolation and connectivity. These have been highlighted more than ever this year with the pandemic, and we have addressed these inequalities in our plan."

The strategy outlines proposals to increase community resilience, reduce isolation, improve wellbeing and to positively shape the future for the residents of South Northants by enabling more people to have a voice.

There are four main themes in the strategy:

People: Enable residents to live safe and healthy lives.

Engagement: Enable more residents to participate in building stronger communities.

Resilience: Build the capacity to deliver meaningful interventions for local communities.

Place: Create identity, culture and connection to our localities.

Residents can comment on the specific areas they are interested in.

Cllr Cooper went on to say: "We want to develop our proposed plans with members of the public, service users and community groups and welcome your suggestions to help shape how we deliver this strategy to meet local needs.

"With your help we can make sure South Northants continues to be a great place in which to live and work for both existing and new residents."

You can find the draft strategy here: www.southnorthants.gov.uk/strongercommunities

And complete the survey here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/StrongerCommunitiesConsultation2020

Or you can email your comments to SNC's Healthy Communities Team at:

healthy.communities@southnorthants.gov.uk

The consultation is open until 27 November. » Less

Job Vacancies with South Northants Youth Engagement

South Northants Youth Engagement Logo

Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:27 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

Do you see barriers to young people realising their potential and want to do something about it? If so, then SNYE want to hear from you!

South Northants Youth Engagement (SNYE) are a new youth charity, with funding to promote and coordinate activities and services for local young people across the district. They are offering a unique opportunity to be instrumental in the development of new community-based youth provision in South Northants. They have youth clubs that need support, new provision to develop, and plans for new projects that need experience and skills to champion the youth work. More »

They have two positions to fill:

Youth Engagement Coordinator
Salary: 12 hours part-time (£25,350 to £29,250 pro rata)

Youth Worker
Salary: 25 hours part-time (£19,500 to £23,400 pro rata)

Working closely with the youth engagement partnership groups in Brackley and Towcester under the direction of the SNYE, the right person will have experience of working with young people, running projects, and developing youth provision.

SNYE offer an attractive salary with extras, including, flexible working, free training, and travel expenses. (There is potential to increase hours through additional funding)

Please contact SNYE by email: admin@youth-engagement.co.uk for an Application Pack with full Job Description and Person Specification.

You can also visit the SNYE website: www.youth-engagement.co.uk

The deadline for all applications is midnight 22 November 2020. Interviews start w/c 30 November.

See the attached documents for more details about each role. » Less

Public consultation on proposed changes to Local Council Tax Relief Schemes in West Northamptonshire to begin on Monday 2nd November 2020.

Survey clipboard & pen vector graphic

Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 11:34 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

Public consultation on the proposals for the new Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for West Northamptonshire will go live for a six-week period, beginning on Monday 2nd November, until midnight on Sunday 13th December 2020. The final scheme will be agreed by the West Shadow Executive Committee on 26th January 2021. More »

Residents and stakeholders across Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire, along with countywide stakeholders, are invited to have their say on the proposed changes to the LCTRS.

The schemes provide a reduction for working-age people and households on low incomes, to help them pay their council tax bill. There are individual schemes in place for Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire, which are administered by the councils in each area.

Each council currently offers a different level of support through their LCTRS, but on 1st April 2021, the formation of West Northamptonshire Council means that the existing three schemes need to be brought together into one scheme which is affordable, consistent and fair to all residents wherever they live; not only for those that receive support but also for those who depend on wider services.

Currently, the minimum Council Tax contribution that working-age people must pay ranges from 8.5% to 31% across the three Councils. One proposal to bring the schemes together is for the minimum contribution to be set at 26.5%, meaning a maximum discount of 73.5% would be offered through the new scheme.

This proposal would make the scheme is broadly cost-neutral to the new authority and place no additional cost on the wider taxpayer. There are also another five proposals outlined in the consultation document.

Those of pensionable age are protected by the prescribed regulations set out by central government, therefore, will not be affected by the changes proposed to the LCTRS in West Northamptonshire, and will continue to receive the same level of support that they have been used to getting from their current council.

Full details about the scheme, how the proposals were developed and the other options considered, along with the consultation questionnaire, are available online at the following link:
https://futurenorthants.citizenspace.com/lctrs-west/2021-22

All responses are anonymous and participants are not required to submit their name or address. » Less