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

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.

The Towcester Town Guide provides useful information on Towcester and a comprehensive list of local services. You can access a copy of the Town Guide by clicking onto the link provided.

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 council offices. Read the latest edition, click on the image here:

Towcester Town Crier

Latest News

New year, new job for South Northants job seekers

New year, new job for South Northants job seekers

Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:18 by Liz

Job seekers looking for new work in the new year are being invited to join South Northamptonshire Council's (SNC) popular and successful Job Club.

Following a short closure over the festive season, the SNC Job Club has re-opened its doors this week to continue offering free and confidential advice on a wide range of topics to help equip people with the tools and skills to find work. More »

Councillor Stephen Clarke, SNC's portfolio holder for growth and regeneration, said "The Job Club has seen huge success since it started in 2010, helping over 500 people back into work.

"If it's your new year's resolution to get back into employment, pursue a career change, or even start your own business, then I'd encourage you to come along to one of our Job Club sessions at either Towcester or Brackley libraries."

The SNC Job Club offers advice from a wide range of experts who offer support and help with CV writing, covering letters and applications forms, information on all the latest local vacancies, apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities as well as debt, money and welfare advice.

The SNC Job Match service also matches potential employees with local businesses. This free and confidential service helps job seekers to find the right job for them and businesses to find employees with the skills and experience they require. Our Job Match advisors are up-to-date on current vacancies and have well-established relationships with a wide range of local companies.

For those thinking of potentially setting up their own business, the SNC Enterprise Club advisor is also available to offer advice and support to get you started.

Job Club takes place every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:30pm, alternating between Brackley and Towcester Libraries. The next session will be taking place at Towcester Library, The Forum on Tuesday, 14 January. There is no requirement to book in advance.

For more information, visit https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/Job-Club, email jobclub@southnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 322087. » Less

A5 Overnight Roadworks A43 to Weedon

A5 Overnight Roadworks A43 to Weedon

Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:15 by Liz

Update 9 Jan 20

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS: A5 JACK'S HILL Multi-Disciplinary Project

Update Bulletin 1 – 9.1.2020

As you may be aware, Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance works to the A5 between Tove roundabout (A43) and Weedon until the end of July 2020. More »

These works are programmed to commence on Monday 13th January 2020.

The initial works to Phase 1 (from Tove roundabout (A43) to the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads, Foster's Booth) includes vegetation clearance before bird nesting season commences and surveys of existing drainage pipelines.

These particular works will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Mondays to Fridays inclusive and are programmed to take approximately two weeks.

Please note that the A5, between Tove roundabout (A43) and Weedon, will remain open as usual when we are not working and winter maintenance work, i.e. gritting of the road, will be carried out as normal.

Please also note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Local businesses will be open as usual during these essential works so please continue to use these and ask others to do the same. I'm sure that your local business community would appreciate it.

I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

For further information, please contact:
Mike Healy
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England

Mobile: 07964 114 623
Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com

Update 3 Jan 2020

Between January 2020 and July 2020 there will be major roadworks along the A5 between the Towcester Roundabout and Weedon.

This will include tree and vegetation clearance, repair to damaged drains, repairing ditches, and resurfacing.

It will entail:

  • Weeknight closures (8pm - 6am)
  • Some full weekend closures (8pm Friday - 6am Monday).

This news item will be updated regularly whenever information is received from the contractors or Highways England to keep residents informed.

The initial warning letter from Highways England is below. This information shows:

SNC Local Development Order Consultation

South Northants Council Logo

Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 12:27 by Liz

South Northamptonshire Council has prepared a draft Local Development Order (LDO). This is intended to help homeowners to extend their homes, by removing the need for planning permission for most extensions. There will be a quicker, alternative process put in place, for SNC to check that plans comply with the terms of the LDO. More »

SNC are seeking views about whether you support the idea in principle, as well as any detailed comments that you may have about the draft LDO. Any feedback they receive will be taken on board before a decision is made about how best to proceed.

SNC has prepared documents to accompany the draft LDO, which you may also make comments about if you wish. There is an online survey available, but SNC will also accept comments made by email or in a letter if you would prefer. It depends on what you have to say, as to the best way for you to respond to the consultation.

Where the consultation documents can be viewed

The consultation documents including the draft LDO, EIA Screening, Equalities Impact Assessment, a map showing the area to be covered, and the Design Guide, are available to view on the SNC's website at https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/consultation

In addition, paper copies of all the consultation documents are available to view at SNC's offices at The Forum, Towcester.

How to make representations

Representations can be made online at https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/consultation

By submitting a response form via email to planpol@southnorthants.gov.uk

Or by post to:

LDO Consultation
South Northamptonshire Council
Moat Lane
Towcester
NN12 6AD

All representations should be received by South Northamptonshire Council by no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, 17th January 2020.

Should you have any queries regarding the Local Development Order Consultation, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Planning Policy Team on 01327 322265. » Less