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 Full Overnight Closure J15-J16 21st-25th June

M1 Full Overnight Closure J15-J16 21st-25th June

Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 11:12 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

Latest update from National Highways:

"We will be installing CCTV, overhead signage and barriers, and carrying out resurfacing work on the M1 between junctions 15 and 16, from Tuesday 21st June for four nights from 9pm to 6am. More »

Although we have gained approval to use the alternative diversion route through Northampton for our southbound closures, due to the A45 northbound being closed all week, we have no other option but to use the A508 and A5 for the northbound closures.

Please note these are provisional dates and are subject to change, as there may be conditions outside of our control, such as adverse weather, and road incidents.

You can find out more about the project, see the latest closure information and view the official diversion routes at the link below. You can also register for email updates to stay informed as the project progresses.

We will do our best to complete the work as quickly as possible and keep noise and disruption to a minimum.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 07469 391190." » Less

Brackley Jubilee Choir Summer Concert - Sat 9th July

Brackley Jubilee Choir Summer Concert - Sat 9th July

Posted: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:57 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

Summer Concert
An evening of music by
Gilbert & Sullivan
Musical Director: Nick Perry
Accompanist: Kieron Galliard
St Peter's Church, Brackley
Saturday 9th July at 7.30pm
Tickets £10 (students in full time education free)



Posted: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 11:51 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt


Notification from National Highways as follows:

"I am writing to let you know that we will be carrying out essential maintenance work to the A43 Southbound carriageway between the Towcester roundabout and the Northampton Road roundabout at Brackley. More »

During this comprehensive scheme of work, we will repair and replace damaged drains, resurface the carriageway, renew any damaged kerbs, refresh road markings, install road studs and vegetation clearance works.Once completed, all road users will benefit from improved road safety and a smoother driving experience.

When will the work take place?
We are planning to start work from the 11th July 2022 for approximately three months.

To keep our programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, we will work overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday. We do not currently plan to work Saturday or Sunday nights, however please note that all our planned works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, such as clashes with other emergency work on the diversion routes.

How will the work affect traffic and businesses?
To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and motorists, we will need to use a full carriageway closure while we work. During all road closures we will put in place fully signed diversion routes which have been agreed with the Local Authority.

All carriageways will be open as usual outside of our working hours. We will make sure that access to businesses and residences is maintained wherever possible.


The South side repairs and resurfacing of the carriageway are now substantially complete, with one overnight visit left to complete. We will send out further notification updates nearer the time giving more precise timescales for this closure.

We wish to remind drivers that on 6th June 2022, we'll be carrying out the remainder of the surfacing works on the North side of the A43 / A5 Towcester roundabout. These works will take around two weeks to complete.We will work overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

How will this work affect traffic?
The A43 Northbound carriageway at Abthorpe Roundabout to Towcester Roundabout will be closed. The A5 (both directions) from Towcester roundabout to Old Mill Race Roundabout (junction A45/Flore Bypass) and the roundabout access at Towcester Road, will be closed.

Diversion routes will be well signed from the main diversion points at Old Mill Race Roundabout (junction A45/Flore Bypass), M1J15A, A43 Barley Mow Roundabout, A43 Abthorpe roundabout (northbound), A43 (Northbound)/A5 at Towcester Roundabout.

Access to local traffic will be allowed between Old Mill Race Roundabout and Jack's Hill Café (approximately 500m north of Towcester roundabout). During the day (6am to 8pm) all carriageways will be open as usual.

We would like to thank local businesses, residents and road users for their support whilst we carry out these essential works.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this work, please contact our dedicated Public Liaison Officer, Leanne Gibson, as follows:
• Email:

Alternatively, you can contact our Highways England Customer Contact Centre as follows:
• Email:
• Telephone: 0300 123 5000

Yours faithfully,
Simon Wagstaff
Project Manager
National Highways" » Less