First grass cut of the year
Duck in flight
Canal in Spring
Sheep in Spring
Hunsbury Meadows Parish Council represents the people of Hunsbury Meadows parish, delivering services to meet your local needs and working hard to improve overall quality of life.
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If there's anything you need to know please feel free to contact us.
Thu, 10 May 2018 16:04 by Parish Administrator
Plans are well under way for the launch of the new environmental services contract, which leading company Veolia takes over on Monday, 4 June.
During the initial few months of the new contract, residents are reassured that their collections won't change, as Veolia will continue the same rounds as currently received.
A change in the recycling collection service however, will be implemented as Veolia introduces a 'all-in-one' recycling service. More »
In preparation for this change, orders for the current recycling boxes, from residents on wheelie bin rounds, will cease on Friday, 25 May. These residents should be aware that any orders for recycling boxes that have not been delivered by 1 June, will not be fulfilled.
Instead, residents on bin collection rounds, will receive their new 'all-in-one' recycling wheelie bin during August, ready for use in September.
Recyclables will still be collected between June and September. Residents with boxes, can use any box to put their dry mixed recyclables, and anyone without a box, will be encouraged to present their recycling in clear or white plastic bags instead.
People on sack collections rounds will continue to receive recycling boxes when replacements are needed. However due to the move to an 'all-in-one' service, any colour box may be issued as a replacement, as residents will be able to put all their recycling in any box.
For residents who live in flats, containers will be re-labelled for commingled collection.
Residents will be advised of any change by further communications.
Cllr Mike Hallam, Cabinet member for environment, said: "We understand that there will be a lot of anticipation ahead of the new environmental services contract beginning in June, which is why Veolia will be spending time getting to know the area and routes first.
"The change to a new 'all-in-one' recycling service, with residents in wheelie bin areas receiving an extra lidded bin, will be introduced later in the year, addressing issues residents voiced during the consultation period, with recyclables being blown out of boxes and littering the streets."
Keith McGurk, Regional Director for Veolia said: "Veolia look forward to working with Northampton Borough Council in the years to come to help make Northampton a borough that its residents can be proud of. Veolia is committed to enabling residents to recycle more of their waste, more easily. We are working hard to ensure that the changes happening are communicated to residents." » Less
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:02 by Parish Administrator
At the June meeting of the Parish Council on the 6th June we will have a representative from the Community Relations Team, Costain to discuss the work on the M1 to convert it to a Smart Motorway which starts May 2018 to March 2022
Please come along and ask questions or if you can't make it send us your questions
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:08 by Parish Administrator
Frequent park goers are being invited to get involved in a week of action at Northampton Racecourse, starting on Monday, 30 April.
The week of activities, which is being organised by the Northampton Community Safety Partnership, includes painting, litter picks, health walks, a knife amnesty and free bike security marking.
A family fun day at the Pavillion Café, will help to close the activities on Saturday, 5 May. Between 9am and 2pm, families will be able to enjoy face painting, entertainment and museum activities. In addition, The Voice youth outreach bus will be there on the day, engaging with young people and providing an opportunity to raise any concerns they may have. Community safety information and advice will also be available. More »
Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: "The Racecourse Week of Action is the first in a number of community focused activities, taking place across different areas of the town during the summer.
"Primarily, we want to remind people of how to stay safe in the park, at home and whilst out and about. As well as to help improve the area by repainting the play equipment and cleaning up any litter.
"We hope the many people who live close to the Racecourse and those that enjoy visiting the park, will join us and get involved in these activities, to learn about more about personal safety as well as to have some fun."
Please visit @NorthamptonBC on Facebook and Twitter for more information and a full time table of events. » Less