Tags: Borough News
Northampton has been invited by the Government to submit further regeneration proposals which could result in up to £25 million additional funding.
The announcement today by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is over and above the current bidding process for the Future High Streets Fund, which Northampton has already been successful in being shortlisted for.
Northampton has... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:18 by Parish Administrator
Visitors to Abington Park will be able to experience a taste of medieval life and meet archers, men at arms and nobles in spectacular armour, at an event organised by Abington Park Museum.
The Medieval Mayhem event, which takes place on Saturday 10 August, will see medieval cooking demonstrations, a monk teaching visitors how to write with a quill, a wise woman on hand to heal the sick with medieval... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:42 by Parish Administrator
A free augmented reality app is helping people learn a little more about inspirational figures from Northampton's past using their phones.
The Ghosts of Northampton Past trail is accessible from the free HP Reveal app and brings 17 famous Northampton figures to life at venues across the town.
First launched in spring 2017, the app has been relaunched with the support of local shoe manufacturers: Church's,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:40 by Parish Administrator
Northampton's history is due to come alive during a four-day heritage fest in the town centre, Monday 5 August to Thursday 8 August.
During the four-day event, which forms part of the #CelebrateNorthampton summer programme, residents and visitors can take advantage of three interactive experiences to learn more about the town's history.
Two theatrical interactive tours with the Looking Glass Theatre... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:39 by Parish Administrator
Fun activities and workshops which aim to build skills and confidence are the main highlights of the International Youth Day celebrations in Northampton on Monday 12 August.
The free celebrations, which have been organised by Northampton Youth Forum in partnership with Northampton Borough Council and Grosvenor Shopping Northampton, will take place across communal areas and shop units in the shopping... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 28 Jul 2019 09:59 by Parish Administrator
Thrills seekers are invited to join a live, interactive challenge taking place in the town centre on Saturday 17 August.
The Heritage Treasure Quest, led by the Looking Glass Theatre and Northampton Borough Council, will see two teams of audience members battle it out to win the prizes at 10am and 2pm on 17 August.
Offered at a discounted price of £2 per person, the teams of up to six people, will... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 28 Jul 2019 09:57 by Parish Administrator
This summer people will get the opportunity to delve into Northampton's history by taking part in regular interactive 'mystery' tours delivered by Northampton Borough Council and the Looking Glass Theatre.
The theatrical tours have been taking place at various town centre locations, on a monthly basis since January. However additional tours over the school summer holiday period, delivered as part of... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:32 by Parish Administrator
Northampton by the sea is returning to the Market Square this summer, just in time for families to enjoy during the school holidays.
The family friendly attraction opens on Tuesday 23 July and will offer all the fun of the beach and fair right in the centre of town.
A giant sand pit, buckets and spades, deck chairs, children's fairground rides and peek through photo boards will be opening at the bottom... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:57 by Parish Administrator
More than 16 community events across 13 dates and ten parks will celebrate Love Parks Week in Northampton this July and August.
The events, which are being organised by Northampton Borough Council and the town's park friends groups, begin on 6 July and carry on through the official Love Parks Week dates (12 to 21 July) and into the summer holidays.
Activities began in Delapré Park on 6 and 7 July,... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 09:22 by Parish Administrator
Charities, voluntary and community organisations in Northampton are being invited to sign up to a local good cause lottery, launching this summer.
Northampton Borough Council is set to launch the Northampton Lottery on 20 August, after the scheme was agreed to at a Cabinet meeting on 14 November, with the first draw scheduled to take place on 28 September.
Northampton Lottery tickets will cost £1... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 09:21 by Parish Administrator