Heritage, conservation and trees news
Local patrons honoured with commemorative boards
Two individuals who made a significant contribution to the welfare of Northampton’s residents are now remembered on commemorative wooden boards in the town’s Guildhall.
Public consultation now open on Northampton Local Plan
Northampton Borough Council has launched the latest consultation on its Local Plan Part 2 and is urging residents of the borough to consider responding.
Explore history of town centre’s oldest house
A virtual tour through the history of what is thought to be Northampton’s oldest house, will be screened on YouTube this Sunday, 14 June, at 5pm.
Oak Apple Day commemorations in Northampton
A special thanksgiving ceremony will take place at All Saints’ Church on Friday 29 May at 12.30pm to commemorate Northampton’s Oak Apple Day.
Northampton’s local treasures set to be recognised
Northampton Borough Council is asking for nominations for possible inclusion in a Local Heritage List.
Long-term plans for Northampton’s Greyfriars site
We have released details of a new feasibility study for Northampton's Greyfriars site including significant challenges that need addressing to enable development that gives the town maximum benefit.
Borough Council approves works to the former Angel Hotel
Work to redevelop the site of the fire-damaged former Angel Hotel in Bridge Street can now start after Northampton Borough Council approved wide-ranging work on the building.
Local history comes to life during Heritage Open Days
Over 30 historic buildings, churches and venues across Northampton and beyond will be open to the public for free, from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September, as part of national Heritage Open Days.
Residents invited to have a say in west Northamptonshire's development during the next 30 years
Northampton residents are invited to have a say in how the west of the county develops in the next 30 years.
Repair experts to give presentation at Eleanor Cross
Experts repairing the Eleanor Cross will speak at a second presentation at the London Road site on 16 August, to discuss works taking place and explain how they are fixing defects in its structure.
Free app brings characters from Northampton’s past to life
A free augmented reality app is helping people learn a little more about inspirational figures from Northampton’s past using their phones.
Four-day heritage fest coming to the town centre this August
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.
Interactive heritage treasure quest to liven up the town centre
Thrills seekers are invited to join a live, interactive challenge taking place in the town centre on Saturday 17 August.
Interactive tours shine a light on Northampton’s rich history
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.
Summer activities to celebrate Northampton’s shoe heritage
Residents and visitors to the town are invited to #CelebrateNorthampton this summer by taking part in a wide range of events and activities throughout the school holidays.
A chance to meet the experts repairing Eleanor Cross
Experts commissioned to repair the Eleanor Cross will speak during a presentation at the London Road site on Thursday, 30 May, to discuss the works taking place and demonstrate the materials being use
Local Plan Part II goes out to consultation next month
A document which sets out how Northampton will deliver more than 13,500 new dwellings by 2029 will go out for public consultation at the start of May.
Borough Council opens consultation to protect Derngate and Barrack Road conservation areas
Northampton residents are invited to share their views on the draft appraisals and management plans for two existing conservation areas in the town.
Borough Council grants up to £200K to heritage landmark
One of Northampton’s premier heritage landmarks has been awarded a capital grant of up to £200,000 from Northampton Borough Council