Archive for year: 2014

Supporting Small Businesses

Helping the town’s businesses on rates

The Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Cllr David Mackintosh, has today announced a new deal on business rates for Northampton’s businesses.

Business Rate Relief worth £1,000 could be offered to shops and retail units in Northampton if plans are agreed at the next Full Council meeting at The Guildhall on 24th February.

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Supporting the local Hindu community

Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council and the Conservative candidate for Northampton South at the General Election, joined Michael Ellis MP and Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, this evening at a meeting of the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation at Northampton College for a progress update on the development of the Northampton Kutumb Centre, a state-of-the-art community complex that will be built in Lings Way in Northampton.

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At the Civic Reception for the Cricket Club in September 2013 for winning the T20 final and getting promoted to Division One

Cricket Club expansion agreed

The Leader of Northampton Borough Council has today welcomed news that plans to expand the home of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club have been approved.

At the beginning of 2014 Northamptonshire County Cricket Club submitted plans to replace 1,200 temporary seats at the County Ground with a new 900 seat permanent stand. Read more

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Raising awareness of homelessness

Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, and Cllr Mary Markham, Cabinet member for Housing, tonight slept rough at Christchurch in Northampton to raise the awareness of homelessness in the town and money for The Hope Centre.

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Announcing a deal to expand Franklin's Gardens with Saints Chairman, Tony Hewitt, in July 2013

Planning application agreed for The Saints

Plans for the expansion of Franklin’s Gardens have now been approved by Northampton Borough Council.  At the end of October 2013, Northampton Saints submitted a full planning application to Northampton Borough Council for a new North Stand that will see the total capacity of Franklin’s Gardens be increased to over 15,500.
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Bridge Street scaffolding removed

On 17th January work began to clear scaffolding from the carriageway in Bridge Street.

As the restoration of the building moves into a new phase, the scaffolding will be scaled back to allow traffic to flow in both directions along Bridge Street. The work is expected to take a month, and will mean Northamptonshire County Council can remove the Traffic Order restricting two-way traffic.

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