Borough Council of Wellingborough

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Castle theatre enters a new chapter

Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2019

One of Wellingborough’s most iconic venues is set to enter into an exciting new chapter.

  • Wellingborough’s growth set to continue

    Published on Tuesday, 18 December 2018

    Councillors approve outline planning applications for 600 homes in Wellingborough.

  • Christmas arrangements at Wellingborough Council

    Published on Thursday, 13 December 2018

    The reception and switchboard opening hours will be slightly different over the festive period.

  • There is still time to have your say

    Published on Friday, 05 October 2018

    If you’re a resident of Wellingborough, it is not too late to have your say on the community governance review, being carried out by the Borough Council of Wellingborough.

  • Wellingborough coping with rubbish problem

    Published on Thursday, 28 June 2018

    It will not be news to people living in some parts of the borough of Wellingborough that their bin collection can be delayed by a day at the moment.

  • Passing of former Mayor, Roy Blackmore

    Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of former Mayor, Roy Blackmore.

  • Spring Clean for the borough!

    Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2018

    “The borough council is launching its spring clean initiative next Friday (27 April) which will extend into the weekend, with the hope that councillors, council officers, Wellingborough Norse and the local community will all work together to brighten up the borough.

  • NACSBA’S right to build task force announces ground breaking new demand assessment tool and more task force experts

    Published on Wednesday, 08 November 2017

    The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) yesterday held its second regional Expo to showcase the work of the newly established Right to Build Task Force.

  • All weather football pitch bid for Wellingborough

    Published on Wednesday, 28 June 2017

    Wellingborough Council has successfully completed the first part of a two-stage bid for match funding from the Football Foundation, to provide an all-weather sports pitch at Redwell Leisure Centre.

  • Wellingborough all set for party weekend

    Published on Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    Wellingborough is all set for a jam packed weekend of music, dance and family fun as the annual carnival and Party in the Park returns to the town this Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July.

  • Free event to tackle child sexual exploitation

    Published on Friday, 23 June 2017

    Anyone working with children and young people within the community or voluntary sector is invited to attend an event about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), 6 - 7pm on Wednesday 12 July.

  • Wellingborough Market through the ages

    Published on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    Permanent display screens featuring market scenes from 1860 to the present day were installed on Wellingborough Market this week.

  • One minute silence for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

    Published on Monday, 19 June 2017

    Following the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in London on Wednesday 14 June, the Borough Council of Wellingborough will join the nation in observing a one minute silence.

  • Wellingborough Council wins gold award for excellent management of address information

    Published on Wednesday, 14 June 2017

    Wellingborough Council has won a ‘Gold Performance Award’ for excellent management of its address information database.

  • Town centre's historic shop fronts improved with lottery funding

    Published on Monday, 12 June 2017

    Several historic shop fronts in Wellingborough town centre have been restored to their former glory as the result of a £1.4million Heritage Lottery funded scheme.

  • Search for social housing made easier with new mobile website

    Published on Thursday, 01 June 2017

    Searching for social housing in Wellingborough is now much easier thanks to the development of a new dedicated mobile website,

  • Book of condolence for Manchester attack victims

    Published on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    A book of condolence has been opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wellingborough in respect of the victims of the Manchester attack last Monday.

  • Love your local market love heart logo

    Free kid’s activities at Wellingborough Market

    Published on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    A selection of free children’s activities will be on offer at Wellingborough market this Saturday (27 May) as part of the national Love Your Local Market campaign 2017.

  • Tree policy consultation

    Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017

    Consultation starts today on a policy providing information and guidance about how the Borough Council of Wellingborough manages the trees it is responsible for.

  • Improvements announced for Waendel Pool

    Published on Thursday, 04 May 2017

    The swimming pool at the Waendel Leisure Centre in Thomas Street, Wellingborough, will close on Monday 5 June for a period of up to three months.

  • Wollaston Household Recycling Centre to close

    Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017

    Wollaston Household Recycling Centre will close on Tuesday 30 May 2017 after being given a two year reprieve by the Borough Council of Wellingborough.

  • Improvements to licencing and operation of private hire vehicles and Hackney Carriages in Wellingborough

    Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    The Borough Council of Wellingborough has made a number of improvements to the way in which Hackney Carriages and private hire vehicles are operated and licenced, following an extensive consultation with stakeholders.

  • New council management structure confirmed

    Published on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    Wellingborough Council now has a permanent ‘primus inter pares’ management model,

  • New Wellingborough Prison gets go-ahead

    Published on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Plans to demolish the former HM Wellingborough Prison and build a new prison on the same site were given unanimous approval at Wellingborough Council’s Planning Committee meeting on 5 April.

  • Wellingborough Council new management structure update

    Published on Tuesday, 04 April 2017

    At the last meeting of the council on 23 February 2017 it was agreed that the post of Chief Executive be removed and the Head of Finance be appointed as the Interim Managing Director and Head of Paid Service, in addition to her role as the Section 151 Officer. The Head of Resources and Head of Planning and Local Development were appointed as Interim Directors, with all Directors taking up these posts from 24 February 2017.

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    Attack on Westminster

    Published on Thursday, 23 March 2017

    As a mark of respect for those killed in the Westminster terror attack yesterday, the Council's union flag is flying at half-mast.

  • Council’s vision for a thriving town centre: “let’s work together to get the best for everyone”

    Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    Wellingborough has been a market town for hundreds of years, and this is something worth preserving.

  • The Hind Hotel

    Published on Friday, 10 March 2017

    The council has been advised that the owners and current occupiers of The Hind Hotel are facing severe financial challenges.

  • Positive steps for The Castle Theatre

    Published on Friday, 10 March 2017

    The future of the Castle Theatre is now brighter following the first informal meeting of the Castle Advisory Group last week.

  • Wellingborough marks Commonwealth Day

    Published on Friday, 10 March 2017

    Wellingborough Council will be hosting a ceremony on Monday 13 March to mark the celebration of Commonwealth Day and all are welcome to attend.

  • Storm Doris and the Crematorium

    Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Earlier today Storm Doris caused a minor amount of damage to the roof at the crematorium.

  • New waste vehicles for Wellingborough

    Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

    Wellingborough Council along with Wellingborough Norse have unveiled four new state-of-the-art waste freighters at Trafalgar House in Wellingborough.

  • Council prosecutes noisy neighbour

    Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2017

    A persistent noisy neighbour in Wellingborough has been ordered to pay a total of £930 in fines, costs, and victim surcharges, after being found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice.

  • Wellingborough marks Holocaust Memorial Day

    Published on Friday, 20 January 2017

    This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked with a series of events in Wellingborough, organised in partnership with Wellingborough Council, Wellingborough Museum and a committee of volunteers.

  • Wellingborough exceeds its affordable housing target

    Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    The Borough Council of Wellingborough’s three-year affordable housing target has been delivered 15 months ahead of schedule and will provide good quality, affordable accommodation to local people.

  • Future of The Castle Theatre under discussion

    Published on Friday, 23 December 2016

    Members of Wellingborough Council met on 20 December to discuss the future management and operation of Wellingborough’s Castle Theatre.

  • Free festive fun at Wellingborough Market this Christmas

    Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2016

    Wellingborough market has organised free children’s entertainment and activities on the market square from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 3 December.

  • The borough of Wellingborough: united against changes to constituency boundaries

    Published on Thursday, 24 November 2016

    At a meeting on 22 November 2016 the Borough Council was unanimous in rejecting proposals published by the Boundary Commission for England which will divide the borough.

  • Mayor of Wellingborough 2016-17

    Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

    Councillor Malcolm Waters has been announced as the new Mayor of Wellingborough. His wife Councillor Veronica Waters will be his Mayoress. Cllr Waters has been an active borough councillor for over 30 years in Wellingborough.

  • Councillors to look again at Glamis Hall decision

    Published on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

    Wellingborough Council has agreed to look again at the decision to close a day care centre in the town.

  • Flexible and convenient payment scheme introduced

    Published on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Wellingborough Council has teamed up with the Co-operative Bank to allow people to pay their council tax and other council bills at many different locations throughout the borough.

  • Election News

    Published on Thursday, 08 April 2010

    The Parliamentary General Election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2010. To register to vote, or to check if you are registered, contact the Elections Office on 01933 231513 or 01933 231831.

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