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Borough Council of Wellingborough Tops the Charts!

Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2021

The Government has recently published its planning performance tables for the period ending 30 September 2020 in relation to the issuing of timely decisions on planning applications for local councils.

  • Northamptonshire placed in Tier 2 of the three tier Covid-19 alert system

    Published on Thursday, 26 November 2020

    The Government has announced today that Northamptonshire will be placed in Tier 2 of the three tier Covid-19 alert system, starting on Wednesday 2 December.

  • Removal of trees at Tithe Barn and Croyland Gardens

    Published on Friday, 06 November 2020

    As part of planned public realm improvements to the area, a notice has been served for the removal of 10 trees located within Croyland Gardens and outside Tithe Barn.

  • Greatwell Homes annual report 2019/20

    Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2020

    Greatwell Homes has published its annual report for 2019/20.

  • Wellingborough jail contract awarded and new name revealed

    Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2020

    G4S has been awarded the contract to manage Wellingborough’s new jail, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today (6 October).

  • Owner fined for filthy catering business with no hot water

    Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2020

    The owner of a Wellingborough catering business has been prosecuted after officers discovered the premises had no hot water and filthy conditions.

  • Consultation opens on Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough

    Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    You can have your say on the proposed main modifications to the Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough

  • Heavy rain warning for East Northants 31/05/18

    Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    Met Office issues warning of heavy rain for East Northants this evening.

  • 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.

  • Leyland Estate expansion could create jobs to boost local economy

    Published on Monday, 19 March 2018

    Work has started on site for a new 42,500 sq ft industrial development on the Leyland Trading Estate.

  • Wellingborough taxi driver found guilty of not using his taxi meter on four separate occasions

    Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017

    A Wellingborough hackney carriage driver has been found guilty of four offences of not using the taxi-meter in his Hackney Carriage.

  • 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.

  • Public Local Inquiry Notice

    Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016

    On 12 October 2015 the Council made a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to secure the necessary land and estates and interests in land required to facilitate the implementation of a further phase of the Stanton Cross strategic urban extension.

  • Have your say on the Emerging Draft Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough

    Published on Friday, 15 April 2016

    Members of the public are being invited to have their say on the council’s new local plan. The council is reviewing its local plan which will guide decisions on planning applications across the borough. It sets out how and where homes, jobs, green spaces, shops and infrastructure will be delivered up to 2031.

  • Have your say on draft Economic Development Strategy for Wellingborough.

    Published on Monday, 07 March 2016

    Residents in Wellingborough are being urged to have their say on a draft Economic Development Strategy review to ensure that it reflects local needs and priorities.

  • Councillors ask for permission to demolish unstable building in Wellingborough.

    Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

    The Borough Council of Wellingborough are to request approval to demolish a town centre building which officers say should be removed as a matter of urgency.

  • 31/ 32 Church Street Wellingborough, temporary footpath closure.

    Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2016

    Borough Council of Wellingborough has today closed off a length of footpath along the frontage of 31/ 32 Church Street as a precaution whilst investigative works proceed into the stability of an area of brickwork on the street elevation.

  • Have your say on draft Economic Development Strategy for Wellingborough.

    Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016

    Residents in Wellingborough are being urged to have their say on a draft Economic Development Strategy review to ensure that it reflects local needs and priorities.

  • Historic town centre mosaics to be restored

    Published on Monday, 24 August 2015

    Wellingborough’s town centre mosaics are being restored next month. The familiar landmarks, in the town’s busy Market Street, have deteriorated in recent years because of weather damage and delivery vehicles driving over them.

  • Wellingborough tops list as most affordable commuter town

    Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Wellingborough has been named the most affordable commuter town in the country in a report out today (29 July).

  • Wellingborough Crematorium

    Local trainees involved in Wellingborough crematorium construction

    Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015

    Work has started on Wellingborough’s crematorium, with a pledge to involve local trainees and students throughout the construction.

  • Council takes action on eyesore building

    Published on Monday, 06 July 2015

    Wellingborough Council has purchased a dilapidated town centre restaurant so the unsafe building can be demolished.

  • Man prosecuted for cutting down protected tree

    Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

    A man has been prosecuted by Wellingborough Council for cutting down a mature walnut tree.

  • Councillors agree action on derelict town centre building

    Published on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

    Wellingborough councillors have agreed to take action to sort out a dilapidated building in the town centre.

  • Proposal to turn part of town’s multi-storey into cinema complex to be discussed

    Published on Friday, 30 January 2015

    Wellingborough councillors are to discuss a proposal to convert part of the town’s multi-storey car park into a cinema and restaurant complex.

  • Views sought on plans for borough’s development

    Published on Monday, 19 January 2015

    Wellingborough Council is starting a consultation to give residents a say on plans for development in the borough.

  • New layout for Wellingborough Market

    Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

    Wellingborough Market is getting a makeover this week, as work takes place to improve the layout and create a dedicated events space.

  • Local food celebrated at two day festival

    Published on Monday, 11 August 2014

    Local food and drink will be in the spotlight next month as the Wellingborough Food Festival comes to town.

  • Earls Barton neighbourhood plan publicity begins

    Published on Monday, 11 August 2014

    People have until the end of this month to have their say on a proposed village development plan.

  • Fire at Leyland Trading Estate

    Published on Friday, 04 April 2014

    Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service are dealing with a large fire at Leyland Trading Estate in Wellingborough. There is a large plume of smoke as a result of the fire. The advice for people in the immediate vicinity is to stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed.

  • Extra black bin rubbish monitored in Wellingborough

    Published on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

    Household rubbish left out on a Wellingborough street will be monitored over the coming weeks as part of a pilot project to stop excess landfill waste.

  • New Wellingborough college gets planning permission

    Published on Thursday, 20 February 2014

    Planning permission has been granted for a £16 million college campus in Wellingborough town centre. The new Tresham campus will be built on the site of the existing college in Church Street.

  • Irchester housing development rejected by councillors

    Published on Thursday, 20 February 2014

    An application for 149 new homes in Irchester has been rejected by Wellingborough Council’s planning committee.

  • New affordable homes now available in village

    Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

    Wellingborough Council is now offering people on its housing register the chance to bid for new affordable homes in Great Doddington. The properties, which will be advertised from 16 January, will be prioritised for applicants with a connection to the village.

  • Flytipper prosecuted

    Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

    A man has been prosecuted by Wellingborough Council for flytipping offences committed three years ago.

  • Wellingborough's market expansion plan discussed

    Published on Thursday, 24 October 2013

    A plan to improve and expand Wellingborough’s market could progress next week, as councillors discuss introducing additional stalls in the centre of the town.

  • Council could sell land to allow £400 million development to start

    Published on Monday, 07 October 2013

    Wellingborough councillors have agreed to begin negotiations for the sale of around 66 acres of its land, needed to kick start a £400 million pound development to the north of the town.

  • School children take on local litter fight

    Published on Friday, 13 September 2013

    Children from a Wellingborough school are teaming up with the borough council to wage a war against litter. Pupils from the town’s Park Junior School were upset at the amount of rubbish being dumped in the streets and parks near the school and asked the council if they could work together to sort out the problem.

  • Major improvement works start on busy roundabout

    Published on Thursday, 05 September 2013

    Works to improve the busy Wilby Way roundabout in Wellingborough are due to start on Saturday 7 September.

  • Bypass campaigners to petition Parliament

    Published on Monday, 24 June 2013

    Residents from Isham have pledged to step up their fight for a village bypass. Villagers met local MP Peter Bone and borough council leader Paul Bell on Friday (21 June) and agreed to start a petition to be presented to Parliament.

  • Trails launched to explore town centre history

    Published on Thursday, 09 May 2013

    Wellingborough’s extensive heritage and history is waiting to be explored by visitors to this year’s Waendel Walk. Two new free heritage trails will be launched this weekend, giving people the chance to discover hidden gems around the town centre.

  • First year success for new council venture

    Published on Thursday, 14 March 2013

    The environmental services company set up last March by Wellingborough Council has reported a successful first year of operation.

  • Fifteen-year wait for Wellingborough's Stanton Cross nearly over

    Published on Monday, 17 December 2012

    Work could begin next year on a £500 million development in Wellingborough, after the government confirmed a compulsory purchase order to secure a crucial piece of land.

  • Council condemns bin fires in town's park

    Published on Monday, 12 November 2012

    Wellingborough Council has condemned the ‘mindless and dangerous vandalism’ after a number of fires were started deliberately in the town’s Castle Fields park.

  • Historic shop fronts to be restored in town centre

    Published on Thursday, 18 October 2012

    The first step in a five-year project to restore and protect Wellingborough’s heritage will start next week, as the council launches a scheme to bring town centre shop fronts back to their former glory.

  • Busy roundabout to benefit from major improvement works

    Published on Monday, 15 October 2012

    The Government has announced that more than £3 million of improvements to the Wilby Way roundabout in Wellingborough will take place next year.

  • Work begins to restore vandalised bandstand

    Published on Monday, 09 July 2012

    Work has started this week to restore the 99-year-old-bandstand in Wellingborough’s Castle Fields park.

  • Rushden Lakes

    Published on Thursday, 10 May 2012

    Wellingborough Council’s planning committee tonight considered, as a consultee to East Northamptonshire Council, the planning application for the Rushden Lakes development.

  • Wellingborough crematorium project explored further

    Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2012

    A group of seven Wellingborough councillors has been assigned the task of looking at the possibility of building a crematorium in the town.

  • Recycling increase means more cash for taxpayers

    Published on Thursday, 29 March 2012

    Wellingborough residents are recycling more than ever and it’s generating hundreds of thousands of pounds to help fund local services, according to latest figures released by the council.

  • Wellingborough secures £1.4m from Heritage Lottery Fund

    Published on Monday, 26 March 2012

    Wellingborough Council is celebrating an award of more than £1.4million to protect and enhance the town’s heritage and history.

  • Hundreds of Wellingborough residents get recycling support

    Published on Thursday, 22 March 2012

    A six-week project to improve recycling rates in Wellingborough has come to an end with more than 1,000 people benefitting from expert advice and support.

  • Multi-million pound town centre development announced

    Published on Wednesday, 21 March 2012

    The transformation of Wellingborough’s town centre has taken a major step forward, as the council has announced its preferred developer for the multi-million pound regeneration of the High Street.

  • 15 Great Park Street

    Property owners fined for failing to maintain building

    Published on Tuesday, 06 March 2012

    The owners of a derelict building have been prosecuted by Wellingborough Council after ignoring an official notice requesting its appearance be improved.

  • Wellingborough Norse launched

    Published on Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    Wellingborough Council has set up a company with Norfolk County Council to run a range of environmental services in Wellingborough.

  • Changes to taxi licensing to be agreed following consultation

    Published on Friday, 17 February 2012

    A plan by Wellingborough Council to introduce maths and English tests for taxi drivers has been welcomed by the town’s cabbies.

  • Next step in council's crematorium project discussed

    Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    Plans to build a crematorium in Wellingborough are continuing to move forward, as the commissioning of a study to look at everything from where it could be built to how it could be run is discussed.

  • Company fined for failing to maintain town centre property

    Published on Tuesday, 10 January 2012

    The owners of a rundown building have been prosecuted by Wellingborough Council after ignoring an official notice to carry out repairs.

  • Final stage of council's £1.4m town centre lottery bid

    Published on Friday, 16 September 2011

    Wellingborough Council is moving closer to securing £1.4m of lottery money to restore and preserve the town centre’s historical buildings.

  • Flytipper's neighbours help prosecution

    Published on Thursday, 08 September 2011

    A woman has been found guilty of flytipping after her former neighbours gave evidence against her.

  • Council pledges to reduce illegal fly-posting

    Published on Friday, 15 July 2011

    Wellingborough council is cracking down on illegal, unsafe and unsightly fly-posting in the borough.

  • Flytipping offender prosecuted

    Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    Illegally dumping waste on allotment land has cost a Wellingborough man £665.

  • School children from Freemans litter picking in Bassetts Park

    School children clean up their local park

    Published on Monday, 13 June 2011

    Children from Freemans school in Wellingborough will be teaming up with the council tomorrow morning to clean up one of the town’s parks.

  • Wellingborough taxi company prosecuted

    Published on Tuesday, 07 June 2011

    A taxi company has been prosecuted by Wellingborough Council for using an unlicensed driver. Twenty 4 Seven Travel pleaded guilty last week to two offences and has been fined £1,115.

  • Wellingborough caterers fined for rat infested warehouse

    Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2011

    Directors of Wellingborough company Pooja Caterers have pleaded guilty to three food hygiene offences after the council’s environmental health officers discovered an unregistered food warehouse.

  • Unlicensed taxi driver prosecuted

    Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2011

    A taxi driver has been prosecuted by Wellingborough Council for not holding an up-to-date private hire drivers licence while driving a taxi, and for not being adequately insured to carry out private hire work.

  • Man guilty of wheelie bin offence

    Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2011

    A Wellingborough man has been prosecuted for leaving his wheeled bins out on the street. Matthew Wall, of Shearwater Lane, pleaded guilty to an offence of not complying with a Waste Receptacle Notice served on him by Wellingborough Council.

  • Council cleans up ‘unacceptable’ litter on the A45

    Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2011

    Wellingborough Council has collected more than 800 bags of litter from 23 miles of the A45 in a clean up that took place over the four nights of 21-24 March.

  • Greater control of sexual entertainment venues

    Published on Monday, 14 March 2011

    Lap dancing clubs will be on the agenda for Wellingborough councillors at a meeting on 21 March.

  • Environmental offences

    Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011

    Four people have been fined by Wellingborough Magistrates for litter and dog fouling offences in the town.

  • A smartbin attached to a lamp post for cigarette stubbs and chewing gum.

    The smart bins making it easy to keep our streets clean

    Published on Tuesday, 01 February 2011

    Wellingborough Council is making it even easier for people to dispose of litter, as 50 new ‘smart bins’ are introduced in the town centre.

  • Shoppers encouraged to rediscover local shops

    Published on Friday, 21 January 2011

    Wellingborough Council, contractors MGWSP, and the Town Centre Partnership (TCP) are launching a campaign to remind people about the benefits of shopping locally.

  • Wheelie bin prosecution

    Published on Monday, 17 January 2011

    Roger Bernard of Gammidge Court, Finedon, was not at court last week but Wellingborough Magistrates found him guilty of failing to comply with an official notice served by Wellingborough Council.

  • Wellingborough’s town centre regeneration continues

    Published on Thursday, 13 January 2011

    The next step in Wellingborough’s regeneration has begun, as work started this week on a new access road into the High Street development site to make it more attractive to potential developers.

  • Environmental offences enforcement

    Published on Thursday, 16 December 2010

    Wellingborough Council is getting tough on people who commit environmental offences as councillors consider issuing fixed penalty notices to 16 and 17 year olds.

  • Wheelie bin prosecution

    Published on Thursday, 09 December 2010

    A man has been fined for not removing his wheeled bins from the pavement after emptying.

  • temporary advertising banner holders

    Council introduces official promotion sites

    Published on Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    The council plans to introduce five temporary banner sites around the town to help local charities and community organisations promote their events, whilst also cracking down on illegal fly-posting.

  • Cracking down on litter outside college

    Published on Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    Wellingborough Council will team up with the police and Tresham College on Friday 19 November to educate young people about the problem of littering.

  • Your place, your space, your say: Planning for the future of Wellingborough

    Published on Monday, 15 November 2010

    Members of the public are being invited to have their say on a council plan which looks at the most appropriate sites to build housing, business premises and services in Wellingborough.

  • Fly tipping prosecutions

    Published on Tuesday, 09 November 2010

    Wellingborough Council has successfully prosecuted two people for separate fly tipping incidents.

  • Development in Castle Ward discussed by councillors

    Published on Tuesday, 12 October 2010

    Wellingborough Council’s development committee will meet on 12 October to discuss ways to develop several sites in the Castle Ward.

  • Councillors discuss bringing jobs to Wellingborough

    Published on Monday, 11 October 2010

    Wellingborough Council is looking at ways to bring more jobs to the borough.

  • kerbside glass collection

    Glass now accepted in household recycling bins

    Published on Monday, 04 October 2010

    Wellingborough Council is making it even easier for people to recycle, by accepting glass bottles and jars in each household’s green recycling bin.

  • Man found guilty of littering offence

    Published on Thursday, 23 September 2010

    A Wellingborough man has been found guilty of a littering offence.

  • Town centre clean up!

    Published on Thursday, 16 September 2010

    Wellingborough Council is joining forces with volunteers from McDonald’s and Wellingborough Rugby Club to clean up the town centre on Wednesday 22 September.

  • Criminal damage in Swanspool Gardens

    Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

    Vandals smashed the backrest and panels of a bench in Swanspool Gardens, Wellingborough, and then threw the broken pieces across the bowling green.

  • Environmental Offences

    Published on Monday, 14 June 2010

    Three people have been fined by Wellingborough Magistrates for separate environmental offences.

  • Town centre open for business as usual

    Published on Monday, 07 June 2010

    Shops along Sheep Street, Silver Street, High Street, and throughout the town centre are all open as usual during the improvement works.

  • Noise prosecution

    Published on Thursday, 27 May 2010

    A Wellingborough resident was fined £1,165 last week for three noise offences.

  • Wellingborough Council to remove 'unsightly' signs

    Published on Thursday, 20 May 2010

    A five year battle over breach of planning rules will come to an end next week when Wellingborough Council will be able to legally remove two signs from Delight Kebab on Silver Street.

  • Wellingborough to receive £1.5m regeneration boost

    Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2010

    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced an award of £1.475million to support the heritage-led regeneration of Wellingborough town centre.

  • Improvements to Sheep Street and Silver Street

    Published on Thursday, 13 May 2010

    Tuesday 4 May saw work beginning on the council's 2020 Vision, with improvements being made to Sheep Street and Silver Street.

  • Wellingborough company plead guilty to electric shock accident

    Published on Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    Dairy Fresh Dairies Limited pleaded guilty in Wellingborough Magistrates Court on 11 March 2010 to 4 charges under the Health & Safety at Work Act and associated Regulations.

  • recycling batteries

    Household Battery Recycling

    Published on Wednesday, 03 March 2010

    Residents can now recycle their household batteries at their local supermarkets.

  • Littering Prosecutions

    Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2009

    Three men have been fined by Wellingborough Magistrates for separate litter offences in the town in June and July.

  • Fly-tipper fined for dumping rubble

    Published on Friday, 28 August 2009

    Fly-tpper fined for dumping rubble

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