Did you know? Anyone struggling with mental health/well-being – there is support out there. Kettering Mind have a drop in Crisis Cafe. Please click here for opening times etc. Their website details are here.

Ward Boundaries – A consultation on ward boundaries for North Northamptonshire has begun – Have your say. Please click here to go to the online portal

Xmas Period

General refuse and recycling

Any general refuse or recycling collections due on Monday 26 December will either take place on Friday 23 December or Tuesday 27 December.

The online bin day checker will be updated soon to reflect this change and your bin will be tagged to confirm this.

Garden waste

Garden waste is suspended from Monday 26 December and will recommence on Monday 9 January. 

If your recycling collection was moved from Monday 26 December to Friday 23 December, we will not be collecting garden waste.

The online bin day checker will be updated to reflect this change and your bin will be tagged to confirm this.

Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees can be taken in your January garden waste collections.

The tree needs to have its decorations removed and if over 5 feet in height, please cut it in half before presenting it next to your garden waste bin.

Free parking in Kettering is available:

  • after 3pm on Thursday 24 November
  • all day on Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December
  • Christmas Day (Sunday 25 December)
  • Boxing Day (Monday 26 December)
  • Christmas Day bank holiday (Tuesday 27 December)
  • New Years Day (Sunday 1 January)
  • New Years Day bank holiday (Monday 2 January).

For updated information from North Northants Council please click here


Repair works to the damaged wall, opposite ‘6 row’, (Violet Lane) will commence Monday 17th October 2022. Please note that traffic management will be in place.  Parking will be restricted in this area for the duration of the works.  This is anticipated to take approximately 7 weeks. The works will be carried out on behalf of Boughton Estates. For any information relating to this please contact:

Boughton Estate Office, Weekley, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9UP Tel:  01536 482308

Email:  boughtonestateoffice@buccleuch.com

Community First Responders

10.10.22:  Warkton Parish Councillor, Paul Wharin receives Bleed Kit donated by North Northants Community First Responders.