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Council Tax student discount (Student Disregards)

If you are a student in the UK you might qualify for a discount on your council tax. This is if you are enrolled in a full-time or part-time course and can provide a certificate from your place of study, or if you are a Foreign Language Assistant registered with the British Council.

The certificate required is the Certificate of Student Status. You should ask your University Admin to receive a copy.

For the University of Northampton, contact [email protected].

Full time students, student nurses, non-British spouses of full-time students and apprentices can be disregarded when the amount of council tax a household will pay is decided.

For information specific to University of Northampton, visit the UoN website.

Food larders

If you find yourself struggling come the end of the term, for a small membership fee, you can collect food far below market price while helping to avoid unnecessary waste from supermarkets. Hope Community Larders are the main providers in Northamptonshire.

To find more advice on food and essentials, take a look at our cost of living support pages.

Doctor's surgeries

Make sure you are registered at a doctor's surgery near you. If you aren’t registered somewhere you will have a much longer wait to be seen and the doctor may not have your medical information that ensures you receive the most effective care.

Safer Nights Out Northampton

The tips on our Safer Nights Out page will help you stay safe and enjoy your time in the town.

If there is an emergency, call 999 immediately.

For non-emergencies or if you would like to report a crime which has already happened, please dial 101 to talk to Northamptonshire Police.

Bins and local services

You can keep on top of bin collections throughout the year by downloading the West Northamptonshire Council App through Google Play or the Apple app store. Find more information on bin collections, contents of bins, bulky waste collection and more through our bin collection services page.

Find information on air pollution, noise complaints, neighbourhood wardens and more on our environmental health pages.

Bus routes

West Northamptonshire has multiple and regular bus services. Find bus timetables and a journey planner for bus services in West Northamptonshire together with details of service changes.

You can plan your bus journey and find timetables on the Traveline website or app for all bus providers.

Last updated 22 January 2024