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Coronavirus guidance and updates

Coronavirus updates for residents in East Northamptonshire

Parks & public spaces

East Northamptonshire Council is not responsible for the running of parks and public spaces across the district, they fall under the responsibility of the local town and parish councils.

Northamptonshire County Council runs five country parks in the county and is working hard to ensure staff and visitor safety. Other facilities may not be open and it is advised that you check before you travel.

Stanwick Lakes is run by Rockingham Forest Trust in partnership with East Northamptonshire Council, and more details can be found at

Twywell Hills & Dales is run by The Land Trust in partnership with East Northamptonshire Council and more details about Twywell Hills & Dales can be found at

Leisure Centres

All leisure centres owned by East Northamptonshire Council are run by Freedom Leisure.

For the latest information about your local centre, please visit Freedom Leisure.

Council Tax

To help residents who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ENC is offering the opportunity to stretch Council Tax payments over a 12 month period, rather than the normal 10 months.

If you would like to apply for this, please email, but please note that due to the high volume of interest, a reply may take up to and over 14 days.

If you know anyone not on email, please ask them to call 01832 742000, but anyone with access to email should apply this way to free up our phones for anyone not online.

Food banks

For more information on food banks and how to donate during the coronavirus pandemic, please visit Northamptonshire County Council’s dedicated page.

Guidance for those defined as extremely vulnerable

The latest advice on shielding can be found on and will be updated as the situation changes.

Building control and building regulations

Temporary arrangements for Building Control inspections

Homelessness and housing advice

Contacting Homes Direct

Get help with funeral costs (Funeral Expenses Payment)

You could get a Funeral Expenses Payment (also called a Funeral Payment) if you get certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging.

Domestic abuse and violence advice and support

For advice and support.