Draft outline blueprint published
In another significant milestone reached today the draft outline blueprint has been published for the future North Northamptonshire council, which will go live on April 1st 2021.
The draft blueprint sets out an overarching view of how the services will be delivered and fit together in the new North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire authorities, including who will deliver them and from where. The focus is to ensure the new councils can deliver services safely and legally from day one, making sure residents continue to receive the local services they rely on.
The blueprint sets the direction of travel for the authority and also outlines the aspirations and significant future opportunities that will come from bringing the existing Councils together to make our communities in Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and East Northants even better places to grow up, get on and grow old.
Where possible and safe, service transformation will be in place from day one including improvements in customer services and IT. Residents will benefit from a new website for the authority, more options to self-serve, and more local hubs where the councils can see residents face-to-face.
Cllr Russell Roberts, Leader of the North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority, said:
“The draft blueprint is a key step as we continue to work on creating a brand new authority for North Northamptonshire.
I am clear the focus is on delivering a council in good order from day one. North Northamptonshire will provide many important services for our residents and communities and by ensuring solid foundations are in place, we can develop and deliver on our ambitions for the future.”
Notes to Editors:
Two new unitary councils are being created in Northamptonshire – North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council. They will bring together the existing eight Councils and will go live on 1st April 2021.
The draft outline blueprint covers both the future West and North Northamptonshire authorities.
The draft blueprint will be presented at the North Northamptonshire Shadow Executive meeting on 27thAugust, with papers published on 19th August which can be viewed here when live.
Read more about the future North Northamptonshire council at futurenorthantsnorth.org