A national recruitment drive launches today to find and appoint the chief executives and statutory director roles that will head up Northamptonshire’s two new unitary councils.Legislation requires that by the end of December this year, a permanent Chief Executive, Monitoring Officer and Chief Finance Officer (Section 151) must be in place for each of the […]
Two new Northamptonshire shadow authorities will hold their first meetings early next month as preparations progress to create the North and West Northamptonshire unitary councils on 1 April next year. Members of the West Northamptonshire Shadow Authority will meet for the first time on Tuesday, 2 June at 7pm and the North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority […]
With tackling the Coronavirus everyone’s top priority, plans for creating two new councils in Northamptonshire will be scaled down, with a new approach called ‘Safe and Legal Plus’.New legislation that came into effect on 8 May, as expected confirms the new North and West Northamptonshire Councils will start on 1 April 2021. This follows the […]
Plans to create two new unitary councils for the county from next April will now continue within the planned timescales following the confirmation today of new legislation by the government.Following the postponement of May’s local elections because of the Covid-19 pandemic, an alternative approach and new legislation were needed for the creation of the organisations.The […]
Joint Statement from the Leaders of all eight local authorities in Northamptonshire. Future Northants – Local Government Reform.
“Next week the government will publish, and legislate for, its response to dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. It will include reference to the planned reorganisation of Local Government in Northamptonshire. We welcome the clarity this will provide.“We expect that this legislation will outline the creation of two new Shadow Authorities to come into being in […]
You can now read the latest Future Northants Bulletin for February 2020. You’ll find a round-up of news and information on the work towards creating the two new unitary authorities, including updates on shadow-authority arrangements.
Parliament has today passed legislation to replace Northamptonshire’s eight existing councils with two new unitary authorities on 1 April next year.The Northamptonshire Structural Changes Order has now been approved by the House of Commons and House of Lords, enabling the creation of a new North Northamptonshire Council serving the areas of Corby, East Northants, Kettering […]
The draft minutes of the last meeting of the North Northamptonshire Joint Committee held on Monday 10th February are now available on the link below.https://www.kettering.gov.uk/meetings/committee/52/north_northamptonshire_joint_committeePlease note that the next meeting of the Committee will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 5th March at Kettering Borough Council. The agenda will be issued during the week commencing […]
The Structural Change Orders have been debated by the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Both houses will now vote to approve the SCO. You can follow the latest progress using these links:Commons – https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/131b25ec-0454-4a7d-a199-c5f57d6aa2ecLords – https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/1cc91354-18ec-4db7-b064-524927f39b8d