Who’s involved

All eight existing councils have pledged to make full use of the knowledge and expertise available across the county and further afield to create two new successful councils.

As well as our knowledgeable staff and councillors, local communities, partners in health, the voluntary sector, the business sector, education and other tiers of government will all help to shape the new services. A more joined-up approach will provide better services for residents and businesses. For more details, see the Prospectus for Change.


North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority

In line with Government legislation, a North Northants Shadow Authority will be set up in June 2020 and will be made up of all the existing members of Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough councils along with all Northamptonshire County Councillors representing electoral divisions in these areas.

This will replace the North Northants Joint Committee, which has been steering forward preparations for the new unitary council since March 2019.

You can find information about North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority’s meetings and download agendas and reports using this link.


Shadow membership

There are 152 members of the North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority.

Some councillors are dual hatted which means they may sit on a district/ borough council and on the county council. It is one member one vote, twin hatted members do not get two votes.

Cllr Russell Roberts will be the Leader for the Shadow North Northamptonshire Council with Cllr Martin Griffiths as Deputy Leader.

The Shadow Authority is made up as follows:

Borough Council of Wellingborough councillors – 36

Corby Borough Council councillors – 29

East Northamptonshire Council councillors – 40

Kettering Borough Council councillors – 36

Northamptonshire County Council councillors – 26 of which 15 are dual hatted.


The Shadow Executive

In accordance with Government legislation, the North Northants Shadow Authority will have a Shadow Executive (executive committee). This will be made up of two representatives from each of the current councils, consisting of the Leader plus another Councillor. Membership will be confirmed at the first meeting of the shadow authority (date to be confirmed)


North Northants Joint Committee

A North  Northants Joint Committee has been set up that is made up of councillors from the four current councils. This committee paves the way for the shadow authority to deliver the new unitary council for the north  and will cease when the shadow authority is set up. Its first meeting was held in June 2019 see the agenda and minutes for all meetings held.