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Consultation on the design of future local government in Northants closes in 4 days
There's only 4 days to go to have your say on the design of local government in Northamptonshire.
Residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the county are urged to complete the questionnaire at www.futurenorthants.co.uk by 22 July. Paper copies are also available in libraries, council offices and other local venues. Please check your council website for details of venues where you can pick up a copy. More »
All eight authorities in Northamptonshire are working on a proposal for the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government that "must command a good deal of local support", so stakeholders across the county have an opportunity to comment before a final proposal is submitted.
The Government's invitation to submit a proposal follows a Best Vale Inspection of Northamptonshire County Council, which concluded that its financial, cultural and governance problems could not be solved in isolation and recommended that plans be developed for two unitary authorities.
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has asked that the eight authorities in Northamptonshire submit a proposal that meets the following criteria:
- A single county-wide unitary is explicitly excluded as an option
- Each new proposed authority must have a population substantially in excess of 300,000
- The proposal must be based on existing council boundaries.
A representative telephone survey, focus groups with representative groups of invited residents and engagement with other stakeholders are also taking place.
Other consultations by the local media and by individual councils have taken place at the same time, so it's really important that people respond to the official Local Government Reform Northamptonshire consultation being run by all eight Northamptonshire councils for their comments on the proposal to be considered. » Less
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:27 by Kate Houlihan
Despite the England football game playing a part in lower numbers than previous years, this years Summer Picnic was a great success. With the temperature in the high 20's, picnicers were entertained by music from the Maxibrites whilst children enjoyed the free bouncy castles, face painting and Mrs Bubbles!
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:03 by Emma Williams
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony outside the Town Hall this morning.
This is a National occasion for us to show our support for the Armed Forces for the outstanding work that they do for our country.
The Armed Forces community includes the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force, Reservists, Veterans, Cadets and the wider Armed Forces family in society. More »
Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the service personnel and their families. We in Raunds have a strong tradition of showing such support and respect for our Armed Forces. most especially we thank and honour those service personnel from our own town who do such vital work to keep us all safe. So on behalf of the people of Raunds we are proud to raise the flag in honour of our Armed Forces. #ArmedForcesDay
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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:10 by Emma Williams