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West Northamptonshire Unitary Authority delayed until 2021

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:16 by Samantha Hosking

Councils in Northamptonshire have been given an extra year to prepare for the biggest shake-up of local government since the 1970s.

James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) gave his thumbs up to proposals which will see the number of councils providing services to the district reduced from eight to two. More »

South Northamptonshire Council (SNC), Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council and (half of) Northants County Council will form a new authority serving the west of the county. It will now take charge in April 2021 rather than 2020 as originally proposed.

Cllr Ian McCord, Leader of SNC said: "I welcome the decision from Government at long last.

"Ministers have taken twice as long to read and decide on the proposal as they gave us to put the bid together.

"The election of the shadow council and a 2021 start date was something I asked MHCLG to consider a year ago, so I cannot now claim disappointment.

"We will now use the time wisely to prepare the four councils for the new unitary structure in the West.

"Our experience with Cherwell and South Northants integration tells us that the best way to do this is by bringing everyone with you.

"We have been developing a plan for this scenario over the past few weeks and we will be ready.

"We now must seize the opportunities that a new council will present to us.

"The reasons for this decision are well known and today is about looking forward and ensuring that our residents get the best possible local government available."

The announcement includes confirmation that the elections to run the new bodies will take place in May 2020, alongside the delayed Parish and Town Council elections. Those elected in 2020 will form the Shadow Authority for its final year of planning, and then move over to run the new council proper.

The announcement also paves the way for Kettering Borough Council, The Borough Council of Wellingborough, East Northants Council, Corby Borough Council and (the other half of) Northants County Council to form a new local authority serving the north of the county.

The formation of the authorities is still subject to Parliamentary approval. The Government will also be establishing a Children's Trust to take over responsibility for children's social care across the authority.

Today's announcement also confirmed that elections for the new West Northants council (and its shadow council) will be on the basis of three members per existing County Council ward, totalling 93 across the 31 Wards in the West Northants area. » Less

Superfast fibre broadband coming to Syresham Parish

Posted: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:40 by Samantha Hosking

SUPERFAST FIBRE BROADBAND

COMING SOON TO HOUSEHOLDS THROUGHOUT

SYRESHAM, CROWFIELD AND PIMLICO

As part of the central government's plans to roll out superfast broadband to UK rural areas, Gigaclear have been awarded the contract to provide superfast fibre broadband networks to rural communities in Northamptonshire. More »

Works in the parish of Syresham are delayed and are now due to start late summer. There will be some disruption while the cables are laid in narrow trenches. Some temporary footpath and road closures will be necessary during the works, which could last for approximately 8-12 weeks.

The new network will mean that most residents will have the option to access this new, faster fibre broadband.

Residents will receive letters from Gigaclear before works commence. The letters will give more information.

In the meantime there are some FAQ leaflets available either from Syresham Post Office or from the Parish Clerk. The PDF of the Frequently Asked Questions Leaflet is also on Gigaclear's website, www.gigaclear.net/wp-content/uploads/networkbuildfaqs.pdf

If residents have any additional questions please contact Gigaclear directly:

Email networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com Tel 01865 591137

Or for more project information please visit https://www.gigaclear.net/ specifically www.gigaclear.net/superfastnorthamptonshire

You can also contact the Parish Clerk on 01280 851178 parishclerk@syresham.com » Less

Local Government Reorganisation and Postponement of Parish Elections

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:06 by Samantha Hosking

Consultation by the Secretary of State (SoS) over plans to restructure local government in Northamptonshire which could include two unitary authorities has started Thursday, 29 November 2019.

The Government consultation has launched following proposals submitted by Northamptonshire councils back in August 2018. More »

SoS, James Brokenshire has announced that he will consult with all principal councils in Northamptonshire, principal councils neighbouring Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, local health bodies, the University of Northampton, and representatives of the voluntary sector.

He also welcomes views from any interested persons, including local residents and organisations.

The consultation period will run for eight weeks until 25 January 2019 and is available online at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-proposed-reorganisation-of-local-government-in-northamptonshire.

Paper copies will also be available in public offices and buildings of all the Northamptonshire councils.

Mr Brokenshire has also announced today that following a request from the eight Northamptonshire councils, he will bring forward an Order in Parliament to postpone district and parish elections that were due to be held in May 2019 until May 2020.

Should he decide to implement the proposal of two unitary authorities, it would have meant district and parish councillors serving only one year before unitary authority elections would be held in 2020.

He explains: "Elections in such circumstances risk confusing voters and would involve significant costs that would be hard to justify. Accordingly, I have concluded that irrespective of whatever my future decision might be on the restructuring proposal, the right course is to postpone these elections."

Cllr Ian McCord, Leader of South Northamptonshire Council commented: "Whatever we think about the proposal, or the circumstances that led us here, I am pleased after all these delays that we are now moving forwards." » Less