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Plans to create two new councils undergo major redesign as Covid crisis continues
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’.
Interim arrangements for North and West Northamptonshire shadow councils agreed by Government
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.
Councillors agree next steps towards shadow authority preparations
The next steps towards creating a new shadow unitary authority for North Northamptonshire have been agreed by councillors.
Parliament gives go-ahead for Northamptonshire’s new unitary councils
Parliament has today passed legislation to replace Northamptonshire’s eight existing councils with two new unitary authorities on 1 April next year.
Town Council for Kettering to be established from April 2021
Councillors at Kettering Borough Council agreed to establish a town council at a full council meeting on Monday (13th January 2020).
Minister confirms decisions relating to Northamptonshire unitary legislation
The Minister for Local Government has written to Northamptonshire councils confirming his decisions for the legislation required for the creation of two new unitary authorities.
Minister confirms Northamptonshire unitary legislation due to be laid in the autumn
Update on the progress towards unitary councils in Northamptonshire
Second meeting for North Northants Joint Committee
The latest updates on preparations for a proposed new unitary authority in North Northamptonshire were discussed last night at a public meeting in Wellingborough.
New websites will outline journey to unitary
Two new websites have been launched offering a reliable source of information about the move toward unitary governance in Northamptonshire.
Second North Northants Joint Committee meeting
The next North Northants Joint Committee meeting will be held on Monday, 16 September at the Wellingborough Council Chamber, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, starting at 6.30pm.
First meeting of North Northants Joint Committee has taken place
The inaugural meeting took place on 24 June 2019
North Northamptonshire Joint Committee to hold first meeting
The North Northamptonshire Joint Committee, which will pave the way for the shadow authority to deliver the new unitary council for the north, will hold its first meeting on Monday, 24 June.
Unitary programme re-designed to include transformation of services
The vision for the new unitaries has also been set out in a prospectus for change
Government says yes to two unitary councils for Northamptonshire
Two brand new unitary councils will be established in Northamptonshire on 1st April 2021 (Vesting Day), the Government confirmed today.
Councils propose arrangements in preparation for transition to new unitary authorities
Proposals for how two new unitary authorities in Northamptonshire could be established have been decided by the current eight councils.
Unitary authority workshops explore reform in Northamptonshire
Over 100 councillors, senior officers and key stakeholders in the county gathered for two workshops at the end of January to discuss what is important to local communities and organisations in shaping
Seminars offer fresh insight into unitary councils
County, district and borough councillors from across Northamptonshire joined up recently for a valuable insight into the process of creating new unitary authorities.
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government launches consultation on unitary proposal and announces postponement of elections
Consultation by the Secretary of State (SoS) over plans to restructure local government in Northamptonshire which could include two unitary authorities has started today.