Should Kettering have a Town Council?

Published: Friday, 30th August 2019

We want your views!

Kettering Borough Council is consulting with residents on whether a Town Council should be set up for the town of Kettering. Earlier this year the Council began a Community Governance Review, under section 81 of the Local Government and Public Involvement and Health Act 2007.

Kettering town is the only part of the Borough of Kettering which does not have a town or parish council. It is expected that the Borough Council will be abolished as part of local government reform in the county, in April 2021. The Town Council would look to:

  • Take on the civic leadership role for Kettering
  • Carry out a number of representative roles on behalf of the local people
  • Possibly undertake other functions as determined by the new unitary council

We want your views! Please view the consultation leaflet and complete the survey online at www.kettering.gov.uk/towncouncil. You can also pick up a hard copy from Kettering Borough Council’s offices on Bowling Green Road, or a number of other locations in the town. The consultation will run for 8 weeks, closing on 31st October 2019. 

Councillor Russell Roberts, Leader of Kettering Borough Council and Chair of the Local Government Reform Advisory Committee, said:

“The Council is consulting with residents on whether or not to set up a Town Council for the town of Kettering. We have a number of questions that we would like to ask residents, workers and businesses and we would strongly encourage people to let us know their views.”