Tags: local government

Devolution Framework

A long-awaited framework from the Local Government Association (LGA) was published on Wednesday. "Local service delivery and place-shaping: A framework to support parish and town councils" presents a framework for principal councils looking to support parish and town councils to play an increased role in local service delivery and place-shaping. The document was written by consultants, Shared Intelligence,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 21:17 by Becky Jones

Tags: Devolution, Framework, LGA, Local Government

Notice of Vacancy - Office of Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Local Government Act 1972, due to the resignation of a member, a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Wilbarston Parish Council.

Please note that an election to fill the vacancy cannot take place until 6 May 2021 under the terms of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:07 by Becky Jones

Tags: Councillors, Vacancy, co-option, community, council, local government

Councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

Local authorities in England have been handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology from Saturday (4 April 2020).

The government has temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the coronavirus pandemic. This will enable councils to make effective and transparent decisions on the delivery... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:32 by Becky Jones

Tags: Consultation, Coronavirus, Councillors, Covid-19, council, local government

Stay at home, save lives and protect our NHS!

Please see a statement below from the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police on Tues 24 March on Covid-19:

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, said: "We are all aware we are now living in unprecedented times and, from today, every one of us is being asked to step up and play a crucial role in the battle against Covid-19. All that is requested of you is that you follow Government advice - stay at home,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:38 by Becky Jones

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Emergency Plan, Police, community, local government

Your Community Still Needs You!

You can still play your part and join the council. Vacancies are available for co-option.

Your interest and enthusiasm is all that is required!

How to apply?

Any person over the age of 18 who is resident or works in the Wilbarston Parish can be a local councillor.

If you would like to know more about joining the council, please contact any of the current councillors who are:

- Nick Richards - 01536 770351... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 11:38 by Becky Jones

Tags: Coronavirus, Councillors, co-option, council, election, elections, local government, vacancy

Unitary council websites launched

Two new websites have launched providing the latest news and information as the Council moves towards unitary governance.

View the websites at https://futurenorthantsnorth.org and https://futurenorthantswest.org

Posted: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 10:44 by Becky Jones

Tags: Consultation, News, Services, community, local government

Local Government Reform - Government Decision

The Secretary of State has today issued his formal decision in relation to the future structure of local government, with a written statement to The House.

In short, the government decision is: -

1. To replace the current arrangement with two new Unitary Councils (one for the north, one for the west).

2. The implementation date is 1st April 2021.

3. The above are contingent on a Children's Trust being... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 09:51 by Becky Jones

Tags: News, council, local government, unity authorities