Published on June 21st, 2018 | by Clerk to Aynho PC0
Have your say on important proposals to change Northamptonshire’s councils.
Important consultation – have your say to help us design the future of local government
Formal consultation runs from today (18 June) until 22 July 2018.
People are being encouraged to have their say by going online to complete a questionnaire on the Future Northants website:
Find the detailed consultation document here that fully explains the proposal.
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
Alongside the consultation website, copies of the consultation document and the questionnaire will also be available in libraries and local council offices from Monday, 25 June.
Please check your council website for details of venues where you can pick up a copy.
A representative telephone survey will be carried out and a series of focus groups with representative groups of invited residents will also take place across the county, as well as engagement with other stakeholders.
Other consultations by the local media and by individual councils may take 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.