Aston le Walls Parish Council

Serving the people of Aston le Walls

Clerk: Mrs. Gillian Taylor
Timbercroft, Welsh Road
Aston le Walls, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 6UD

Tel: 01295 660363

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Government makes unitary and childen's trust announcement

Government makes unitary and childen's trust announcement

Posted: Sat, 25 May 2019 18:02 by Dick Stephen

The Secretary of State, James Brokenshire has announced his decision for the future of local government in Northamptonshire along with notification of the future of Children's Services in the county.‚Äč

The Government has decided that replacing all eight councils in Northamptonshire with two brand new unitary authorities is in the best interests of local residents. One authority will provide services to residents in the west of the county, while the other will provide services in the north of the county. More »

Furthermore, the Government has also announced Children's Services will become a standalone Trust which will deliver services for these two new unitary authorities across the county.

Two new unitary authorities

These new unitary authorities will be established on 1st April 2021. Services currently provided by the county council and the district and borough councils will be brought together under each of the two new unitary authorities.

The new Children's Trust will be formed to serve both the authorities and as such will cover the whole county. Further information will be announced in due course.

More efficient services

Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Cllr Matt Golby, said:

"This is very welcome news for Northamptonshire and means we can now step up our work in transforming our services to make them fit for the new Unitary Councils.

"The introduction of these new authorities and the Children's Trust is a once in a generation opportunity to recast local government in Northamptonshire to offer residents and communities better, more efficient services and more transparent and accountable governance.

All the Councils are committed to working together and delivering a fully integrated and aligned programme of transformation to ensure we grasp this amazing opportunity for the benefit of all the residents of Northamptonshire.

"I look forward to continuing our work alongside district and borough colleagues to seize this opportunity." » Less

Northamptonshire councils given extra year to perfect new structure

Northamptonshire councils given extra year to perfect new structure

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019 16:17 by Dick Stephen

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

Today, 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.

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. More »

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

HS2 Notice of Abnormal Load Movement during May and June 2019

HS2 Notice of Abnormal Load Movement during May and June 2019

Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019 13:50 by Mark Hazelton

HS2 notification about abnormal load movements

As part of HS2's preparation works, Eiffage Kier our main works contractor will be delivering large construction machinery to site during May and June.

More details about the sequence of works can be found in the works notice here.