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New Council for Northampton

Northampton Borough Council (NBC) have made the historic decision to create a new town council for Northampton, which will come into being on 1 April 2020.  We think it will be the biggest town council in England, with 80,000 plus electors (exact numbers are being crunched).  NBC also approved the creation of parish councils for Kingsthorpe and Far Cotton, meaning that the whole borough will soon be parished. A new town council for Wellingborough will also come into being on 1 April 2020 and it is hoped that Kettering and Corby will follow suit in April 2021.  The creation of these new councils is a consequence of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR), because when the unitary councils are in place these community-level councils will be absolutely essential, as all the existing 264 parish and town councils are and will continue to be.

Danny Moody, Northants CALC