Daventry Town residents provided with the opportunity to comment on local government restructure

Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:03 by Amy Simpson

Daventry Town residents provided with the opportunity to comment on local government restructure

From Monday 18th June 2018, Daventry Town residents will be provided with the opportunity to comment on the future of local government in Northamptonshire.

There are currently eight local authorities across Northamptonshire providing council services which include housing; planning; social care and protecting the vulnerable; they also collect rubbish; maintain roads and run libraries.

Councils are currently organised in a two-tier structure, with some services being provided by the County Council, and others being provided by the District Council. All eight councils, including Daventry District Council, have been invited by the Government to submit proposals to restructure local government in Northamptonshire. On Monday 18th June 2018, the public consultation process was launched, for those who live and work in Northamptonshire to have their say on the restructure.

Deborah Jewell, Chief Officer for Daventry Town Council, said of the consultation process, "It is incredibly important that Daventry Town residents become involved with the consultation. For those living or working in Daventry, and indeed the county, the services which are provided by both the County and District Councils, including council tax, would be affected by the proposals that the councils are intending to put forward."

Decisions have yet to be taken and the councils, along with the government, want to know the views and opinions of those living and working in the area. Public consultation will close on Sunday 22nd July 2018 and hard copies of the questionnaire are available from the Town Council Offices, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT.

Further information regarding the consultation process can be found online via www.futurenorthants.co.uk.

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