Northampton Borough Council is set to carry out a two-stage consultation over the possibility of creating new Town/Parish/Community Councils throughout the currently unparished area of the existing borough.

This will ensure that the communities of Northampton have a strong voice within the new West Northamptonshire Unitary Council.

Three options are being put forward during the initial engagement stage, which will help distill these into a single proposal for full consultation.

During the first stage, now live, the public and established groups are being conferred with over the three initial proposals.  Feedback will be used to create the final proposal.

The three options are:

  • No change – no town council would be created
  • A Town Council covering the entire unparished area of the existing borough
  • A Town Council and more Parish/Community Councils covering the unparished area of the existing Borough

Further information is available in the first-stage engagement document, which can be found at www.northampton.gov.uk/ntcconsultation along with maps of the three options. The engagement also covers a range of frequently asked questions from similar processes elsewhere.

The engagement questionnaire will be available until 31 March, following which the final proposal will be drawn up. Public consultation will then following throughout April and May 2019.

Visit the website for further information or to complete the engagement questionnaire. Anyone needing a print copy can request one by emailing lgr@northampton.gov.uk or calling 01604 837111.