Please see the reports provided to the Parish Council Meetings
Northamptonshire’ s Police & Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, has asked us to contact parish and town councils as he would like to understand their views on the policing part of the council tax. In addition, Mr Mold will soon become the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire and will have responsibility for setting the Fire & Rescue Service element of the council tax too. Your feedback will help inform the level of council tax set for Northamptonshire. The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is running a consultation on the options and to gather views relating to Council Tax and Policing and Fire & Rescue Services. The survey is available at http://www.northantsp.cc/northantscounciltax and the deadline for responses is Friday 7 December 2018.
People across the west of Northamptonshire are from today being asked what they think the proposed new unitary council should be called.
The decision on whether or not to go ahead with the new council is a decision for the Government and Parliament, but members of the public are being asked what it should be called to help inform that decision.
A public consultation started today, Wednesday, 31 October and ends Monday, 3 December 2018.
Proposals put to the Government are for a single council to deliver public services in South Northamptonshire, Daventry and Northampton.
For more information and to make a suggestion online, visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk/lgr, or send a suggestion by post to: Council Name Consultation, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD.
The Parish Council has been advised that the current amber street lights will no longer be manufactured after 2019 and manufacturers' stocks for replacements are very low. We will be considering this issue but meantime the faulty light outside no 26 Frog Lane is being replaced with a wide angle soft white LED lamp. This will give parishioners the opportunity to see what could be available in future. There are lots of variations in colour and brightness so please send us feedback on what you think about this particular replacement and any other concerns you have about our street lights.
LEDs are much more energy efficient so will cost a lot less to run. In addition they are guaranteed by the contractor for a year, then by the manufacturer for 10 years so maintenance costs will be much reduced.
Councillor Pat Stewart.