England’s largest town council approved

22 January 2020

A vote on Monday by Northampton Borough Council has approved the creation of a new Northampton Town Council, which will be the largest community-level council in England. Two new parish councils are also being created within the current unparished area of the Borough.

The new councils will operate under unitary councils approved last year to replace Northamptonshire County Council and the county’s seven borough and district councils. Danny Moody, chief executive of the Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils, which is supporting the creation of the new councils, said it was a “great day for the people of Northampton,” and that the town council “will give them a voice when the existing borough council is dissolved to make way for the unitary council,” leaving the new West Northamptonshire Council to “concentrate on strategic matters such as adult social care and highways.”

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