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Call for Northants County Council to put library closure plans on hold

A councillor is calling for Northamptonshire County Council to put on hold plans to close 21 of its libraries until the outcomes of a judicial review are known.

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Now is the time to have your say on the re-structure of local government in Northants

Consultation on re-structure of local government in Northants starts today

Consultation on a re-structure of local government in Northamptonshire starts today (Monday), with opportunities for all residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the county to have their say.

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Cllr Heather Smith

Plans by former Northants County Council leader for second home in her garden refused

A planning application by former leader of Northamptonshire County Council Heather Smith to build a second home in her back garden has been refused.

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One Angel Square could be leased out to third parties to pay the bills for county council

Northamptonshire County Council’s new offices could be better utilised with third party tenants moving in to ‘help pay the bills’, according to the councillor responsible for finance.

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County Hall is set to be sold to the highest bidder. But Councillor Dennis Meredith - top left - is among many opposition councillors opposing the move. Cabinet member for finance Councillor Michael Clarke, says the sale is necessary.

Councillor vows to stage 'sit-in' at Northamptonshire County Council's former headquarters if authority sells it

Keeping County Hall open is a cost that cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council can ‘ill afford’ – according to the authority’s cabinet member for finance - but opposition members are railing against the sale.
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Start of consultation into re-structure of local government in Northants delayed

Consultation on a re-structure of local government in Northamptonshire will now start on Monday (June 18) with opportunities for all residents, businesses and other stakeholders to have their say.

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Shell can now open and supply customers with booze overnight, with the garage hoping to capture the night market of HGV drivers to keep the business viable.

Moulton garage gets the green light for booze sales despite fears of 'congregating' lorry drivers

A Moulton garage has been granted permission to sell alcohol overnight – despite the concerns of residents that it could lead to anti-social behaviour.
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Northants County Council set to abandon plans for separate children’s services organisation

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is set to abandon plans to create a separate organisation to run its children’s services.

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Irchester library is one of the libraries at risk of closure

Under threat libraries in Northants valued at more than £3m

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) stands to make £3.25m if it sells off its libraries marked for closure.

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The county council's new headquarters at One Angel Square in Northampton

Warning over fraud at Northants County Council in coming years

Fraud at Northamptonshire County Council is ‘increasingly probable’ in the coming years, according to the authority’s internal auditor.

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Cllr Heather Smith

Former Northants County Council leader in garden grabbing row

A planning refusal stopping the former leader of Northants County Council from building a second home in her back garden has been challenged by a ward councillor and will now go forward for members of her own political party to vote upon.

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Mark McLaughlin

More spending controls could be on the way for Northants County Council

Severe spending controls may have to be imposed for the next two years at Northamptonshire County Council, according to the authority’s finance director.

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The county council's new offices at One Angel Square

Have your say on changes to councils in Northamptonshire

Residents, businesses and other stakeholders in Northamptonshire are invited to have their say on a re-structure of local government in the county.

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The council's offices at One Angel Square in Northampton

£66,000 payout for director who had key role in services provided for Northants County Council

The boss of the shared services unit jointly run by Northamptonshire County Council left his job in March this year with a £66,000 payout on top of his £152,000 annual salary.

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County Hall in George Row, Northampton

BREAKING NEWS: Northamptonshire County Council to sell historic County Hall building

Northamptonshire County Council plans to sell the historic County Hall building in Northampton town centre.
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Opus LGSS has a base in One Angel Square

Questions over recruitment agency co-run by Northants County Council

A recruitment agency set up by Northamptonshire County Council with other authorities has come under scrutiny.

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Questions over whether Northants County Council balanced its books last year or not

Northamptonshire County Council may not have balanced its books last year according to its auditors and could be facing a legal wrangle.

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Tony McArdle

Commissioner overseeing Northants County Council: “We have a lot of work to do”

The commissioner in charge of steering Northamptonshire County Council through its troubles has made his first public statement.

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The record of the complaints will be presented to Daventry District Council's appeals and standards committee next month.

Complaints brought against Daventry district and parish councillors total 15 since June 2017

Fifteen complaints were brought against district and parish Daventry councillors since June last year, council papers have revealed.
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Councillor Cecile Irving-Swift

New Daventry District Council chairman receives the chains of office

The new chairman of Daventry District Council (DDC) was sworn in at the annual council meeting last week.

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