Statement from all seven Northamptonshire district and borough councils in response to the latest announcements from NCC regarding its financial situation

“All seven district and borough councils note that NCC has met to discuss its challenging financial position and set its priorities for future service delivery.

NCC’s new leadership team has expressed a desire to work more closely with the districts and boroughs than has been the case in the past and we, as a group, are committed to working together to meet the needs of our residents; we will therefore do our best to support NCC to deliver the changes it needs to make in order to become financially sustainable.

“The Leaders and Chief Executives of all eight authorities are already working together on drafting a response to the Secretary of State’s invitation and proposal criteria for local government reform, in which the need for financial sustainability is stressed. We consider this absolutely essential if the new unitary councils that are likely to emerge from the current discussions are to be strong and successful and deliver high quality services.

Our focus always has been and will continue to be the needs of our residents, and closer working will help us all to meet those needs.”

Borough Council of Wellingborough
Corby Borough Council
Daventry District Council
East Northamptonshire Council
Kettering Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council
South Northants District Council