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Northants County Council planning to cut its winter gritting service

The sun may be shining now, but Northamptonshire residents could be facing a bleak winter as the cash-strapped county council is planning to drastically reduce its winter gritting service.

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County Hall in Northampton

Sale of Northants County Council’s former HQ put on hold

The sale of Northampton’s historic County Hall has been paused at the eleventh hour after a group of councillors used constitutional powers to force decision-makers to look again.

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Northamptonshire County Council has to replenish its reserves for this financial year

Northants County Council misspent £8m of public health money

Northamptonshire County Council has misspent £8m of public health money and has now been ordered to find the funds to re-invest in services.

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County and borough councillor Mick Scrimshaw

Northants councils shake-up: Consultation ‘a farce’

A consultation exercise launched this week asking Northants residents to have their say on the future of local government in the county has been slammed by a prominent councillor.

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The workshop is taking place on Thursday (June 21)

Have your say on the future of local government at Wellingborough workshop

People are invited to help shape a community response to local government challenges facing the county.

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Northamptonshire County Council has to replenish its reserves for this financial year

Northamptonshire County Council reserve levels were 'nowhere near enough'

Northamptonshire County Council should have had financial reserves far beyond what it left itself when it had to balance its books.

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

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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SAVE OUR BUSES: Corby school says bus cuts will have ‘inevitable impact’ on students

SAVE OUR BUSES: Corby school says bus cuts will have ‘inevitable impact’ on students

Bosses at a Corby school have added their voices to the growing campaign to try to save some of the county’s buses scrapped after Northamptonshire County Council eliminated all its bus subsidies.

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One Angel Square

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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SAVE OUR BUSES: Twist in ‘bus wars’ saga sees operator keep hold of Corby service

Centrebus will continue to run a threatened bus service between Corby and Rutland after council bosses voted to extend the bidding process.

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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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Mr Hollobone (left) and Lord Adonis.

Kettering MP to take on Lord Adonis in Brexit debate

A church in Kettering will host a Brexit debate between the town’s MP and Remainer Lord Adonis.

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The William Knibb Centre in Kettering.

County council staff to move into refurbished Kettering hub

Northamptonshire County Council staff will move into a revamped hub in Kettering this week.

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SAVE OUR BUSES: Village pupils unable to get to Corby school due to bus cuts

Children attending Corby Business Academy from surrounding villages may not have a bus to take them to lessons after July 21.

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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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