Consultation by Northamptonshire County Council

Prioritisation Framework consultation and engagement

Northamptonshire County Council is putting a process in place to help make the tough decisions it has to make about what to prioritise – that is, how we share out resources to achieve the best outcomes for our residents and customers. To do this we need to be clearer what we, our residents and partners think is important to bear in mind when deciding between competing priorities. We need your help to clarify our values and principles and use these to develop the framework we will use for prioritising. You can help us in two ways – by completing a survey and/or attending a workshop

You can find our survey on the County Council website –

You can come to one of 4 workshops that we will be holding around the county, so we can hear from you in person and discuss our principles and values together. Details are available on the Consultation Register – and  will be in libraries.

The workshop details are also outlined below. They are open to anyone who wants to attend, without the need to RSVP or let us know in advance.

13th March, 10 am to 12 noon, Council Chamber, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QX

  • 13th March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, Weston Favell Academy, Booth Lane South, Weston Favell, Northampton NN3 3EZ
  • 14th March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, KINGSTHORPE COLLEGE, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7HR
  • 16th March, 1.30 to 3.30 pm, Pemberton Centre, H.E. Bates Way, Rushden NN10 9YP
  • 20th March, 12.30 to 2.30 pm, South Northants Volunteer Bureau, Whittons Lane, Volunteer Centre , Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6YZ

We welcome your contributions and will take all the information we get from this consultation process to develop our own, unique statement of principles and values to feed into the prioritisation framework.”

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Eydon Lane planned closure from 24th to 28th April

Dear All,

TMO Highways are requiring to install a new water connection on a section of the above road.  To undertake this safely will require that the road is closed from the 24th to 28th April 2017.

A plan showing the closure and diversion can be viewed here

If you require any further information about the works please contact Ashley Smith on 01379 676462.


Gary Thorp

Regulations Team Leader

Northamptonshire Highways

Highways Depot, Harborough Road, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, NN6 9BX

Tel: 01604 651072



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Make a difference locally

Email sent on behalf of Holllie Darby – Northamptonshire Local Access Forum

Good morning

I am writing to you as the interim secretary for Northamptonshire Local Access Forum and we are looking to recruit new members.

The main remit of the group is to advise the county council, as well as district and borough councils, on the management of the county’s public rights of way. The advice of the group is to ensure the continued improvement and protection of public rights of way in Northamptonshire for the purposes of open air recreation and the enjoyment of the countryside.

Please find below the link to the NCC website where you can find out a bit more of what roles NLAF plays within the county, including an application form.

Anyone can apply and we would be very grateful if you could share this within the community and talk about it at your next Parish meeting. New members are essential  to keep this valued group going and for us to get local knowledge and input to improve our rights of way.

Please feel free to get in touch if there is any interest from members of the parish council or local residents.

Best Regards

Hollie Darby

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Reminder for upcoming Litter Pick

The annual spring clean of Preston Capes and Little Preston will be taking place on
Sunday 12th March.
Starting in the Village Hall at 9.45am with Bacon Butties, you will then be asked to walk out for 1 hour on one side of the road and back again on the other side, picking up all litter on the way, with a view to finishing back at the Village Hall around 12.00 where a thank you drink will also be provided.
All protective clothing and equipment will be supplied and the full bags of rubbish can be left beside the road for the support vehicle to collect.
No experience necessary, full training will be provided.
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