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Northamptonshire County Council

Criticism for commissioners brought in to oversee running of Northants County Council

The commissioners appointed by the Government to oversee the running of Northamptonshire County Council have come under fire from councillors.

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Small victory for Northants library campaigners

Campaigners fighting the proposed closure of 21 libraries in Northamptonshire have gained a small victory today (June 20) after local politicians voted not to permanently close any libraries until after the result of the forthcoming judicial review is known.

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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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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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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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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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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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Former chief executive Paul Blantern received a pay-off of more than 95,000.

Four in a row - NCC looks to appoint its fourth boss in eight months

Crisis-hit Northamptonshire County Council are set to launch a hunt for a new interim boss.

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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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One Angel Square

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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