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Message from the Leader of the Council

Message from the Leader of the Council.

Martin griffiths 1
"I am both delighted and honoured to have been re-elected as the Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough. 
 
“As we move into a new era of Local Government in Northamptonshire we will ensure that we continue to deliver services that meet the needs of our residents. We will work with our neighbouring authorities to shape the future of the two new unitary councils, focusing on high-quality good value for money services.
 
“We have achieved a lot in Wellingborough over the last twelve months. Firstly, the town’s two major developments Stanton Cross and Glenvale Park are taking shape, with the first residents moving into their homes at Stanton Cross earlier this year and work starting at Glenvale Park this summer. These urban extensions will provide much needed housing, together with schools, medical facilities and leisure provision; and both will feature large areas of accessible green open space.
 
“We are working with key partners to invest in our borough with the new HM Prison Wellingborough, which will provide an estimated £80 million boost to the local economy, 850 long term jobs and a large number of apprenticeships in the construction stage, and redevelopment of Tresham College’s Wellingborough Campus which will boast a new curriculum and excellent training opportunities. These projects are contributing towards the substantial growth in our borough, and significant boost to our economy as we also celebrate the highest ever number of businesses in Wellingborough.
 
“We will continue to enhance and improve the town centre and maintain free car parking in council owned car parks, while providing further leisure opportunities with the opening of the new 3G pitch at Redwell Leisure Centre later this year.
 
“It is an exciting time to be leading the council as we move forwards together into a new chapter. We have a great team of staff at the council who adopt a can do attitude and the people of our borough are served by 36 councillors from all walks of life who share a common aim of ensuring Wellingborough is a great place to live."
 
Councillor Martin Griffiths - June 2019