Borough Council of Wellingborough

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News published October 2011

  • Council on target for £5m savings

    Published 18 October 2011

    Wellingborough Council is on target to achieve savings of more than £5m according to a new report. Since the need for cuts was announced last year the council has already saved more than £1.5m.

  • New company means more efficient services for council

    Published 17 October 2011

    A plan to create a new company to carry out environmental services such as rubbish collecting and street cleaning in Wellingborough could soon get the go ahead as members of the council’s resources committee attend a special meeting next week. The councillors will discuss entering into a ten-year partnership that could see a more efficient service and significant savings.

  • Funding of town's museum to be discussed

    Published 11 October 2011

    The leader of Wellingborough Council is to meet representatives from the town’s museum next week to discuss its future following recommendations that council grants to voluntary and community services be reduced.

  • Prison sentence for failing to pay council tax

    Published 11 October 2011

    Four people have been sentenced to a total of 294 days in jail after Wellingborough Council successfully prosecuted them for failing to pay thousands of pounds in outstanding business rates and council tax.

  • Vandalised bandstand to be restored

    Published 11 October 2011

    Plans to transform Wellingborough’s Castle Fields park will be discussed by the council’s resources committee on 19 October. It is recommended that the committee give the go ahead for the park to benefit from new play equipment, planting, and pavilion facilities, with the first phase of the ambitious project being the restoration of the 100-year-old bandstand.

  • Customers to pay council bills at local shops

    Published 11 October 2011

    A new system has been introduced that allows people to pay council bills at local outlets. Wellingborough Council has teamed up with the Co-operative Bank to offer a convenient and flexible free cash payment service at post offices and PayPoint outlets throughout the country.