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Plans for creation of Wellingborough Town Council resolved

Published Friday, 31 January 2020

Wellingborough Town Council, which will be formed on 1 April 2020, will deliver limited services in its first year.

 This will allow for its elected councillors to decide which services the council wishes to undertake.

Councillors at the Borough Council of Wellingborough at a Council meeting on Tuesday, 28 January, resolved to not transfer any services in year one to allow the town council to decide on the services it would like deliver.

Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: "As a council we firmly believe in local democracy, and carried out a community governance review to ensure that the residents of our town are represented at a local level once the two new unitary councils come into being on 1 April 2021.

"We have gathered the views of our residents and believe that the town councillors, who will be elected in May, should decide which services they should deliver and allow sufficient time to determine which services and assets we transfer.

"We look forward to working with the town council in our final year to ensure that the needs of our residents and businesses are met."

To find out more about Wellingborough Town Council, visit: www.wellingborough.gov.uk