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Interested In Joining Our Joint Independent Audit Committee?

Interested In Joining Our Joint Independent Audit Committee?

Do you have experience in project and estate management, and want to be a part of a team dedicated to ensuring best practice and making Northamptonshire safer?

The Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police are recruiting new members to join their Joint Independent Audit Committee.

The Joint Independent Audit Committee provides independent advice and assurance on the governance of the OPFCC, Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire. More »

Successful applicants will receive training, an annual allowance of £3,000 and expenses, and will be subject to a police vetting check.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on May 10, 2019.

You can find out more about the role of the Committee and download a copy of the information pack from the Northamptonshire OPFCC website at https://www.northantspcc.org.uk/governance/public-meetings/

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Emily Evans (Police, Governance, Northamptonshire)

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Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:39 by Deborah Rush

Residents asked to have their say on housing delivery

Residents asked to have their say on housing delivery

People struggling to find the right housing in South Northamptonshire are among those being urged to take part in a housing consultation which starts this month.

South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is currently updating its Housing Strategy which will define what the Housing Service will deliver over the next three years.

Consultation on the draft strategy will take place between Thursday, 18 April and Wednesday, 15 May 2019 and can be completed online at www.southnorthants.gov.uk/HousingStrategyConsultation. More »

Hard copies are also available from The Forum in Towcester, town halls, and South Northants libraries.

Jane Carr, SNC's Executive Director Operations, said: "Lower than average crime, lower than average unemployment, higher than average academic achievement and being in a strategic location for business means there is a great deal of pressure for new homes in South Northants.

"But if we want to retain those aspects of the district which make us so proud, we cannot forget the fundamentals.

"We need an approach to housing which is prepared to meet the needs of all types of households and lifestyles and is ready to adapt to a rapidly changing society. It is something the Council has responsibility for and we need your input to get it right."

Three priorities identified in the draft strategy are: building homes that people need and can afford to live in; enabling people to live settled lives, ie: homes can be adapted for the changing needs of individuals and families, and developing strong partnerships to provide housing services that meet residents' needs.

Specific goals include: despite higher than average incomes, homes in South Northants are less affordable than other areas, combating fuel poverty, and maximising the benefits of the coming unitary authority by establishing a joined up approach with partner agencies in health and social care.

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Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:37 by Deborah Rush

Notice of European Parliamentary election

Notice of European Parliamentary election

A Notice of Election for the European Parliament has been published today, Monday, 15 April by South Northamptonshire Council and an election will take place on Thursday, 23 May.

The announcement of the election follows the agreement of an extension to the UK's exit from the European Union (EU). While the UK remains a member state of the EU, it is required to elect members of European parliament.

Polling stations across the district will open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 23 May. The results will be announced on Sunday, 26 May. More »

South Northamptonshire is part of the East Midlands Region which elects five members under a proportional representation voting system.

Nominations should be submitted to the Regional Returning Officer in line with the details on the Notice of Election.

The statement listing the parties and individual candidates nominated will be published on the council's website on Friday, 26 April.

Registered electors will receive a polling card in the post with details of their polling station or confirming they have an existing postal or proxy vote.

If you are a UK national and already registered, you do not need to register again.

The deadline for new registration applications is Tuesday, 7 May.

Citizens of EU countries (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) will be sent a form they will need to complete and return by Tuesday, 7 May in order to vote in the UK rather than their home country at these elections.

Those who are unable to vote at a polling station on the day can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

A postal vote allows residents to post their vote to the council in advance of the election. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 8 May.

A proxy vote nominates a specific person to vote on an elector's behalf at their polling station. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 15 May.

Application forms for postal and proxy votes, and registration forms for European Union citizens are available from www.yourvotematters.co.uk.

Residents who do not have internet access should call the council on 01295 227005 for help registering to vote or applying for a postal or proxy vote.

For more information please contact:

E: marie.mccormack@southnorthants.gov.uk

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Posted: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:40 by Deborah Rush

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