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CBC - Unitary Consultation

Posted on 17th Jun 2018 in Northants County Council

Corby Borough Council’s consultation should be arriving through your letter box any day now. 

The consultation is asking for your views on a government proposal for a new single tier council. It would see the end of Corby Borough and East Northants District councils and in their place, a much larger, more remote council for the whole of North Northamptonshire. 

The government believe this is the solution to the mess at their own Conservative-run Northamptonshire County Council (NCC). 

But I don’t buy this. The proposed changes will cost tens of millions of pounds, and the government have said the new authority will inherit NCC’s debt so it’d set up to fail from the off. 

This consultation is really important for everyone here because the changes will impact the council tax we pay and services we have available to us and our families. Please don’t assume that it won’t affect you. It will affect all of us. 

My view is that people here shouldn’t be punished because of the failure of others, and we certainly should not be hastily forced into anything by the Conservative Government. 

Make sure your voice is heard. You have until 13 July to respond to the consultation. 

Here is the leaflet that local Labour members and supporters are hand delivering to 30,000 homes to highlight our concerns about the plans. 

Please share to raise awareness.

Tagged as: CBC, Corby, NCC, Unitary, Tory Crisis