First meeting of North Northants Joint Committee has taken place
Members from Corby, East Northants, Kettering, Northamptonshire County and Wellingborough have met for the first time as a Joint Committee to consider all of the work needed to create the new North Northants Council.
At its inaugural meeting (24 June 2019), the Joint Committee elected Cllr Martin Griffiths, Leader of Borough of Wellingborough Council as Chair with Cllr Tom Beattie of Corby Borough Council as vice-chair.
The committee then agreed terms of reference, standing orders including how the public can have their say at future meetings and establishing four working groups for the unitary programme – Governance, Statutory Officer Appointments, Independent Remuneration Panel and Terms of Reference. The committee decided that representatives on each working group could be drawn from the wider membership of the north councils with five members being appointed to each group.
Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “This committee will pave the way for the shadow authority to deliver the new unitary council for the north. By bringing the five councils together to represent residents from across the north, we can work collaboratively to create an authority of which we can all be proud. We have an enormous amount of work ahead of us but I’m confident that this united approach will enable us to build a council which delivers the services our residents need and to re-build the reputation of our great county.”
The next meeting takes place at Borough Council of Wellingborough at 6.30pm on Monday, 16 September 2019.
Minutes of the committee meeting will be available at www.kettering.gov.uk/meetings
Chairs of the Working Groups
Cllr Jonathan Eakins from Northamptonshire County Council – Governance Working Group
Cllr Ian Jelley from Kettering Borough council – Statutory Officer Appointments Working Group
Cllr Jean Addison from Corby Borough Council – Independent Remuneration Panel Working Group
Cllr David Jenney from East Northamptonshire Council – Terms of Reference Working Group
North Northants Joint Committee members
Corby Borough Council joint committee members
Cllr Tom Beattie - LAB
Cllr Jean Addison - LAB
Cllr Kevin Watt – CON
East Northamptonshire Council joint committee members
Cllr Steven North – CON
Cllr David Jenney - CON
Cllr John Farrar - LAB
Kettering Borough Council joint committee members
Cllr Russell Roberts – CON
Cllr Ian Jelley - CON
Cllr Mick Scrimshaw – LAB
Borough Council of Wellingborough joint committee members
Cllr Griffiths - CON
Cllr Partridge-Underwood - CON
Cllr Scarborough – LAB
Northamptonshire County Council joint committee members
Cllr Victoria Perry – CON
Cllr Jonathan Ekins – CON
Cllr Jason Smithers - CON