Decision details

Local Government Reform In Northamptonshire - Proposed Joint Committee

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider Joint Committee Arrangements for Unitary Authority




(1)          That Full Council be recommended to agree that a WestNorthamptonshire Joint Committee’ of 16 seats (4 per council) be established with Northampton Borough Council, Daventry District Council and Northamptonshire County Council, effective from 28 February 2019, with delegated functions as set out in the terms of reference (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) at Appendix 1, subject to these other councils so resolving.


(2)          That Full Council be recommended to note the statutory allocation of seats to political groups be noted and approve the nominations for appointments to committees in accordance with the wishes of the political groups, as detailed in the ‘Membership of Committees 2018-19’ schedule – to be tabled at the Full Council meeting.


(3)          That, subject to Full Council agreeing resolutions (1) and (2), Full Council be further recommended to delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to produce a ‘West Northamptonshire Joint Committee Agreement’ identifying appropriate standing orders and operating practices for the Committee; and in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to negotiate, finalise and enter into the proposed agreement with the other councils in west Northamptonshire.


Corporate Priorities : Here to Serve;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Contact: Andrew Hunkin, Executive Director: Resources & Monitoring Officer Email: Tel: 01327 322209.

Report author: Andrew Hunkin

Publication date: 12/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/02/2019

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