May date for second Joint Committee meeting

Latest progress towards the preparations for a proposed new unitary authority in West Northamptonshire will be discussed at a meeting in Daventry this month.

The second meeting of the West Northamptonshire Joint Committee will take place on Tuesday, 14 May at 6pm in the Council Chamber at Daventry District Council, Lodge Road.

Members of the public are welcome to attend, with the agenda and reports now available to view on the Northampton Borough Council website at

The Committee will consider recommendations from a series of Task and Finish Groups that have been progressing key pieces of work needed to set up a Shadow Authority for West Northamptonshire, which would deliver the new unitary authority.

These include designing a Draft Constitution for how the Shadow Authority would be run and governed, and developing a process for recruiting its interim senior staff.

Members will also receive a wider update on the Local Government Reform Programme and the countywide preparations taking place ahead of an anticipated decision by the Secretary of State on the proposal.

The West Northamptonshire Joint Committee is made up of 16 councillors representing Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council, South Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire County Council.

For further information please contact:

Ian O’Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 302310 or email Daventry District Council is a local authority providing essential public services for Daventry District, supporting the daily needs of residents, businesses and visitors. To find out more visit