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6 November 2018

Northamptonshire Voluntary and Community Sector Survey

An opportunity for the voice of the VCS to be heard!

During June and July 2018, all eight councils in Northamptonshire held a joint public consultation into future local government reform in Northamptonshire, focusing on the two-unitary model – this was the only option which met all of the Government’s criteria following the Best Value Inspection of NCC earlier this year.

A proposal has been put forward for two unitary councils: West Northamptonshire, comprising the current area of Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire; and North Northamptonshire, comprising the current areas of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough.

The proposal was agreed and submitted to the Secretary of State on 31 August.

This is obviously a time of great change for all communities in Northamptonshire and it is important that the impact of these changes are understood.

We would like to understand the impact these changes will have on the voluntary sector and this survey will help to gain people’s views about these changes. The results will be fed into a countywide report which will then be presented to decision makers as part of the process to feed into their thinking about the future two unitary authorities.

The survey is short and takes only a couple of minutes – Click here….

If you would like to be involved / contribute to the work required to prepare the VCS for the change, or you have any further comments you would like to add please email

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