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Your monthly news update from Northamptonshire County Council

Prioritisation Framework consultation and engagement

 

Northamptonshire County Council is putting a process in place to help make the tough decisions it has to make about what to prioritise – that is, how we share out resources to achieve the best outcomes for our residents and customers. To do this we need to be clearer what we, our residents and partners think is important to bear in mind when deciding between competing priorities. We need your help to clarify our values and principles and use these to develop the framework we will use for prioritising. You can help us in two ways – by completing a survey and/or attending a workshop

 

1.       You can find our survey on the County Council website - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Prioritisation_Stage2

 

2.       You can come to one of 4 workshops that we will be holding around the county, so we can hear from you in person and discuss our principles and values together. Details are available on the Consultation Register - http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/council/consultations/pages/Details.aspx?cid=e8c54bc6-a119-4233-a316-935654276921&returnpage=%2fen%2fcouncilservices%2fcouncil%2fconsultations%2fadmin%2fpages%2fhome.aspx and  will be in libraries.

 

The workshop details are also outlined below. They are open to anyone who wants to attend, without the need to RSVP or let us know in advance.

 

·         13th March, 10 am to 12 noon, Council Chamber, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QX

·         13th March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, Weston Favell Academy, Booth Lane South, Weston Favell, Northampton NN3 3EZ

·         14th March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, KINGSTHORPE COLLEGE, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7HR

·         16th March, 1.30 to 3.30 pm, Pemberton Centre, H.E. Bates Way, Rushden NN10 9YP

·         20th March, 12.30 to 2.30 pm, South Northants Volunteer Bureau, Whittons Lane, Volunteer Centre , Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6YZ

 

We welcome your contributions and will take all the information we get from this consultation process to develop our own, unique statement of principles and values to feed into the prioritisation framework.”

Press Release

Date: 23 March 2016

Issue: SNCPR10621

For Immediate Release


 

Countdown is on until voter registration deadline

Residents who are not already included on the voters register have less than a month left to apply for their details to be added ahead of this year’s election or they could lose their right to vote on polling day. 

The deadline to register is 18 April.

This year there will be a Police and Crime Commissioner election taking place in South Northamptonshire on 5 May. 

Sue Smith, Returning Officer for South Northamptonshire, said: “If people want to vote in any of this year’s elections then it is vitally important that they ensure their details are up-to-date on the electoral register. 

"Anyone who has had a change in circumstances since the 2015 elections, such as moving house or name change through marriage or divorce, will need to ensure they have updated their details as this does not happen automatically. 

“Aside from the right to vote, the electoral register is also used for jury selection and to perform credit checks for applications for things such as a mortgage, mobile phone and credit card. If details are not kept up-to-date this could affect individual credit ratings and cause complications in the future.” 

It is a legal requirement for people to submit their details for the electoral register – even if they choose not to vote – and failure to do so is punishable by a £1,000 fine.

This year residents in South Northamptonshire will be able to vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire Police, who will be elected for four years, to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area.

There are no elections scheduled for district, town or parish councils. 

To register to vote visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call South Northamptonshire Council on 01327 322128

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