Partnerships at Northampton Borough Council

Partnership working

Partnership working is an increasingly important way in which local government can deliver more efficient and effective services to local residents. Northampton Borough Council recognises the strength and value of effective partnerships in contributing to the improvement of the well-being of the district's communities.

Northampton Borough Council has adopted a Partnership Protocol to establish governance and management standards to ensure that our Partnerships are well run and deliver benefit to the authority and its residents.


The council's Partnership Protocol addresses:

  • Why the council enters and engages in partnerships;
  • How the council defines a partnership and what constitutes a significant partnership;
  • How to enter into a partnership;
  • Tools for identifying, managing and supporting partnership arrangements, including good governance.

These are the documents which support making and supporting partnership arrangements across the council: