Highlighting the issues that matter to you

Published: Monday, 04 January 2016

Over the next year councillors from Northampton Borough Council will be conducting detailed investigations of a range of issues suggested by residents.

Northampton Borough Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee has chosen to investigate three subjects suggested by residents, and over the next two months the committee will agree a plan on how they will investigate the following issues:

  • Impact of anti-social behaviour on the town
  • Health check of the local economy
  • Effectiveness of the enforcement of licensing policy in respect of taxis and private hire
  • NBC-owned street lighting

Councillor Jamie Lane, chair of Northampton Borough Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee said: “This year we have looked at Northampton Borough Council’s response in addressing issues around the impact of anti-social behaviour in the town, the health check of the local economy, effectiveness of the enforcement of licensing concerning taxis and private hire vehicles and NBC-owned street lighting. We have been working on these issues for the past seven months and the work will be concluded within the next two months."

"In the coming months, we will be inviting experts and specialists to our meetings to discuss different points and there will also be a chance for residents to get involved and talk about what their perceptions are. We all want to work together to help make our town a better place to live, work and visit so I would encourage everyone to get involved.”

The committee is made up of councillors from all political groups at Northampton Borough Council, and has the power to look into any topic or issue that affects residents or our town.

How to get involved

We are asking for people’s ideas on future topics by February 2016.

You can take part in the survey or complete one of the forms available in the One Stop Shop.

Alternatively you can find out more about the work of the committee or contact the council's Overview & Scrutiny Officer via email: ttiff@northampton.gov.uk by Monday 8 February 2016.