Scrutiny panels decided for this year

Published: Friday, 11 May 2018

Homelessness and rough sleepers, the relocation of the University of Northampton into the town centre and Northampton post unitary will be investigated by scrutiny panels during 2018/2019.

The three areas were identified by Northampton Borough Council's overview and scrutiny committee as the most popular suggestions, considered from ideas received during the public consultation which took place in January and February 2018.

Following an investigation process, which begins at scrutiny panel meetings this May and June, recommendations will be put forward for Cabinet to consider in mid-2019

Cllr Jamie Lane, chair of the scrutiny committee, said: “Our priority is to make the town a better place to work, live and visit, which is why, once a year, we invite the public to submit their suggestions for our investigation.

“We thank Northampton residents for their ideas and look forward to starting the investigations around homelessness and rough sleepers, the move of the University of Northampton and Northampton post unitary.”

The general public are welcome to attend any of the overview and scrutiny committee and panel meetings, which are held in public sessions. The next meetings to be held are:

Scrutiny Panel – Homelessness and Rough Sleepers  15 May, 6pm
Scrutiny Panel – The Move of the University of Northampton 29 May, 6pm
Scrutiny Panel – Northampton – Post Unitary  14 June, 6pm 
Overview and Scrutiny Committee 20 June, 6pm

All meetings will be held in the Jeffery Room, The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE.

More information about the work of the committee is available at  or from the Council's Overview & Scrutiny Officer Tracy Tiff at: