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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:50 by Angie Daly
As you will be aware, the Boundary Commission for England has recently announced its draft proposals for new constituency boundaries to come into effect at the next General Election. There are two objectives: to reduce the number of MP's by fifty and to equalise constituency boundaries - ensuring that votes are of equal value across the county.
The current proposals which are being consulted upon, propose far-reaching changes to the boundaries of many constituencies, including ours. In relation to Corby & East Northamptonshire, it is proposed that Irthlingborough is removed from the constituency. More »
Following the announcement made on the 13th September our MP Tom Pursglove pledged to take local soundings and make further comment in due course. Tom agrees with the equalisation of boundaries but he would prefer for the constituency not to be altered at all, however as things stand, the current constituency is too large, relative to the new thresholds that are in place. Tom is urging the Boundary Commission for England to look again at all options and come up with something that displaces as few voters as possible across Northamptonshire and better respects existing boundaries along with geographical, local government and historical synergies and connections. He is also strongly encouraging them to rename the constituency 'Corby & East Northamptonshire'.
If you agree with this position, you might wish to write to the Commission by the 5th December 2016 so that your views can be taken into account as part of the ongoing consultation process. You can do so by going to www.bce2018.org.uk or write via the details below:
Boundary Commission for England
35 Great Smith Street
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:07 by Angie Daly
Irthlingborough Town Council is looking for members who are residents of Irthlingborough to join a steering group for the purpose of designing, implementing and overseeing a Neighbourhood Development Plan to 2031 alongside a consultant appointed by the Town Council
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to Irthlingborough's Neighbourhood Plan which gives the community direct powers to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. More »
Please see attached advert for further details
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:37 by Angie Daly
Vandalism and anti-social behaviour in the Town
Irthlingborough Town Council share residents' concerns regarding the current issues in the Town with regards to anti-social behaviour and subsequent vandalism.
It would seem appropriate to inform residents' of the measures that the Town Council are taking to deal with these issues:
- The Town Council is taking a zero-tolerance approach to these incidents and commits to working closely with police officers and East Northamptonshire Council to tackle the problems direct.
- The main identified culprits are being pursued with vigour and consideration is currently being given to using the powers available to the police and ENC under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. These powers give the police and ENC the ability to serve Community Protection Notices on perpetrators and potentially Criminal Behaviour Orders. Breaches of these are criminal offences.
- A task team of Town councillors, district council officers, the police, our CCTV operator and a representative from the Housing Association is taking charge of the situation and will be working together on these issues.
- There is to be an increased use of CCTV around the town and the Town Council are pursuing options for the installation of additional CCTV cameras.
We would ask for your help, please be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police on the 101 number. More »
OR 999 in the case of an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened. » Less