Duston Parish Council

Serving the community of Duston

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Clerk: Mr Justin Gleich
Duston Community Centre
Pendle Road, Duston
Northamptonshire NN5 6DT

Tel: 01604 583626

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Latest News

Review of Polling Stations

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019 16:45 by Gary Youens

On 1st April 2019 Northampton Borough Council published its intention to review all polling districts and polling places within the borough of Northampton, including Duston.

Stakeholders have been contacted and invited to submit their observations and options as part of the public consultation, which runs until 16th August 2019. More »

Existing polling districts and stations in Duston are:

1. NSND1 – Mobile Unit, Car park Bordeaux Close. NN5 6YR

2. NSND2/NSND5 – Mobile Unit, Errington Park (Ryeland Road). NN5 6QE

3. NSND3 – Mobile Unit, opposite 218/220 Park Lane. NN5 6QW

4. NSND4/NSND7 – Duston Eldean Primary School. NN5 6PP

5. NSND6/NSOD1 – Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road. NN5 6DT

6. NSOD2 – Mobile Unit, Chiltern Primary car park. NN5 6BW

7. NSOD3/NSOD4 – Duston United Reform Church. NN5 5PE

What do you think of these polling station locations? If you have any views on location and suitability of these polling stations and polling districts then please respond to the Borough Council consultation here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LP3R8YQ

European election takes place Thursday 23rd May 2019 and local elections for West Northamptonshire Council and Duston Parish Council takes place 7th May 2020. » Less

Local Government Reorganisation

Posted: Wed, 15 May 2019 10:01 by Gary Youens

Two brand new unitary councils will be established in Northamptonshire on 1 April 2021, the Government confirmed yesterday.

The West Northamptonshire unitary will cover Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire, and the North Northamptonshire unitary will cover Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough. The existing district and borough councils and Northamptonshire County Council will all be abolished. More »

The Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, has reviewed all the evidence and representations received, and has now decided that replacing the eight councils with two unitary authorities is in the best interests of the residents of Northamptonshire.

Parliamentary Orders will follow later this year and there will be elections to the Shadow Authorities in May 2020. Shadow Executives for the two unitaries will be selected from those elected and will determine the structure, budget and service delivery models for the new councils.

Services which complement one another but are currently divided between the district, borough and county councils, such as bin collections, waste disposal, planning and roads, will be brought together under each of the two unitary councils.

Leaders of the current authorities said that, now that a decision has been made, the preparations to build a better future for Northamptonshire's residents and businesses, providing more responsive, innovative services, could continue with certainty.

In a joint statement, the council leaders of Corby Borough Council (Tom Beattie), Daventry District Council (Chris Millar), East Northamptonshire Council (Steven North), Kettering Borough Council (Russell Roberts), Northampton Borough Council (Jonathan Nunn), Northamptonshire County Council (Matt Golby), South Northamptonshire Council (Ian McCord) and the Borough Council of Wellingborough (Martin Griffiths), said:

"Now we've received the decision to progress with unitary, we will focus our efforts on creating two brand new councils that put the interests of residents at the heart of all decision making.

"This re-organisation needs to be about transforming how we deliver services so that they are more joined-up and make sense for residents across the county. We have a strong track record of collaborative working with each other and with partners and we will build on this to deliver services that make a positive difference to people's lives.

"These new councils will also be major players in delivering the housing and jobs growth that Northamptonshire and the Cambridge to Oxford arc so badly need."

Cllr Jonathan Nunn, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: "We have already made significant progress toward local government reorganisation in the county.

"Despite this, we have always felt that delivery by April next year was going to be challenging, so we welcome the Government's announcement that our new target is April 2021.

"Our primary concern is to ensure residents see an improvement in the services they receive from their councils, but the new unitary councils do need to be able to deliver services that are both better and good value for money, so that the new councils are financially sustainable.

"I and my colleagues in West Northamptonshire will continue to work tirelessly to provide an organisation which delivers tangible results for Northampton and the county." » Less

Neighbourhood Alert - Vehicle Theft

Posted: Thu, 09 May 2019 11:58 by Alison Grantham

The Neighbourhood Policing Team for Wellingborough Road, Kettering Road area of Northampton have noted a recent spike in theft from motor vehicles.

Therefore, this message is to help raise awareness and come as a polite reminder for those who have a motor vehicle in all areas to help and remind you to keep your items safe and out of sight from thieves. More »

Even the smallest of LOOSE CHANGE can be enough for you to become a victim of Vehicle crime.

Having your car broken into and losing your things to thieves can be very distressing. Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep your vehicle, and what's in it, safe.

https://www.northants.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle » Less