News on Local Government
The Northampton County Association of Local Councils (NCALC) provides training and advice for town and parish councils across the county.
Their latest newsletter provides advice for councillors on issues including green spaces, community assets and the Young Persons Achievement Awards. It also highlights the problem across the county of uncontested local elections for parish councils. Woodford was the parish with most voters in the recent local elections but we still couldn’t muster enough people to stand for parish council to require an election. Indeed we have more vacancies on our parish council than any other in the County! NCALC is throwing down a gauntlet to all parish councils to try to ensure that there will be a contested election in May 2015. .