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Partnership register

This register records the partnership interests of West Northamptonshire Council, including any identified risks and mitigating actions. The register is updated annually.

This register documents strategic partnerships that are:

  • critical to delivering an objective of the Council’s Corporate Plan or a statutory obligation
  • created by entities identified in the Council’s Constitution, such as the Health and Wellbeing Board or a joint committee
  • of strategic importance, where the council has significant control (financial or non-financial) or oversight of a joint agreement to deliver a specific outcome

Delivery mechanisms could include partnering contracts, collaboration agreements or outsourcing.

This register excludes certain working arrangements which are not considered to be defined as a partnership, including: 

  • contracts for services where the Council (the commissioner) has entered into an agreement with a third party (the provider) to deliver services on its behalf
  • networks or forums of officers or elected members who come together to discuss topical issues, such as policy and strategy or multi-agency operational meetings
  • external bodies that invite councils to take part in certain activities, such as nominations to governing bodies
PartnershipContact for partnershipOther partners involved (subject to change)
A5 Partnership: Raise awareness of the importance of the increasing economic role of the A5 through the Midlands. Collaborate and effectively plan for growth impacts affecting the A5. Make the case for future investment on improvements to tackle key congestion issues. Develop a strategy for the A5 around these principlesJane Carr, Director of Communities and OpportunitiesBirmingham Airport, Blaby District Council, Black Country LEP, Cannock Chase District Council, Coventry and Warwickshire LEP, East Midlands Councils, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, Harborough District Council, Highways England, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Leicester and Leicestershire LEP, Lichfield District Council, M6 Toll, Midlands Connect, North Warwickshire Borough Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Rugby Borough Council, South East Midlands LEP, South Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LEP, Tamworth Borough Council, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council
Community Safety Partnership – Daventry and South Northants area and Northampton area: For responsible authorities to work together to protect local communities from crime and help people feel saferJo Barrett, Assistant Director of Housing and CommunitiesNHS Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue, Northamptonshire Police, Probation Service, housing associations
Daventry District Local Strategic Partnership: Establishes the strategic direction and long-term vision for the district, improving quality of life for local people.Jo Barrett, Assistant Director of Housing and CommunitiesPublic agencies, local businesses, and voluntary and community sectors. See Daventry and District Community Strategy
East Midlands Councils: Represents the interests of local councils to government and national organisationsRebecca Purnell, Assistant Chief ExecutiveLocal authorities in the East Midlands area. See East Midlands Councils (
Northamptonshire Children’s Trust Joint Committee: Governance and oversight of the work of the trust to provide children’s social care services to North and West Northamptonshire councilsStuart Lackenby, Executive Director of People (Director of Children’s Services)Care Leavers Council, Children in Care Council, North Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Northamptonshire Foster Carers Association, Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnerships, schools
Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership: Working together towards a positive future for community servicesKatie Brown, Assistant Director of Safeguarding and WellbeingGeneral hospitals, community health services, GP practices, voluntary and community services, ambulance services, health and care commissioners
Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board: Collaborate to understand their local community’s needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more joined-up waySally Burns, Interim Director of Public HealthEast Midlands Ambulance Service, General Hospitals – Kettering and Northampton, Healthwatch, NHS England - Central Midlands Local Area Team, NHS Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership, Northamptonshire NHS Healthcare Foundation Trust, Northamptonshire Police, Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, University of Northampton, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership: A statutory multi-agency partnership to support and enable local agencies to work together to safeguard childrenStuart Lackenby, Executive Director of People (Director of Children’s Services)Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Northamptonshire Police, early years settings, probation services, schools
Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service Board: A statutory multi-agency partnership to reduce re-offending by children and young people aged 10-18Stuart Lackenby, Executive Director of People (Director of Children’s Services)Ministry of Justice, NHS, Northamptonshire Children’s Trust, Northamptonshire Police, Probation Service
Oxford-Cambridge Arc: Support collaboration across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.Jane Carr, Director of Communities and OpportunitiesLocal authorities across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire; SEMLEP, government, universities, business leaders
Shared Service Partnerships: Shared services delivery partnershipMartin Henry, Executive Director of FinanceCambridgeshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council, North Northamptonshire Council
South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP): Setting the economic priorities for the South East MidlandsJane Carr, Director of Communities and OpportunitiesBusiness leaders, local authorities across the South East Midlands

Last updated 19 December 2023