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Corporate Plan - Introduction

Our commitment to West Northamptonshire

Our Commitment is to work with the residents of West Northants and all Partner organisations, public, private and voluntary sectors, and to use our resources wisely to protect our environment, meet residents’ needs for homes and jobs, and ensure that everyone can live well and safely together. West Northants must be a place where everyone thrives.

West Northants is a great place to live, with wonderful countryside, heritage, leisure opportunities, and many strong established businesses, so it is also a place that has many strengths and attractions for investors, new businesses and visitors.

Whilst a place that has had past challenges, and like all areas now facing some uncertainty as we emerge from the recent pandemic, we firmly believe that it has the opportunity to create a bright future, and we will use our combined strengths to improve the lives of people who live and work in West Northants, to help the area and help everyone here to reach their full potential.

To achieve that ambition, we know that the Council must works with partners across and beyond West Northants, and we commit to do that, in order to improve the services and priorities that are most important to our 405,000 residents.

By leveraging the combined advantages of our geographical position in the heart of the country with the presence of world class industries such as engineering, motorsport, logistics and financial services, we aim to encourage more firms and organisations to invest and grow in West Northants, helping to springboard us to greater prosperity.

We want to be an authority that puts the environment first and considers the carbon cost in all of our own decision-making, but also encourages and supports others to do the same, help us shape a cleaner and greener West Northants.

As a brand new authority we can shape our journey and destination. This plan sets out our immediate priorities for improvement and the focus for our future ambitions.

Our first task must be our COVID recovery; fully restoring all of our services, adapting to new ways of working and helping us to build back better and to drive our economic recovery.

We need to continue making improvements to our children’s services and will achieve this by working with the recently established Children’s Trust, and with schools to raise educational performance. We’ll seize the opportunity to work closely with health and other partners.

Cllr Jonathan Nunn, Leader of West Northamptonshire Council

Last updated 21 December 2021