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Have Your Say – Paying for your Police and Fire and Rescue Service

Public Budget Consultation 2022-23

Have Your Say – Paying for your Police and Fire and Rescue Service

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has launched a budget consultation to ask for views on the level of council tax precept for policing and fire and rescue services next year.

The PFCC sets the budget for both Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police. The budgets are made up from money raised from central government grants and the policing and fire precepts, which are part of the council tax.

We want to know your views and have launched this budget survey to ask you whether you would pay more for the services provided by policing and the fire service. This is your chance to share your views. Please do take the time to complete the survey before the deadline of January 16, 2022.

To read more please see:

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner asks for views on police and fire budget – Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (

and to access the survey directly, click here:

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Public Consultation:Council Tax Questionnaire 2022/2023 Survey (

West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2022/23 Consultation

West Northamptonshire Consultation Register:

West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2022/23 Consultation

At a meeting held on 21st December, West Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet approved for consultation its draft budget for 2022-23 and we are now seeking views on these proposals.

We would like to hear the views of residents, the community and all other stakeholders on the Council draft budget.

This consultation will run from Wednesday 22 December until midnight, Tuesday 1 February.

Have your say

Please visit the West Northamptonshire Consultation Hub for further information about the West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2022/23  and how to have your say.

If you have any queries, comments or would like a copy of this questionnaire in another format (including easy read or large print) you can contact us by email, post or telephone. Our contact details are as follows:

Email address:

Telephone:               0300 126 7000

Postal address:
Budget Consultation Response,
West Northamptonshire Council
One Angel Square
4 Angel Street

Have your say – Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation – closing deadline 12 October 2021


Taken from NCALC Jul/Aug 21 eUpdate

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc is a huge swathe of middle England that has been identified for inward investment and development.
The Arc is a centre of high-tech manufacturing and research but eastwest infrastructure within the Arc is limited. Work has begun to extend East West Rail from Bicester to the West Coast Main Line at Bletchley (Milton Keynes) and onward extension to Cambridge is planned. New roads linking the A34 near Oxford with the A14 near Cambridge are planned.
With the improved infrastructure comes huge economic and residential development. The plan is for one million new homes in the Arc by 2050.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation called “Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc”, which will “focus on making the Arc a better place to live, helping to implement strategic planning under four ‘pillars’: environment, economy, connectivity and infrastructure, and place-making.”
Sustainability will be at the heart of the process, so alongside seeking views on the vision, the government is also seeking views on the initial work done to set the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal (SA), which will address environmental, social and economic factors.
The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 12 October 2021 and is open to all members of the public.
Councils are encouraged to respond and to share the consultation with residents. Whether the Arc is a good thing for Northamptonshire depends on your point of view. It will bring jobs and investment, but it will also bring significant housing and population growth. See the government’s consultation pages at for details on how to respond.
Download the document below