Northants County Council

Northamptonshire County Council is the county council that governs the non-metropolitan county of Northamptonshire in England.

It was originally formed in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888. The county is divided into 57 electoral divisions, which return a total of 57 councillors. The council has been controlled by the Conservative Party since 2005. The leader of the county council is currently Jim Harker, who was elected to the post in May 2005. The headquarters of the council is County Hall in Northampton.

As a non-metropolitan county council, the council is responsible for education, social services, libraries, main roads, public transport policy and fire services, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning.

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Northamptonshire County Council's 2019-20 Budget Consultation

The proposed budget agreed by Cabinet on 11th December 2018 marks a turning point for Northamptonshire County Council, as it sets us on the path of securing and stabilising our financial position, transforming our services and confidently moving towards the future. 

We want to gain a better understanding of people’s opinions and need you to help us shape the future design and focus of our services. What you say will be part of a report with many other people’s feedback, so you will not be personally identified.

Have your say

You can give us your views in a number of ways. Please visit our website for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including our online questionnaire.  This consultation closes on 23 January 2019.

 Reorganisation of local government in Northamptonshire

A consultation by the Secretary of State (SoS) over plans to restructure local government in Northamptonshire which could include two unitary authorities started on Thursday, 29 November 2019 and ends on 25.01.2019.

He welcomes views from any interested persons, including local residents and organisations.

For more information and to submit your views please visit:

October 2018

Northamptonshire County Council are consulting on the following two Adult Social Care Prevention Services:

Decommissioning of Prevention Service for Adult Social Care Service - Hearing Impaired Services

Decommissioning of Prevention Service for Adult Social Care Service - Visually Impaired Services

 Have your say

You can give your views in a number of ways.  Please visit this web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including an online questionnaire.

 The deadline for this consultation is 5pm on 8th November 2018.

Street Doctor - an online reporting tool

Northamptonshire County Council has a reporting tool called ‘street doctor’ where individuals can report various issues including:

  • Overgrown vegetation
  • Flooding
  • Pot holes
  • Fly tipping
  • Grit bins
  • Blocked footpaths
  • Poorly parked cars
  • Trees
  • Abandoned vehicles

How to report a problem on street doctor: 

Click on the following link:


Click either of the purple boxes – please note, streetlights in Evenley are the responsibility of Evenley Parish Council

Pull down the arrow on ‘select a problem type’

Click on the problem you are reporting and press NEXT

You are then asked to report the issue using either a ‘map’ or a ‘form’

Using the ‘map’ option, complete the location details in the top purple box then click on the area of the map and click NEXT to continue. You will then be asked for contact details and need to give a brief description of the issue you are reporting.

Using the ‘form’ option, please give your contact details and a brief description of the issue you are reporting.

Tick ‘I have read and agree to the Data Protection Charter’.