Council meeting 17/09/2020 – access details

A meeting of Desborough Town Council will be held online using ZOOM on Thursday 17 September 2020, commencing at seven o’clock.

Meeting ID: 852 5589 8256
Passcode: 304869

If you wish to join by audio telephone only (your normal call charges will apply) dial one of the following numbers: 0203 481 5240; or 0131 460 1196; or 0203 051 2874; or 0203 481 5237 (call charges may apply) and use the same meeting ID and password given above.

Members of the public who wish to follow proceedings are welcome to use the login details above using Zoom through the app or through a web browser.

All members of the public will be muted and not able to be heard unless the Chair of the meeting invites them to speak. Owing to the remote nature of attendance, any members of the public wishing to address the Council are requested to provide details to the Town Clerk before the meeting either by emailing the usual form (available on the Council’s website here Your Right to Speak at Council Meetings, by sending the same information to the Town Clerk by email, or using the email us facility on the Council’s website.

Proposals for One-Way System & Parking Restrictions: Gladstone Street / Nichols Street

For some time people have been talking about changing Gladstone Street and Nichols Street to create a one-way system to improve safety and to reduce the dangerous movements of vehicles due to insufficient road space.  You might remember a formal consultation from the County Council in January 2018 which led to the idea being dropped and obviously the changes have never taken place.  

Complaints from residents have continued and the Town Council set aside money in the current year’s budget to fund the changes if they are supported by residents.  The Town Council cannot change the road network: that is the County Council’s function.  

With any changes on the road network it is inevitable that some residents or businesses may not approve of proposals whilst others support them.  For this reason the law requires the County Council to allow a 21 day formal notice period where the public can object or comment.

That formal consultation will be carried out by Northamptonshire Highways and you MUST respond to that in writing if you want your voice heard, whether you agree with the proposals or object.  

A map of the Proposed One-Way System for consultation is on this website.   The idea is to bring traffic from Harborough Road along Nichols Street into Gladstone Street; and from Station Road (big Co-op roundabout) to Harborough Road along Gladstone Street.  The plan includes changes to parking along these routes.  Both Nichols Street and Gladstone Street would be one-way only.  New Street would remain two-way.

The Council has delivered letters to as many properties as possible which are likely to be directly affected (residences and businesses) and is inviting occupiers to comment on the proposals.

We hope to collate and analyse responses in time for the October Town Council meeting, with a view to presenting these to Northamptonshire Highways and publishing the results on the Council’s website.

Vacancies for Councillors, Loatland Ward, September 2020

Have you got what it takes to be a Town Councillor?

  • Do you want to serve our community?  
  • Do you have time or expertise which could benefit our community?  
  • Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
  • Are you concerned about our local area?
  • Do you want to represent the views of local people?

If you would like to make a difference, and be involved in shaping the future of our local community, why not step forward and apply to become a Desborough Town Councillor?

The Council has two vacancies for Councillors (both Loatland Ward) and is looking for people to put themselves forward.  There is a short form to fill in and send to the Town Clerk.  The form is on the website here.

The closing date for the receipt of signed forms by the Town Clerk is 9 am on Monday 7 September 2020.

Meetings of the Council are usually held in the Library on the third Thursday of each month, except August when there’s no meeting and December when the meeting is a week earlier.  During the pandemic, meetings are held online using Zoom.

To qualify to be co-opted you must:-

  • be a British subject over 18 years old
  • be listed on the current electoral register
  • live in Desborough, or within 3 miles of its boundary, or occupy as owner/tenant any land/premises therein or have a principal place of work within the Parish
  • not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

(other conditions apply).

If you are interested, would like more information, or an application form, please contact the Town Clerk.

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor, Loatland Ward

Pursuant to Section 87(f) of the Local Government Act 1972, a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Loatland Ward of the Town Council.

If, within fourteen working days of the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to either:

– the Returning Officer at Kettering Borough Council or

– the Town Clerk at Desborough Town Council

by TEN electors for the Ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy (in accordance with Coronavirus legislation). If no such request is received the Town Council may fill the vacancy by co-option.

A copy of the formal notice is here.

Dated 19/06/2020

Council meeting 18/06/2020 – access details

A meeting of Desborough Town Council will be held online using ZOOM on Thursday 18 June 2020, commencing at seven o’clock.

To join the meeting follow this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83296630761?pwd=QXBTRWh4OUR2SVIrbUhrUDZ3WXMvZz09

Meeting ID: 832 9663 0761

Password: 0153762172

If you wish to join by audio telephone only (your normal call charges will apply) dial one of the following numbers: 0203 481 5240; or 0131 460 1196; or 0203 051 2874; or 0203 481 5237 and use the same meeting ID and password given above.

Members of the public who wish to follow proceedings are welcome to use the login details above using Zoom through the app or through a web browser. If you wish to follow proceedings by telephone only please contact the Town Clerk for further information.

All members of the public will be muted and not able to be heard unless the Chair of the meeting invites them to speak. Owing to the remote nature of attendance, any members of the public wishing to address the Council are requested to provide details to the Town Clerk before the meeting either by emailing the usual form (available on the Council’s website here Your Right to Speak at Council Meetings, by sending the same information to the Town Clerk by email, or using the email us facility on the Council’s website.

Vacancy for Town Councillor

Have you got what it takes to be a Town Councillor?

  • Do you want to serve our community?  
  • Do you have time or expertise which could benefit our community?  
  • Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
  • Are you concerned about our local area?
  • Do you want to represent the views of local people?

If you would like to make a difference, and be involved in shaping the future of our local community, why not step forward and apply to become a Desborough Town Councillor?

The Council has a vacancy for a Councillor (Loatland Ward) and is looking for people to put themselves forward.  There is a short form to fill in and send to the Town Clerk.  The form is on the website here.

The closing date for the receipt of signed forms by the Town Clerk is 9 am on Monday 29 June 2020.

Meetings of the Council are usually held in the Library on the third Thursday of each month, except August when there’s no meeting and December when the meeting is a week earlier.

To qualify to be co-opted you must:-

  • be a British subject over 18 years old
  • be listed on the current electoral register
  • live in Desborough, or within 3 miles of its boundary, or occupy as owner/tenant any land/premises therein or have a principal place of work within the Parish
  • not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

If you are interested, would like more information, or an application form, please contact the Town Clerk, Graham Thomson.

Council meeting 21/05/2020 access details

A meeting of Desborough Town Council will be held online using ZOOM on Thursday 21 May 2020, commencing at four o’clock in the afternoon

To attend the meeting follow this link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74200371369?pwd=WlNKMFZmR0l4eXdXZHNmWG00SlV1UT09

and use the meeting ID: 742 0037 1369

and the password: 8wMF0DTC05

 

Members of the public who wish to follow proceedings are welcome to use the login details above using Zoom through the app or through a web browser. If you wish to follow proceedings by telephone only please contact the Town Clerk for further information.

All members of the public will be muted and not able to be heard unless the Chair of the meeting invites them to speak. Owing to the remote nature of attendance, any members of the public wishing to address the Council are requested to provide details to the Town Clerk before the meeting either by emailing the usual form (available on the Council’s website here Your Right to Speak at Council Meetings, by sending the same information to the Town Clerk by email, or using the email us facility on the Council’s website. 

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor, Loatland Ward

Pursuant to Section 87(f) of the Local Government Act 1972, a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Loatland Ward of the Town Council. 

If, within fourteen working days of the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to either: 

– the Returning Officer at Kettering Borough Council or

– the Town Clerk at Desborough Town Council

by TEN electors for the Ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy (in accordance with Coronavirus legislation). If no such request is received the Town Council may fill the vacancy by co-option. 

A copy of the formal notice is here.

Dated 30/04/2020