About the Council

West Northamptonshire Council is the single unitary council responsible for providing a range of public services to residents and businesses in the areas of Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire.


It has replaced Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council and South Northamptonshire Council, and now delivers all the services which were previously provided by these councils.


West Northamptonshire in numbers

  • £917m budget in 2021-22 including schools (£326.6m Net)
  • 405,000 population
  • 73,000 over 65s (21% increase in over 65s over next decade)
  • 91,000 under 18s (2% increase in children aged 0-19 in next decade)
  • 174,260 households
  • 165 Town and Parish Councils
  • 184 schools
  • 1,707 Council buildings and assets
  • 2,454km roads and carriageways
  • £730.00 Median rent for a 2 bed
  • £566.30 average wage

Political Make-up

Elections for the new authority were held on 6 May 2021 with the Conservatives winning an overall majority.


The Council comprises 93 councillors elected across 31 wards.  As a result of the 2021 elections, the Conservatives hold sixty five seats, the Labour Party hold twenty, the Liberal Democrats hold five and there are three independent councillors.


The Leader is Cllr Jonathan Nunn:  https://westnorthants.moderngov.co.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=187 


Cabinet:  https://westnorthants.moderngov.co.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=143 

Our values and behaviours

We are holding a big conversation for everyone who lives and works across our area to make sure we are working on the things that really make a difference for our communities, and to enable us to shape services and support communities to help West Northants thrive.  https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/your-council/thrive-west-northants-big-conversation








Northamptonshire as a place

Northamptonshire is a county rich in natural beauty, culture and history with destinations that people can enjoy visiting time and time again throughout the year.  It offers stunning countryside, world class gardens, magnificent historic houses and churches, F1 Motorsport and award-winning regional theatre. There is something for everyone, whether you want an adrenaline-filled break or some quiet relaxation with the family.  


We have some superb indoor attractions, like Northampton Museum & Art Gallery which has just reopened after major redevelopment helping it more than double in size and become host to touring exhibitions.


Along with soaking up the area’s cultural offer, there are also some fantastic opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors such as our beautiful country parks and historic sites like Delapre Abbey, Holdenby House and many others.




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