About the Council

Who are we? 

We are the single unitary council responsible for providing a range of public services to residents and businesses in the areas of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough.  We serve a population of approximately 360,000.


We were formed in April 2021, replacing Corby Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council, the Borough Council of Wellingborough and parts of Northamptonshire County Council and we now deliver the services which were previously provided by these councils.


Those services include:

  • Collecting household waste
  • Maintaining parks and open spaces
  • Street cleaning
  • Environmental health
  • Planning services
  • Education
  • Highways
  • Adult Social Care
  • Libraries

Through one council, we are transforming these services for the better and delivering them in a  joined-up and cost-effective way.


Our vision for North Northamptonshire is:  A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life.

Political make-up

May 2021 saw the first elections to North Northamptonshire Council, with 78 new councillors being elected across 26 electoral wards. The next set of scheduled local government elections will be held in May 2025.


The current political composition of the council is:

  • Conservative: 58
  • Labour: 14
  • Green Alliance : 5 (comprising 3 Green, 1 Liberal Democrat & 1 Independent)
  • Independent : 1


The Leader of the Council is Councillor Jason Smithers: https://northnorthants.moderngov.co.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=315

Our values and behaviours

At North Northamptonshire Council, we felt it was vitally important that our staff had the opportunity to help shape the organisation’s values, as well as ask the public and stakeholders for their feedback.


A staff focus group and survey was carried out. The survey received over 800 responses and staff identified a clear set of values which they felt were most important for the new Council.


The opportunity for staff to participate in the development of the Council’s future values was seen as an essential first step. North Northamptonshire Council’s values, as chosen by its staff, state that the Council and its staff will be:

  • Customer-focused
  • Respectful
  • Efficient
  • Supportive
  • Trustworthy

Our area

North Northamptonshire has a wealth of rich heritage, diverse culture and wonderful places to explore, and they are all within easy reach.


  • www.LoveCorby.co.uk  – read about everything great in Corby and the surrounding area. Whether looking to dine out, explore, entertain the family
  • www.NeneValley.net  – read about the rich heritage, diverse culture and wonderful entertainment covering the East Northants and Wellingborough area
  • www.ThisisKettering.com  – read about upcoming events, things to do, places to eat, drink and stay, latest news and much more in the Kettering area



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