Who we are & what we do
Burton Latimer Town Council consists of 12 elected councillors who serve for a four year term. All Councillors are voluntary and receive no payment whatsoever.
Council Meetings - see the diary of meetings for more information.
The Town Council hold their meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the Harold Mason Centre.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the council's monthly meetings - so please come along and share your views.
Town councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that Town councils get involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.
A Town council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the Town. It is the level of government closest to the community, with the borough authority ( Kettering Borough Council) above it in the hierarchy. As it is the authority closest to the people, Town councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas. For this reason they are a vital part of any community.
BLTC relies on its Town Clerk to ensure the smooth running of meetings, and to make sure that all the town council's statutory functions and duties are carried out effectively and efficiently. Her office hours are Monday - Friday 8am- 3pm.
For further information relating to the services offered by the Town Council please contact the Town Clerk who will be happy to give advice and assistance.
What powers and duties do Town Councils have?
Town Council Elections
Scheduled election took place on May 6th 2021
Our councillors are elected or co-opted, if you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please see election details above
A councillor has a responsibility to:
• Attend meetings when summoned to do so; the notice to attend a council meeting is, in law, a summons, because they have a duty to attend.
• Consider, in advance of the meeting, the agenda and any related documents which were sent with the summons.
• Take part in meetings and consider all the relevant facts and issues on matters which require a decision including the views of others expressed at the meeting.
• Take part in voting and respect decisions made by the majority of those present and voting.
• Ensure, with other councillors, that the council is properly managed.
• Represent the whole electorate, and not just those who voted for you.
Burton Latimer Town Council (BLTC) takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to contact you directly in order to pass on notices which you may find useful concerning issues relevant to Burton Latimer Town.
We will only collect your email address if you ask us to do so via the comment box on the Contact page. Your name and email address is the only information we will keep and we will only contact you via this address.
We will not pass your personal data to any other individual or organisation and undertake to keep your details safe and secure. We will not give any information about our data base to any individual or organisation.
You can change your mind at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org instructing us to remove your details from our database. Burton Latimer Town Council will then permanently delete your details from our database.
Should you have any questions concerning this or any other issue relating to the BLTC website, please contact the clerk at the address above.
The council has the following committees:
Pocket Park Cllr K. Reynolds, Cllr A. Watts, Cllr M. Scott & Cllr N. Padget.
Harold Mason Centre, has been terminated as the general running falls to the Proper Officer.
Library Cllr N. Padget, Cllr R. Groome, Cllr A. Watts & Cllr M. Don.
Farmers Market, & Events Cllr A. Driver, Cllr J. Taylor, Cllr S. Baynes, Cllr K. Reynolds & Cllr N. Padget.
Planning Cllr J. Davies, Cllr M. Scott, Cllr C. Groome,Cllr S. Baynes & Cllr F. Macdonald.
Highways,paths,flood & trees Cllr M. Scott, Cllr F. Macdonald, Cllr A. Watts, Cllr J. Taylor & Cllr C. Groome.
Finance & General Purpose Cllr A. Driver, Cllr N. Padget & Cllr S. Baynes.
External Bodies (Kettering Borough Council)
Rural Forum Awaiting guidance from NNC
A6 Towns Forum Awaiting guidance from NNC
External Bodies (Other)
Ancient Parish Charity 4 Years
Councillors: R. Groome, K. Reynolds.
United Education Foundation 4 Years
Councillors: R. Groome, C. Groome
Burton Latimer Heritage Society
Councillors: R. Groome, J. Davies.
Councillors: C. Groome, J. Davies.
Councillors: C. Groome, F. Macdonald.
( Note: NFT = No Fixed Term)
Community Payback Team
Councillors: Lead Cllr: N.Padget
BL Twinning Association
Councillors: A. Driver.
Councillors: F. Macdonald.
Members Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct (PDF, 119 Kb)
Code of Conduct
Burton Latimer Town Council Standing Orders
Standing Orders 2021 (MS Word, 154 Kb)
Standing Orders 2021
Complaints Procedure (MS Word, 61 Kb)
We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and protecting them from abuse when they are engaged in services we organise and provide.
We will ensure through our recruitment and selection policy that suitable people are selected for working with children and vulnerable adults.
We will take any concern made by a councillor, employee, volunteer or contracted service provider, child or vulnerable adult seriously and sensitively.
Referrals made by a councillor, employee, volunteer or contracted service provider cannot be anonymous and should be made in the knowledge that, during the course of enquiries, the agency who made that referral will be made clear as individuals and may be required as prosecution witnesses.
We will not tolerate harassment of any councillor, employee, volunteer, contractor, child or vulnerable adult who raises concerns of abuse.
We will work in cooperation with Northamptonshire County Council and will comply with the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults and Local Safeguarding Children Board Inter-Agency procedures. We will respond positively to any recommendations regarding the improvement of our safeguarding policies and procedures
Health & Safety
Health & Safety Policy (Word Document, 16 Kb)
Health & Safety Policy
Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
8am - 3pm Monday - Friday
- The Harold Mason Centre
120 High Street
- 01455 643184 / 0798 5346113