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.
There are currently vacancies for three Town Councillors.
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 Civic 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. The Town Clerk is the town council's only employee.
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 is 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:
Civic Centre Management Board
Pocket Park Management Board
Farmers Market Management Board
Events Management Board
Burton Latimer Library Management Board
Financial Management Board
Members Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct (PDF, 119 Kb)
Code of Conduct
Burton Latimer Town Council Standing Orders
Standing Orders 2019 (MS Word, 154 Kb)
Standing Orders 2019
Risk Assessment 2019 (MS Word, 69 Kb)
Risk Assessment 2019
Health & Safety
Health & Safety Policy (Word Document, 16 Kb)
Health & Safety Policy
Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
- The Harold Mason Centre
120 High Street
- 01455 643184 / 0773 4793986