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.