Ask the Council Leaders

West Northamptonshire Council's leaders are live in the studio on Revolution Radio to answer your questions on the topics that are important to you in Northampton.

We will be regularly giving you the chance to put your concerns directly to local government on Revolution Radio.

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West Northamptonshire Council Leader Cllr Jonathan Nunn was back in the studio to answer your questions about potholes, SEN provision and flood readiness in the local area.


Cllr Mike Hallam joined us in the studio.  He represents Boothville & Parklands and he’s the Cabinet Member for HR and Corporate Services and answered your questions about the work the council is doing to improve its use of IT in engaging with people locally, the internal use of technology within the council and the threats from technology, cyber security and AI to Northampton and the wider world.


We were joined again by West Northamptonshire Council Leader Jonathan Nunn.  Topics covered include:

  • The transformation of Vulcan Works, blending historical architecture with modern design, fostering growth for dynamic, creative businesses in the heart of the town.
  • An in-depth look at the council's draft budget proposals, revealing plans for a 4.99% council tax increase and investments in adult social care, grant-funded schools, and efficient income generation.
  • Insights into the significant developments in adult social care, public health initiatives, and strategies to improve the quality of life for the elderly population.
  • The council's proactive approach to tackling issues like inflation and financial management, ensuring stability despite challenging economic times.
  • An open discussion on local politics, addressing stereotypes, and the council's efforts to remain in touch with the community.
  • Exciting plans for the redevelopment of the vacant Greyfriars site, including public consultations to gather ideas for making the town centre more inviting and functional.
  • Commemoration of World AIDS Day and initiatives in the fight against HIV and AIDS, including groundbreaking opt-out testing programs in local hospitals.


Chris Gregg was joined in the studio by Cllr David Smith, from West Northamptonshire Council answering your questions. As the Cabinet Member responsible for Community Safety, Engagement, and Regulatory Services, and representing the Woodford and Weedon area, he discussed a range of pertinent issues. These included essential tips for securing your Christmas gifts, ensuring food outlet hygiene and regulation, details about the Council's funding for community initiatives combating knife crime, and efforts to curb the sale of illegal vaping products


Chris Gregg was joined in the studio by the Leader of West Northamptonshire Council to discuss various issues including RAAC in schools, SEND provision in the county, the closure of Bridge Street, Market Square redevelopment, the acquisition of the Job Centre building and plans to regenerate the area and the Northampton Music Festival and Amazing Northamptonshire Run events.


Cllr Matt Golby, the Cabinet Member for Adult Care, Wellbeing and Health Integration on West Northamptonshire Council was here to answer your questions.



West Northamptonshire Council Leader Jonathan Nunn answers your questions live on Revolution Radio including discussing the upcoming closure of Sandy Lane in Duston, lack of NHS dentists in the area, councillors attending council meetings and the new carpark at Northampton train station.



We welcomed Cllr Daniel Lister to the studio to answer your questions about his areas of responsibility.  He is the Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth on West Northamptonshire Council.



We were joined again in the studio by the Leader of West Northamptonshire Council ,Cllr Jonathan Nunn who was answering your questions and talking about the Coronation in Northamptonshire, £5.4m of funding to help local businesses and voluntary groups, the consultation on plans to cut back on school transport funding and the local council election.



Deputy Leader of West Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Adam Brown joined us to talk about local events for the upcoming coronation, funding for grassroots sport, housing and rough sleeping in Northampton, affordable housing and Heritage Open Days.



West Northamptonshire Council Leader Jonathan Nunn was live in the studio talking about the Ofsted report into the Children's Trust fostering service, a government grant for local leisure centres to make them more energy efficient, knife crime and the upcoming Jubilee celebrations.

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West Northamptonshire Council Chair Cllr André González De Savage live on Revolution Radio on Tuesday 7 March 2023:



West Northamptonshire Council Leader Jonathan Nunn was live in the studio answering your questions on a range of subject...

Moving Northampton Market to Commercial Street



Town Centre Improvement Work


Parking Charges in Northampton town centre and the Council budget


Help with the cost of living crisis

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