West Northants Council to move Daventry offices in money-saving move

The move is planned for April next year and the current offices on Lodge Road will be closed

West Northants Council (WNC) is pushing forward with plans to downsize its Daventry base to smaller offices elsewhere in the town. The move is part of a plan to save £750k over the next three years.

The current offices at Lodge Road were inherited by WNC from Daventry District Council and are more than 35 years old. The council plans to close these offices and relocate to smaller premises in the town by the end of the current financial year.

The Daventry move is part of a planned review of all WNC's existing buildings across the West Northamptonshire area. This is the first step of an office rationalisation programme the council hopes will achieve savings built into its budgets over the next three years.

The council took these over from the previous district and borough councils when it was formed in April last year. The buildings review will look at opportunities for bringing together services from the old councils more effectively and enabling staff to work more flexibly under the new unitary scheme

WNC will use the savings from their building rationalisation scheme as part of their budget. £250k will be saved this year, rising to £750k over the next three years.

Posted: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 08:21 by Parish Clerk

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