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Wellingborough services brought back in-house

Bins, recycling and street cleansing

01 April 2022

Wheely bin on street

The provision of some services in the Wellingborough area will be provided ‘in house’ by North Northamptonshire Council from Friday 1 April.

The services had been provided to communities and residents across the Wellingborough area by Wellingborough Norse since 2012 and include:

  • Waste collection and recycling 
  • Street cleansing  
  • Grounds maintenance 
  • Parks and open spaces 
  • Fleet and transport 
  • Facilities management 
  • Cemeteries and burials 
  • Public toilets 
  • Managing the local market
“Residents will not see any immediate change on a day-to-day basis; it will be business as usual for our teams and our services will continue to operate as they always have.

This move does, however, have several advantages for the authority and users, including improved service provision and the ability to further raise standards for residents.

I would like to thank the Wellingborough Norse staff for their efforts over the last ten years and look forward to welcoming them into the North Northants family.
Cllr Graham Lawman, the council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
This move gives us an opportunity for further transformation and integration with existing services within the council. It also allows us greater control to directly manage services, including employees and assets, whilst investing in services and equipment. Although residents won’t see any difference, there will be long term benefits for us all.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the council

Once complete, three of the four former district and borough areas across North Northamptonshire will have waste, recycling, street-cleaning, and grounds maintenance services operated in-house, with the former East Northamptonshire continuing to be delivered by an external partner, under contract until 2025.