I remember when Desborough Town Council was the voice of the town and got things done Phil Sawford
Phil Sawford

Labour was in control of the town council from 1978 to 2003.

Labour Councillors campaigned for –

  • A Nursery Unit at Loatland School
  • Parking provision for the bowling club
  • The refurbishment of The Gaultney’ to provide 10 self-contained flats
  • The installation of a lift in Hazeland House
  • Replacement of the Millennium Bridge to re-open the footpath to Rothwell
  • The £11.5 million bypass which has taken a lot of heavy traffic out of the town
  • Beech Close sheltered accommodation built (now closed)
  • The refurbishment of Montsaye swimming pool
  • The introduction of CCTV cameras in the town centre
  • Lobbied for the original grant for Marlow House
  • Extension and refurbishment at Havelock Junior School
  • Flats built in Gold Street
  • Bungalows built in Victoria Street
  • Government funding to buy the Lawrences site
  • and more

The Conservatives were in control of the town council from 2003 to 2018.

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Independents for Desborough were in control from 2018 to 2021.

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Labour back in control 2021 – present

  • One way traffic system in Gladstone Street
  • New and upgraded CCTV cameras at 12 locations in the town
  • New play equipment in Braybrooke Road Park
  • Neighbourhood plan to go out for public consultation (autumn 2024)
  • Parish Precept frozen for four years
  • Electric vehicle charging points (Victoria Street)
  • New supermarket opened
  • Events committee (taken over role of the Town Centre Partnership)



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