Archive for year: 2011

David Mackintosh

David collects national award with University Vice-Chancellor

Cllr David Mackintosh today jointly accepted The Supporting Social Entrepreneurship Award with Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton, as part of the Champions of Change Recognition Awards at the national Dare to be Different Conference in Sheffield to mark the joint work of Northamptonshire County Council and the University of Northampton on promoting social enterprise.

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David visits Sweden on fact finding trip

Cllr David Mackintosh this week joined a delegation from the University of Northampton to Sweden to learn about the Swedish Government’s programme of decentralisation and social enterprises there.

The visit included meetings at the Office of the Swedish Prime Minister, at the Swedish Parliament and at the offices of the Mayor of Stockholm at Stockholm City Hall.

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David elected to Northampton Borough Council

David was today elected as Borough Councillor for Rectory Farm with a majority of 548 and 74% share of the vote.

David is also the County Councillor for Ecton Brook and Rectory Farm

The results were:
Conservative 842 (74% share of vote)
Liberal Democrats 294

David thanked local people for their support and pledged to continue working hard for the area.

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David lobbies for fairer funding for Northamptonshire

Cllr David Mackintosh today joined the Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Cllr Jim Harker, the Council’s Finance Spokesman, Cllr Bill Parker, and Members of Parliament from Northamptonshire for a high-level meeting with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, to discuss Government funding arrangements for Northamptonshire.

The meeting comes after Cllr Mackintosh delivered a joint letter from the County Council and Northamptonshire MPs to Downing Street calling on the Government to give the county a fairer funding deal.

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David launches Northants 50+ website

Cllr David Mackintosh today officially launched the new website for the Northants 50+ Network at Weston Favell Library.

The website will be used to help members of the 50+ network to engage with events and consultations across Northamptonshire and to keep up-to-date on news from the network.

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David meets business leaders on Big Society

Cllr David Mackintosh this morning took part in a business breakfast with Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited business ambassadors to discuss the work Northamptonshire County Council is doing with the University of Northampton on implementing the Government’s Big Society agenda in Northamptonshire and ways in which local businesses can play an important part in this.

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David launches Royal wedding pack

Cllr David Mackintosh today launched a special pack to help neighbourhoods, villages and communities kick off their planning for a Royal Wedding street party or fete this year.

The information includes details of how people can set up celebration events to mark the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton in April, and gives advice on who to speak to and what licences, permissions and insurances are and aren’t needed to hold such an event. It can be found at

Cabinet Member for Strategy, Communications and External Relations, Cllr David Mackintosh said, “Northamptonshire has a proud and close relationship with Prince William because of the Spencer family. Likewise the county has a proud history of celebrating royal events such as this. We thought it was important that as a county council we did everything we could to make sure people across the county feel equipped and able to organise their own celebration events for the wedding.”

“Organising something like a street party or a fete can seem very overwhelming with lots of conflicting advice about what permissions are needed, what insurance is required and what licences should be obtained. The idea of this pack is to put all this information in one place to make it straightforward and easy for anyone wanting to get their community together to celebrate the big day.”