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Cancellation of Speedwatch Initiative

Taking both the official Government advice and todays instructions from Northants Police, the upcoming Community Speedwatch Initiative has been cancelled at this present time.Northants Police are hoping to be able to re-schedule the training for later in the year, subject to availability of the equipment.This is obviously an unfortunate, but essential action, to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:50 by Parish Office

Tags: Community, News Items, Police

Annual Good Neighbour Event - 18 March 2020

Annual Good Neighbour Event - 18 March 2020

On behalf of Daventry District Council and Northamptonshire ACRE please find attached details of the Annual Good Neighbour Event next Wednesday 18 March at Moulton Community Centre from 10am-2pm.

The aims of the day are to enlighten people of the schemes and have a clearer understanding of how they can benefit local residents, to enable access to existing schemes and to see how we link in with public... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:40 by Parish Office

Tags: Community, DDC, Health & Wellbeing

Future Northants Unitary Process

Two new unitary authorities in Northamptonshire will be created on 1st April 2021

You can find more on the unitary process at and

Future Northants North: Twitter - @futureNnorth -

Facebook -

Future Northants West: Twitter - @futureNwest - Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:16 by Parish Office

Tags: Community, DDC, NCC, News Items

Election briefings for potential candidates planned

Briefings are being held locally for people thinking of standing as a candidate or acting as an agent in the forthcoming West Northamptonshire unitary elections or parish council elections.

The events will cover the elections timetable and process as well as other arrangements, including absent voting, postal vote opening, and polling day and candidates' expenses.

The briefings, organised by Daventry... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:53 by Parish Office

Tags: Community, DDC, NCC, News Items

Waste amnesties set to tackle fly-tipping

Waste amnesties are set to be held on three housing estates in Daventry this month in a bid to tackle fly-tipping.

The events will see a team from Futures Greenscape visit the Headlands, Southbrook and The Grange to give residents an opportunity to dispose of bulky items for free.

They have been organised by the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, which will also... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:51 by Parish Office

Tags: DDC, News Items

Have your say on plans to protect economic sites

People are invited to give their views on steps being taken to protect key economic sites in Daventry District.

National legislation allows buildings used as offices to be converted into homes without the need to obtain planning permission, under what is known as a permitted development right.

It was brought in by the government in 2013 to help developers convert empty office space for residential use,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:57 by Parish Office

Tags: Community, Consultation, DDC

Daventry District Council declares climate emergency

A climate emergency has been declared by Daventry District Council (DDC), with councillors agreeing a raft of measures in a bid to tackle the issue.

They include setting targets for the reduction of emissions and promoting the wide range of support and funding that is available to help residents and businesses be more environmentally friendly.

There are pledges to look at ways to further reduce the Council's... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:55 by Parish Office

Tags: DDC, News Items

Council adopts Local Plan for Daventry District

A major planning policy document containing detailed guidance that will help shape the future development of Daventry District has been adopted.

The Daventry District Settlements and Countryside (Part 2) Local Plan sets out where new homes could go to meet future housing need, as well as the best locations for new businesses, to create employment opportunities.

It will be used to help determine planning... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:54 by Parish Office

Tags: Community, DDC, News Items

Council agrees final budget ahead of unitary change

Daventry District Council (DDC) has set its final budget and Council Tax level before it is replaced by a new unitary authority next year.

At last night's Council meeting (Thursday, 21 February), councillors approved a £17.5million revenue budget for 2020/21 – money that will be spent on the day-to-day running of its services. The budget takes account of a 1.5% increase in the funding settlement... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:52 by Parish Office

Tags: DDC

Schoolreaders Volunteers needed locally

Schoolreaders is a charity that recruits volunteers to listen to children read in primary schools. There is an urgent need for volunteers the local area. This service is provided for free to schools and the demand is high. See attached posters for further information.

Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:58 by Parish Office

Tags: Community, News Items, Services and Provision for Children

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