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

Northampton Carers Awareness Event

Northampton Carers Awareness Event Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 10am-2pm at The Town Hall Towcester. This event aims to give carers information regarding where they can access support

Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:42 by Parish Office

Tags: Care & Repair, Community, Events, Health & Wellbeing, News Items

Work starts on new Reach for Health rehabilitation centre

The trustees of a Daventry charity which provides exercise-based rehabilitation for people with serious health conditions say a new state-of-the-art centre will allow them to transform even more lives.

Groundworks for the new Reach for Health centre got underway this week on part of the Daventry & District Sports Club site at Western Avenue.

Daventry District Council (DDC) is funding the £1.48m... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 11:33 by Parish Office

Tags: DDC, Health & Wellbeing

New activity classes launched in Daventry as a way of tackling number of injurious falls in Older Adults in the district

List of sessions available in Daventry:

Get Up & Go:

- Brass Band Hall, Daventry - Thursdays - 13:15 - 14:15 - £4.00pp - - 07795 185365

- Reach For Health Centre, Daventry - Thursdays - 10:30 - 11:30 - £5.00pp - Reach For Health Reception 01327 871118

- Memorial Hall, Woodford Halse - Thursdays - 09:15 - 10:15 - £3.00pp - Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:49 by Parish Office

Tags: Community, DDC, Events, News Items

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