Category Archives: District Council

Future Northants

Give Your Views on New Councils In Northamptonshire Consultation on a re-structure of local government in Northamptonshire started on the 18th June. All residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the county have the chance to have their say. The eight … Continue reading

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Dog Law Proposals

Give your feedback! Daventry District Council is consulting on proposals to extend and increase its powers to address irresponsible dog ownership across the district. It wants to extend current powers until 2021 and add additional powers. Complete the feedback survey … Continue reading

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Our Friends Electric

Are You Using or Thinking of Using An Electric Vehicle? Daventry District Council are conducting an online survey regarding electric vehicle charging points. They are seeking information on the number of electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the district and those … Continue reading

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DDC Web Site

Daventry District Council web site was down over the weekend. It is now back on-line.

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NCALC

Northants County Association of Local Councils provides support to parish councils across the County with a number of schemes (they helped us with training when we wanted to create the Signpost, for example). They publish a newsletter regularly and this month’s … Continue reading

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Rubbish News

Daventry District Council has issued two releases reminding residents of the changes to refuse collection and recycling in the District. Residents are urged to keep an eye out for their new collections calendar and information booklet for the new service, … Continue reading

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District Council Election Result

The result of the election on May 3rd 2018 for a District Councillor to represent the Woodford ward as published on the Daventry District Council web site was:- Gary John DENBY (UK Independence Party) 191 votes Christina Louisa FITCHETT (Labour … Continue reading

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Polls On May 3rd

District Council Councillor Election & Neighbourhood Plan Referendum On Thursday 3rd May between 07:00am and 10:00pm there will be two polls taking place:- 1. For the election of a District Councillor to represent Woodford Ward on Daventry District Council. This … Continue reading

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Bins Alert!

New Recycling Bins to be Delivered By 31st May New recycling bins are being delivered to households across Daventry District in preparation for changes to the collection service this summer. The blue-lidded wheelie bins will replace the red and blue … Continue reading

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Funding Fair

If you are interested in raising funds for your community group or club, then this FREE event at Towcester Racecourse is for you. Find out how to access funding from a range of organisations such as the Big Lottery Fund … Continue reading

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DDC Landlord’s Forum

Daventry District Council will be holding a Landlord Forum for local private landlords on the 2nd May 2018. The forum aims to provide a platform where news, views and experience can be discussed and also allow the Council to help … Continue reading

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DDC On Recycling Changes

We have had a series of press releases from Daventry District Council on the changes to recycling & rubbish collection. They are reproduced in full below. There is also this handy guide to what goes where… 123Plus Recycling There will … Continue reading

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Recycling Changes

Daventry District Council’s arrangements for recycling are changing from June 2018. What is actually happening is spelled out on DDC’s web site where you can:- find out what the changes are learn about the garden waste scheme register for your … Continue reading

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Free Money

For Local Groups Daventry District Council is launching it’s Local Lotto – a lottery designed to raise money for local community organisations. There is a launch event to allow local groups to find out how it works and how they … Continue reading

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Festive Recycling

Here’s a short video from Daventry District Council about recycling at Christmas. Collections over the festive period will take place on their usual days, with the exception of Christmas Day. Households that were due a collection on that day will … Continue reading

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Daventry Development Plans

Daventry District Council (DDC) have published their draft Development Plan and are asking for the views of residents in the Daventry area. This includes an exhibition in the Dryden Hall (just by the Library) on Wednesday 6th December, 3:00pm to … Continue reading

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Care & Repair Grants

Home owner grants of up to £5,000 now available! Did you know Home Repairs Assistance Grants (HRAs) can provide up to £5,000 to fund a range of work and essential repairs to your home including repair/replacement central heating boilers and … Continue reading

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Community Funding!

Free Money For Local Groups & Events. Daventry District Council makes available grants to community groups that are looking for funding. Community project grants are worth up to £1,000 and can be used for the purchase of small items of … Continue reading

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Daventry Development

Daventry District Council Planning Consultation Henry Boot Developments is seeking detailed planning permission to build a food hall-style store and retail units on land in the Chaucer Way/Waterloo area of Daventry (north west of the town centre) and outline permission to … Continue reading

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Bins Out Tonight!

Don’t forget its grey bins and recycling boxes this Thursday, 29th December. Full details of DDC’s recycling over Xmas and the New Year here… Rubbish News 

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Council Members Update

The page listing Parish Council Members has been updated with additonal contact details, a correction of Jo Gilford’s email address and new council member – Paul Blackwell. See the full list here Council Members

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Xmas Rubbish

Christmas 2016 Waste and Recycling Collections Here are the details from Daventry District Council about rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas period…… All collections will take place on their usual days over Christmas and New Year, including Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Community Lottery?

Would Your Local Group Like To Benefit From DDC’s Plans? Daventry District Council (DDC) is thinking about introducing a weekly lottery with tickets available for purchase online. It is proposed that tickets will be £1 each with 50p of this … Continue reading

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Housing Needs Survey

The Government asks local councils to assess the need for social housing in their local area so that appropriate planning decisions can be made. The last assessment carried out for Woodford Halse was in April 2012. Daventry District Council is … Continue reading

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Daventry Canal

A 3 week period of consultation has opened on the proposed canal linking Daventry to the Grand Union Canal. You can view all of the planning documents related to this  by searching for 11/0052/FULWND at https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/planning-and-building-control/search-comment-planning/ You will find a … Continue reading

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Care & Repair Home Grants

Grants of up to £10,000 for Home Owners Home owners over the age of 18 who are receiving a means-tested benefit can now access up to £10,000 to make essential repairs to their homes. Housing Repairs Assistance grants can provide … Continue reading

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DDC’s “Ageing Well” Strategy

Back in February we posted an item asking for folk to give their views in Daventry’s consultation on improving the lives of older people in Daventry District. DDC have now produced a draft strategy and are giving you the chance … Continue reading

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Election Notices

The following notices are posted in relation to the elections on May 5th…. Notice of Poll : Police & Crime Commissioner Notice of Poll : District Councillor for Woodford  

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Funding Fair Update

Funding Fair at Towcester Racecourse: 10th May Here’s some more details on the Funding Fair mentioned in our earlier post. Here are details of the presentations to be given and a schedule of presentations. If you are a member of … Continue reading

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Election Notices

The following notices are posted in relation to the elections on May 5th…. Those nominated for the post of Police & Crime Commissioner Those nominated for the post of Councillor for Woodford Ward on Daventry District Council Those acting as … Continue reading

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Money For Local Groups

Funding Fair at Towcester Racecourse: 1oth May Daventry Vounteer Centre, Daventry District Council, South Northants District Council and the South Northants Volunteer Bureau are joining forces and hosting a funding fair for local groups. Come along between 10:00am and 3:00pm … Continue reading

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Notice of Elections

Police & Crime Commissioner + District Councillor Elections will take place on May 5th for the Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner and for one District Councillor for Woodford Ward on Daventry District Council. The following notices ask for nominations for … Continue reading

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I’ve Bin Told That You’ve Bin Bold

Help Shape the Future of Bin Collections in Daventry District DDC is encouraging residents and local businesses to have their say on future proposals for Daventry District’s waste and recycling collections…. Here is an outline of their proposals and the … Continue reading

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Can DDC Help You Age Well?

Consultation Seeks Local Views Daventry District Council is carrying out an ‘Ageing Well’ Consultation for six weeks starting between 25th January & 4th March 2016 to seek your views about the issues faced by older people and how growing older … Continue reading

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DDC Warns Again About Council Tax Fraud

We posted a warning about this last week (see here) but it seems that it’s still going on because Daventry District Council have renewed their warnings Be on your guard against a Council Tax rebate phone fraud. If someone calls … Continue reading

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Are You In To Win?

Don’t forget Daventry’s recycling competition! Go to www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk and claim your registration pack so that you have a chance to win. You could win monthly prizes just for recycling food waste. Download this poster to remind others. #FeedYourCaddy

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Santa’s In The Country Park

Santa’s Stop on December 22nd. Here’s a chance for kids to visit Santa as he stops off at the Visitor Centre in Daventry Park on Tuesday 22nd December 2015 from 10.00am until Midday. Call 01327 871100 to book – limited … Continue reading

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Are You In To Win?

Daventry’s  prize draw for recycling food waste. Residents in Daventry District Council area could win some fabulous prizes as well as helping the environment by recycling their food waste. People who put our their food waste caddies for collection each … Continue reading

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Dog Pooh Orders : Jan 1st

New enforcement powers will target irresponsible dog owners Dog owners are being urged to take heed of new enforcement powers introduced across Daventry District to tackle the issue of fouling in our parks and open spaces. The new Public Spaces … Continue reading

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Festive Rubbish News

Christmas 2015 Waste and Recycling Collections Daventry District Council have sent us details of the arrangements being put in place for rubbish and recycling collections over the coming festive period. Details are below and you can download a copy of … Continue reading

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Barking Mad About Dog Poo?

Back in July we posted details of Daventry DC’s Consultation regarding regulations relating to dogs in public places. The consultation has now closed, the results have been analysed, and Daventry DC has decided on the actions it intends to take. … Continue reading

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Spooktacular

Fun At Daventry Country Park The Country Park is hosting a Spooktacular event for kids on 30th October from 3:00pm until dark  with under 5’s Scavenger Hunt, 5 to 11’s Trick or Treat Trail and Costume Competition. Find out more … Continue reading

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Dance the Night Away

DDC Chairman’s Charity Dance Chairman of Daventry District Council, Deanna Eddon, invites residents to Dance the Night Away in aid of Pete Spencer’s Helping Hands Memorial Fund. The charity dance takes place on Saturday, 28 November at 7:30pm at the … Continue reading

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Save On Energy Bills

Daventry’s “Big Switch” Might Save You £££££’s Daventry District Council is inviting local residents to register for “The Big Switch” as a way of saving money on your energy bills. The Big Switch is a scheme that passes on the … Continue reading

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DDC Remuneration Panel

Daventry District Council has an independent panel that considers councillors’ responsibilities and makes recommendations on the allowances that they should be paid. DDC is looking to recruit two additional people to join the panel.  The role involves one or two … Continue reading

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Planning Permission?

A New Way To Find Out About Planning Applications Daventry District Council has now joined the ‘NN One’ partnership, which enables access to the Planning Aggregator, a way to show all undetermined planning applications in a particular area or parish.  DDC has … Continue reading

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Dogs & Public Spaces

Give Your Views On New Controls Daventry District Council is consulting on new proposals to extend and increase its powers to promote responsible dog ownership across the district. The statutory consultation runs between 1st June, 2015 and 10th August, 2015. … Continue reading

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District Council

As well as the General Election, don’t forget that May 7th is also the opportunity to vote for your District Councillor, representing you on Daventry District Council. Here is the official notice of polling with the list of candidates. District … Continue reading

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One for Quizzers

Charity Fund Raiser for Alzheimer’s The Chair of Daventry District Council is promoting a Quiz Night in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Put in a team of four for £15 on Friday 27th February in Daventry and help the fight … Continue reading

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DDC Seek Councillors

Have You Ever Thought About Becoming A District Councillor? Daventry District Council is hosting an open evening to help people find out about what is involved in becoming a District Councillor. You can go along on Tuesday February 6th and … Continue reading

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Christmas Rubbish

No Collection This Thursday : Christmas Day Arrangements for rubbish collections over the Xmas period are posted on the DDC web site:-  Xmas Recycling & Refuse Collection. Instead of the Brown Bin Collection on Thursday there will be a recycling … Continue reading

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On-Line Services

More and more government services are available on-line and that includes services from your district and county council. Northamptonshire County Council recently sent us details of their Click It campaign and we’ve used them to set up a page for … Continue reading

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Business Opportunities

27th November “Meet The Buyers” Event for Local Development Projects. Contractors, sub-contractors tradespeople and suppliers from Daventry and the wider Northamptonshire area have the chance to ‘Meet the Buyer’ at an event which will highlight supply chain opportunities for public … Continue reading

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DDC Helping You To Save

BigSwitch Energy Scheme Will Help Everyone Save On Bills. Daventry District Council has teamed up with energy switching expert iChoosr to offer local residents a way to switch energy suppliers and save money. The system uses the idea of collective … Continue reading

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Rubbish News

DDC’s Update on Refuse Collections Over Xmas Daventry District Council has published details of the 2014 Christmas and New Year arrangements for waste and recycling collections. Collection dates Collections will take place as scheduled, including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New … Continue reading

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Two Appeals from DDC

Clothes for Xmas & Christmas Helping Hampers Daventry District Council has launched two appeals for Christmas to help those in need. Clothes for Christmas is collecting unwanted winter woolies to help those that need to keep warm in the winter. … Continue reading

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Give Your Views

Consultations on Council Tax, Leisure Centre & On-Line Safety Daventry District Council wants the views of district residents on two local initiatives, a new Leisure Centre and proposed  Council Tax Support Schemes. At the same time the Police and Crime … Continue reading

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Polling Stations

Voters’ Views Invited. After recent muddles on notifying voters about which polling station to vote at Daventry District Council is conducting a review of Polling Districts and Polling Stations. They are looking at the location of polling stations from the … Continue reading

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Latest “Daventry Calling”

The latest edition of Daventry’s e-magazine “Daventry Calling” is now available. Apart from all the usual features on coming events, there are articles on Daventry’s new Credit Union  and on Daventry’s aim to create a cleaner, greener district food recycling … Continue reading

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Daventry WWI Centenary Events

Tea Dance, Museum Exhibition & Fete There are three events coming up in Daventry to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. More details in these posters… Saturday 9th August: Tea Dance Saturday 9th August : … Continue reading

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District Council Elections

Vote For Your Daventry District Councillor Here is the formal notice of poll for the District Council Elections to take place on Thursday 22nd May with details of the candidates nominated and polling stations:- Notice of Poll Woodford District   … Continue reading

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Calling All Crafters!

WW1 Centenary Commemoration Craft Event Daventry District Council and partners are looking for support their plans to mark this centenary anniversary of World War I with various events on Saturday 9th August. These will include a Centenary Fete and Old … Continue reading

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Register to Vote

Tuesday 6th May is the Deadline In order to vote in the elections coming up in May you have to be registered. The deadline for registration is Tuesday 6th May. You can complete the registration for here:  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote REGISTRATION IS … Continue reading

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May Elections : Nominations

Notice of Elections for Parish Council, District Council & European Parliament On the 22nd of May we will have the opportunity to vote for our representatives on the Woodford cum Membris Parish Council, Daventry District Council and at the European … Continue reading

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Fund Your Group

Daventry Hosts Funding Fair For Local Voluntary & Community Groups If you’re looking for Grant Funding for your Community Project or thinking of developing a new project for the community or know an organisation who is, then this funding fair … Continue reading

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Planning & Slade Lays Farm

Daventry DC Planning Committee Review At their meeting on 12th March, Daventry DC Planning Committee considered a report recommending that the agricultural hire business operating at Slade Lays Farm on the Eydon Road should cease operating.  You can read the … Continue reading

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More WW1 Commemorations

Local Commemoration Calendar Daventry Town Council, Daventry District Housing and Daventry District Council are planing a calendar of all local World War One centenary commemoration events. You can add details of your event by filling in a form on their … Continue reading

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Grants Hill Way Planning Application

Application Rejected By DDC This application for 40 houses on Grants Hill Way was rejected at the November 20th Daventry District Council Planning Committee meeting. Keep up to date with future news on this application here Planning Application on DDC … Continue reading

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Xmas Waste & Recycling Collections

Details of Christmas Collections 2013 Collection dates Collections will take place as scheduled, including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There will be no collection on Christmas Day (Wednesday) and instead those properties affected will … Continue reading

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First World War Remembrance

What Should Woodford Do? Monday 4th August 2014 will be the centenary of the United Kingdom entering into the first World War.  Daventry District Council plans to commemorate this historical landmark with various commemorative events as from March through to … Continue reading

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Daventry Calling!

New Edition Out Soon The latest news from Daventry District Council should be dropping through your letter box soon. If you want to, though, you can read it now at the Daventry Calling website: Daventry Calling On-Line       … Continue reading

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Eydon – Farndon Bridleway

Closure of Bridleway FN24 /AL7 The Eydon to Farndon bridleway is currently closed because of fears that the bridge over the Cherwell is unsafe. Our Footpath Warden advises that the County Council has identified the work needed and allocated the … Continue reading

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Daventry’s Looking For Stars

Do you know someone who has made an exceptional contribution to a community in Daventry District? If you know of someone who gives up their time to help enrich the lives of others and help make a stronger community, then … Continue reading

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Got Your Daventry Calling?

Latest news from Daventry District Council is out in Issue 77 of Daventry Calling. Also included is a survey on how the District Council communicates with you. It’s your chance to have your say! If you haven’t a copy for … Continue reading

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