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Funding Fair Update

Funding Fair at Towcester Racecourse: 10th May

DDC LogoHere’s some more details on the Funding Fair mentioned in our earlier post.

Here are opens in a new windowdetails of the presentations to be given and a opens in a new windowschedule of presentations.

If you are a member of a voluntary and community group which is seeking funding why not come along to Towcester Racecourse on Tuesday 10th May 2016 from 10am to 3pm. There will be representatives from national and local organisations offering information on grant programmes.

There will be presentations, hosted by both national and local exhibitors, with two focusing on tips for writing good funding applications. Whilst presentation booking can be made on the day the partners recommend pre-booking as places are limited. Please review the details above and email South Northants Volunteer Bureau  to book your place at as many presentations as you wish.  Email fundingfair@snvb.org.uk to book your place(s).

Find out more in this poster: opens in a new windowFunding Fair

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Money For Local Groups

Funding Fair at Towcester Racecourse: 1oth May

DDC LogoDaventry 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 and find out about funding for your local community project or group with…

  • a case study of how one group raised £200,000.
  • accessing Community Grant and Community Infrastructure Levy funding
  • tips on writing grant applications.
  • stalls from funding providers.

And much more.

Find out more in this poster: opens in a new windowFunding Fair

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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 these elections. Nominations must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 7th April.

opens in a new windowNotice of Election : Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner

opens in a new windowNotice of Election : Woodford Ward District Councillor

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 affects quality of life.

ageingwellDaventry District Council is updating its Older Person’s Strategy – Ageing Well in Daventry District 2016 – 2020

To help with this, DDC need to hear from our residents aged 50 years and older.

There is a survey for residents to complete and feedback from this will be used to help to develop the draft Ageing Well Strategy and DDC’s project work with older people.

The survey can be completed online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AgeingWellinDaventryDistrict and hard copies are available (to have a copy posted out to you please call the Council on 01327 871100).

If you have somewhere you can post it, please opens in a new windowdisplay this poster to encourage folk to participate.

Santa’s In The Country Park

Santa’s Stop on December 22nd.

opens in a new windowsantaHere’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 spaces may be available on the day.

More opens in a new windowdetails in this flyer.

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 Protection Order (PSPO) introduced by Daventry District Council is designed to target the small number of irresponsible dog owners who persistently fail to pick up after their pet, creating a mess as well as a health hazard.

The PSPO, which came into force on December 1, means dog walkers risk a £100 fine and potentially prosecution if they fail to:

  • Pick up their dog’s poo
  • Carry the means for picking up their dog’s poo while on a walk
  • Stop their dog from entering a fenced-off playground
  • Place their dog on a lead when directed by a Council officer
  • Put their dog on a lead in the area around the visitor centre/café at Daventry Country Park

The decision to implement the PSPO was made after a public consultation revealed strong support for it. Enforcement of the PSPO will focus on education at first, with people who fall foul of the new rules reminded of their responsibilities as dog owners by Council enforcement officers.

However the new powers will be fully exercised from January 1, so dog owners are being urged to make sure they have plenty of poo bags with them.

dogcontrolordersCllr Mike Warren, Health and Housing Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: “Every year our Council receives more than 100 complaints about dog fouling, which poses a real health hazard, especially to young children. We’ve introduced a number of innovative ideas and campaigns to tackle the problem, and those have proved effective in the main. But we still have a small minority of persistent offenders that we are keen to stop.

“This new order gives us greater powers to take effective action those irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their pets. Our initial priorities will focus on raising awareness of the new powers among local communities and to educate dog walkers about the issues. We will be advising them to make sure they have extra poo bags with them at all times to ensure they have the means to pick up, regardless of how long they’ve been out and about with their pet.

“These new powers are not intended to penalise the many responsible dog owners in our District, who should be assured that our officers will be taking a common-sense approach on their patrols. It’s not unreasonable though, for example, to expect someone who has just arrived at a venue to walk their dog to be carrying poop bags.”

People can find out more about the PSPO at opens in a new windowwww.daventrydc.gov.uk/dogfouling or you can read this “ opens in a new windowFrequently Asked Questions” and, if you want to promote awareness of this legislation you can opens in a new windowprint-out this poster.

Barking Mad About Dog Poo?

opens in a new windowBack in July we posted details of opens in a new windowDaventry 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.

Dog__Excited_1The consultation showed support by residents and local groups for most of the proposals. There was, however, opposition to the proposal requiring dogs to be kept on leads throughout Daventry Country Park. In response to this feedback, the area within Daventry Country Park where dogs must be kept on leads will be restricted to the area immediately adjacent to the Visitor Centre/Café.  This more focused proposal for dogs to be kept on leads received majority support from dog walkers and non-dog walkers alike.

The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which contains these enhanced powers has been formally approved by Daventry District Council and will come into force on 1st December 2015.  The new powers which replace and add to powers currently provided for in the existing Dog Control Orders will address the following as offences:

  • failing to pick up after your dog. This will now include all land to which the public can gain access
  • failing to put a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer – this allows Council Officers to direct that a dog is put on a lead when it is causing nuisance and/or danger to other persons and their dogs
  • failing to exclude dogs from designated children’s play areas
  • failing to keep dogs on leads in the designated dogs on leads area around the Visitor Centre/Café in Daventry Country Park
  • failing to provide at the request of an authorised officer the means to pick up after a dog
  • Any breach of the order could result in the issuing of a £100 fixed penalty notice or being taken to court and receiving a fine on conviction of up to £1000. There will be an initial three month period of education during which officers will provide advice and issue verbal warnings as necessary.  From 1st April 2016 formal enforcement of the Order will commence.

A full copy of the results of the consultation is available as a opens in a new windowdownload from the Daventry DC web site.

Spooktacular

Fun At Daventry Country Park

opens in a new windowspooksThe 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 opens in a new windowmore in this poster.

On 28th October there is a min-adventure for 5 to 11 year olds with coaching in outdoor skills like fire safety and survival. opens in a new windowMore details here. Book with Daventry District Council on 01327 871100. £2 per child.

Dogs & Public Spaces

Give Your Views On New Controls

opens in a new windowdogDaventry 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.

opens in a new windowGive your views here.

The proposals are to:

  • Require people in charge of a dog in a public place to have the means to clean up after their dog.
  • Require dogs to be on leads in Daventry Country Park.

Give your feedback on the proposals at opens in a new windowwww.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation or opens in a new windowfill in and return this questionnaire or phone 01327 871100.

If you want to support this consultation, opens in a new windowplease print out and display this poster.

Community Group Funding

Looking for Funding For Your Local Group?

cashThis year’s Funding Fair which will be held at the iCon Centre in Daventry on Wednesday 22nd April, 2:00 to 4:00pm. It is open to any community groups in the parish that are seeking funding.

Following the positive feedback from last year’s event, there will be some short presentations to start with, then open up the floor to funders’ information stalls.

All those that attend can put their name into the hat for the £250 cash prize draw. Last year’s lucky winners were Barby Village Hall.

More information is available in this poster  or from Daventry District Council’s Community Development Co-ordinator, Tim Cantwell by email at tcantwell@daventrydc.gov.uk or telephone: 01327 302312.

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.

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English: Daventry District Council Offices In Lodge Road (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The system uses the idea of collective switching. Residents register their interest and iChoosr uses that collective buying power to negotiate better deals from suppliers. While there are no guarantees, DDC says other councils have gained annual savings  of between £60 and £200 per household.

You can register your interest for free, without committing to change, but you have to do so before February 1st next year.

Find out more in the Big Switch Daventry Flyer or visit the DDC web site page on opens in a new windowBig Switch Daventry District and the opens in a new windowiChoosr web site.

Rubbish News

DDC’s Update on Refuse Collections Over Xmas

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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 Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There will be no collection on Christmas Day (Thursday) and instead ONLY those properties affected will receive a collection on Sunday, 28 December. (Ed: this should include Woodford, I am guessing)

Black Bins

Over Christmas, black bins will continue to be collected fortnightly as normal. There are special arrangements for households on Thursday collections affected by Christmas Day. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as excess side waste and bins with raised lids will not be collected.

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From Monday, 22 December, brown bin collections will be suspended over Christmas and New Year for all households in Daventry District. This will enable crews to focus on collecting extra recycling. Please refer to your collections calendar as to when your brown bin will be collected next.

Recycling Boxes and Food Bins

These will continue to be collected weekly for all properties on their scheduled collection day. There are alternative recycling arrangements for households scheduled for a Christmas Day collection.

Extra Recycling

You can put out extra recycling for collection over Christmas.

If you have more recycling than your boxes can hold, please continue to sort your items and place them into clear or white bags next to your boxes.

Large cardboard will also be collected from Boxing Day until Monday, 12 January. If you have large cardboard and it won’t fit in your recycling box, please flatten it as much as possible and place next to your boxes on your collection day.

Christmas Day – Alternative Arrangements

Households due to have their black bin emptied on Thursday, 25 December should instead put their black bin, recycling and food waste out on Sunday 28 December. Properties that would have received a brown bin collection that day should present only their recycling and food waste for collection on Sunday, 28 December.

Real Christmas Trees

Christmas trees will be collected from the first full week of the new year until 31 January. Please place them next to your recycling boxes or inside your brown bin for collection when the service resumes.

Alternatively you can take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest at opens in a new windowwww.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling

Check your new collection calendar – All homes will soon receive a new waste and recycling calendar, including details about Christmas arrangements. It includes your collection dates for 2015 and 2016, so please keep hold of it for future reference.

Reporting Missed Collections Over Christmas

Daventry District Council’s offices will be closed from Thursday, 25 December until 2 January – to report a missed collection during this time, please visit opens in a new windowwww.daventrydc.gov.uk

 

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 programme.

Check it out here:  opens in a new windowDaventry Calling

Daventry WWI Centenary Events

Tea Dance, Museum Exhibition & Fete

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(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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 : Centenary Fete & Sports Day

Museum Great War Centenary Exhibition

District Council Elections

Vote For Your Daventry District Councillor

opens in a new windowPolling station sign, London. UK general elect...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:-

opens in a new windowNotice of Poll Woodford District

 

 

 

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.

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Kitchener-leete (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These will include a Centenary Fete and Old Fashioned Sports Day that will hopefully depict an early 1900’s Country fete and sports day. It will be a feel-good family day out where everyone is welcome. (A full day’s programme will be made available during May 2014).

As part of the day DDC plan to hold a craft fair where all of the district’s local crafters can demonstrate their skills and meet the public. There is no charge for a pitch but DDC hope for just a small donation to support various nominated military charities.

This poster  Craft Fair Flyer  has all the details.

 

May Elections : Nominations

Notice of Elections for Parish Council, District Council & European Parliament

box_with_XOn 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 Parliament.

Don’t forget you can only vote if you have registered to vote. You can find out more on registering here on the opens in a new windowElectoral Commission’s Web Site.

Nominations from those wishing to stand are invited in the notices below. In the case of the Parish Council if fewer than fourteen individuals are nominated then all those putting themselves forward will form the new Council. Nomination papers must be delivered by no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, 24th April 2014.

The notices also contain details of when apply a postal vote or proxy vote application must be received.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, the Electoral Commission opens in a new windowcan let you know if you are eligible to stand and if you want to go ahead there is  opens in a new windowthis useful guide to how it all works. You can find nomination forms and more information on opens in a new windowthis area of the Commission’s web site.  (The forms are under Section 2a.)

 

 

 

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 is a great place to start. Find out more below and in this poster.

There will be three short presentations

The Big Lottery Regional Manager – will be talking about Awards for All, which is a Grant Programme open all year round.

Northants Community Foundation Manager – Will be giving advice on completing successful grant applications.

ACRE Rural Officer – Who will be talking about free IT training and website designing for community as well as local rural community grants.

There will also be an opportunity to talk in person to discuss grants with representatives from The Big Lottery, Daventry & District Housing Community Development Community Chest Grants, Daventry & District Council Grants Officer, Daventry Town Council and Cummings Community Development Officer and others.

You will also have a chance to get some expert advise and conduct free searches online for specific national or local funding for your group and will receive a list of many grants that are available, such as Talk2us, Children in Need, Sport England, McDonalds, Greggs, B&Q and many more ……DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

 

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 opens in a new windowReport here.

A decision was made in favour of the recommendation for an Enforcement Order. The order requires that Slade Lays Farm stops storing and retailing commercial vehicles, plant and equipment and agricultural equipment, and removes all associated vehicles, plant and equipment from the land, within a period of six months.

Taylor Plant & Construction Ltd. have appealed against the decision.

 

 

 

More WW1 Commemorations

Local Commemoration Calendar

WW1 Website 001Daventry 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 opens in a new windowfilling in a form on their web site here.

Xmas Waste & Recycling Collections

Details of Christmas Collections 2013

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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 receive a collection on Sunday, 29 December.

Black bins – Over Christmas, black bins will continue to be collected fortnightly as normal. There are special arrangements for households on Wednesday collections affected by Christmas Day (see below). Please make sure you recycle as much as possible.

Brown bins – From Monday, 23 December to Saturday, 4 January inclusive, brown bin collections will be suspended for all households in Daventry District. This will enable crews to focus on collecting extra recycling over Christmas.

Recycling boxes and food bins – these will continue to be collected weekly for all properties on their scheduled collection day. Extra recycling will also be collected – see below for details.

Christmas Day alternative arrangements – Households due to have their black bin emptied on Christmas Day should instead put their black bin, recycling and food waste out on Sunday 29th December. Properties that would have received a brown bin collection that day should present only their recycling and food waste for collection on Sunday, 29th December.

Extra recycling – You can put out extra recycling for collection over Christmas.  If you have more recycling than your boxes can hold, please continue to sort your items and place them into carrier bags next to your boxes (not black or green sacks). Please put all your glass into your blue box and then separate any additional into bags, plastic into another, tins into another, etc.

Large cardboard will also be collected over Christmas, during weeks commencing 23 and 30 December. If you have large cardboard and it won’t fit in your recycling box, please flatten it as much as possible and place next to your boxes on your collection day.

Real Christmas trees – There are no special arrangements for the collection for real Christmas trees this year. You can place real Christmas trees alongside your brown bin for collection when the garden waste service resumes from 6 January onwards. Alternatively you can take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest one here

Check your new collection calendar – All homes will soon receive a new annual waste and recycling calendar, including details about Christmas arrangements.

More information about waste and recycling is available online or call 01327 871100.

 

 

 

Daventry Calling!

New Edition Out Soon

Daventry calling august 13The 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:

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Get Active at WUFC!

Everyone Active – August 13th 2013!

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The main stand at Woodford United FC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In partnership with local football club Woodford United FC, Everyone Active will be delivering a FREE community fun day for all the family as part of the Everyone Active Rural Roadshows.

The roadshow is suitable for all ages and include activities such as football, cricket, multi-skill games, bouncy castle, face painting and balloon modelling.

There’s no need to book; just turn up and play!

Put Tuesday the 13th August 12:00 – 3:00 pm in your diary.

More details on the Everyone Active programme of events in the Daventry area are available here: opens in a new windowDDC Everyone Active

 

 

 

Got Your Daventry Calling?

Latest news from Daventry District Council is out in Issue 77 of DaventrTop-31y 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 any reason you can read it opens in a new windowon-line here.

 

 

 

Annual Parish Meeting

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place on Tuesday 28th May in the Memorial Hall at 7:00 pm.

Why not come along and hear what the various groups in the village have been doing over the last year?

Here’s the agenda…

2013 Annual Parish Meeting Agenda

If your organisation isn’t represented so far and you’d like to contribute, contact the Parish Council Chairman (june.irani@btconnect.com) or the Clerk before 25th May..

Community & Voluntary Group Funding

On Monday, April 29, Daventry District Council will be hosting a Funding Fair where community and voluntary groups can find out more about the funding opportunities and support available to them.

The Daventry District Funding Fair is being held in the Saxon Suite at Daventry Leisure Centre from 12pm to 2pm. Organised by Daventry District Council and supported by Daventry District Housing, the free event will enable community groups across the district who are looking to raise funds to speak directly to the funding bodies and support agencies to find out what funding and support is available.

Last year’s event was a great success. Groups were inspired to make funding applications which did turn into money!

Support agencies that will be attending the fair so far include Daventry District Council, Daventry Volunteer Centre, The Big Lottery Fund, Northampton Community Foundation, Daventry & District Housing, Northants ACRE and Daventry Town Council.

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English: Daventry: inside the leisure centre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For more information about the event contact Katie Arnold at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100 or email karnold@daventrydc.gov.uk.