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Government legislation required to create two new unitary councils in Northamptonshire has been laid before Parliament. The document, known as the Northamptonshire Structural Changes Order 2019 (SCO), sets out how the two new unitary authorities will be formed to replace the existing eight councils on 1 April 2021. The Draft Order will now be considered and […]

Daventry District Council (DDC) is calling on owners of empty properties to come forward for support and advice to help bring them back into use. The Council is supporting National Empty Homes Week 2019, a UK-wide campaign to raise awareness of the issue which runs until Sunday (29 September). Recent figures show there are around […]

A by-election for a seat on Daventry District Council looks set to be held in Daventry town following the resignation of Councillor Aiden Ramsey. A Notice of Election for the Abbey North Ward seat has been published today (19 September 2019) and potential candidates have until 4pm on Friday, 27 September to submit their nomination […]

People can learn more about a new plan to shape the future growth of West Northamptonshire at a series of exhibitions during September. The events, which are taking place in Northampton, Daventry District, Brackley and Towcester, will give people an opportunity to ask questions about the development of the new West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan. Daventry […]

Have your say on the future strategy for West Northamptonshire People are being encouraged to give their views on the first stage of shaping a new strategy for the development of West Northamptonshire over the next 30 years. Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council, South Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire County Council are working together on […]

Chris Heaton-Harris was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Transport on 25 July 2019. He was previously a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from July 2018 to April 2019. Minister of state is the highest rank of minister below transport secretary Grant Shapps. […]

Daventry District Councillors have approved funding for a new cycleway and footpath to provide a safe link between Braunston and Daventry. The £730,000 scheme is set to run from the Middlemore housing estate down to the canal towpath at the western entrance of the Braunston Tunnel. At the Full Council meeting last night (Thursday, 25 […]

Councillors have approved proposals to transfer some Daventry District Council (DDC) services and land to Daventry Town Council (DTC). At the Full Council meeting last night (Thursday, 25 July) DDC Members agreed to proceed with offering to transfer local open space and other local services, including Daventry Market and Welton Road Cemetery to the Town […]

Daventry Country Park is celebrating its 20th year of membership to an exclusive club recognising Britain’s best public parks and green spaces. The Park received its 20th Green Flag Award today (Tuesday 16 July) in recognition of its excellent facilities and high maintenance standards. The Green Flag Award is judged on a range of criteria […]

Residents are being urged to look out for letters dropping onto doormats from this week reminding them to check their voter details are up-to-date. Daventry District Council (DDC) is sending the forms to every household in the district as part of its annual individual voter registration canvass. The aim of the form is to ensure […]

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