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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 […]

Council Leader and Deputy Leader to stand down this autumn Councillor Chris Millar has announced that he will resign from his role as Leader of Daventry District Council on 31 October 2019, along with the Deputy Leader Councillor Liz Griffin. Councillor Millar, who has been Leader of the Council since August 1999, said: “The time […]

Plans are moving forward to develop a new leisure centre to serve communities in the east of Daventry District. Daventry District Council (DDC) and Moulton College have agreed that DDC will buy the Chris Moody Centre, an existing sports facility on the College’s campus and convert it into a public leisure centre. Providing a new […]

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 […]

A by-election for a seat on Daventry District Council looks set to be held in July following the resignation of Councillor Fabienne Fraser-Allen. A Notice of Election for the Brixworth Ward seat has been published today and potential candidates will have until 4pm on Friday, 21 June to submit their nomination papers. If the by-election […]

People with an interest in the history and heritage of West Haddon and Great Brington are invited to get involved in conservation area reviews for the villages. Conservation areas have tighter planning controls for anyone seeking permission to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special […]

Daventry District’s new Local Plan will be examined by an independent planning inspector over the course of a series of public hearings starting this month. Planning inspector Gareth Wildgoose will undertake the independent examination into the soundness of the Daventry District Settlements and Countryside (Part 2) Local Plan – a major policy document which sets […]

District’s veterans invited to new breakfast sessions Past and present members of our armed forces are invited to join a new Veterans’ Breakfast club which has launched in Daventry. Sessions are held at the New Street Café (next to Tesco) from 9.30am to midday on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offer veterans as […]

Community and voluntary groups from Daventry District are invited a free event to celebrate the first year of the Local Lotto. It takes place at Daventry Rugby Club from 6.30-8pm on Wednesday 27 March and will feature presentations shining a spotlight on the local causes that have made a success of their Lotto membership, as practical […]

Registration has opened for residents wishing to receive garden waste collections for another year. More than 20,000 households in Daventry District signed up to the 2018/19 chargeable garden waste service when it was introduced in June last year and the current annual subscription runs out at the end of May. The charge for the 2019/20 […]

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