Council News

07 May 2019  – Unitary Authority Meeting 

 Media Release from Daventry Council

Latest progress towards the preparations for a proposed new unitary authority in West Northamptonshire will be discussed at a meeting in Daventry this month.

The second meeting of the West Northamptonshire Joint Committee will take place on Tuesday, 14 May at 6pm in the Council Chamber at Daventry District Council, Lodge Road.

Members of the public are welcome to attend, with the agenda and reports now available to view on the Northampton Borough Council website at

The Committee will consider recommendations from a series of Task and Finish Groups that have been progressing key pieces of work needed to set up a Shadow Authority for West Northamptonshire, which would deliver the new unitary authority.

These include designing a Draft Constitution for how the Shadow Authority would be run and governed, and developing a process for recruiting its interim senior staff.

Members will also receive a wider update on the Local Government Reform Programme and the countywide preparations taking place ahead of an anticipated decision by the Secretary of State on the proposal.

The West Northamptonshire Joint Committee is made up of 16 councillors representing Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council, South Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire County Council.


30 April 2019  –   Offers to Encourage Composting.

Discounted compost bins are being offered to Northamptonshire residents in a bid to encourage more people to get composting.

As part of International Compost Awareness Week (5-11 May), the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership is working with to offer discounted compost converters from as little as £18.50. Residents can also buy a second composter for just £9.25 thanks to a fantastic ‘buy one get one half price’ offer.

Get composting’s Blackwall and Rainsaver products are made from 100% percent recycled plastic, including a combination of plastics collected by councils from waste segregation sites and kerbside collections as well as industrial waste such as old gas pipes, old wheeled bins and car bumpers.

As well as compost bins, the site also offers food waste digesters and hot composters, allowing people to compost all of their household food waste.

The Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that the use of a home compost bin diverts approximately 150 kilogrammes of waste per household away from landfill sites each year.

It is also a cheaper alternative to chargeable garden waste collections and has the added benefit of producing a free supply of top-quality compost, which has multiple uses including as a soil improver, mulch or plant feed and helps gardens retain moisture.

Cllr Tim Allebone, Chairman of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, said: “Composting is simple to do and around 30% of the average household waste can be composted.

“Although many households already compost at home, we want others to get involved, and this is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting and set up their own composting communities, sharing the rewards.

“Home composting organic waste also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions and can be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.”

For full details of the offers, visit, or call 0844 571 4444.

The buy one get one half price offer is available on selected products. A one-off delivery charge of £5.99 applies.

The Northamptonshire Waste Partnership (NWP) is a partnership of Northamptonshire councils and was set up to improve joint working arrangements on waste management matters.

Find out more at

02nd April 2019 – Changes to Street Doctor – New System to report Potholes etc.

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is responsible for the Highways and verges, and had a system called Street Doctor to allow Members of the public to Report Issues.

This has now been replaced by  a new system called Fix My Street. The new system
went live on 26 March 2019. Current reports have been moved over so they
shouldn’t have to be resubmitted and the old report reference numbers should still
work. Fix My Street is simpler to use and mobile responsive and it allows photos
to be attached to reports.
Any problems with the highway network should now be reported via
Whether it’s a pothole or damaged verge, any member of the public can submit a report.

19th Feb 2019 – Changes to Council Meeting Dates and Times :  From March, the Council Meetings will take place on the Second Wednesday of the Month starting at 7:30pm.  The Dates for the rest of the year are : 13th March, 10th April, 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December

7th Feb 2019 – Update on Bus Service and Unitary Authority from MP for Daventry : Chris Heaton Harris Provides update Here

9th  Jan 2019: Rural Crime Barn events: The Community Safety Partnership is working with partners on rural crime initiatives: there was a day of action in October, which will be repeated on a regular basis and we have planned two Barn Events this month Details Here

7th Dec 2018: Unauthorised encampments: Police Have sent out letter (here) and Leaflet (here) on encampments in county

11th Nov 2018: Changes to Bus Services : Stagecoach announces changes to Bus Services from Sunday 6th January  which Makes X10 Service Hourly rather than half Hourly. For details see here

25th Oct 2018: Additional Christmas Recycling : There will be an additional Recycling Bin Pickup w\c 7th Jan in addition to your normal bin pickup. Christmas trees can be put out with Recycling. See  here  for details

25th Oct 2018: Daventry Council announces new Dog Control Powers. The new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which will come into force on 1 December makes changes to  Dog Owners responsibilities. The Media Release is Here

13th Sept 2018: Council Solicits Views from Cherry Hill Residents on parking.   Following representations from residents the council has initiated a consultation. The consultation leaflet can be found here

12th Sept 2018:  At the Council Meeting of 11th Sept Sanjay Gohil was Co-Opted onto the Parish Council. 

03 July 2018 Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation – Enhanced Dog Control Powers. Daventry District Council is considering amending a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), giving its enforcement officers broader powers to deal with dog owners who fail to properly control their pets in public open spaces across the district.  As well as testing those laws already in place, the Council is keen to take advantage of this opportunity to expand the requirements of the existing Public Spaces Protection Order and consult on more innovative ideas which would extend the remit to encompass other pressing local issues that fall within the description of antisocial behaviour.  Comments of the Parish Council on the proposals are requested during a statutory consultation period from Tuesday 29th May 2018 to Tuesday 24th July 2018. The consultation Leaflet can be viewed here

03 July 2018 Local Government Reform : Northamptonshire  The consultation period is underway you can access information here

01 June 2018: Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return.  The notice can be viewed here.

22 May 2018: Waste and Recycling Collection Service.  Daventry District Council have published further details of the new waste and recycling collection service that will start in June 2018.  Details of the new waste collection service can be found here  and details of the garden waste collection service can be found here.

02 May 2018: Notice of Council Vacancy.  Following the resignations of Richard and Pauline Baldwin  two vacancies exist on the Council.  Formal notice of the vacancies can be found here.

12 March 2018: 123+ Waste and Recycling Collection Service. Daventry District Council have published details of the new 123+ waste and recycling collection service that will start in June 2018, delivered by Daventry Norse, a new joint venture between Daventry District Council (DDC) and Norse Commercial Services Ltd.  Details of the new service can be found here.