Key found

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church jitty key

This mortise key was found in the jitty which links the churchyard to Rectory Lane.

If you think you recognise it, please contact or call 07785 347 297

Planning Applications – Sywell Road and Hannington

A planning application has been received for Sergeants Yard on Sywell Road.

In addition, we have been consulted on a scheme at Turners Farm in Hannington.

The references for both applications have been added to the planning applications page. Details can be found on the Daventry District Council website.

The applications will be considered by the Parish Council at their meeting on 23 July.

Telephone and broadband service

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Over the last few years there have been regular issues with parishioners’ telephone and broadband services.

A parishioner has had problems from poor service. This week the BT engineer advised that part of the problem is associated with the green boxes on Walgrave Road, and if other people are experiencing poor service they should report it so that a general service improvement could be instigated if appropriate.

Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of Parish Council

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The Parish Council Chair’s report to the Annual Parish Meeting, and that of the County Councillor, have been added to the Parish Council page. Due to the election, there is no District Councillor’s report this year.

The meeting discussed the status of the road safety measures and specifically speed limits, and proposed that nothing is done further until the results of the Government’s 20mph assessment are published. The Parish Council would then take further action on both 30mph and 20mph considerations as a single aligned package. This approach was adopted by the Parish Council at the subsequent meeting.

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council elected David Walker as Chair and Kathryn Buckle as Vice-Chair for 2018/19. Councillors sectors and responsibilities are unchanged.

Parish Tennis Court : Volunteer(s) needed

The tennis court is managed by volunteers – Julie Cooper and Judith Coles are planning to retire this year and are looking for people to hand over the reins to.

Please contact Julie 781622 or Judith 781971? to offer to help or find out more about the tennis court.

All that is involved is

-updating the noticeboard with fresh booking sheets(summer months really)

-collecting subs from approx 15-20 max – and banking the money

-keeping an eye on the bank account

-holding spare/new keys and issuing forms for new players who would like a key

The court was gifted to the Parish on the proviso that we collected subs to help pay for replacement surfaces as the need arises.

It isnt an arduous job

Banter and Batter Quiz : 13 October

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The 10th BANTER AND BATTER QUIZ NIGHT with Fish and Chips, Raffle and Prizes will be held on Saturday 13 October 2018.

Doors open 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Always a great event in aid of local charities – this time the village hall.

Get a team of 6 together (£60 a team) and reserve your table by contacting Jackie and Deryck Watson on 01604 781131. Or if you prefer just pay £10 per person and we will put you into a team with other quizzers.

Full details in the following poster.Quiz night

Road Safety : Appeal for extension of 30mph limit

You will remember that the Parish Council asked for speed limit reductions on Walgrave Road, Sywell Road and Moulton Road on behalf of parishioners. Our request has been supported by our MP and County Councillor.

These were refused by the speed limit panel in 2017, and have been refused again on appeal. The full text of the County Council’s refusal on appeal has been posted on the Road Safety page. You will know that a lot of effort has gone into our case by several people, in particular Cllr Phil Scordellis.

The Parish Council will consider their response at the April meeting.

Waste services : Big changes from June

DDC’s media release is included below. Here is the summary leaflet.

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People living in Daventry District are encouraged to find out more about major changes to their waste and recycling collections launching this summer.

The new 123+ waste and recycling collection service will start in June 2018, delivered by Daventry Norse, a new joint venture between Daventry District Council (DDC) and Norse Commercial Services Ltd.

From June 2018 households in Daventry District will receive:

1 weekly food waste collection

2 weekly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin

3 weekly general waste black bin collection

+ Plus an optional 2-weekly garden waste service for an annual fee of £35 a year.

The changes are being introduced as Daventry District cannot afford to carry on with its current waste and recycling service, both environmentally and financially. Changing black bin collections from fortnightly to three-weekly will help encourage more recycling and reduce the money spent on treating and disposing of rubbish.

The Council will also be improving the recycling service to help residents slim their bins, introducing a new wheelie bin for mixed recycling that provides more space over two weeks than the current recycling boxes collected weekly.

It is likely that collection days will change for households from June 2018 in order to introduce the new service arrangements across the District. Further details will be provided to all households nearer to the time, including an information pack and new calendar.

A series of public awareness exhibitions and roadshows are also being planned to take place across the district this spring – further details to be published soon.

Further information on the new service is being issued to homes as part of the Council’s spring Daventry Calling residents’ magazine and people can also learn more about the changes, including a series of FAQs, on the Council’s website at

Holcot Brownies : Wednesdays at 6pm

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Holcot Brownies meet 6-7:15pm on Wednesdays in the village hall. They have a very varied programme.

If you would like to get involved as a leader or have a daughter you would like to add to the waiting list  contact Chris 07754 017231 or

They also have space for a D of E volunteer.

Local sculptor needs help

Dave Cooke is searching for materials for a new art work.

If you have any horse brasses that you are able to donate, please contact Dave  (781130,  Bareen Cottage in Back Lane).

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