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The District Councillor with responsibility for Holcot is;

Cllr Lesley Woolnough
Postal c/o Daventry District Council
Telephone : 07765838071
e-mail: lwoolnough@daventrydc.gov.uk

Moving to Holcot? DDC have an online welcome pack

New waste services from June – leaflet

Waste and recycling collection

Daventry District Care & Repair

Grants of up to £10,000 for Home Owners

Home owners over the age of 18 who are receiving a means-tested benefit can now access up to £10,000 to make essential repairs to their homes.

Housing Repairs Assistance grants can provide up to £5,000 to fund work including: replacement or repair of central heating boilers and radiators, new security measures, replacement windows, doors, roof repairs and so much more.

If the work required exceeds £5,000 eligible homeowners can also access a further £5,000 of funds in the form of an interest-free loan repayable only when the property is sold.

Grants of up to £30,000 for Disabled residents

Disabled Facilities Grants can be used to fund a wide range of improvements and adaptations within the home including, installation of ramps, ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, level access showers, widening of doorways, driveway and parking solutions plus lots more.

To qualify for this grant you or a person living within the property must be disabled and be receiving a qualifying means-tested benefit.   If a disabled person is under the age of 18 they will be automatically entitled to apply for the maximum grant of £30,000 but if you are over 18 the amount you can apply for will depend on your income and savings. 

Why not give Care & Repair a call today to see if you could be eligible: 01327 871100, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/CareandRepair or email CareandRepair@Daventrydc.gov.uk

A message from Paul Knight from Environmental Health at DDC

Please note people caught fly-tipping in Daventry District can be instantly fined £400 under new measures by Daventry District Council (DDC).

The Council’s Environmental Improvement Service is introducing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for small-scale instances of fly-tipping to tackle the problem more effectively. Previously offenders could only be prosecuted through the courts, which can be costly, time-consuming and often involve lengthy investigations.

The new powers have been introduced under The Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016. DDC has set its Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping at £400, reduced to £300 if paid within 10 days of the offence.

There are currently between 60 and 100 instances of fly-tipping a month in Daventry District. It is hoped that the new FPNs will act as a deterrent to help reduce instances of small-scale fly-tipping. However the Council will continue to pursue court prosecution where offences are serious and it is in the public interest to do so, or when an offender refuses to pay a fixed penalty.

If one of your parishioners witnesses a fly-tipping please encourage them to report the incident by calling the contact centre on 01327 871100, or by logging the details via DDC’s website.

DDC mapping – visit this page to get an interactive map of planning applications, bins, open spaces etc.

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.

Cllr Mike Warren, Health and Housing Porfolio 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.

The results of the DDC consultation can be found here.

Media release : 04 August, 2015

This brochure advertises the Daventry District – please take a look.

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

The Government Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) allows people to claim back some of the money they spend installing energy efficiency improvements in their home.

Up to £5,600 is available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing certain energy saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.

For more information see this media release or visit this website.

Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association

Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association provides affordable homes for rent in the village.

Priority is given to people with a local connection, for example if you work or have family locally.  When a specific home is available, we will advertise through the Parish Council. You will need to be registered with Daventry Council housing team at http://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/housing/homechoice/ to bid for a home.

In the meantime, if you have a housing need, find out more at www.northamptonshirerha.org.uk/find-a-home or call us on 01530 278080.

A home of one’s own – how to get access to affordable housing

Ann, our District Councillor, has provided a note of how to gain access to affordable housing. See this document.

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Weedon's Senior Citizens Social Club enjoyed a Christmas lunch with the aid of one of our £500 one-off event grants.

The event was a great success, with around 130 people enjoying turkey and all the trimmings, served by around 25 volunteers from the community.

Find out more about our grant programmes at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/communitygrants
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Listen to the audio recording of last night's Planning Committee meeting here ⬇️An audio recording of the Planning Committee Meeting held at Daventry District Council's Lodge Road offices on 12 December, 2018. Find the agenda for this me... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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We're planning to transform the children's play area at the park - and we'd like your help to choose a design.

You can view all the different designs and have your say by 1 January 2019 by visiting www.daventrydc.gov.uk/countrypark and following the links.
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The Secretary of State has laid before Parliament an Order to postpone district and parish elections that were due to be held in Northamptonshire in May 2019.

Read more: www.daventrydc.gov.uk/your-council/news/parliamentary-order-laid-to-postpone-northamptonshire-ele...
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Work on producing a new Local Plan to help guide and shape future development in Daventry District has taken a major step forward after councillors agreed for it to be independently examined.

The Council’s Settlements and Countryside Local Plan Part 2 sets out where new homes and businesses could go to best meet future need, as well as identifying areas which should be protected.

The Secretary of State will appoint an inspector to conduct an examination of it and hold a series of public hearings, which are expected to start in spring next year.

Read more: www.daventrydc.gov.uk/your-council/news/local-plan-to-be-submitted-for-examination-10-12-18/
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Find out about the arrangements for waste and recycling collections in Daventry District over the Christmas and New Year period:

▪️ Collections due Christmas Day & New Year's Day will be made on the Saturdays following.
▪️ Everyone gets an extra recycling collection in the week beginning 7 January.
▪️ All households can put their real Christmas trees out for collection in the week beginning 21 January.

More at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling
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3 days ago

Once again, classic Daventry Council, missed by black bin this morning, when I called they said it was logged as not been put out!!! So they can't reschedule a collection!!! Having a laugh as usual, its full, its christmas and now got to wait 3 weeks!!!! Absolute joke, BUT WILL HAPPILY TAKE MY COUNCIL TAX!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Daventry District Council

Here's a couple of pictures of the completed 'ditch and bund', which will help prevent unauthorised access to the Northern Field.

It’s been planted with grass and native mixed bulbs, which should provide some lovely colour in the spring and summer. We’re also looking to add some wildflowers to create what we hope will be an attractive new feature, as well as a natural barrier.
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