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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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Daventry's Welton Road Cemetery has been transferred from Daventry District Council to Daventry Town Council.

It means the Town Council now has responsibility for funeral bookings as well as the Cemetery's management and maintenance.

The transfer of the Cemetery on 17 January is a defining moment in the Town Council's history as it pledges to provide a high quality, cost effective, personal service and a peaceful location for quiet contemplation and reflection.

It follows an agreement between the Councils in July 2019 over the transfer of a number of the services and assets local to Daventry town.

Cllr Mike Arnold, Chair of Daventry Town Council and Mayor of Daventry, said "All members agreed that Welton Road Cemetery is a fundamental part of Daventry's heritage and an extremely important asset and service that the Town Council will be responsible for as it looks ahead and starts planning its future within the new unitary West Northamptonshire Council."

For information on burials or interments in Welton Road Cemetery, Daventry, please contact Daventry Town Council on 01327 301246 or email cemeteries@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk
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A New Year clear out has landed a fly-tipper with a £400 fine.

It was issued to the person responsible for dumping this bag of household rubbish in Spectacle Lane, Moulton earlier this month.

Fly-tipping is illegal and totally unacceptable. Thank you to those who reported it to our Environmental Crime Enforcement Officers so we could take action.

If you witness fly-tipping in Daventry District please report it to us at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/flytipping
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Ever thought about joining a cycling club ? But worried you might not be able to keep up?
Daventry Cycle Club want to get as many people as possible cycling ! It's great for your physical health, your mental wellbeing and for the environment. We recognise that often cycling clubs can be quite intimidating, so we've made some changes to our rides to ensure we cater for everyone 🙂

On Saturday we have 3 rides that leave Leisure Lakes, Daventry.

Morning Ride - 9.00am

Group 1. Club ride - this is a non-led ride. However, you'll ride as a group, with everyone taking a turn on the front, normal ride etiquette applies.
Ride to the pace of the slowest rider, no more than 16mph.

Group 2. Led ride. This ride will have a lead rider, and riders will be expected to ride at no more than 13 - 15mph / pace of slowest rider.

Both these rides will be no more than 35 - 40 miles

Afternoon Ride - 12.15

12.15 ride will be a led ride at 11-12mph / pace of slowest rider and never more than than 30 miles in length.

See our FB page for further information www.facebook.com/groups/291626970966400/
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Have you been to Borough Hill since the car park reopened this week? Hopefully you'll agree it's a big improvement on the old car park. The extra spaces will allow even more people to enjoy this historic site.

In the coming weeks we'll be installing a commemorative bench, and following that some information boards telling visitors Borough Hill's fascinating story.

You can find out more about Borough Hill and its history on our website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/leisure/borough-hill-cracks-hill/
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The audio recording of the Scrutiny & Improvement Committee meeting on Tuesday (21 January) is available here ⬇️ ... See MoreSee Less

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