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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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Officers investigating a series of illegal sheep butcheries and thefts are appealing for information and witnesses after 11 lambs were killed and butchered in Whilton.

The animals were discovered in a field on Monday afternoon, and are thought to have been killed between 5pm on Sunday, August 18, and 5pm on Monday, August 19.

The incident is being investigated as part of #OperationStock, the Northamptonshire Police investigation into a number of reports of illegal sheep butchery and thefts in the county.

Investigators are working with colleagues at neighbouring forces including Warwickshire Police and Leicestershire Police which have seen similar crimes in their areas.

Anyone with information about the latest incident in Whilton is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, regarding incident number 19000440295.

Information about suspicious activity in rural areas or around livestock can be reported to Northamptonshire Police on 101, stating Operation Stock, or online here. In an emergency, call 999. #OpStock
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Daventry Mop Fair returns to the Hollows and old gas works car park over the weekend of 20-22 September.

Please note the old gas works car park will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 19 September, reopening at 10pm on Sunday 22 September.
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Rainsbrook Cemetery and Crematorium are hosting a funeral exhibition on Saturday 7 September.

The exhibition, organised by Rugby Borough Council, runs from 10am to 3pm and offers visitors the chance to speak with experts from a wide range of bereavement services.

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