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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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A reminder that real Christmas trees can be left out for collection this week (to Friday January 25). Please leave the tree out next to your bins on your usual collection day and it will be taken away. This service is offered to all households - not just those with a garden waste subscription.

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Planning applications for Overstone Hall, Daventry, Long Buckby, Walgrave and Brixworth are on the agenda for the next Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 30 January. The meeting takes place in the Council Chamber at Lodge Road at 6.15pm.

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Residents of three villages in Daventry District will go to the polls this week to decide whether they agree with proposed neighbourhood development plans for their areas.

Separate plans for Badby, Guilsborough and Welton have been developed by the parish councils in order to guide the future development of their villages.

Referendums in each of the parishes this Thursday (24 January) will ask residents whether Daventry District Council (DDC) should use their respective neighbourhood development plans to help decide future planning applications in their area.

If more than 50% of those who vote are in favour of an individual plan, then DDC is required to ‘make’ that plan so it becomes part of the statutory development plan.

Residents in Badby will be able to vote in a Polling Station at Badby Village Hall, while those in Guilsborough should vote at Guilsborough Village Hall and those in Welton at Welton Village Hall. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

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If you still have a real Christmas tree you can leave it out for recycling between 21 and 25 Jan.

Please leave it next to your bins on your usual collection day. Residents with a garden waste bin can chop their tree up and place it in the bin if they prefer.

This is an extra collection for all homes, including those not currently subscribed to the garden waste service.

Please note there are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees.

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SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) is now active in Daventry District until Mon 21st Jan. Any rough sleepers please approach Daventry District Council during office hours, if it's after this time please call out of hours on 01604 629804. We hope to have the shelter available soon, in the meantime please keep a look out for volunteer training events. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

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If you still have a real Christmas tree you can leave it out for recycling next week (21 to 25 Jan).

Please leave it next to your bins on your usual collection day.Residents with a garden waste bin can chop their tree up and place it in the bin if they prefer.

This is an extra collection for all homes, including those not currently subscribed to the garden waste service.

Please note there are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees.

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Picks up and bags their dog's poo 👍🙂
Hangs the bag from the nearest tree 👎☹️

There is nothing more frustrating for our enforcement officers and grounds maintenance staff than seeing this.

If you know the regular offender who keeps leaving these on this tree on open land off Preston Capes Road near Newnham, please email ehcustomercare@daventrydc.gov.uk or call 01327 871100, so we can issue them with a £150 fine for littering.

If you use an area that you think would benefit from a new dog poo bin then please contact your parish council so it can be considered. There are ongoing collection and maintenance costs to take into account, but it may be that an existing bin can be better positioned instead.

Please also remember that all forms of litter bins can be used to dispose of bagged up dog poo.
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One black bin collection since the first Saturday after Christams.What am I paying council tax for!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Job opportunity: The Northamptonshire Public Health team is recruiting a new Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Officer to work to improve the lives of our Armed Forces Community.

Find out more and apply online at tinyurl.com/ya6fx8n3
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