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By Election set for 18th July 2019

A by-election for a seat on Daventry District Council will be held in July following the resignation of Councillor Fabienne Fraser-Allen.

The by-election for Brixworth Ward will take place on Thursday, 18 July after three candidates were nominated to contest the seat.

Residents in the ward who are not already registered to vote have until 2 July to do so if they wish to have their say in this by-election. People can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Anyone unsure if they are registered, or who has recently moved house should contact the Council’s Electoral Services team on 01327 871100 or email electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk

Postal vote applications need to be completed and sent to DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 3 July.

Applications to vote by proxy – when some votes on your behalf – must be received by DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 10 July, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after that date, they may be able to apply up to 5pm on 18 July.

To request an application form for a postal or proxy vote call 01327 871100 or email electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk

To find out more, including the list of candidates, please visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/elections

New Mower for Parish Council

The Parish Council has taken delivery this week of its new mower replacing its previous nine-year-old model.

The new powerful Kubota diesel engine will mean a faster, more efficient job which will enable the machine to power through any tall or wet grass. It’s also both environmentally and economically friendly, thanks to its enhanced combustion efficiency, low vibration, reduced noise levels and reduced fuel costs.

This new four-wheel drive machine will ensure that the Parish Council continues to maintain both its own open spaces and the highway verges within the Brixworth parish.

Notice of District Council By-Election

A by-election for a seat on Daventry District Council looks set to be held in July following the resignation of Councillor Fabienne Fraser-Allen.

A Notice of Election for the Brixworth Ward seat has been published today and potential candidates will have until 4pm on Friday, 21 June to submit their nomination papers.

If the by-election is contested, then the polling day will be held on Thursday, 18 July and people living in Brixworth, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Draughton, Lamport, Maidwell and Scaldwell will be able to vote.

Councillor Fraser-Allen was elected in 2016 to the District Council seat, which is one of three covering the Brixworth electoral ward area.

Residents in the ward who are not already registered to vote would have until 2 July to do so if the by-election is contested. For more information visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/elections

Annual Accounts – Notice of Public Rights

Publication of our unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return – Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2019

 

Each year the Parish Council’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with a formal notice of public rights. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to the Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer of the Parish Council. 

You can review the submission to the Auditors plus other financial documents for 18/19 by clicking here.

The period for inspection runs from Monday 17 June 2019  to Friday 26 July 2019.

Look out for your new bin collections calendar!

Residents are being encouraged to keep an eye out for new bin collection calendars which are due to hit doormats district-wide later this week.

The four-page leaflet gives households dates for the next 12-month cycle of waste and recycling collections, beginning at the start of June until the end of May 2020. It also includes details on 2019 festive collection arrangements including changes for Christmas Day and Boxing Day properties plus an extra seasonal recycling collection for all homes.

Alongside the new calendars, residents can look up their new collection days by typing in their postcode in the search bar of the Council’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk

Those with mobile phones or tablets can also check collections and set reminder alerts by downloading the popular free Daventry District Council app, which is available from Google Play and the Apple Store.

Twelve months on and the new service has boosted recycling rates, thanks to the efforts of residents. The first six months saw a 65% increase in food waste collected and 20% more recycling collected, with the amount of rubbish in black bins reducing by 28%. Over 20,000 homes also signed up to receive the garden waste service in 2018/19, which starts again for its second year this month – residents can renew their subscription for the year ahead (which runs from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020) at a cost of £36 per bin at www.daventrydc.gov.uk.

Councillor Jo Gilford, Daventry District Council’s Environment Portfolio Holder said: “Since the new collections service was introduced last June, we’ve been really impressed by how residents have stepped up their efforts to recycle more of their rubbish. With the national spotlight on excessive waste in the environment, our District has a strong track record of embracing waste and recycling changes and we’re proud of the way residents have adapted.”

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