Audit Committee – Opportunity

The OPFCC and the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police are recruiting new members to join their Joint Independent Audit Committee. The Committee provides independent advice and assurance on the governance of the OPFCC, Northamptonshire Police and the Northamptonshire Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority.
Successful applicants will receive training and an annual allowance of £3,000. Further information and how to apply can be found here.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 10 May 2019.

Road Repairs

Northamptonshire Highways are requiring to carry out urgent repairs to Brixworth Road, Spratton. To carry out these works safely will mean that the section of road between School Road and Manor Road will be closed from the 29th April for up to four days between 9.30am and 3pm.
A plan showing the closure and the diversion can be viewed here

European Parliamentary election

People living in Daventry District have until Tuesday, 7 May to register to vote in the European Parliamentary election scheduled to take place next month.


Daventry District Council is making preparations for the polling day on Thursday, 23 May following the latest agreement by the European Union and UK to extend the Brexit deadline to the end of October.
Residents are reminded that there are no local council elections in Daventry District on 2 May after they were postponed by the Government for a year in the light of proposals to restructure councils in Northamptonshire. Any polling cards they receive in the coming weeks will be for the European election only.
The deadline for registering to vote in time for the European parliamentary election is midnight on Tuesday, 7 May. Those registering to vote for the first time can do so online at
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
Postal vote applications need to be completed and sent to DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May.
Applications to vote by proxy – when some votes on your behalf – must be received by DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 15 May, 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 23 May.
To request an application form for a postal or proxy vote call 01327 871100 or email

Youth Commission – Police & Fire Services

A Youth Commission is being set up by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the views of young people are heard and help change services for the better.

You can check out information about the commission at where you will find an information sheet that can be downloaded, and an online application form for young people to complete.

Applications from young people to whose voices might struggle sometimes to be heard and who have had experience of the criminal justice system are especially welcome.

Applications need to be in by 5th April.



2019/2020 Precept

The Brixworth Parish Council has set its budget for 2019/2020. The total expenditure for the year is £183,680 with £163,620 of this coming from the ‘precept’.

The Parish Council has the right to raise this money via the Council Tax process and the ‘Brixworth Precept’ is shown on your itemised Council Tax Bill.

The Parish Council uses it money to maintain its parks & recreation grounds, grass cutting, community grants, some street lighting and litter picking as well as playing its part in the structure of local democracy. In addition to the precept the Parish Council also has money set aside for special projects.

The new precept has increased this year by approximately 4 pence per week on band D properties.