Christmas 2018 waste and recycling collections

Households are encouraged to find out more about arrangements for waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year.

Collection schedules

Collections will continue to take place as usual over the Christmas and New Year period, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day:

  • If your collection is due on Christmas Day (Tuesday, 25 December) it will instead take place on Saturday, 29 December.
  • If your collection is due on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, 1 January) this will instead take place on Saturday, 5 January.

Extra recycling collection

Your blue-lidded recycling bin will continue to be collected as usual over Christmas and New Year, with the addition of an extra collection for all households in the week beginning 7 January – please put your recycling bin out on your usual collection day alongside any other bins that are scheduled. Please also note that this extra collection is not listed on the paper calendar you received in June.

Extra recycling that you cannot fit it in your blue-lidded bin will also be collected during the festive period -please place items into clear or white bags (not black or green sacks) and put them next to your bin.

Don’t forget that a range of festive items can be recycled, including sweet tins, and foil-free wrapping paper and Christmas cards. As a good rule of thumb, wrapping paper that can be torn is probably made from paper and can therefore be recycled.

General waste

Black bins containing general waste will continue to be collected as normal on their three-weekly cycle. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as side waste and bins with raised lids will not be collected.

Food waste

Food waste bins will continue to be collected on their usual weekly schedule. Please remember you can recycle leftover raw and cooked foods, including veg peelings, egg shells, out-of-date food, plate scrapings, solid fats, meat and fish bones. Please do not put any liquids in the caddy.

Garden waste collections 

Those subscribed to the service will continue to receive collections on their usual schedule in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Please note there will be a short break in collections during the second week of January so that crews can focus on the extra seasonal recycling. 

Christmas trees

Households subscribed to the garden waste service can put their real Christmas trees in their garden waste bin or alternatively place them alongside the bin for collection in the week beginning 22 January.

There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees, but you can take trees to your local household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest centre at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling 

Keep up-to-date with our mobile app

You can check your collection day and set up notifications to remind your which bins to put out using our mobile app.

Available for free from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store, the app can also be used to access the latest news from Daventry District Council, as well as information about local facilities, services, shops, bars and restaurants.

If you do not have access to a tablet or smartphone you can check your bin collection dates on the calendar delivered to you in June, or on our website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling 

Reporting a missed bin

Daventry District Council’s offices and Contact Centre will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening on Wednesday, 2 January. During this time waste and recycling services will continue and you can report a missed bin collection on our website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling

Be aware of new dog control powers

From December, as part of new rules being introduced by Daventry District Council, dogs must be kept on leads around schools and in cemeteries and memorial gardens.

The new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will also limit the number of dogs that can be walked by one person at one time to six, and prohibit smoking in fenced-off play areas.

The new PSPO, which will come into force on 1 December, also includes all the rules set out under the existing PSPO, which state owners must:

  • Pick up after their dog
  • Carry the means to pick up after their dog
  • Prevent their dog from entering a fenced-off children’s play area
  • Put their dog on a lead when requested by an authorised officer
  • Keep their dog on a lead around the café area at Daventry Country Park.

DDC will be working alongside schools and parish councils across the District in the weeks leading up to 1 December in order to agree appropriate boundaries and signage for the regulations requiring dogs to be put on leads.

The boundaries around schools will focus mainly on entries and exits and will apply only on school days. No smoking signage will also be added to fenced-off children’s play areas.

Anyone who breaks one of the orders risks a £100 on-the-spot fine or, in serious cases, prosecution, though the additional new regulations will only be full enforced from April 1.

Cllr Richard Auger, Environmental Health and Housing Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: “The additional regulations set out in the new PSPO were introduced following public consultation on what powers they felt were needed to deal with the small minority of irresponsible dog owners who persistently fail to properly control or pick up after their pet.

“We are very supportive of our residents in their desire to create a cleaner and safer environment for everyone who wishes to enjoy our District’s public open spaces.

“We will be doing a lot of work in the coming weeks to prepare for the new regulations and inform residents, but I would encourage all dog owners to take heed of the new rules, so that they do not fall foul of them come their introduction on 1 December.”

You can find out more at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/pspo

Settlements and Countryside Local Plan Part 2 consultation

Settlements and Countryside Local Plan Part 2 consultation
 

You may be aware that Daventry District Council will be consulting on the Proposed Submission Settlements and Countryside Local Plan Part 2 in the middle of August, following approval by Full Council on the 26th July 2018. You can view the Plan and the accompanying policies maps at the following webpage:

http://cmis.daventrydc.gov.uk/daventry/Meetings/tabid/70/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/397/Meeting/899/Committee/2/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx

 The consultation will start on the 13th August and close at 4.30pm on the 5th October 2018. Daventry Town Council, Parish Councils and Parish Meetings will be sent a hard copy of the Proposed Submission Local Plan and map book the week beginning the 13th August.

 The consultation documents and supporting materials will be available to view from the Council’s webpages www.daventrydc.gov.uk/localplan , the Council’s Lodge Road offices and libraries at Brixworth, Daventry, Long Buckby, Moulton and Woodford Halse from the 13th August. A permanent exhibition will also be set up in the Lodge Road reception area.

 During the first two weeks of September the Council will be holding four public exhibitions across the District. These are open to anyone who wishes to find out more about the Local Plan and members of the Local Strategy Team will be available to answer questions. A poster has been produced to publicise the exhibitions, an electronic copy of which is attached for your information. A hard copy of the poster will be sent with the plan and map book.  

Please do not hesitate to contact the Local Strategy Team if you have any questions about the Proposed Submission Local Plan Part 2 or the consultation arrangements.

Norton Parish Council Casual Vacancy

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

NORTON PARISH COUNCIL CASUAL VACANCY

NOTICE OF VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor L Davidson a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the above-named Parish.

The vacancy will be filled by election if, within fourteen days of the date of this notice, any ten local electors for the said parish submit a written request to the Proper Officer, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP .

In computing the fourteen days, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday, or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

If no written request for an election is received by the Proper Officer within the time specified, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council

Dated this 25th day of July 2018

Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver
Clerk to the Parish Council

clerk@nortonpc.org.uk