Parish Council Meeting – Agenda March 2019

Here is the agenda for the forthcoming Parish Council Meeting to be held 19:00hrs on 19th March in the Village Hall. All welcome.

Notice of Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2019

Daventry District Council is conducting a review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations that fall within Daventry District in accordance with Section 17 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013. 

The review will take place from 8th March 2019 and conclude by no later than 9th August 2019.

The review will seek to establish how suitably placed the polling stations are within each electoral area making specific reference to both disability and accessibility issues.

Electors within Daventry District may make a representation. The Council would welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposals. The deadline for the receipt of comments is 12th April 2019.

Persons making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

The consultation period for the proposed polling stations will take place between 14th May 2019 and 18th June 2019. The proposals will be published on the Councils website and in the Councils offices. The Council welcomes comments from all electors within the district.

As part of the review, the (Acting) Returning Officer for the Daventry Constituency will comment on the proposed polling stations. These representations will be published on the Council’s website and offices. 

Documents associated with the review may be seen at the Council Offices, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP or on the Council’s website at

Submissions can be made in writing to – Polling Places Review, Elections team, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP

Or via Survey Monkey –

A5 Kilsby to Weedon – Notification of Essential Maintenance

A5 Weedon

Highways England have issued notification that they intend to perform essential maintenance on the A5 between the A45 in Weedon and Kilsby.

Work is due to start on 4th March and is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2019. For safety reasons and to minimise disruption, the A5 will be closed to through traffic during the following times

A5 New Inn
  • Monday to Thursday – between 8pm and 6am
  • Friday to Monday – between 8pm and 6am With some full weekend closures on selected weekends

Highways England hope to ensure that access to businesses and residences are maintained wherever possible and have provided a map detailing the proposed closures . The map is available below

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 

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 

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