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Important Consultation Launches today! Have your say on the future of Local Government in Northamptonshire.

Important Consultation Launches today! Have your say on the future of Local Government in Northamptonshire.

Daventry District Council resolved on 16th May to carry out a Community Governance Review throughout the parishes of the Daventry District.

Government guidance on community governance reviews suggests that they should be carried out every 10-15 years, although councils can carry them out more frequently if they wish. The whole review takes 12 months to complete.

We are writing to you today to inform you of what this means for you and how you can be involved in shaping the future of our parishes. More »

During a CGR, the District Council can make the following changes:

  • Create, merge or abolish parishes; for example, if two neighbouring parishes want to merge to create one larger parish within one parish council.
  • Alter boundaries between existing parishes; for instance, if the boundary between your parish and the neighbouring parish may benefit from being changed to make it more logical, or to extend the parish to incorporate a recent development just outside of the boundary. For larger new developments there may be considerations towards creating new communities rather than amalgamating into existing parishes.
  • Group parishes into a common council; small, neighbouring parishes may wish to be grouped to form a common council. Each parish would retain its existing parish meeting, but would also have at least one member on the common council.
  • Amend parish names and styles; for example Church with Chapel Brampton.
  • Change the size of a parish council; to increase or decrease the number of parish councillors.
  • Create wards in a parish or amend existing wards; Whilton and Whilton Locks are a good example of warding, as due to the size of the villages it would be impractical to have one big parish council. Examples of warding elsewhere in the district include Ravensthorpe and Coton and Hollowell and Teeton. The CGR process allows the district council to change wards in parishes where they already exist, or create them in areas where it may be a benefit.

It should be noted that the CGR process cannot change the district perimeter boundaries, so if your parish is on a district boundary this cannot be changed under this review.

We are beginning the process of the CGR from 17 May 2018 and invite representations from you by 4pm on Wednesday 18th July 2018. Once received the District Council have to publish the details of the areas and issues that will be considered during the review. Once this list has been formally published, the review has started and changes cannot be made. Therefore, if there are issues that your parish would like considered; do please let us know before the deadline.

Issues for consideration can also be submitted by district councillors, so if your parish is not due to meet before the submission deadline but you have something you would like us look at, please let your district councillor/s know. This approach may be useful for parish meetings, who only meet a handful of times a year.

As part of the review a working group of Daventry District Council Members has been set up and there will be two consultations periods, so people will have the opportunity to comment on suggestions that have been made for their area. The consultations will be open for anybody to comment on, so residents will be able to comment as well as parish councils and meetings.

A full timetable of the process of the CGR can be found on our website at: https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/your-council/council-and-democracy/elections/community-governance-review/

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:52 by Web Team

Dog Fouling - Public Space Protection Order Consultation

Dog Fouling - Public Space Protection Order Consultation

Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation - Enhanced Dog Control Powers

Daventry District Council is considering amending a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), giving its enforcement officers broader powers to deal with dog owners who fail to properly control their pets in public open spaces across the district. As well as testing those laws already in place, the Council is keen to take advantage of this opportunity to expand the requirements of the existing Public Spaces Protection Order and consult on more innovative ideas which would extend the remit to encompass other pressing local issues that fall within the description of antisocial behaviour. More »

Comments on the proposals are requested during a statutory consultation period from Tuesday 29th May 2018 to Tuesday 24th July 2018.

Complete the anonymous questionnaire online at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultations

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:11 by Web Team

Withdrawal of Bus Service 62 in Pitsford Village

Withdrawal of Bus Service 62 in Pitsford Village

Service 62 is due to end on Friday 20th July, but this is due to the withdrawal of all bus subsidies in the county. It operates from Scaldwell to Northampton via Brixworth, Pitsford, Moulton, Boughton and Kingsthorpe. It runs on Tuesdays and Fridays only.

The X7 isn't subsidised and won't be affected.

John Ellerby, Principal Bus & Rail Development Officer, Northamptonshire Highways

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:05 by Web Team