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Your new collections calendar, look out for it.

Your new collections calendar, look out for it.

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. More »

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

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

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. » Less

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019 19:18 by Web Team

Naseby Battlefield leads the charge for community funding

Naseby Battlefield leads the charge for community funding

Plans to improve visitor facilities at one of the country's most iconic battlefields have received a community cash boost from Daventry District Council (DDC).

The Naseby Battlefield Project has been awarded £6,000 in the latest round of capital grants awarded by the Council to local community projects.

The funding will be used to replace and update a number of old and weathered interpretation panels on the historic field, which portray the decisive 1645 battle in the English Civil War when King Charles I and his royalists were crushed by Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army. More »

Local sports clubs and village halls are also among those to benefit from a total of £60,000 capital grants awarded by DDC. They include:

* £11,100 for Hollowell Sailing Club to fund an extension to the ladies changing rooms.
* £5,900 for Bringtons Parish Council to install health and fitness equipment and rugby and football goals at Kimbell's Field
* £5,000 to update drainage facilities at Long Buckby Sports Field
* £10,000 for Crick and West Haddon Tennis Club towards their Court Improvements Project
* £5,000 towards refurbishing Weedon Village Hall's annex room including new energy efficient lighting
* £10,000 to improve access, storage, security and updating electrics at Ashby St Ledgers Village Hall, and
* £7,000 for DACT (Daventry Area Community Transport) towards the cost of a new low-floor accessible minibus.

Councillor Alan Hills, Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder said: "From helping mark the history of Naseby Battlefield to installing brand new sports facilities within local parishes, we're pleased to be able to contribute this latest round of funding from our capital grants pot to help these community groups move forward with some excellent improvements."

DDC helps dozens of voluntary and community sector groups each year through funding for capital projects, events, small items of equipment, training, and expenses for volunteers.

For more information about the range of Community Grants offered by DDC, including the eligibility criteria for each grant, visit or phone 01327 871100. » Less

Posted: Fri, 17 May 2019 19:17 by Web Team

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner May Newsletter.

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner May Newsletter.

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner May Newsletter. Read all about it, Recruitment, Review into work on serious and organised crime, Gang initiative first for Northamptonshire Police. Read this and other newsletters and bulletins here:

Posted: Thu, 16 May 2019 12:59 by Web Team