Local News

Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot

Mr James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) recently wrote to inform me of the launch of a pilot of the Right to Buy scheme for Housing Association tenants in the Midlands. Please see the attached PDF.

Changes to stroke services in Northamptonshire

Across England in recent years, improvements have been made to stroke services to ensure better outcomes for patients through timely access to safe, high quality treatment and rehabilitation – ensuring the best chances of a full recovery. This includes Northamptonshire.

Are you 'Daventry's' best small shop?

I am calling on all small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in the local community.

People's Postcode Lottery funding of up to £20,000

I would encourage all good causes in 'Daventry' to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people.

Northamptonshire Police crackdown

Northamptonshire Police have launched a new crackdown on serious and organised crime.

Robustly tackling those people involved in gang and drug related crimes will be Northamptonshire Police’s primary focus this summer.

NFU's Rural Crime Reporting Line

We are very lucky in 'Daventry' to be blessed with stunning countryside. However, as a result, some of the crime that our more rural residents suffer from is unique and must be tackled in slightly different manner to the crime their more urban counterparts experience.

New chief executive appointed to NCC

A new chief executive has been appointed at Northamptonshire County Council.

Theresa Grant has been offered and has accepted the role at the authority on a fixed term two-year contract following a long and distinguished career in local government and health.

Northamptonshire Police on the recent traveller issues

After receiving a response from Daventry District Council (DDC) regarding travellers in Daventy Town, I have recently received a further response from Emily Evans, Governance Assistant at Northamptonshire Police.

Problems with waste services

I have recently received a great deal of correspondence about the waste services being provided by Daventry District Council (DDC). I share many of your concerns about this matter. With this in mind, I have asked for an update on the matter and asked what DDC is doing to resolve the situation.