Council Consultation: Have Your Say

As you may be aware, local government in Northamptonshire is going through a period of transformation as it moves towards the creation of two new unitary authorities to replace the current eight councils.

New Measures to Improve Train Punctuality

Last week, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced changes to the way that train delays are recorded, benefiting consumers by making it easier to hold train companies serving 'Daventry' to account. 

Bank of England Film Competition

'Bank, Camera, Action' is the Bank of England's new digital media competition. The competition is aimed at students aged 6-19 years old and the topic this year is 'Climate Change: never too small to make a big difference’.  

Aldi Launch 'Get Set To Eat Fresh' Scheme

As of the 2nd of September this year, Aldi launched their UK wide campaign in partnership with Team GB to promote healthy eating in every school.

Education Funding Announcement

I am glad to announce the government has committed an additional £7.1 billion investment into schools across the country. 

Small Charities Challenge Fund

I have recently received a letter from the Department for International Development about their new Small Charities Challenge Fund. 

Superfast Northamptonshire Broadband

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have recently released their report from the July stakeholders briefing regarding superfast and ultrafast broadband coverage in Northamptonshire.

National Lottery Funding

I am pleased to announce that the National Lottery Community Fund has funded 4 community projects in and around Daventry. The total amount contributed to these projects totalled to £37,394.00 in the last 3 months, and will help to make a difference to people’s lives in our area.

Best Shops Competition

Calling all local shopkeepers – there are two weeks left to enter the Best Small Shops Competition.