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Posted: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:29 by Parish Office
Moulton Library Press Release
Moulton Parish Council are delighted to confirm that at last night's full council meeting, Daventry District Council agreed to 'forward fund' the purchase of the library lease from Northamptonshire County Council, using monies allocated from recent and ongoing housing developments. NCC has agreed that these funds, currently £285,000 which will be paid by the developer over the next few years, can be allocated to Moulton Parish Council instead of NCC to assist in keeping Moulton Library open. £184,000 of these monies, will be used to buy the lease and the remaining £100,000 will be given directly to MPC over the next few years to help keep the library open. More »
Moulton Library will remain open as a community managed library at its present location as part of Moulton Community Centre and become part of our Health and Wellbeing Initiative. It is our intention to keep the library open on a self service basis, 7 days per week from 9am until 5pm. If you would like to be more involved in our wonderful library and can offer some time, we are currently recruiting volunteers to help us maintain a high standard of library services for all. » Less
Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:38 by Parish Office
Northamptonshire Police Announces Annual Drink and Drug Driving Campaign
Drivers are once again being reminded of the dangers and consequences of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs as Northamptonshire Police gets set to launch its annual campaign. More »
From next Monday (December 9), the Force will be taking part in the month-long Christmas drink and drugs drive campaign to tackle offending in a bid to make the roads safer over the festive period.
Officers carry out breath tests throughout the year, however with more people out celebrating over Christmas and New Year, increased patrols and roadside checks will be held across the county.
These will also include early morning operations, when people may be driving after consuming alcohol or taken drugs the previous night and may not realise that they are still over the limit.
Chair of the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance (NSRA), Chief Superintendent Mick Stamper, said: "We are committed to increasing road safety in Northamptonshire and through this campaign, we will continue to raise awareness of the dangers of drink or drug driving.
"There is absolutely no excuse or circumstance that could ever justify drink or drug driving – it is exceptionally selfish and reckless. Not only are you risking your own life, but those of innocent road users.
"The majority of people know how dangerous it is to take the risk of driving under the influence and though we share this message every year, I guarantee there will be some who still choose to ignore it. Please don't be one of these drivers.
"If you do not want to be stopped, arrested, taken to the cells, charged and forced to appear before court. Or don't want your friends, family and employers to know that you're a drink or drug driver. The message is simple – do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs."
As part of the campaign, drivers charged with drink or drug driving will be publicly named on the Northamptonshire Police website and social media. This is the third time the Force has taken such a hard line approach.
Following the change in the Force policy, despite the number of breath tests more than tripling, fewer people have been arrested for being caught behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Last December, officers carried out 1,798 breath tests across the county compared to 537 in 2017, which resulted in 72 arrests for drink driving - six less than in the previous 12 months.
However the number of people who failed a roadside drug test, pending the results of blood tests, increased from six in 2017 compared to 16 for the same period last year.
PC Dave Lee from the Safer Roads Team, said: "The decision to name all drivers charged with drink or drug driving last Christmas went down a storm with the public, and again when we repeated it as part of our summer campaign.
"We will be out in force over Christmas and New Year, ready and waiting to seek strong penalties for all those found to be offending. If you do not want a conviction for drink or drug driving, please make sure your name is not included on our list."
If you're lucky enough not to kill or seriously injure someone by drink or drug driving, or simply don't care, think about whether you can afford to be caught? A conviction for drink or drug driving could mean a prison sentence, a driving ban, and an unlimited fine.
PC Lee said: "As a police officer on the roads, I have seen the devastating effects drink and drug driving can have. It only takes one second to have a collision which can change your life or the life of an innocent bystander and their family.
"When the temptation to take that risk and get behind the wheel strikes, ask yourself – could you live with knowing your actions had caused a fatal collision and the devastation of an entire family?
"If you are out and know you will be drinking, make sure you have plans for getting home safely without driving. If you do have to drive, our advice is to avoid alcohol completely. The only safe limit is none.
"And if you've been drinking, you may still be over the limit the following morning, so if you do need to get somewhere make alternative travel arrangements so you don't have to drive."
To report suspected drink or drug driving in confidence, call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or dial 101. In an emergency, call 999.» Less
Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:07 by Parish Office
Christmas waste and recycling collections
Residents across Daventry District are being offered support to recycle as much as possible over the Christmas and New Year period. More »
That support includes an extra collection of the blue-lidded recycling bins in the week beginning Monday 23 December, as well as a kerbside collection of real Christmas trees in January.
Details of the extra recycling collection, as well as day changes for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, are printed on the collection calendars which were sent to households across Daventry District in June, and can be checked at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling
However Daventry District Council (DDC) is reminding people of the following schedule changes:
- Collections which would have been due on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December) will instead take place on Saturday 28 December. Remember to also put your blue-lidded recycling bin out for its extra collection on this day.
- Collections which would have been due on Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December) will instead take place on Sunday 29 December. Remember to also put your blue-lidded recycling bin out for its extra collection on this day.
- Collections due on New Year's Day (Wednesday, 1 January) will instead take place on Saturday, 4 January.
- There will be a short break in the garden waste service during the week beginning 23 December to allow crews to focus on the extra seasonal recycling.
DDC is also reminding people of the range of items that can be recycled in the blue-lidded bin, 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.
If people find they have too much recycling for their blue-lidded bins they should put it in clear or white bags and place it next to their bin on collection day.
People are also advised to make good use of their weekly food waste collection, remembering it can be used to recycle leftover raw and cooked foods, including vegetable peelings, egg shells, out-of-date food, plate scrapings, solid fats, meat and fish bones. Please do not put any liquids in the caddy.
Black bins containing general waste will continue to be collected on a three-weekly cycle, and residents are reminded to make good use of the recycling services, as bins with raised lids will not be collected.
Residents can put their real Christmas trees out for collection in the week beginning Monday 6 January. They can be placed next to bins or – for garden waste service subscribers - cut up and placed inside the garden waste bin.
There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees, but trees can be taken to household waste recycling centres.
People are also reminded they can check their collection day and set up notifications to remind them which bins to put out by downloading the Daventry District Council app for free from Apple's App Store or the Google Play store.