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Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:03 by Parish Office
Housing Advice Drop-in for Daventry District
At Moulton Community Centre, Sandy Hill Lane, Reedings, Moulton, NN3 7AX
On the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, 10am-midday (except bank holidays)
Launching on Monday 10 February More »
Have a question about housing?
Want to know more about housing benefit?
Looking for advice and support?
Pop in for a chat with one of our Housing Options Team
To book a specific time slot or for more information call Daventry District Council's Housing Options Service on 01327 302241 » Less
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:58 by Parish Office
Council's environmental efforts are rewarded
Daventry District Council's ongoing commitment to minimising its environmental impact has earned the authority an award.
The Council has received the coveted Green Award from the Investors in the Environment (iiE) for the seventh year running. The national environmental accreditation scheme is designed to help organisations save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and receive recognition for their green credentials. More »
DDC earned the award – the highest given out by the iiE - following an audit which praised the Council's Greener Healthier Workforce Team for its ongoing efforts to develop and implement improvements.
In the last year the Council has introduced a new all-electric pool car for staff to use on essential business, given away dozens of free saplings for communities to plant, and handed out more than 40 free litter picking kits to parish councils and community groups. Staff have also taken part in meat-free Monday buffets to highlight the environmental benefits of reduced meat intake in diets.
The auditor's report states: "Daventry District Council has developed and manages a robust environmental policy that is clear and which highlights the commitments and objectives for DDC along with the high-level action being undertaken.
"By qualifying for the accreditation, the Council is demonstrating the organisation's commitments to minimising its environmental impact and helping to set the standard for the environment."
Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council, said: "We are extremely pleased to have retained the Investors in the Environment Green Award accreditation, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to environmental improvement.
"We have a number of goals that not only focus on minimising our own impact on the environment, but also on initiatives which support communities to help them make greener choices. It is rewarding to see our efforts recognised."
To find out more about environmental initiatives taking place in Daventry District, or for tips on how to minimise your impact on the environment, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/greener-living
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:50 by Parish Office
Planning approval for new leisure centre
A proposal for a new leisure centre in Moulton to serve residents in the east of Daventry District has secured planning permission.
Daventry District Council (DDC) wants to convert the Chris Moody Centre into a public leisure centre for use by the wider community. More »
And work is expected to start in the spring after a planning application was approved by the Council's Planning Committee last night (Wednesday 15 January).
The new-look centre will make use of the existing 25 metre swimming pool and two hydrotherapy pools, and will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness suite/gym, a group exercise studio, a spin studio and a health suite with steam room, sauna and spa pool. The car park will also be increased in size to 190 spaces, in order to accommodate the increase in its use.
Work on the new fitness suite/gym could start in the spring with a view to opening by late summer. The remainder of the works could then be completed by the end of this year.
Plans for a new leisure centre in the eastern part of Daventry District were identified as the top priority in the Council's Sports Facilities Investment Strategy, adopted last year following public consultation. The area is experiencing major population growth and more leisure facilities are needed.
Councillors agreed last month to use £8.5m of funding from local housing developer contributions to buy the Chris Moody Centre from Moulton College and convert it for this purpose.
The new facility will be run by Everyone Active, which also operates Daventry Leisure Centre on behalf of DDC.
The Council hopes the new plans for the centre will make it financially sustainable so it can be used for a wider range of health and fitness activities for the whole community.
DDC is keen for community sports activities to continue at the centre and discussions about the changes continue to take place with existing users, including Northampton Swimming Club.
Councillor Alan Hills, DDC's Community Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder, said: "The new leisure centre will meet the needs of the growing population in the east of our District while providing a sustainable long-term solution for the site.
"We are very pleased to have secured planning permission for this exciting project and I look forward to working with our partners to bring it to fruition." » Less