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On Wednesday 18th April 2018 there will be the launch of the new Keep Safe scheme.

The launch will take place at the Fitz John room, Moulton Community Centre, Reedings, Moulton, Northampton. NN3 7AX. You can visit the website at http://moultoncommunitycentre.org.uk/

It will start at 2PM with key speakers and presentations on how the scheme will work to support many more card holders, followed by a drama and a chance to network and celebrate with tea and cake until 4PM.

Please contact ldpb@northamptonshire.gov.uk to let them know if you plan on attending the launch

You can view the full launch poster here (PDF)

Gearing up for major bin collection changes this summer

People living in Daventry District are encouraged to find out more about major changes to their waste and recycling collections launching this summer.

The new 123+ waste and recycling collection service will start in June 2018, delivered by Daventry Norse, a new joint venture between Daventry District Council (DDC) and Norse Commercial Services Ltd.

From June 2018 households in Daventry District will receive:

  • 1 weekly food waste collection
  • 2 weekly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin
  • 3 weekly general waste black bin collection
  • + Plus an optional 2-weekly garden waste service for an annual fee of £35 a year.

The changes are being introduced as Daventry District cannot afford to carry on with its current waste and recycling service, both environmentally and financially. Changing black bin collections from fortnightly to three-weekly will help encourage more recycling and reduce the money spent on treating and disposing of rubbish.

The Council will also be improving the recycling service to help residents slim their bins, introducing a new wheelie bin for mixed recycling that provides more space over two weeks than the current recycling boxes collected weekly.

It is likely that collection days will change for households from June 2018 in order to introduce the new service arrangements across the District. Further details will be provided to all households nearer to the time, including an information pack and new calendar.

For more information please view this leaflet (PDF)

We are pleased to confirm that the NAB Mobile Unit will be operating in MARCH  2018 , located Daventry Town Centre, Near SHOPMOBILITY, New Street DAVENTRY on Wednesday March 21st 2018 between 10.00qam and 1.00pm

For more information please visit www.nab.org.uk, e-mail helpline@nab.org.uk or call 01604 719193.

Thank you.



Funds are available to assist persons aged less than 25 years and who are resident within the parishes of Brixworth and Scaldwell.

Cash grants are available to any qualifying person for use for educational purposes.

Grants have been made to assist in the purchase of school uniform, books and course materials, musical instruments, computer equipment and may also be available towards the cost of travelling expenses linked to an educational venture including school trips.

Any person who wishes to apply for a grant should either pick up an application form from the Library in Brixworth or from the Information Service located within the library building on Spratton Road.  Alternatively an application form and any further details about the Charity can be obtained from the clerk to the trustees, Ursula Morris who can be contacted on on 01604 505554 or by email ursula@ursulamorris.co.uk.

Trustees meetings are held in March and September where all applications received will be considered.


The Thomas Roe Foundation

Reg. Charity no 309801


Neighbourhood Alert is the messaging service run by Northamptonshire Police and was formerly known as Community Connect.  It has been re-launched under the name Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and now has greater functionality than previously, allowing our frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people. They will be able to do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county.

The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire.

After signing up to the messaging system, people will receive regular alerts from Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, keeping them up to date and informed about crime, and issues relevant to them and the area where they live or work.

Alerts are received either by email, text message or voice message – whichever suits.  People will also be given the option of what they want to receive alerts about, and how often – they will only receive messages about topics they have selected.

Many of our Neighbourhood officers and Response teams have been trained to use the alert system and are now regularly sending out messages to the public, including; crime alerts, missing person alerts, witness appeals and crime prevention advice.

This alert tool provide us with a really effective way to reach the communities we serve, improving the flow of information and therefore making a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and the reduction of anti-social behaviour.

There are already 10,000 local people registered with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert.

Please visit the website and register.

You can also contact our local PCSOs via Twitter

@sgtsamdobbs (covers Daventry Sector)
@PscoKirsten (covers Daventry Town)
@PcsoPaulHarris (covers Daventry Town)
@PcsoCarlBarton (covers Woodford Halse)
@hutch472 (covers Daventry Rural North)
@PCSOSangster (covers Daventry Rural North)

Daventry District Council will be closing its offices over Christmas and New Year from 23 December until 2 January.

Essential services, such as waste and recycling collections and street cleaning, will continue over Christmas and arrangements will continue to be in place in the event of an emergency.

Daventry District Council’s offices will close as normal at 4.30pm on Friday 22 December, reopening at 9am on Tuesday, 2 January.

The offices in Lodge Road will still be open to visitors of Jobcentre Plus and Northamptonshire County Council’s Children’s and Young People’s Service, which will each operate different working hours over Christmas.

Daventry Leisure Centre, which is owned by DDC and operated by Everyone Active, is not included in the above Council closure arrangements. For centre opening times, visit everyoneactive.com/daventry or call 01327 871144

Daventry Market will take place on Friday, 22 December and Friday, 29 December. There will be no market on Tuesday, 26 December.

The Abbey Resource Centre in St John’s Square, Daventry, will be closed from Saturday 23 December. It will then re-open on Wednesday 27 December, through until Friday 29 December and will close at 5pm each day. The Abbey will also be closed on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.



Copies of the Scaldwell Calendar for 2018 can be bought (or ordered for later collection only) at the Musical Evening on Saturday 18th November at the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul as well as the Pensioners Christmas dinner on Thursday 7th December.

To purchase please contact:

Christopher Angeloglou (christophera@btinternet.com)
1 Douglas Meadows, Scaldwell, NN6 9JN

Sue Dodds-Smith (d.doddssmith@btinternet.com)
Home Farm Barn, High Street, Scaldwell, NN6 9JS

Price: £10.00



Name of Council: Scaldwell Parish Council

Job Title: Parish Clerk

Vacancy Statement: 
Scaldwell Parish Council has a vacancy for a parish clerk and responsible finance officer.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons, although training will be offered and enthusiasm to learn may be seen as an alternative to formal qualifications. The parish clerk will be responsible for the administration of the business and finances of the council.

The post includes some evening work and occasional attendance at civic functions. The successful applicant would be expected to have, or be prepared to obtain, CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration).  He or she must be computer literate, Inc. excel, with good communication skills. Friendly and positive outlooks are essential.

Salary: Salary scale LC1, SCP 15 – 18, £17,072 – £18,070 pa, pro rata.

Hours: 25 hours per month.
Place of work: Work from home.

Please apply in writing to: –
Contact: Mr Eugene O’Leary
Position: Chair, Scaldwell Parish Council
Address: 5 Back Lane, Scaldwell, Northamptonshire, NN6 9JU

email: eugenejoleary@aol.com

Closing date for applications:16th October 2017
Interviews To be held between 19th – 24th October 2017