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New recycling bins are being delivered to households across Daventry District in preparation for changes to the collection service this summer.

The blue-lidded wheelie bins will replace the red and blue recycling boxes from 4 June, removing the need for residents to separate their recyclables and providing extra space to recycle large cardboard.

They are being delivered to nearly 38,000 households over the course of the next five weeks ahead of the new 1-2-3+ Collection Service, which is being introduced by Daventry District Council (DDC) and its new environmental services partner Daventry Norse.

Anyone who does not receive their new bin by 31 May should contact DDC by emailing recycling@daventrydc.gov.uk or phoning 01327 871100. Residents who do not receive a bin within two days of their neighbours receiving theirs should also get in touch with the Council.

People should continue to use their old recycling boxes until the last collection before the new service starts on 4 June.

It is not planned to collect the boxes after the switchover. Once washed out they can be put to a range of different uses, or alternatively taken to a household waste recycling centre.

Collected fortnightly, the new blue-lidded bins will give people more space for recycling over two weeks than the current weekly box collections, and will help stop items getting wet or blowing away.

They form part of the new 1-2-3+ Collection Service, which will comprise:

  • 1: a weekly food waste collection
  • 2: a fortnightly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin
  • 3: A general waste black bin collection every three weeks
  • +: An optional fortnightly garden waste service for an annual fee of £35 per bin, per year.

More details about the new service, including information about changes to collection days, will be sent out to households in the coming weeks.

For more information, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/binchange

“Speeding is considered to be the number 1 issue in Northamptonshire villages” 

For those that have not been involved in this project before – this scheme is about the community coming together with the Police as a partnership with the aim of reducing the speed of traffic passing through our villages.

Traffic passing through this village continues to rise sharply and with this comes increasing speeds being recorded.

The latest data set showed 46% of traffic passing through the village at some point were speeding above the 30mph limit, to put this into context this was approx 6500 motorists speeding through Scaldwell or a minimum of 800 vehicles speeding every day. Of these 16% were speeding above 35 mph! with speeds recorded as high as 45-50mph.

Along with many other villages in Northamptonshire we have the opportunity to undertake speed monitoring by way of use of Police provided speed cameras- details of speeding traffic is then past to the Police who will take appropriate action.

We have been offered monitoring equipment on a shared basis with Brixworth over a 6 week period from 16th June to 21st July – giving us 3 weeks usage in total.


To make this a success – I need volunteers

Full training will be provided via the Police – The next training session is due to be held on 2nd June at 9.30am in Northampton.

If you would like to support this activity but want to know more about what is required then please do not hesitate to contact me. Please indicate if you are able to support this community action by completing and returning the attached slip – alternatively please e.mail me or leave a message with the required information at the e-mail address/ number below.


Phil Purcell,
Springbank, Old Rd, 882640

The world’s top women cyclists will return to Daventry this summer for the 2018 OVO Energy Women’s Tour. On Thursday, 14th June the town is hosting the finish of the Northamptonshire stage of this year’s race, having successfully hosted the Grand Depart in 2017. The stage, which takes place from Rushden to Daventry, promises to offer an even more exciting spectacle than last year, as the riders sprint to the finish line on what will be day two of a five-day race featuring some of the best female cyclists in the world.

More information including the route riders will be taking through the district, how to get involved and race day information can be found on our OVO Energy Women’s Tour pages at https://www.lovedaventry.com/womenstour/.

Daventry Town Map (.JPEG)

Womens Tour Grants 2018 (.DOC)

Womans Tour Poster (.PDF)

Sports Fest 2018 Leaflet (.PDF)

The NAB Mobile Unit Spring-Summer programme is well underway and we are rejoicing in the beautiful weather of the last few days. Long may it continue

We are pleased to confirm that the NAB Mobile Unit will be operating in May 2018, located at Moulton Village Autos, Stocks Hill, Moulton on Wednesday May 9th between 1.30pm and 2.30pm

For more information or to read the latest copy of VIEWPOINT please check our website at www.nab.org.uk

Introducing NAB’s community team (PDF)

Visit our Sight Centre (PDF)


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