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PCC talks crime and resources with DTC

PCC talks crime and resources with DTC

Posted: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:04 by Amy Simpson

On Friday 22nd February 2019, Northamptonshire's Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) Stephen Mold attended at Daventry Town Council to talk about police resources and ways to combat crime in Daventry Town.

Members of the council included Chief Officer, Deborah Jewell, Cllr Lynn Jones, Chair of Council, Cllr Mike Arnold, Vice Chair, and Cllr Lynne Taylor, met with PCC Stephen Mold, along with the Town's sponsored PCSO, Mia Ball and the DTC Town Ranger, Luke Lyons to discuss various concerns in relation to crime in the Town. More »

Members of the Town Council expressed concerns in relation to anti-social behaviour and the increase in vehicle related crime. They also went on to express concern in relation to reporting crime, and that many members of the public were unsure of when to use 101 or 999 and that the slow response from the former meant that many were deterred from using this service.

PCC Stephen Mold concurred with their concerns and advised that they were currently working on a new system to simplify the process and expediate the response turnaround times.

Cllr Lynn Jones, Mayor of Daventry, said, "It was enlightening to have Northamptonshire's PCC speak to Members of the Town Council about issues the Town, District and County are facing. With 'Unitary' around the corner, it is important for us to focus on keeping our community safe."

PCC Stephen Mold said, "The changes to local government means that partnership working with local organisations can create a unified future. We all have the same vision which is to work towards building foundations for future generations to come." » Less

DTC Celebrates World Commonwealth Day

DTC Celebrates World Commonwealth Day

Posted: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:27 by Amy Simpson

On Monday 11th March 2019 at 10.30am Daventry Town Council will be celebrating World Commonwealth Day by raising the Commonwealth Flag at the Twinning Area in Daventry Town.

World Commonwealth Day is celebrated globally in March every year and this 2019 will see
HM The Queen deliver a Commonwealth Day message, along with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, who will both highlight the values and principles of the Commonwealth Charter, which unite 2.4 billion people in 53 countries. More »

The theme for 2019 is 'A Connected Commonwealth', which offers opportunities for the people, governments and institutions of the richly diverse family of nations to connect and work together at many levels through far-reaching and deep-rooted networks of friendships and goodwill.

Members of the public are invited to attend the flag-raising ceremony on Monday 11th March 2019 at 10.30am where Cllr Lynn Jones, Mayor of Daventry and Chair of Council will deliver a short speech, with Canon Michael Webber of Holy Cross Church and Daventry Churches Together will give a blessing.

Cllr Lynn Jones said, "Marking the Commonwealth each year is a way for Daventry to show comradery and the spirit of goodwill. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth as we know it today, making it an even more poignant occasion to commemorate."

For more information regarding the day, please visit www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk or email events@daventrytowncoucnil.gov.uk for more information. » Less

An Interview with: Ted Nicholl

An Interview with: Ted Nicholl

Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:00 by Amy Simpson

An interview with the Town Council's very own Ted Nicholl.

I joined the Town Council the same year as our current Mayor did, so over six years ago. The decision to become a Councillor happened over dinner one night, when a friend and I were discussing the various issues that the Town was facing. He posed a question to me which was, "Well if you think you can make things better?" It left me thinking, maybe I could make a difference? Since then, I haven't looked back. More »

I grew up in East London and moved to Daventry seventeen years ago, as my wife, Angela, is from here. My first thoughts when I moved to the Town were ones of feeling like I could definitely settle down here. Unlike in London, people are friendly, overtly so. They would stop me in the street and say 'hello' or smile, for no apparent reason. I wasn't used to that and it filled me with a sense of belonging. Daventry Town can do that to you - make you feel like you belong. I cannot imagine living anywhere else now.

As a trained Company Secretary, with various qualifications in finance, business and law, it made sense to be part of the Finance and Policy Committee. I love the nitty grittiness of it, and my evident attention to detail comes in handy.

In our spare time, Angela and I mentor a group of students at a secondary school in London, who take part in a City of London event called 'the Sheriffs' Challenge' - I've always been a fan of healthy debate and I would love to see younger members of our Town become more involved in politics.

I have so many hopes and wishes for Daventry Town, especially as it continues to grow and develop exponentially. I am excited to see the Town Council come into its own, given the current political climate. It is reassuring to know that no matter the outcome of 'unitary', the Town Council will remain to ensure that it stays a positive force for the development of the Town, its residents, and those who work and visit here. I have no doubt that the Town Council has the capacity to take on additional assets in order to preserve the Town's history, both for the benefit of its current residents and for future generations. » Less

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