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Daventry Town Ranger is set to cycle up a storm

Daventry Town Ranger is set to cycle up a storm

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:50 by Amy Simpson

Sean Croke, DTC Ranger, commenced the position in May 2018 and has, so far, made a lasting impression on the residents and businesses of Daventry town.

DTC, in partnership with New Age Training and Recruitment, have purchased an electric bike from Daventry business Leisure Lakes, which will assist the DTC Ranger in attending reported incidents quickly and efficiently, rather than on foot.

DTC Ranger Sean said, "It's really exciting having a bike - not only is it a great source of exercise, I will be able to attend reported incidents with much more speed, which can only be a benefit to the community. I'm hoping that I inspire others to cycle more, especially as there are so many beautiful routes in the town to take." More »

Deborah Jewell, Chief Officer and Town Clerk for Daventry Town Council said, "This purchase will allow Sean more freedom to be in and around the town where the community most need him. If, at the same time, we can encourage the community to become more active, then that is an added bonus."

Follow Sean on Twitter @DTCranger for daily updates.

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NEWS: DDC unveil plans for new cinema development in Daventry Town

NEWS: DDC unveil plans for new cinema development in Daventry Town

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:39 by Amy Simpson

Daventry District Council (DDC) has, this week, unveiled plans to build a new cinema with restaurants in Daventry Town centre by 2020.

DDC have advised that they will be progressing the new Mulberry Place cinema development on land north of High Street and are inviting residents to have their say on the proposals during a public consultation later this month.

Willmott Dixon have been working alongside DDC on the design as well as architects Marchini Curran Associates on the £8.2m cinema development. DDC will be asking businesses, residents and community groups to give their views on the proposals before submitting a planning application later this Autumn. More »

The Consultation

The consultation will run from Monday 15th October until Sunday 28th October, with opportunities to view and comment on the plans during a series of open events at Daventry Library in North Street at the following times:

  • Tuesday 16th October 2018 from 3pm – 7pm
  • Thursday 18th October 2018 from 10am – 2pm
  • Saturday 20th October 2017 from 11am – 3pm

Alternatively, the proposals can be viewed online, and a questionnaire completed here from Monday 15th October 2018.

Daventry Town Council strongly encourages all businesses, residents and community groups to read through the proposal thoroughly and put forward your views and comments.

The closing date for comments is Sunday, 28th October 2018. Displays of the proposals will also be available to view in the library and DDC's Lodge Road offices during the consultation period.

DDC is also working with Northamptonshire County Council Libraries Service to progress the Daventry Library relocation to the Abbey by April 2019. This scheme does not need planning permission but building regulations will need to be approved before work starts in the New Year on transforming the ground floor into modern new library premises.

DTC have no comments to make on either the proposed cinema build or the relocation of the library at this time. » Less

NEWS: NCC’s consultation on the relocation of Daventry Town Library

NEWS: NCC’s consultation on the relocation of Daventry Town Library

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 11:53 by Amy Simpson

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) wants to know the views of Daventry town residents regarding the proposed relocation from the current library building, to the Abbey Advice and Resource Centre (The Abbey Centre).

Daventry Library currently occupies a former school building in the town centre which is owned by Daventry District Council (DDC).

DDC have advised that the current site is in a poor condition and is no longer an ideal venue for Library Services. DDC would like to develop the site, which has led to the need for NCC to look for alternative premises for the library. DDC has offered NCC the use of most of the ground floor of the Abbey Centre, which is less than half a mile away from the current library building. More »

The Abbey Centre is a purpose-built facility which is shared by voluntary sector partners who provide services that could be complimented by the services offered in the library.

Although the floor space at the Abbey Centre is slightly smaller than the current site the layout will be planned by a professional library designer to maximise usage of the space. DDC believes that the relocation to the Abbey Centre will be beneficial and will be better than the current location. The public library area will be in one open, brighter space which will be more easily accessed.

DDC have offered to pay for the refit and refurbishment of the proposed new library space within the Abbey Centre. Moving to an alternative location would mean that NCC would have to fund any refit or refurbishment to make it fit for purpose to be used as a library.

Giving your views

You can give NCC your views in a number of ways. Please visit their website for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including their online questionnaire.

This engagement closes at 5pm on 11 November 2018. » Less

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