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100th Birthday Celebrations For Daventry Resident

100th Birthday Celebrations For Daventry Resident

Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 08:00 by DTC Comms

Earlier this week, Cllr Lynne Taylor was delighted to be invited to commemorate Daventry resident Grace Banks milestone 100th birthday.

Grace turned 100 years old on Sunday 2nd August 2020 and the Mayor, Cllr Lynne Taylor wanted to pass on her best wishes for this special birthday. She filmed a video for Grace bringing in items from the museum that would have been regularly used in the year she was born together with items associated with the town's history. You can view the video on our YouTube channel via the link below. More »

On behalf of all Daventry residents we want to take this opportunity to wish Grace a lovely and enjoyable birthday week.

You can follow the Mayor, Cllr Lynne Taylor and see what she has been up to within the town by searching #Daventrymayoronntour on any of our social media platforms. » Less

Daventry Mayor on Tour

Lynne Taylor with The Parker E-ACT Academy Executive Head Simon Cox

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:00 by DTC Comms

Hello Daventry,

Hope everyone is safe and well. As life is returning to some normality, albeit with necessary safety measures in place, it's been great to be able to get out and about once more and meet some of the wonderful residents, businesses, schools and organisations that help make Daventry Town thrive

During the next year I aim to visit a variety of local establishments and organisations across many sectors, to give residents an insight into the available services we are lucky to have. First stop, was a visit to The Parker E-ACT Academy last week... More »

Whilst there I was able to see the school children who could return confidently practice safe social distancing measures with little disruption to their familiar school routine. I also met Executive Head, Simon Cox as he reflected on the last week of a somewhat atypical school year:

"When I think on how much our children have achieved in this school year, I am in total awe of them. Even with this enforced period of absence, our children have shown how much talent they have and what a bright future lies ahead"

He also noted "what a committed group of staff who have gone the extra mile to raise your child's aspirations. All of these successes show me that our school community is flourishing and with record exam results and 125% increase in student numbers"

I really enjoyed this visit and it makes me so pleased to know that all Daventry children will be able to return to their various educational settings in September. It's been a challenging year for them all.

To the little ones starting at preschool or Reception, to those who'll be moving on to their senior schools. Not forgetting those who will be moving on to their next venture, whether that will be at university, college, an apprenticeship or to the world of work, I wish them all well.

In regards to schools, it is worth noting that Daventry residents can give their thoughts and opinions on the proposal of a development at The Parker E-ACT Academy for the establishment of a specialist educational provision.

You are encouraged to complete an online consultation form through The Parker E-ACT Academy website: theparkeracademy.e-act.org.uk/public-consultation

Please note that formal consultation will close on Saturday 8th August 2020. Should you have any questions before taking part, there will be a virtual public consultation meeting, the details of which can again be found on the web link above.

Daventry Town Council will also be considering responses to this consultation at our Town Council meeting on 27th July. If you have any comments for the Councils consideration please submit them to: comms@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk

I am looking forward to another busy week ahead of local visits especially with this good weather in store! Should you want me to learn more about your organisation or charity, or have an event that is safe for me to attend please email: comms@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk You can also visit our dedicated mayoral web page to access a Mayoral Engagement Form: https://www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk/the-mayor.html

Wishing everyone a safe and sunny week! » Less

Resolution from Daventry Town Council on the proposal from Daventry District Council for the disposal of land off Eastern Way for the purpose of delivering a new secondary school

Resolution from Daventry Town Council on the proposal from Daventry District Council for the disposal of land off Eastern Way for the purpose of delivering a new secondary school

Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 13:30 by Daventry Town Council

Daventry Town Council considered the proposal put forward by Daventry District Council's Strategy Group at its virtual meeting held on Wednesday 15th July 2020 for the disposal of land off Eastern Way, Daventry for the purpose of delivering a new secondary school.

Members of the public were invited to participate in the meeting, which was well attended and offered participants an extended opportunity to fully air their concerns with the proposal ahead of the Councils deliberations. More »

After extensive debate by members on the proposal it was resolved that Daventry Town Council write to Daventry District Council Chief Executive Mr Ian Vincent stating that Daventry Town Council supports the future provision of a third secondary school but opposes the location on land off Eastern Way and, should the need for a third secondary school arise, it be located within a neighbourhood development.

On the conclusion of the meeting the Chair of Daventry Town Council, Councillor Lynne Taylor "urged members of the Town Council and the large number of participants in attendance to submit their comments to Daventry District Council who are seeking public opinion on the disposal of the land".

Information on Daventry District Councils proposal can be found at https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/your-council/news/give-your-views-on-site-disposal-for-new-school-10-07-20/ » Less

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