Current Consultations

Daventry Town Council would like to emphasise that consultations are to gather the views of the community to help shape policies and strategic development. They are an opportunity for you to be a part of the decision making process.

Daventry Country Park

Daventry Country Park is a popular park ideally situated in the urban fringe of Daventry, within one mile of the town centre and easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot with the benefit of cycle ways and footpaths from the surrounding areas.

With a large reservoir, a cafe selling hot and cold food, an adventure playground, outdoor gym equipment, numerous picnic spots, a nature trail, accessible bird hides, and a wealth of wildlife, Daventry Country Park is a great family day out.

The Park has been awarded the Country Parks Accreditation and also holds a Green Flag Award recognising it as being among the best green spaces in the country.

There are currently plans to transform the children's play area at the park - and the team at the Country Park would like your help to choose a design. Please download the document below to view the designs, then have your say by 1 January 2019 by clicking on the link to the online survey.

This engagement closes on 1st January 2019.

Further information can be found here.

Consultation on Northamptonshire County Council full draft budget proposals for 2019/20

People are being invited to have their say on the proposals announced in Northamptonshire County Council's draft budget for 2019/20.

The proposals include investment in council owned assets, reducing spend on external contracts and stabilising services that are fit for the future as well as a council tax increase of 2.99% and savings totalling £42.9m.

The draft budget was approved by Cabinet on Tuesday (11 December) and is now subject to public consultation, in which members of the public and other stakeholders can give their feedback.

People can take part in the consultation in the following ways:

  • Completing the online survey at:
    www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/draftbudget
  • Emailing: consult@northamptonshire.gov.uk
  • Writing to Draft Budget Consultation, Consultation, Equalities and Accessibility Team, BIPM, Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Northampton, NN1 1ED
  • Using social media: Tweeting @mycountycouncil or posting comments on the county council Facebook page www.facebook.com/mycountycouncil
  • Customer and user groups will also be able to hold their own discussions by using the information available on the draft budget and council plan consultation webpage and sending back the feedback form.

This engagement closes on 23rd January 2019.

Consultation on Unitary proposal announced by Government

Consultation by the Secretary of State (SoS) over plans to restructure local government in Northamptonshire - which could include two unitary authorities - has started today (Thursday 29 November).

The Government consultation has launched following proposals submitted by Northamptonshire councils back in August 2018.

SoS, James Brokenshire has announced that he will consult with all principal councils in Northamptonshire, principal councils neighbouring Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, local health bodies, the University of Northampton, and representatives of the voluntary sector.

He also welcomes views from any interested people, including local residents and organisations.

The consultation period will run for eight weeks until 25 January 2019 and is available online here

Paper copies will also be available shortly in public offices and buildings of all the Northamptonshire councils.

Mr Brokenshire has also announced that following a request from the eight Northamptonshire councils, he will be postponing district and parish elections that were due to be held in May 2019 until May 2020.

Should he decide to implement the proposal of two unitary authorities, it would have meant district and parish councillors serving only one year before unitary authority elections would be held in 2020.

He explains: "Elections in such circumstances risk confusing voters and would involve significant costs that would be hard to justify…Accordingly, I have concluded that irrespective of whatever my future decision might be on the restructuring proposal, the right course is to postpone these elections."

Councillor Chris Millar, Leader of Daventry District Council, said: "The Secretary of State's announcement today makes perfect sense and will certainly help us on our journey towards Unitary status by 2020."

This engagement closes on 25th January 2019.