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BT Telephone Box

BT has contacted Daventry District Council (DDC) with proposals to remove payphones from around Daventry District.
DDC has now published a draft response to BT’s proposals and is encouraging residents, parish councils and other interested groups to give their views on it.
The District Council is proposing to object to the removal of eight modern payphones including the one on Spratton Road.
People have until 5pm on Monday 28 September to give their feedback on the draft response.
The draft response and details of how to respond can be found on DDC’s website at

Have Your Say on Local Shopping

Following the discussion over the planning application at the Red Lion, the Parish Council was encouraged to talk to the developer and the Co Op. We would welcome your opinions. Please email , talk to one of us in the street, message us on Facebook or write us a note. Pass the message to those who may have an opinion but aren’t on social media. Make sure we know the views of everyone, not just those who shout the loudest.

  • Are you happy with the size and location of the Co Op where it is?
  • Do you welcome change?
  • Do we need a bigger store?
  • Do we just need more parking?
  • Is there another available location the developers should consider?

We can’t force anyone to listen to us as the Parish Council, but we can listen to you.


Planning Reforms

Have your say on Government proposals to reform the planning system in England. The consultation will close at 11.45pm on 29 October 2020.

This consultation seeks any views on each part of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.

This consultation covers a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England, covering plan-making, development management, development contributions, and other related policy proposals. Views are sought for specific proposals and the wider package of reforms presented.

The white paper and details of the consultation are available here…/consultations/planning-for-the-future

Surface Dressing

Surface Dressing is the most cost effective road surface treatment used to prolong the life of roads that are starting to show the first signs of minor deterioration. It extends the life of the road surface, increases skid resistance and seals the surface to stop water ingress, protecting it from damage caused by severe winter weather, such as potholes.

During September Scaldwell Road, Holcot Road and Northampton Road will benefit from surface dressing. During September please look out for the signs in your street.

This method of road repair and the necessary road closures does mean that delays are unavoidable and your cooperation is appreciated