The next edition of the Daventry Calling magazine will be delivered to households district-wide from the week commencing 2nd December and will promote events taking place from the start of December to the end of February.

If you have any events taking place during this time, please could you email them to DDC on by Friday 11th October.

They will also be added to the Love Daventry ‘What’s On page’ at

If you have already contacted DDC to tell them of an event you do not need to do so again. If your event falls before December, please feel free to send it to us anyway and we can add it to the online events page.

Please also send any relevant pictures you may have – a picture from the same event last year, of the band or choir if it is a concert, or maybe a nice photograph of the venue. It all helps improve the design of the spread.

If you are aware of any areas within Brixworth  where Daventry Calling is not being delivered, DDC would be grateful if you could report it by emailing with your address (including house number, street name and postcode) of any homes which are not receiving the magazine.

This will help identify any delivery issues in your area and allow us to work with our distribution contractor to try to resolve them.

Be a Parish Councillor!

We currently have vacancies on the Brixworth Parish Council.

This is a rewarding volunteer role within the community and by contributing just a few hours per month you can be involved in the local decision-making process.

The Parish Council meets monthly in the Community Centre & Library (last Thursday of the month) and we have a friendly team of Councillors who work together for the benefit of Brixworth.

Parish Councillors decide which activities to support, where locally raised money should be spent, what services should be delivered and ensure that the Council operates within its powers. The Parish Council comments on local planning applications (meets every 3 weeks) and it is also the trustee for the Community Centre.

Training, development and support is offered to new Councillors. The meetings are jargon-free and usually finish by 9.30pm.

This is a great opportunity to volunteer and get involved. Younger people could also reap the benefit of having community involvement on their CV!

Applicants should be on the electoral register and be over 18 years old. You must have lived in the Parish, owned land, or worked in the Parish for at least 12 months.

Interested? Please access the form at and return it completed to the Parish Clerk via email at

The closing date for written applications is Monday 30th September 2019.

Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan

Join the conversation and have your say

In January 2019 the NHS launched its Long Term Plan, which sets out its ambition to make sure everyone has the best start in life, receives world-class care for major health problems and gets the support they need to age well.

Locally, our county’s health and care organisations are working together through Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) to shape our local response to this, called the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan. This plan represents the commitment between health and care providers in Northamptonshire and the members of the local Health and Wellbeing Board to work together on a plan for our county.

Together our vision for the future of Northamptonshire’s health and care is to have a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care for all those in our community.

Whether it’s your opinion on the plan’s priorities, or how you and your family get health advice, support and services we want you to join the conversation. You’re at the heart of everything we do, so we want to make sure your voice is heard.

You can give us your feedback by visiting and completing the short online survey.

District Council Leader and Deputy Leader to stand down this autumn

Councillor Chris Millar has announced that he will resign from his role as Leader of Daventry District Council on 31 October 2019, along with the Deputy Leader Councillor Liz Griffin.

Both Councillor Millar and Councillor Griffin will continue to be Daventry District ward councillors. DDC’s Conservative Group is expected to elect a new Leader and Deputy Leader at the end of September, to enable a smooth transition prior to 1 November.