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Daventry District best in England on reduction of household waste

Daventry District Council recorded the largest per household reduction in the collection of general waste in England following the introduction of its new recycling service.

The Council collected 363 kilograms of rubbish per household in 2018/19 – a 12.7% decrease on the 416 kilograms collected the previous year.

That is the highest percentage reduction across local authorities in England, according to figures published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Camden London Borough Council were second with a 9.3% reduction.

It follows the introduction of the 123+ service in June 2018, which saw an 85% increase in food waste recycling and a 35% rise in mixed dry recycling such as cans, glass, paper and plastic in its first full year of operation.

The service is run by Daventry Norse – a joint venture between DDC and Norse Commercial Services – and sees residents receive a weekly food waste collection, a fortnightly mixed recycling collection in a blue-lidded wheelie bin, and a general waste black bin collection every three weeks.

Parish Council Surgery

The next Parish Council Surgery takes place at the Community Centre and Library on Saturday 4th January 2020. Councillor Elaine Coe and Councillor James Collyer will be there from 10am until 12 noon to hear any concerns or comments you may have.

Section 106 Funding

Section 106 money is funding which has been provided by developers to mitigate some of the impact of new developments within Brixworth.


Brixworth has £242,050.67 to fund the following:

  • Outdoor recreation £108,904.83
  • Indoor recreation £67,882.53
  • Parks and public gardens £65,263.31

This money is held by the Daventry District Council but is subject to both the approval of the Parish Council and the District Council before any funds are released.

If you have a proposal and are an organisation that meets all of the criteria then you could be involved in the discussion. Applications are o be received no later than 28th February 2020. Applications will be considered by the Parish Council during March 2020. Those bids supported by the Parish Council will be submitted to Daventry District Council during April 2020.

To be eligible for S106 funding,  all submissions must – 

  1. Be affordable 
  2. Be an effective use of resources 
  3. Provide additional benefit to the community 
  4. Be accessible 
  5. Be realistic, achievable, and  ready to be considered and delivered within the required timescales.

Read more about s106 funding here.

Application Form

Guidance Notes




The Royal British Legion – Monthly Veterans’ Breakfast – Wednesday 27 November

 Members of the Armed Forces both past and present are invited to the New Street Cafe (next to Tesco in Daventry Town Centre) on the fourth Wednesday of each month for the Veterans’ Breakfast

Breakfasts are available from 9.30am until midday, and there is a drop-in support and advice session offered by the Royal British Legion between 10am and midday 

Future 2020 dates:

Wednesday 22 January

Wednesday 26 February

Wednesday 25 March

Please click here to gain access to the new digital hub including support services, housing, education and employment opportunities.

Poll cards being sent out for General Election

Poll cards are being sent to homes within Brixworth ahead of next month’s General Election.

The poll cards contain information about how to vote on polling day, including the location of people’s polling stations and the voting hours, which run from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 12 December.

When voting on the day, it is helpful if people take their poll cards with them, but if they do not have it with them they can still vote.

Daventry District Council verifies and counts the votes for the Daventry Parliamentary Constituency, which includes Daventry District as well as to two wards from the borough of Wellingborough (Earls Barton and West) and the South Northamptonshire district wards of Harpole & Grange, and Heyfords & Bugbrooke.

Those who are not yet registered to vote still have time to register in order to have their say in this election. This should be done at by midnight on Tuesday 26 November.

People who would like to vote by post have until 5pm on Tuesday 26 November to submit their application. Once people have received their postal vote they should mark their vote on the ballot paper and send it back so that it arrives by close of poll, which is 10pm on Thursday 12 December.

Anyone who cannot get to a polling station and wishes to appoint someone to vote on their behalf can apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on Wednesday 4 December, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after this date, they may be able to apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on 12 December.

For more information about the election, including details of how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and the list of candidates, please visit