Notice of Casual Vacancy

YELVERTOFT PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

I herewith give notice of a vacancy for a Parish Councillor arising from the resignation of Councillor

……………….Odell……………………………………………………………………………………….

Unless ten electors of the Parish give written notice to the *Proper Officer of the District Council within 14 days# after the date of this notice requesting an election to fill this vacancy, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Signed…….S. Haywood……………………………..    Date…….26.04.19…………………………..

Parish Clerk

*          The Proper Officer of the District Council, Elections Section, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP

#          Excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and bank holidays.

 

Armed Forces Support

Council’s support for armed forces sessions

Past and present members of our armed forces are being invited to join a new Veterans’ Breakfast club in Daventry.

The sessions will be held at the New Street Café (next to Tesco) on the fourth Wednesday of each month in order to give veterans as well as current service personnel an opportunity to socialise in a relaxed, safe environment.

The sessions will run from 9.30am to midday, starting on Wednesday 24 April, and will operate alongside a support group held by the Royal British Legion to offer advice to people currently serving in the armed forces, veterans and their families.

Daventry District Council is working in partnership with the Royal British Legion, Daventry District Welfare Foundation, and the New Street Café on the scheme.

Chris Ward, of the Daventry Branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “Adjusting to life after serving in the armed forces can be difficult. Many veterans are left feeling isolated, so the aim of the club is to return that sense of belonging and to provide a place for veterans and service personnel to relax and socialise with each other.

“The breakfast club will run alongside our monthly support group, so I look forward to welcoming local members of our armed forces community to the sessions.”

Councillor Alan Hills, Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture and Leisure on Daventry District Council, said: “Daventry District Council is a proud partner of Armed Forces Covenant Northamptonshire, which provides information and advice on support services available within the county for the Armed Forces community and their families.

“As part of that we are always keen to find ways in which we can help support our local armed forces community, so we are very pleased to be working alongside the Royal British Legion, and The New Street Centre on this initiative.”

More information on the support services offered by the Royal British Legion can be found at www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-support or by phoning their contact centre, which is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm on 0808 802 8080.

For more information about Armed Forces Covenant Northamptonshire visit the website.

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For further information please contact:

Ian O’Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 302310 or email Daventry District Council is a local authority providing essential public services for Daventry District, supporting the daily needs of residents, businesses and visitors. To find out more visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk

European Elections

Preparations under way for European election

People living in Daventry District have until Tuesday, 7 May to register to vote in the European Parliamentary election scheduled to take place next month.

Daventry District Council is making preparations for the polling day on Thursday, 23 May following the latest agreement by the European Union and UK to extend the Brexit deadline to the end of October.

Residents are reminded that there are no local council elections in Daventry District on 2 May after they were postponed by the Government for a year in the light of proposals to restructure councils in Northamptonshire. Any polling cards they receive in the coming weeks will be for the European election only.

The deadline for registering to vote in time for the European parliamentary election is midnight on Tuesday, 7 May.  Those registering to vote for the first time can do so online.

Anyone unsure if they are registered, or who has recently moved house should contact the Council’s Electoral Services team on 01327 871100 or email

Postal vote applications need to be completed and sent to DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May.

Applications to vote by proxy – when some votes on your behalf – must be received by DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 15 May, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after that date, they may be able to apply up to 5pm on 23 May.

To request an application form for a postal or proxy vote call 01327 871100 or email

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For further information please contact:

Ian O’Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 302310 or email Daventry District Council is a local authority providing essential public services for Daventry District, supporting the daily needs of residents, businesses and visitors. To find out more visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk

Speeding in Yelvertoft

Residents in Yelvertoft are worried about speeding vehicles. With your support the Parish Council wants to continue with Community Speedwatch to tackle this danger.

Volunteers can be properly trained to use the calibrated speed gun, as used by police forces. We can’t fine motorists we find speeding but they will get a warning letter from the police as a reminder, and if necessary a visit from the police.

We will also get signs reminding people to slow down and interactive devices that will display the speed of a vehicle for drivers to see.  All of this is designed to educate and make drivers aware of speeding in our community.

Evidence collected from Speedwatch can be used by the Parish Council in any discussions with the County Council over possible traffic calming methods.

We need your help

We need adult volunteers to help with Yelvertoft Community Speedwatch if we are to continue so we are asking for your help.

If you are interested then contact the Clerk and register your interest at

The next training day is 15th June 2019.

Thank you.