OPPORTUNITY from Northamptonshire Police & OPFCC – Interested in joining our Joint Independent Audit Committee?

The OPFCC and the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police are recruiting new members to join their Joint Independent Audit Committee. The Committee provides independent advice and assurance on the governance of the OPFCC, Northamptonshire Police and the Northamptonshire Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority.

Successful applicants will receive training and an annual allowance of £3,000. Further information and how to apply can be found in the attached documents.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 10 May 2019.

Kind regards
Tom Smith
Commissioning Officer

(   Telephone 101 or 03000 111 222 (if out of  county) 

Address East House, FHQ, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ

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District’s veterans invited to new breakfast sessions

District’s veterans invited to new breakfast sessions

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

Sessions are held at the New Street Café (next to Tesco) from 9.30am to midday on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offer veterans as well as current service personnel an opportunity to socialise in a relaxed, safe environment.

People can also access advice and support from the Royal British Legion at the same time.

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 runs 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 www.afcnorthamptonshire.co.uk

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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

WW1 Memorial Bench

We are very pleased to announce the installation of the WW1 Commemorative bench.  Doesn’t it look fantastic!

We hope that all residents will enjoy it.

Discounted Compost Bins

30 April 2019

Special offers to encourage county residents to get composting

Discounted compost bins are being offered to Northamptonshire residents in a bid to encourage more people to get composting.

As part of International Compost Awareness Week (5-11 May), the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership is working with getcomposting.com to offer discounted compost converters from as little as £18.50. Residents can also buy a second composter for just £9.25 thanks to a fantastic ‘buy one get one half price’ offer.

Get composting’s Blackwall and Rainsaver products are made from 100% percent recycled plastic, including a combination of plastics collected by councils from waste segregation sites and kerbside collections as well as industrial waste such as old gas pipes, old wheeled bins and car bumpers.

As well as compost bins, the site also offers food waste digesters and hot composters, allowing people to compost all of their household food waste.

The Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that the use of a home compost bin diverts approximately 150 kilogrammes of waste per household away from landfill sites each year.

It is also a cheaper alternative to chargeable garden waste collections and has the added benefit of producing a free supply of top-quality compost, which has multiple uses including as a soil improver, mulch or plant feed and helps gardens retain moisture.

Cllr Tim Allebone, Chairman of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, said: “Composting is simple to do and around 30% of the average household waste can be composted.

“Although many households already compost at home, we want others to get involved, and this is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting and set up their own composting communities, sharing the rewards.

“Home composting organic waste also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions and can be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.”

For full details of the offers, visit www.getcomposting.com, or call 0844 571 4444.

The buy one get one half price offer is available on selected products. A one-off delivery charge of £5.99 applies.

The Northamptonshire Waste Partnership (NWP) is a partnership of Northamptonshire councils and was set up to improve joint working arrangements on waste management matters.

Find out more at www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk

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For further information please contact: Ian O’Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 302310 or email