Entries by Samantha Haywood

Yelvertoft Parish Councillor won nomination to attend the Queens Royal Garden Party!

Councillor John Nichols has been involved with the Parish Council for the last 23 years.  John is the most helpful, cheerful, and hard-working Councillor anyone could ever wish for.  He has tirelessly worked for the good of the residents/Yelvertoft village – grass cutting, tree maintenance, allotment maintenance, cemetery maintenance, flood maintenance, KGV field maintenance, member […]


There have been concerns regarding the Gigaclear works and the reinstatement of verges. Herewith response from Gigaclear: “I am sorry to hear that you are receiving complaints regarding the reinstatement of the verges.  I have forwarded your concerns onto the Project Manager. We will reinstate all verges, pathways and roads within 6-months of completion of […]

New Council for Northampton

Northampton Borough Council (NBC) have made the historic decision to create a new town council for Northampton, which will come into being on 1 April 2020.  We think it will be the biggest town council in England, with 80,000 plus electors (exact numbers are being crunched).  NBC also approved the creation of parish councils for […]

Council seeks interest in management of Country Park café

Daventry District Council (DDC) is inviting submissions from catering businesses interested in running and managing Daventry Country Park’s new-look café. The popular café helps cater for visitors to the Green Flag award-winning Park and is currently undergoing a major extension and refurbishment project to improve it still further. The work, which is set to be […]

Criminal damage – Yelvertoft

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Criminal Damage to fence post, Merrycot Lane, Yelvertoft. This happened on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 from 12pm – Thursday 23rd January 2020 12:30pm. Did you witness anything? Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious? Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of? […]

Rats on Allotment

Please be advised that we have rats at the allotments and we are looking at treating the problem.  As a result, there may be dead rats found about, please make sure that if you have a dog you do not let it near them and if at all possible the rat should be bagged up […]

April Parish Council meeting date 2020

The Parish Council meets the second Monday of each month except January and August.  Please note that as the April date falls on a bank holiday the meeting will take place on 6th April as opposed to 13th April.  Meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Reading Room and residents are always very welcome to […]

Cemetery Improvements

We are pleased to inform residents that the cemetery improvements are well under way: Memorial kerb stones have been placed around the Rose Garden.  People are able to scatter ashes in the Rose Garden (with permission from the Parish Council) and then purchase a memorial stone to be engraved if they wish.  The rose bushes […]

Christmas waste and recycling collections

Video: https://youtu.be/h2L1rh1sN2s Residents across Daventry District are being offered support to recycle as much as possible over the Christmas and New Year period. That support includes an extra collection of the blue-lidded recycling bins in the week beginning Monday 23 December, as well as a kerbside collection of real Christmas trees in January. Details of […]

Neighbourhood Watch

Crime is on the increase in our area sadly.  We are looking for residents to volunteer to be a Neighbourhood Watch representative for their street.  It entails communicating to other residents in your street any crime news to make them aware and to be extra vigilant. If you are interested then please contact the Clerk, […]