Local News and Events

General Election Thursday 12th December 2019

Anyone on the electoral register aged 18 or above on polling day can vote for a Member of Parliament for the Daventry Constituency. You have to be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland. 

You may already be registered to vote, but if not then you need to register with the Electoral Registration Officer at Daventry District Council by 11.59pm on Tuesday 26th November 2019 or apply through https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  where full details can be found. 

The deadline to apply for, or cancel, a postal vote is 5.00pm on Tuesday 26th November. Once you have received your postal vote you should mark your vote on the ballot paper and send it back so that it arrives by close of poll, which is 10.00pm on Thursday 12th December. Apply for a postal vote by emailing electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk

If you cannot get to a polling station and wish to appoint someone to vote on your behalf you can apply for a proxy vote up to 5.00pm on Wednesday 4th December. If you fall ill or are called away on business after this date you may be able to apply for a proxy vote up to 5.00pm on 12th December. Apply for a proxy vote by emailing electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk 

The Electoral Registration Officer can be reached at the Council Offices, Lodge Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 4FP

Posted 11th November

 Barby Primary School

Barby CE Primary Academy is part of the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET), a trust comprising 30 local schools.
We currently have 2 vacancies on our Academy Governance Committee (AGC). 1 vacancy for a Community Governor and 1 vacancy for a Governor with links to the Church.
Our ACG meets 6 times a year, 1 meeting every half term. The meetings take place during the school day.
If this is something that you would be interested in doing, or if you would like to find out more information please call the school office on 01788 890677 in the first instance or contact us by email to admin@barby.northants.sch.uk
Further information about governance within PDET can be found on their website www.pdet.org.uk
Posted 7th October

Houlton Secondary School
Over the coming months we will be providing information to all those interested in Houlton School via the Transforming Lives Educational Trust website at www.tlet.org.uk. We anticipate that key information will be available as follows:
  • November 2019 - Work on school conversion and build begins
  • Spring 2020 - Head of School appointed
  • June 2020 - Admissions policy published
  • June 2020 - Year 7 applications open
  • September 2020 - Curriculum details published
  • October 2020 - School open days
  • October 2020 - Year 7 applications close
  • March 2021 - Year 7 offers go out
  • May 2021 - School build complete
  • September 2021 - School open to Year 7 students

Posted 25th October

Open Days at Barby Primary School


Posted 10th October


Christmas 2019 waste and recycling collections

Households are encouraged to find out more about arrangements for waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year.
All collections
  • Collections will continue to take place as usual over the Christmas and New Year period, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • If your collection is due on Christmas Day (Wednesday, 25th December) it will instead take place on Saturday, 28th December.
  • If your collection is due on New Year’s Day (Wednesday, 1st January) this will instead take place on Saturday, 4th January.
  • During the week beginning 23rd December, all households will get an extra blue bin recycling collection on their usual collection day. This includes households whose collections have been rescheduled from Christmas Day and Boxing Day to the following weekend.
  • Garden waste collections for those subscribed to the service there will be a short break in collections during w/c 23rd December so that crews can focus on the extra seasonal recycling.
Extra recycling will also be collected if you cannot fit into your blue bin – please place items into clear or white bags next to your boxes (not black or green sacks).

Don’t forget that a range of festive items can be recycled, including foil-free Christmas cards and wrapping paper, sweet tins and drinks bottles.

Food waste bins will continue to be collected weekly for all households on their usual collection day.

Christmas trees – Households can put their real Christmas trees in their garden waste bin or alternatively place them alongside their bins on the usual day of collection week beginning 6th January.

There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees. You can also take trees to the local household waste recycling centre.
Posted 14th October