Community safety news

Road Safety Concerns on Ashby Road

Partner agencies are aware of the concerns about traffic on Ashby Road.

Daventry District Council (DDC) recently commissioned a Road Safety Assessment which has considered the speed data, accident data and the reports from councillors, schools and members of the public, then carried out a series of measurements and observations of traffic flow at various times of day, throughout a three week period.

The recommendations from this report have been considered by the multi-agency Road Joint Action Group, which includes representatives from DDC, Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) Highways, Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue.

Northamptonshire Highways are reviewing the recommendations for engineering works to slow down traffic and have produced revised plans but these have not yet been costed. Once these plans are finalised DDC, NCC and Daventry Town Council will meet to decide how the works will be paid for.

Separately the Community Safety Partnership is working with local schools and the Phoenix Centre on a scheme involving volunteers and paid staff to assist the safe dispersal of children at the end of the school day. 

Originally this was intended to address concerns raised by the community and by young people themselves about how safe and orderly matters were; this is now being extended to cover the issue of the children crossing Ashby Road safely, while minimising disruption to traffic flow.

Download the Road Safety Assessment for Ashby Road      



Domestic Homicide Review

The Home Office has approved the final version of a Domestic Homicide Review which was carried out by the Community Safety Partnership, following a murder in Daventry in December 2012. The board of the Community Safety Partnership has decided not to publish the full report as this would not be in the interests of the children. View a summary version of the report