Greener living

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Greener living is about doing things that help to minimise our impact on the environment.  With climate change being one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, it is even more important to recognise ways to reduce the carbon emissions we are each responsible for.

Daventry District Council has an ongoing commitment to environmental improvement, and has set a number of goals that focus not only on minimising our own impact on the environment, but also on initiatives which support communities to help them make greener choices.


The Refill Daventry District scheme allows thirsty shoppers to refill their water bottles for free at a range of retailers.

Look out for the Refill stickers in the windows of participating businesses, or download the Refill app on your Android or iOS device.

Daventry District Council works with the Sheaf Street Health Store and City to Sea on the scheme, which aims to cut the use of single-use plastic water bottles.

Find out more on our Refill page

Daventry District Council is a member of the Investors in the Environment (iiE) scheme, a national environmental accreditation scheme designed to help businesses save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and receive recognition for their green credentials.

The Council is a holder of iiE's Green Award for 2019/20 as well as the iiE Great Green Star, recognising our environmental achievements and initiatives.

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Environmental Support for Businesses

Daventry District Council can help signpost local businesses to organisations that can help in achieving environmental improvement initiatives.  

Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area

The Nene Valley NIA covers over 41,000 hectares of the River Nene catchment in Northamptonshire. There are several tributaries of the Nene in the District of Daventry around the eastern edge of Daventry, in an arc between Badby and West Haddon. 

Cycling in Daventry

To promote healthy lifestyles and reduce local environmental impact, the Council encourages the use of sustainable transport. See the Daventry Cycle Map for details of routes in the town centre and the Cycle Guide for more details.