About the Chairman
Councillor Cecile Irving-Swift has represented the Welford Ward on Daventry District Council since 2012 and is also the deputy leader of Northamptonshire County Council.
Her role as Chairman is a non-political, civic position which will involve representing the Council at various events and functions throughout the year, as well as chairing Council meetings.
“In my time at the Council I have learned to know this beautiful area and its District town quite well,” said Cllr Irving-Swift.
“I’m looking forward to getting out and meeting a lot of people in this ambassadorial role. I would like to speak to people to find out what they like about living in Daventry District, so I am more than willing to visit anyone who would like me to.”
Born and educated in France, Councillor Irving-Swift lives in the village of Arthingworth with her husband of 35 years, Charles. The couple have two grown-up children.
A keen gardener, she will support both The National Garden Scheme (NGS) and The Green Health Project in Daventry during her year in office.
Supported by the mental health charity Rethink, the Green Health Project is based at the Community Allotments off the old Welton Road in Daventry and helps people with mental health issues through gardening.
The NGS helps thousands of people up and down the country open their gardens to the public each year, raising millions of pounds for good causes.