Daventry District Council - Independent Persons

Daventry District Council (DDC) has a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by elected and co-opted Members who are required to comply with a Code of Conduct.

Independent Persons are members of the public appointed by DDC to assist in delivering those high standards of conduct amongst district, town and parish Councillors. They provide independent and impartial advice, making a real contribution to the fairness and integrity of local government.

Elected Members in Daventry District (parish, town and district councillors) work to an agreed Code of Conduct.  Independent Persons are asked for their opinion on complaints about district, town or parish councillors who have failed to follow the Code of Conduct, closely liaising with the District Council’s Monitoring Officer and its Appeals and Standards Committee members.

The Independent Persons for Daventry District are:


John Peachey

John is retired and lives in the district, previously being a commercial manager with B&Q plc and buying director with Travis Perkins plc. He is Chairman of the Northampton, Daventry and Towcester branch of the Parkinson’s Society. Since January 2012 he has been a Trustee of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton and is currently Chairman of the Diocesan Health and Safety Committee.  

 Christina Dyer


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