Last chance to have your say on town and parish council review

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Time is running out for people to give their views on proposals to make changes to town and parish councils in Daventry District.

The alterations are being considered as part of Daventry District Council’s (DDC) Community Governance Review and range from changes to the number of councillors to the redrawing of boundaries and – in some instances – the creation of new parish councils.

More than 1,000 people have had their say on the proposals since a consultation was launched in September. The deadline for comments is 16 November 2018, and people can find out more information and have their say on our Community Governance Review page 

Proposals for changes have been submitted by Daventry Town Council together with a number of parish councils, while DDC has also put forward options for the parish of Overstone in response to significant expected population growth. 

While proposals have been submitted for 16 parish areas, the number of parishes affected by those proposals is greater, as some of them ask for boundaries with neighbouring parishes to be redrawn, or propose mergers with neighbouring parishes.

The areas affected by the proposals are: Daventry, Boughton, Byfield, Brixworth, Church with Chapel Brampton, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Crick, Farthingstone, Great Oxendon, Guilsborough, Harlestone, Hollowell & Teeton, Kelmarsh, Kilsby, Lilbourne, Newnham, Norton, Overstone, Ravensthorpe, Spratton, Stowe IX Churches, Weedon Bec, Welton, West Haddon, Winwick and Yelvertoft.

Following the consultation, a working group of Members of Daventry District Council will review the responses and a further consultation will take place before any final decisions are made. 

Their decision making must take into account the identities and interests of the communities involved, the impact on community cohesion, and the size, population and boundaries of any new proposals.

Paper copies of the proposals and reply slips are also available in village shops and community buildings or can be requested by phoning 01327 302507.