u3a is a national organisation for 3rd agers; that is people who are retired or semi-retired and have reached their 3rd age.
There are over 1000 u3a throughout Britain in cities, towns and villages. Ours here in Daventry started five years ago and at one time had over 300 hundred members. This has slipped to just over 200 since the Covid lockdown began some 18 months ago.
Now that the pandemic has lessened... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:23 by Emma Needham
West Northamptonshire Council is preparing a new strategic plan which will guide development for the area up to 2050.
The West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan (WNSP) sets out a vision for West Northamptonshire in 2050 and the objectives to realise the ambitions for our economy, our communities and our environment.
West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) wants to hear from stakeholders and communities across... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:04 by Emma Needham
The Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (sometimes known as Council Tax support) helps people and households on low income pay their Council Tax bill.
West Northamptonshire Council has recently reviewed the scheme and is proposing two changes for the 2022 to 2023 financial year.
The first proposal would change the rules for working-age people who receive a war widows or war disablement pension. They are... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:02 by Emma Needham
West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council have both committed to develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan and form an Enhanced Partnership with local bus operators to implement improvements in their bus networks in line with the Governments' National Bus Strategy "Bus Back Better".
To help with this work, WNC is seeking your views on the improvements you would like to see in local... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:57 by Emma Needham
In response to the many offers of help and support received from local residents and groups, please find the link below explaining how local communities and individuals can register their interest in assisting and/or make a donation. WNC is expecting to provide temporary housing for 140 Afghan refugees, some of whom are already here.
Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:44 by Emma Needham
Saxon Spires and Long Buckby Carers Drop in
Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:34 by Emma Needham
Last Night at the Proms
On Saturday 25 September 2021 at 7.30pm the award-winning Northampton Male Voice Choir (NMVC) together with the GUS Band and special guest soprano soloist Emily Haig will present its annual concert "The Last Night of the Proms" conducted by its charismatic musical director, Stephen Bell. Watch out! When Stephen's about - absolutely anything can (and often does) happen!
With a... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 10:49 by Emma Needham
Come and join the 800+ members of The Daventry & District Forum - enhancing the quality of life for the over fifties. See attached poster for more details.
Posted: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 10:44 by Emma Needham
People across West Northamptonshire are being encouraged to give their views on how their new council should keep them informed and updated on the many local services it provides.
People can give their views by completing a short survey on the council's consultation hub at West Northamptonshire Council - Citizen Space
For more information, see attachment or take a look at the YouTube video linked below.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 16:56 by Emma Needham
Stuck for something to do with the kids over the holidays? The Northamptonshire Children's Trust have put together a summer activities list for young people in the West Northamptonshire. It is a mix of the low cost fun to the full day-care more expensive option and everything in between, everything in the newsletter is open to all.
We hope you can find something of interest!
Posted: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:53 by Emma Needham