Children find out about democracy

Children from Newnham Primary School with Cllr Alan Hills and Cllr Catherine Lomax
Children from Newnham Primary School with Cllr Alan Hills and Cllr Catherine Lomax
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Children from Newnham Primary School spent a morning at Daventry District Council’s civic offices as part of an event promoting local democracy.

The pupils visited the council chamber on Wednesday, October 15 to learn about environmental health issues.

The session covered health and safety, hygiene, food safety, environmental protection and pest control. The children had great fun seeing how much noise they could make together, measuring an ear-splitting 127 decibels on the council’s sound monitoring equipment.

Councillors were also on hand to tell the children how decisions are made at the council.

The session was held as part of national Local Democracy Week.

DDCs community, culture and leisure portfolio holder Cllr Alan Hills said: “Once again the session proved to be very popular with the children. It gave them an opportunity to find out more about how democracy works in local councils and also about the work of our Environmental Improvement Team.”