Council pleased by Ellie’s petition

Ellie and Liz Fowler with their dog outside Northampton Pets, Brixworth
Ellie and Liz Fowler with their dog outside Northampton Pets, Brixworth

A nine-year-old girl has been commended by Daventry District Council after starting a petition at school to stop a pet store turning into a food outlet.

Ellie Fowler’s petition was signed by 62 pupils at Brixworth Primary School after a plan was submitted to turn the independent shop, Northampton Pets, in Northampton Road, into a takeaway.

Her mother, Liz said: “She was too young to sign an official petition so she came up with the idea to start her own, took it into school and it snowballed from there.”

The proposal for the takeaway was refused by DDC after a similar petition against it was signed by 419 adult residents.

Mrs Fowler said that councillors had been “impressed” with Ellie’s petition.