Julie elected to join town council
Voters elected a new representative onto Daventry Town Council when they went to the polls on Thursday last week.
Julie Wesley was elected to the vacant seat on Abbey North with 442 votes to Beverley Rundle’s 109.
The turnout was just 7.58 per cent.
Mrs Wesley said: “I don’t think I can change the world but I do think that being part the town council can help to foster and enhance the efforts of those trying to make a difference in Daventry.
“I am talking about all those selfless volunteers who turn out to improve other peoples’ lives through the clubs, societies and charities we have around our town.
“I think it is important that I voice the concerns of the residents in having their say on the continued development of Daventry. Having spoken to many people in the last few weeks it is apparent people like where they live but want improvement in terms of facilities such as leisure and retail.
“But they don’t want it at any price, and look to the powers-that-be to think of the aesthetics and traditional feel of what is still a market town.
“The current plans in front of us look like an opportunity lost to make Daventry special and different to that which blights the country. No-one will thank us in 50 years for spoiling the town for the sake of short term gains, and that includes blighting existing residents homes. I will stand up for what I think is right.”
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Weather for Daventry
Thursday 23 May 2013
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