Review of the year September and October

Warwick Davis doing a signing at Kuni's Coffee and Comics
Warwick Davis doing a signing at Kuni's Coffee and Comics

The Daventry Express continues its look back of the events of the past year by reviewing the months of September and October

September

Bob the Builder and Pepper Pig join Eric Owen at Weedon Planning Group meeting NNL-140921-195702009

Bob the Builder and Pepper Pig join Eric Owen at Weedon Planning Group meeting NNL-140921-195702009

Staff arriving at Parker E-Act Academy were greeted by ‘devastation’ after nine projectors were stolen from classrooms.

The projects were worth between £900 and £1,200 each and were taken less than a week after they were installed.

A decision was made to close Daventry East Children’s Centre. The services on the Southbrook estate will be delivered at other premises in the town, said Northamptonshire County Council.

Concerns were raised by the chairman of Daventry District Council’s planning committee that villages could be destroyed following a raft of planning applications. Steve Osborne said the council was under pressure to keep up a five-year housing land supply.

Proposals to put parking restrictions on the Middlemore estate in Daventry were revealed. Daventry District Council is looking to put double yellow lines on some roads following a consultation with residents.

Planned work to make Ashby Road in Daventry safer was delayed until work gets under way on the town centre. The news prompted an angry reaction from head teachers at schools based on the road, with one of them calling for an urgent review of safety on the site.

Daventry District Council also revealed that it was spending £35,000 transforming the play area at Daventry Country Park.

October

Northamptonshire County Council revealed that work on the Daventry Development Link Road, known as the Flore/Weedon bypass, will start in the summer 2015. The news was welcomed by several people with the idea first proposed more than 50 years ago.

A six-month-old girl was killed in a dog attack on a Daventry estate.

The dog was later found to be an illegal breed.

A new primary school was proposed for Daventry. It is part of the Mickle Well Park development which will see 450 homes in the town. The application is due to be decided early next year.

East Midlands Ambulance Service boss Susan Noyes said the proposed closure of Daventry’s ambulance station will not now go ahead.

The chairman of Daventry Town Football Club, Iain Humphrey, put the club up for sale. It is on the market for £500,000 to a sensible buyer.