Have your say on Daventry school’s playing field extension

PEOPLE can have their say on plans to transfer part of a public playing field to a school.

Daventry District Council (DDC) is asking the public what it thinks of proposals to lease to the Grange School in Daventry part of the neighbouring playing field.

Cllr Alan Hills, portfolio holder for community, culture and leisure, said: “The Grange School is a primary school in Daventry with around 500 pupils, but it has very limited exterior playing space.

“For more formal sporting activities, the school uses Northampton College’s sports grounds, which means that the children have to be taken off-site. As a result the school approached the council to request that it be allowed to fence off and use an area of green open space that is behind the school.

“We agreed that a consultation supported by the Drayton ward district councillors should take place to see what members of the community think about the idea before any lease is granted, so I would encourage as many people as possible to have a look at the proposals and give us their feedback.”

The plans can be viewed at the Grange School in Staverton Road from tomorrow (Friday) to March 10, between 8am and 5pm on weekdays. There will be a drop-in session at the school on Tuesday, January 24, from 5pm to 6pm, when representatives from council and the school will be available to answer any questions.

Alternatively, from tomorrow people can get more information at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation.